Automotive Cleanrooms

Automotive Cleanrooms

A cleanroom is a protected, zero-contamination work environment where the concentration of airborne particles is controlled. Clean and controlled environments are used by a wide range of industries, and they play an essential role in modern production and research.

In the automotive industry, cleanroom processing is critical for the delivery of safe and effective components as the demand for parts assembled in an automotive cleanroom is high.

At Total Clean Air, we offer an integrated approach from planning through to implementation, providing all the services and approved products necessary to deliver controlled environment solutions. We have a reputation for quality workmanship and we construct automotive cleanrooms that have excellent maintenance reliability, energy efficiency, and overall value.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

  • Modular Construction
  • Quick Assembly Time
  • Versatility
  • Reconfiguration
  • Airflow Control
  • Inexpensive Modifications

Manufacture, Design and Installation of Cleanroom for the Automotive Industry

At Total Clean Air, we specialise in the construction, design and installation of custom cleanrooms and critical environments for the automotive industry. When it comes to the design and construction of automotive cleanrooms, modular cleanroom systems are the preferred choice because:

  • They have reduced construction time and minimal post-construction clean up.
  • They can be built to exact specifications.
  • They involve a clean build, eliminating dust generated through the use of non-shedding and non-participating material.
  • They offer consistency in quality and design that complies with the client’s needs without compromising on regulatory requirements
  • They save cost through less waste and low design cost
  • They allow for expansion and upgrade of the classification which is a desirable feature for clients who have plans for future projects.

Our services include the incorporation of all the components based on your requirements, including a comprehensive line of innovative modular walls, windows and doors, grills, ceiling systems, HEPA modules and housings, air showers and clean curtains and raised access floors. We also provide cleanroom certification and validation.

Cleanroom Design, Build & Validation

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Engineering, design & layout
  • Airflow and filtration design
  • Construction and Installation
  • Full Certification of our product
  • Industry-specific equipment installation
  • Validation

Standards Required of Automotive Cleanroom

Cleanrooms have to be sterile environments and require a high level of air quality. Technically, an automotive cleanroom has a controlled level of contamination that is determined by the number of particles per cubic metre at a specified particle size. The primary authority for cleanroom classifications is the International Standards Organizations (ISO), which ranks classifications from ISO 1-10 based on the number of particles within a specified area.

Particulate and molecular contamination control is crucial since the tiniest micron of dust or gas molecules can cause damage in automotive production. At Total Clean Air, we offer a wide range of HEPA air filters and air filtration systems for a variety of contamination control applications and modular, hardwall, and softwall cleanroom environments.

Our cleanroom specialists will create and design an air filtration system with premium HEPA filters as well as effective air filtration systems to ensure your automotive cleanroom operates with the most advanced equipment available. When using this system, particles and bacteria are charged due to ion flux inside an ionizing field where some of the bacteria are killed upon entry into the grid. Bacteria are killed by a continuous dose of ionizing radiation. This filter system we use is rated at 99.999999% DOP, providing virtually particle free air in the automotive cleanroom. In addition, this filter has enough power to allow for double HEPA filtration air recirculation. Contamination control depends on a reliable and properly functioning filter system because a malfunctioning filter can introduce contaminants into a controlled environment.

Maintaining the integrity of a secure environment to ensure continued effective performance of a cleanroom will require validations to be performed at process-dependent intervals. This will prove the cleanroom environment is in compliance with ISO 14644-1:2015 which covers the classing of air cleanliness according to particle concentration.

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Why Automotive Industries Need Cleanrooms

The automotive industry has come a long way in their manufacturing processes, particularly with the attention given to mass defects. Like many other industries, the need for manufacturing auto components inside cleanrooms has become popular. The optimum pressure, temperature and humidity range required for the manufacture of automotive can only be achieved through cleanrooms. At Total Clean Air, our purpose-built modular facility includes temperature, pressure and humidity control.

There are a number of defects that can occur in automotive manufacturing, including glass coatings, electrical components, and painting. If steel dust is not prevented from settling on aluminium-intensive vehicle surfaces, galvanic corrosion will occur and weaken aluminium components. Additionally, steel dust that settles on aluminium exterior surfaces such as the hood, roof, or door panel will cause galvanic corrosion that could damage the paint of the vehicle. Also, aluminium dust is explosive when a spark occurs. Because of this, tougher cleanroom protection standards are required in automotive industries.

In a number of cases, cleanroom solutions are required for the cleaning, assembly and packaging of critical automotive parts. Total Clean Air is involved from the initial design stages right through to installation and validation of your cleanroom facility.

How Our Automotive Cleanrooms Work

The fresh air intake system ensures the necessary hygienic outdoor air exchange is maintained as well as air supply for the pressure cascade. In the instances when increased air exchange is required, Filter Fan Units (FFUs) are used in recirculation mode to clean the air above the filter instead of using outdoor air. This solution enables significant cost savings to be made. In addition, we integrate cleanroom Class A sterile workbenches where necessary. This guarantees sterility.

Fume extraction units utilise a powerful fan and filtration system that pulls harmful airborne particulates away from the breathing zone and directly into the HEPA filter, which is up to 99.97% efficient on particles 0.3 microns and larger. Different filter mediums are used depending on the chemical vapours and particulates that are generated.

Our Laminar Flow Hoods are HEPA or ULPA-filtered. Our automotive cleanrooms utilise a powerful fan to draw in ambient air and purify it with high-quality filtration mediums to provide exceptionally clean, purified airflow inside the hood.

We pay maximum attention to filter efficiency and integrity. All air entering a cleanroom is treated by one or more filters. These filters can include single pass or re-circulating systems with different airflow options. Technologies such as CFD airflow modelling and point cloud surveys are just some of what we use to plan and ensure performance with accuracy.

Automotive Cleanroom Supplies and Accessories

Aside from the planning, designing, and installing of a secure environment, Total Clean Air supplies accessories such as Particle Counters and offers an extensive range of counters for air monitoring. We also offer a range of instrumentation for Airborne Particle Counting, Cleanroom Monitoring, and Particle Monitoring Systems all of which are ISO21501-4 and ISO16444 compatible.

When manufacturing automobiles, it is vital to paint and buff the cars with lint-free wipes as well as gloves that will not contaminate the paint surface. It is also imperative that when assembling and installing new automobile electronics that anti-static apparel and gloves are used. Our high-quality, cleanroom supplies and consumables ensure surface cleaning and preparation for painting or applying sealants is lint-free and without contaminants.

Our products offer reliability and consistency for error-free surface preparation. We ensure that they meet the needs of your critical environment and the preferences of your automotive finishing personnel.

Total Clean Air for a Guaranteed Secure Environment for Your Critical Processes

At Total Clean Air, we are committed to delivering high-quality cleanrooms for the automotive industry using our vast experience and skilled engineers. Our cleanrooms have a proven record of reliability, quality, and industry experience, and we offer first-class automotive cleanroom services which include:

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Airflow and filtration design
  • Engineering, design and layout
  • Construction and installation
  • Industry specific equipment installation

At Total Clean Air, your contamination control requirements are our priority. Our services are ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited.

Our range of particle counters extend to Liquid Particle Counting, which offers a wide range of instrumentation for monitoring particles in liquid, chemical monitoring and parental sampling. At your request, our experienced CTCB certified engineers and ISO secure controlled environments can be provided to your company to protect critical processes and add value to your operations.

If you are you ready to start a project with us, please contact us today.

Phillip Godden

Phillip Godden is the Founder & Chief/Executive Officer at Total Clean Air.

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