What is the security of your semiconductor process worth to you? Will your fire safety system function properly, in the moment of truth, when you truly need it? Will it malfunction at the wrong time? An unchecked fire in semiconductor equipment can be devastating to a manufacturing operation.
The PCT-200 CRS Coater & Developer by Picotrack, features random access robots, dual end-effector handlers, stacked modules, and a network-ready controller. The system is nicely packaged and was designed with safety and serviceability as some of the top priorities. This flexible tool is very handsomely priced, and backed with Picotrack’s solid warranty and field service support capability.
Lockout valves and disable switches are both mechanisms which allow for deactivation of automatic discharge of a fire suppression system when it is in the maintenance mode. This brief comparison is intended to provide a basic examination of these devices, and illustrate the reasons for selecting either of these devices as part of a semiconductor tool fire suppression system, and outline the proper method for implementing these devices in a fire suppression system design that complies with applicable fire codes and semiconductor industry guidelines.
We are pleased to announce the opening of KFPI US Pacific Northwest Branch, near Portland, Oregon. In order to better serve our customers in the US Pacific Northwest, we will be opening a new regional branch, beginning 1 January 2020. Our new location will be in the greater Portland, Oregon area. We will be positioning strong technical assets in this new KFPI branch office. KFPI semiconductor equipment fire safety is committed to providing exemplary service to our valued customers in the Pacific Northwest and the Western US, with the addition of this strategic positioning of technical resources.
For almost 20 years, TraceTek has been the most reliable and accurate fluid leak detection system for High Technology, Commercial, Industrial, and Environmental applications. A leak detection system may be installed and operate continuously 5, 10, 15 years or more before being called on to provide the earliest warning of a leak. And after all that time, the system must operate perfectly, providing positive detection of a small leak, and accuracy in the leak location. There are few systems in any facility that must perform as well as the leak detection systems, and even fewer tasked with protecting the most critical systems and equipment.
The ancient Greeks considered fire to be one of the major elements in the universe, in addition to water, earth and air. In their world, fire was a fundamental principle of material existence – One can feel fire, as one can feel earth, water and air. One can also see, smell, and touch it, if one were daring enough. Fire was an element with which to shape the world around.
KFPI maintains global teams of highly-trained and experienced technicians, to provide the best semiconductor fire safety expertise wherever it is needed. In addition to fire safety solutions for semiconductor equipment, KFPI also provides fire safety leadership in the semiconductor EHS arena. We provide fire safety recommendations for industry improvements, equipment fire safety risk assessment and consulting, and system inspections and audits – regardless of size and scope of the requirement.
Wet benches that are made from materials that are not FM4910 compliant, require proper fire safety systems, even if the chemicals in use are not flammable. If you have a wet bench that is not made from FM4910 compliant material, then you need a fire detection and suppression system for that tool.
KFPI is a proud distributor and integrator of Hatsuta fire safety equipment, including Hatsuta EWT. All KFPI field technicians are factory trained experts at installation, testing, and certication of Hatsuta equipment. KFPI custom designs and integrates Hatsuta fire safety systems, to provide optimal protection that is specific to semiconductor tools and processes. Hatsuta semiconductor fire safety systems designed and integrated by KFPI, are some of the BEST semiconductor fire safety solutions available, anywhere in the world.