Portable Cleanrooms

Portables Cleanrooms are clean air environments where a specific size of air particulates is prevented from entering. Cleanrooms keep air pollutants controlled during manufacturing and operations in industries like E-liquids, science and technology, healthcare, as well as food production.

Aerosol particles, bacteria, pathogens, chemical vapours, fibrous materials and more are types of pollutants that can hurt the manufacturing process in these industries. We build Portables Modular Cleanrooms that are compliant to the international organisation for standardisation (ISO) 14644-1: 2015.

The ISO 14644-1:2015 standard of Portables Modular Cleanrooms are classified into different categories, from class 1 to 9. Cleanrooms can vary between different classifications when the size and level of air particulates change. The Class 1 classification is the greatest in the range and it is tested for the lowest frequency and smallest particulate size while the Class 9 classification represents the least in the range and is valued based on a higher frequency and larger air pollutants present in the cleanroom at any given time.

To test Portables Modular Cleanrooms and classify them, particle counters are used to measure the Particles Per Cubic Metre (PPCMM) of the environment by size and quantity. The Particles Per Cubic Metre of an (ISO) 14644-1: 2015 Class 9 Modular Cleanroom corresponds to normal atmospheric air with contaminants >5 microns not allowed into the environment.

A Class 1 Cleanroom will be designed to filter out much smaller air pollutants >0.2 and >0.1 which makes it the cleanest air enclosure in the classification range. This is an example of the requirement in using particle counters.

The evaluation of Class 7 Cleanrooms focuses on an air particulate size of >0.5 with a particulate count of 352,000 at most. If this test exceeds the maximum number, the Portables Cleanroom will need to be modified and retested to meet the classification.

Pollution-free production

Portables Modular Cleanrooms maintain strictly low levels of air particulates through the use of ULPA/HEPA filters. This method is scientifically proven to filter out different sizes and amount of pollutants in the air entering the cleanroom. Contaminated air goes through Filter Fan Units (FFUs), ensuring there’s positive pressure in the Cleanroom. The state of clean air is maintained by the positive pressure, which prevents the reflux of the non-filtered air into the environment through pipe openings.

The type of Portables Cleanroom aforementioned assures that only air that has passed through the filtration unit enters the internal area allowing for contamination-free production.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

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

Deploying a Portables cleanroom solution is the first stage of producing a clean environment for production and it substantially lessens the risk of product contamination. The next steps involves making sure personnel don’t contaminate the cleanroom. Cleanroom clothing like gowning, hair nets, and overshoes can go a long way in helping to avoid the introduction of pollutants by personnel. Fibres and other potential pollutants entering the cleanroom will be further reduced as a result, allowing production and research to go on without interference. Personnel has to be taught pollution reduction techniques that will ensure required levels of contaminants in the cleanroom are maintained.

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

Pharmaceuticals industry and TCA

TCA is committed to installing world-class Portables Modular Cleanrooms for the Portables industry, leveraging our talented engineers and over thirty years of expertise. Our Portables Modular Cleanrooms have long been known to be durable, reliable, and of the highest build quality. Every project delivered by us at TCA goes through strict supervision from planning to validation in order to ensure our customers are satisfied. Our cleanroom solutions are one of the most competitive due to the fact that we oversee our design and installation processes.

From Ultra-bright LED panelling to Engineering Grade aluminium, TCA derives a sense of accomplishment in providing the most sophisticated technology to help you increase productivity. All our Modular Cleanroom solutions come with a five-year warranty, which is a testament of our confidence in the products we deliver.

Industry standards

The use of a Cleanroom is crucial for any industry that requires their processes to have a reduced particulate occurrence to avoid the microbial spoiling and/or contamination of goods.

The Cleanroom is crucial for reducing particulates in the production environment via air filtration. Cleanrooms are used in the production of medical devices, semiconductors, food products, electronics and a lot more.

Rest assured that, with TCA, you’re only spending for exactly what you need. Further guidance can be provided if you need assistance with choosing the right standard of Portables Cleanroom for your industry.

Our Portables Modular Cleanrooms are built to comply to the international organisation for standardisation (ISO) 14644-1: 2015. These ISO 14644-1:2015 compliant Cleanrooms vary in classification between ISO 1 and 9. Cleanrooms are put into different class according to the number and size of contaminants in the clean air area. ISO 1 Cleanrooms, which are the highest classification, are valued based on having the least number and sizes of particulates while the lowest class (ISO 9), will be evaluated based on the larger quantities and a higher presence of air particulates in the enclosed space.

To the determine the class of a Modular Cleanroom, particle counters are used to measure the size and quantity of particulates in Particles Per Cubic Metres (PPCM). Each Particle counter measures airborne particulates by size and also quantity. An ISO class 9 Cleanroom has a PPCM akin to regular atmospheric air with the elimination of bigger particles (>5 microns) being verified while testing for an ISO class 1 cleanroom will concentrate on accounting for much smaller contaminants of >0.1 and >0.2 microns making the enclosed space much cleaner.

Containment solutions

Containment solutions are important in situations where dangerous air particulates that emanate from the production process need to be prevented from contaminating the outside air. This can be set up in a Cleanroom that both protects products by introducing filtered air and contains hazardous materials by extracting them through a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air), ULPA (Ultra-Low Particulate Air) or carbon filter. At TCA, we have the expertise to deliver containment solutions that are ideal to your particular needs that can trap in harmful chemicals and prevent them from making it to the outside air, which will see you work within the requirements of your regulators.

Each containment solution we provide is unique as not two hazardous materials are the same and vary on quantities dependent on the use. This indicates that containment level can vary from customer to customer. We will work with you to find the solution most practical to your use.

Airflow and Filtration

Our Cleanrooms are designed to be compliant to the specified ISO 14644-1:2015 grading. With this in mind, we take into consideration the level of air filtration required and the end function of the cleanroom. The level of air filtration required is determined by the air changes per hour (ACH), this determines how many Filter Fan Units are to be used in the cleanroom. What we also determine by the strategic positioning of the FFUs and exhausts is the flow of air around the cleanroom. This can mean the difference between a uni-directional (laminar flow) and a non-unidirectional (turbulent flow) airflow around a cleanroom, potentially leading to a contaminated product. With this in mind, we can greatly increase the number of ACH and control the air flow within the cleanroom.

Filtration of air is controlled by our ultra-quiet, high-efficiency filtration modules. These filtration modules automatically compensate for a build-up of dust and other materials that occur over time within a HEPA/ULPA filter increasing the fan speed to reach the set flow rate. This increases the life of the filter, reducing cost overtime for the end user.

Cleanrooms Customised to Your Needs

At TCA there is no such thing as a standard modular cleanroom. Each Cleanroom we design is made to fit your unique work conditions and is designed with your needs in mind. We make each modular Cleanroom to order and make you part of the design process.

With TCA you have the option of doing almost anything with a cleanroom design. This means that your Cleanroom can be many shapes and sizes fitting the most obscure of rooms and can have a range of finishes. We have yet to find a design that we could not accommodate.

Our customisable options mean that all components of the Cleanroom such as doors, windows, lighting, ceilings and filtrations can be altered to better suit your needs. You also have the option of installing furniture, air showers, pass through chambers, fire suppression, air-conditioning and much, much more. We pride ourselves in being able to meet design requests however unique in shape and size they may be.

Phillip Godden

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

Working Hours

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