Gases Cleanroom

Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter besides liquid, solid and plasma. A pure gas comprises individual atoms and elemental molecules from one type of atom or compound molecules from several atoms.

Gas Detection in Cleanrooms

The technology for gas detection equipment has improved in the last decade. It is now easier to use, more efficient and reliable inside a cleanroom. Installing gas detection equipment in your cleanroom subsequently increases the level of safety. The presence of gases like silane, CO and H2S, alongside VOC explosives inside a cleanroom leads to loss of productivity and compromises a crucial aspect of safety in a cleanroom environment.

With new technology, the odds of errors in detection has greatly reduced. This equipment increases efficiency, as well as protects the facility and personnel inside the cleanroom. Factors that should be considered before installation include air circulating units, HEPA filters and electrical sources. You’ll also have to ensure your installation meets national and local UK cleanroom requirements.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

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

Routine Maintenance of Gas Detection Systems

Equipment maintenance is as important as installation in a controlled environment. Advancements in technology have made detection more efficient, but there is still a need for round-the-clock monitoring and periodic maintenance.

Total Clean Air can test your equipment every 90 days in a way that complies with local and national requirements. We ensure gas detection equipment is correctly calibrated and responds correctly. We also check that target gases are detected accordingly.

When dangerous gases aren’t detected, some cleanroom systems might produce false alarms from over sensitivity. Sadly, this occurs because cleanroom operators feel that the initial investment in gas detection equipment should suffice. Adding a maintenance contract is not a luxury; rather, it’s a necessity that ensures your cleanroom runs efficiently.

The only way to know if the gas detection system works is to test it with proper gases. Many facilities don’t keep these gases in a safe form for testing however. Hence, there is no way to know when the system is reading gas.

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

The Dangers of False Alarms from Gas Detection Equipment

A lack of routine maintenance poses a significant health and safety risk to the lives of cleanroom personnel. It only takes one incident of gas exposure to leave your facility open to an expensive liability. For instance, a poorly calibrated gas detection system could be set off by ambient gas that triggers a chain of events. This includes immediate evacuation of staff, loss of productivity, expensive downtime and emergency personnel dispatched to the facility.

When you compare the cost of establishing routine maintenance to the amount of money spent in lost man-hours, lost business, bad PR and the cost of emergency dispatch, your business could risk going under.

You can run an efficient cleanroom manufacturing process for decades, experiencing few incidents along the way. Ensuring the safety of personnel in your facility is the most important job for facility managers and cleanroom supervisors alike. Installing innovative gas detection equipment and signing off regular monitoring and maintenance secures your cleanroom and protects your employees from harm.

How Total Clean Air makes your Cleanroom cleaner

In today’s manufacturing processes, there are many cleanroom operations that require minimal levels of particle contamination. Continuous monitoring is required to ensure the environment becomes cleaner.

Total Clean Air provides particle monitoring equipment that reduces and manages particle contamination in cleanrooms. This prevents the introduction and generation of new particles. The benefits from these practices leads to reduced particle contamination, detection of potential catastrophes and enhanced product yields.

Not all gases are bad. For example, semiconductor and pharmaceutical manufacturing organisations use clean gases in their operations. They can be toxic, inert or flammable. They also have requirements of purity and particulate cleanliness. Particle content monitoring is a viable way in which to achieve these requirements.

We provide Particle Monitoring Systems that can detect particles at 0.1 um. Our PMS systems can handle toxic, inert and flammable gases. They are also non-intrusive.

Some of our products include:

Multi Gas Detector: Total Clean Air provides portable equipment that detects the smallest leak of toxic oxygen, VOC or combustible type gases with digital LCD that displays concentration levels of eight different gas types simultaneously.

Compressed Air and Gas Equipment: We provide compressed air of the highest quality for your cleanroom in accordance with your processes and required quality class. We have a range of air and gas compressors available, which reduce running costs, service costs and ensures the safety of your employees.

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Total Clean Air is a designer and manufacturer of cleanrooms in the UK. We also specialise in the analysis of compressed air and gas, whilst providing our clients with monitoring services that ensure they maintain the required cleanliness levels in their manufacturing processes.


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Phillip Godden

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

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