Temperature, humidity, flow, pressure and particulate counts are all critical parameters monitored by building automation systems. Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE) understands this and the specific needs of FDA regulated customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries.
Regulatory requirements mandate tight control of environmental conditions within laboratory, manufacturing, packaging, stability chambers and warehouse areas, making building automation a vital component of these facilities. Our industry experience and knowledge of cGMP requirements, control systems, and validation make ACE an ideal resource for these projects. Please check out our Pharmaceutical and Biotech page for additional information on the breadth and depth of ACE work in this area.
Typical systems we have delivered monitor such variables as temperature, humidity, and room pressurization; and utilize this information for calculating mean kinetic temperature, and alarm and data reporting. In order to gather this information some of our customers employ their plant standard DCS and PLC platforms while others use specialized building automation systems. Prior projects have included the following platforms:
- DCS: ABB (Infi-90, 800xA)
- PLC: Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Siemens
- BAS: Andover Controls, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Siemens