WebCTRL for Life Sciences addresses every aspect of critical variance tracking, reporting and data security that is critical to FDA-regulated facilities. It delivers Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT) dashboards and reporting, and digital signing making compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements a snap. A dedicated server can be securely located within your facility; multi-use facilities can be supported with multiple separate or hierarchical servers.
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Strict environmental compliance in life science facilities isn’t an option – it’s the law. Federal
regulations require pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers to maintain not only close
production tolerances, but critical facility reporting data as well.
Enacted in 1997, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 specifies stringent standards and procedures for electronic record
generation, validation, storage, retrieval and protection. That’s why the building control system you
choose must do more than maintain precise environmental conditions; it must capture and manage critical
operating and procedural data with unchallenged accuracy.
WebCTRL for Life Sciences, a secure thin-client building automation system built on open standards, has been
installed in thousands of facilities across the globe. This system integrates powerful control technologies
with FDA compliance criteria, providing electronic documentation capabilities. It also balances control
access with the high level of security mandated by FDA regulations and your own corporate policies. It is
easily deployed on your secure Intranet and accessed through any standard browser from any web-enabled
WebCTRL for Life Sciences complies with all technical and procedural reporting requirements of FDA 21 CFR
Part 11. And it supports your compliance efforts with intuitive graphical programming - long considered the
industry standard - that simplifies operation, minimizes disruption and risk and enhances productivity.
To ensure data integrity, WebCTRL for Life Sciences addresses every aspect of data security so critical to
FDA-regulated manufacturing. A dedicated server can be securely located within your facility; multi-use
facilities can be supported with multiple, separate or hierarchical servers. Each of these server
configurations can host a single, secure database (MS SQL, My SQL, PostgreSQL or Oracle) and use your
Responding only to designated building automation protocols, WebCTRL servers employ Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL) 128-bit encryption, BACnet whitelist firewall and advanced security password policies. These include
username/password conventions that feature a specified number of characters, classes of character, rotating
passwords, password cycles, etc. Inactivity logoffs and logon failures can also be documented and
As required by FDA 21 CFR, WebCTRL for Life Sciences tracks and documents all procedural actions. Any
attempted change to the environmental control system prompts user verification, including the electronic
recording of “reason why”, in a secure audit log. To verify activity, system administrators can easily
query the system’s database by operator, location or date.
With the WebCTRL system’s high speed architecture and distributed trending, all physical parameters –
temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint, CFM and pressure – can be historically trended and securely
stored. In addition, all environmental data, both current and historical, can be shown in tabular format or
graphically displayed with a mouse click.
The frequency of trend sampling is controlled by the user. Operators can retrieve data by specifying
month/day/year, and historical trend data can be exported “on the fly” with a mouse click. For additional
data analysis, the WebCTRL system uses web services to interface with your enterprise software.
Measures, anticipates, provides insight, and automatically responds to system conditions that are not
necessarily critical, but may be trending that way – all with the goal of improved operational performance.
Accessed through any standard browser, the WebCTRL system’s advanced alarm reporting and archiving tool logs
all authorized operators’ responses concerning alarm acknowledgement and follow-up action. Alarms can be
routed to local printers, network printers, external databases, email addresses and SNMP traps
simultaneously. Reporting data is securely stored on the WebCTRL system server for the time period
specified by the system administrator.
● Thermographic Color Floor Plans – convey a quick understanding of facility-wide comfort and
● Logical Alarming – generates alarms and notifies users after specified events have occurred
● Trends and Scatter Plot Tools – enables operators to track and troubleshoot building conditions
● Time-lapse™ Graphics – rolls back time, up to a 24-hour slice, playing back hours of real-time data
in just minutes
● Logging/Reporting – extracts and formats building data from a browser to Acrobat®, Excel® and other
applications with a single click
Look at your building automation system as the gathering place, the repository of all operating data and
information related to your building. Whether it is temperature history, utility metering, trend data
or comfort measurement, your building automation system must be able to intelligently and effectively
package the information you need for management of your facilities. The WebCTRL system does just that,
without the need for third-party monitoring or troublesome subscription services.
For help with specifications, please visit www.CtrlSpecBuilder - a free
online productivity tool that creates HVAC control specifications. The resulting specifications
are open and non-proprietary, and include sequences of operations and points lists. There are
options for BACnet and web-based controls.
This tool is based on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE™) Guideline 13-2000 and follows CSI MasterFormat
for section 15900.
Read more about CtrlSpecBuilder in the whitepaper Specification Writing - A Productivity Tool.
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