Colucci is director of engineering / design services with IPS, and has over 16 years of experience in leading mechanical engineering and design assignments for high performance, technically complex facilities._He has successfully designed pharmaceutical research and development, biological and chemical laboratories, oral solid dosage, fermentation, purification, and other cGMP facilities, as well as central plant and utility facilities. His expertise also includes detailed engineering design and specification, facilities and systems evaluation, energy analysis, field support and inspection, and quality control, and commissioning.
One steam is clean. Another steam is chemical-free. Are they interchangeable? And what effects do pharmaceutical manufacturing best practices and regulations have on the usual humidification specification process? Let this brief but specific article be your prescription for wiser design.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.