Cleanroom Technology

Cleanroom technology refers to the requirements placed on products and processes in cleanrooms as well as the technological progress which makes cleanroom solutions accessible. Cleanroom technology also involves standard values for air quality.

Many industries manufacture their products under cleanroom conditions, therefore, it is important that the technical solutions in cleanroom technology are always adapted to new processes.

At Total Clean Air, your contamination control requirements are our priority. Cleanroom technologies such as CFD airflow modelling and point cloud surveys are just some of the tools we use to plan and ensure performance with accuracy. By collaborating with us during the design phase, our team of specialists can offer you the best combination of parameters to guarantee best results and optimal security.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

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

Cleanroom Technology Explained

Cleanrooms are controlled environments which are constructed in a way that minimises contamination. Contamination is mitigated through the control of air, the disinfection of surfaces and the gowning of personnel, together with appropriate training and use of procedures.

Several cleanroom technologies are combined to maintain the integrity of a cleanroom. These specialised pieces of equipment are all necessary to maintain a cleanroom:

  • HVAC
  • HEPA filters
  • Air showers and diffusers
  • Wall construction
  • Interlocking doors
  • Laminar flow canopy
  • Laminar flow benches
  • Horizontal flow wall modules

Part of cleanroom technology has to do with understanding and consistently complying with defined processes to protect the secure environment and ensure that it functions optimally.

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

Contaminations can only be avoided if the sources of contamination are known. Some of the sources of contamination in a cleanroom environment include:

Particulate contaminations

  • Dust
  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Make-up

Chemical contaminations

  • Oils
  • Greases
  • Metal ions
  • Perfume molecules
  • Molecular contaminations

Biological contaminations

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Vermin

Radiation

  • Light
  • UV radiation
  • X-ray radiation

Advancements in Cleanroom Technology

Cleanroom technology became relevant in the 1960s but advancements in cleanroom technology began in the 1980s. Advancements in cleanroom technology are available to reduce contamination risks and improve process control in an active cleanroom environment. These innovations include advancements in cleaning, disinfection and personnel gowning. The driving forces for such technological changes centre on saving time, lowering costs and reducing contamination risks.

The major advancements in cleanroom technology includes:

Reducing human intervention

The air around us is filled with microbes, organisms, dust, pollen, and other particles that can contaminate the environment and people. Introducing foreign objects into specialised environments can damage equipment, skew data, and even risk lives.

By reducing human intervention as much as possible, contamination threats and human errors are reduced which ultimately optimise your process. Using cleanroom technology, organisations can monitor and control compliance in multiple locations using global regulatory standards.

Nanoparticle Filtering

Air flow is an essential component of a functioning modern cleanroom. By forcing air through a series of filtration systems, cleanrooms are kept much safer from airborne contamination versus that of a natural environment.

In industrial and manufacturing settings, toxic industrial compounds are often introduced into the air and must be eliminated. HEPA and ULPA filters are commonly used today, but research is ongoing to seek out new materials with more integrated nanostructures to absorb these toxic compounds.

Cleanrooms are not 100 percent efficient and take time to remove contaminants that may be present. With nanoparticle filtering, this process becomes much faster and more efficient.

Biohazard Suits

From NASA to universities and hospitals around the world, cleanroom technology strives to provide lighter, more durable clothing with better designs to provide long-lasting protection. Fabrics that last longer and need to be replaced less often create a better ROI for everyone involved.

Also, synthetic textiles and designs that can protect workers in a wide range of environments provide a cleaner working environment where bodily fluids, dangerous chemicals, flames and microorganisms cannot threaten the health of cleanroom personnel.

Upgraded clothing being worn by personnel who access cleanrooms will lead to an overall increase in cleanroom functionality.


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

At Total Clean Air, our services are ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited. Upon your request, our experienced CTCB certified engineers can provide outstanding cleanroom technology and ISO classified controlled environments to your UK facility irrespective of the industry.

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Phillip Godden

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

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