No-touch continuous monitoring

The GlanAir CEMS provides automated 24-7 monitoring to verify acceptable particle ranges in controlled environments and cleanrooms. The system provides a real-time alarm in the event of a particle spike or contamination threat.
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Why continuous monitoring

Particle monitor

How it works

  1. High-precision sensors provide 20-60 second sampling of particle counts and related metrics
  2. Live status is verified using a simple Red / Amber / Green display on the HEX dashboard
  3. In the event of a particle spike an alarm is generated to enable immediate intervention
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Remote Management & Particle Diagnostics

The HEX software platform is used for monitoring live particle status at a glance, across multiple devices and sites. The system can be left to run in the background with automated alerts to ensure that contamination threats can be responded to immediately.

Particles are categorised into 24 software bins ranging from 0.35μm to 40μm in size for detailed analysis of particle distribution, concentration and density. This enables analysis of cleanroom performance drift between ISO 14644-1 inspections.

Analytics tools help characterise the nature of particle spikes or trends. Data can be viewed holistically across all 24 bins with options to drill down to specific particle sizes. Data can be viewed live or historically and exported to csv if required for further analysis.

Ease of Operation & Integration

The plug and play system is quick to set up and maintenance-free operation ensures that personnel can rely on seamless background monitoring 24-7.

Users can view data output remotely on the HEX dashboard as well as on the customer’s own SCADA or preferred application.

Sensors are small, unobtrusive and portable should redeployment be required.

There are no regional-specific requirements and the system can be deployed anywhere in the world.

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Typical Applications

The GlanAir CEMS is designed primarily for controlled environments, including ISO-8 regulated cleanrooms and production facilities. However, the system is also effective in industrial environments with limited controls.
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical products
  • Semiconductor & electronics manufacturing
  • Food processing
  • Agriculture
  • Packaging
  • Research laboratories

Cost-effective Solution

The continuous monitoring approach can deliver significant value in return for minimal investment. Automation saves time and resource taken up by manual sampling processes while early warnings can minimise costly downtime or other significant costs associated with undetected contamination.

The cost model is simple and comprises:

  • Purchase cost for each monitoring device includes secure data hosting, software and integrations
  • No subscription charges
  • Single gateway can be used for up to 50 devices
  • Options for sensor calibration service 

Preparing for Annex 1

The updated EU GMP Annex 1 for manufacture of sterile medicinal products emphasises the importance of adopting continuous environmental monitoring as part of the quality risk management strategy. The GlanAir CEMS supports the requirements of Annex 1 in a number of ways:
  • Continuous monitoring of particles + environmental conditions
  • Particle size categorisation (24 particle bins)
  • Automated real-time alerts giving early warning of drift from normal operating conditions
  • Repository of granular data to support trend analysis and threat assessment
In addition, the GlanAir CEMS can be used in conjunction with our pathogen detection monitor for continuous monitoring of airborne bacteria and mould in aseptic environments. The deadline for Annex 1 coming into operation is 25 August 2023, except point 8.123 which has been postponed until 25 August 2024. Get in touch to find out more about how we can support your requirements.

Partner with the Sensor Experts

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NuWave Sensors was established in 2014 with the R&D team based in Ireland together with customer support and commercial teams across Ireland, UK and US.

NuWave collaborates with commercial reseller partners to unlock value and deliver scalable solutions for customers around the world.

  • Flexible partner program with enterprise options
  • All products manufactured in Ireland to the highest QA standards
  • Established supply chain resilience and consistent delivery lead-times of 3-6 weeks
  • Dedicated onboarding and support team