To The Editor:

To The Editor:

I couldn`t help but respond to your call in June`s CleanRooms for your readers` concerns and desires regarding contamination control applications in other user industries.

I own and operate a firm specializing in what I believe to be proper cleaning of data processing facilities. The lack of documentation of the need for our services is an ongoing source of frustration for me (and probably anyone else in my field) because of the lack of established standards for floor conductivity, air quality, etc.

Most of the computer rooms we see (prior to use of our services) would seem to be severely under-maintained, especially in light of a site`s asset value per square foot.

I feel that somewhere and at some time there must have been studies done addressing: 1) the effect of airborne dust on installed circuit boards; 2) the effect of a dirty floor on conductivity; 3) the effect of toner dust on the human respiratory system; and 4) other concerns regarding a clean computer room.

I have searched data processing trade publications, insurance companies, cleaning agent manufacturers (ACL and Texwipe), and spent countless hours at the library, all to little or no avail–nothing compelling that I can put in front of my prospects to move them to action.

I would appreciate hearing from you or a colleague of yours if you can help.

Jay Hagen


DP Guardian, Inc.

Denver, CO


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