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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: ATP measurement

December 9, 2009
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How prevalent is the use of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) meters currently within the cleaning industry? What are the downsides and is it a cost effective measurement tool for cleanliness?
The answer:
The use of ATP and measuring devices is a new concept in the cleaning industry and is part of a trend toward customers requiring some form of scientific validation that the service specification has been met.
I think the use of advanced quality assurance inspection techniques or what some are calling (Integrated Cleaning Measurement -ICM) and test equipment (measuring devices -MD) will continue to find use and acceptance in the industry.
In the past,
... — Bill Griffin, 206-849-0179, www.cleaningconsultants.com
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