Posted On: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A site survey for an electron microscope, analytical equipment, or a sensitive manufacturing tool is a critical requirement whenever purchasing a piece of equipment or moving into a new laboratory or cleanroom. Site surveys both help determine if your space meets manufacturer specifications and if additional preparatory work is required. New requirements could be the replacement of an old air handler, adding soundproofing material to walls, or installing vibration isolation platforms. Also, our survey results help inform site design and minimize expenditures.
A site survey is an evaluation of a laboratory space or clean room to see if the vibration, magnetic field, and acoustic noise levels are within manufacturer requirements for a specified tool. VEC will utilize its robust database of equipment specifications and test your space against microscope or tool requirements.
You will receive a written report that compares the vibration, magnetic fields, and acoustic noise against manufacturer specifications. Also, VEC often locates the most significant vibration, magnetic field, and acoustic source in your space. VEC then provides remediation recommendations to help bring your space into the specification to optimize tool performance.
Electron microscopes and semi-conductor tools are significant investments that require a high level of performance to meet end-user needs. Often, the highest performing microscopes and tools are the most sensitive to vibration, magnetic fields, and acoustic noise. Site surveys are critical to making informed decisions and mitigating sources that will degrade performance.
Site surveys are the core of VEC’s business. Unlike other companies, VEC’s objective is to provide clients with the data and guidance to make informed decisions – not to sell products. VEC always strives to maximize microscope and tool performance while respecting the client’s resources and performance objectives.
Please feel free to contact us to talk to a VEC engineer about your lab space.