A Scientific Equipment Cleanroom is a clean air environment and has the function of preventing air particulates of a certain size from entering. Cleanrooms are typically used to reduce the pollution from unfiltered air in the manufacturing of products like pharmaceuticals, microprocessors, E-liquids, as well as food products.
Aerosol particles, bacteria, pathogens, chemical vapours, fibrous materials and more are types of pollutants that can hurt the manufacturing process in these industries. We have Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms that satisfy the requirements of the international organisation for standardisation (ISO) 14644-1: 2015.
Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms, built to the ISO 14644-1:2015 specification, are classed from 1 to 9. The class of each Cleanrooms can change depending on prevalence and size of air contaminants in the cleanroom. The highest classification of Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms of this standard (Class 1) will be valued based on the smallest range of pollutants entering the clean air environment and lowest frequency whereas the Class 9 category of Cleanrooms, which represents the minimum classification, will be valued based on having a higher frequency and much larger contaminants entering the cleanroom.
Particle counters are employed as the test method for classifying Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms. This method measures the size and quantity of particles using the Particles Per Cubic Metre (PPCMM) unit. An ISO class 9 cleanroom has a PPCM commensurate with atmospheric air (identical to the environment of a suburb) but with larger particles >5 microns filtered out.
The Class 1 Modular Cleanroom sees to the filtration of much lower air particulate sizes of >0.1 and >0.2 microns, ensuring that the confined space maintains a low level of contamination. The following is an example of this standard of testing.
Class 7 Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms go through valuations that check for an air particulate size of >0.5 microns and a particulate count that shouldn’t exceed 352,000. The Scientific Equipment Cleanroom will have to be modified and re-evaluated if it goes over the required particle count and size to qualify for the classification.
The use of HEPA/ULPA filtering technology is employed to achieve the level of clean air quality in Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms. These filters are scientifically proven to reduce the size and quantity of air particulates entering a cleanroom. Contaminated air goes through Filter Fan Units (FFUs), ensuring there’s positive pressure in the Cleanroom. The positive pressure is responsible for sustaining the state of clean air that prevents the backflow of polluted air into the Cleanroom via exhaust openings.
The type of Scientific Equipment Cleanroom mentioned earlier sees to contamination-free production because only air that goes through the filtration unit is allowed to enter the internal area.
Modular Cleanroom Benefits
- Modular Construction
- Quick Assembly Time
- Airflow Control
- Inexpensive Modifications
The Scientific Equipment Cleanroom technology significantly decreases the chances of product pollution and is the first step in developing a clean air area for production. The second steps that should be taken in mitigating contamination are measures that will avoid cleanroom personnel from bringing in pollutants. Cleanroom clothing like gowning, hair nets, and overshoes can go a long way in helping to avoid the introduction of pollutants by personnel. Thus decreasing the number of potential contaminants that would otherwise infiltrate the Scientific Equipment Cleanroom and disrupt production. Scientific Equipment Cleanroom operators must undergo training in the reduction of contamination to prevent the introduction of microbial/foreign materials in to the production area.
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
Pharmaceuticals industry and TCA
At TCA, we leverage our experience that has spanned over three decades, as well as our talented engineers to deliver the best Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms available. Our products are built with high quality and are designed to be reliable and durable. Our project managers supervise the planning, construction, and validation of our products from start to finish to ensure our customers are satisfied. We oversee the design and installation process which makes us provide one of the best Cleanroom solutions in the world.
With the sophisticated systems that we provide, including Ultra-bright LED panelling, Engineering Grade aluminium and silent high-efficiency Fan Filter Units, your productivity will be enhanced. We are so confident in our ability to provide a long lasting and quality product that all of our Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms receive a five-year warranty.
Cleanrooms are a critical part of the research and production processes in certain industries to ensure contamination-free production.
The need for a controlled air space makes the Cleanroom all the more essential as it mitigates the reduction of particulates through air filtration. Cleanrooms are used in industries such as food production, research, medical devices, electronics, production, Science and Technology, semiconductors and more.
At TCA, we are here to make sure you invest in the most suitable design for your application purposes. We can also point you in the right direction if you’re unsure about your Scientific Equipment Cleanroom requirements.
Our Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms are constructed to meet the standards of the ISO 14644-1: 2015. Cleanrooms of this standard fall in different classes – from ISO 1-9. A Cleanroom will be classified based on the prevalence and size of the air particulate in the clean air space. Tests for the smallest sizes of particulates will be carried out for the highest classification (class 1) while class 9, which is the least classification, has a requirement for a higher prevalence and larger size of contaminants present in the clean air environment.
To evaluate Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms and place them in a class, the use of particles counters is employed to measure the Particles Per Cubic Metre (PPCM) of the cleanroom. Every particle counter determines the size and quantity of air particulates. 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.
Modular Cleanroom Services
- Design & Build
- Free Site Survey
- Free Design Service
- Cleanroom Planning
- Construction and Installation
- CNC Engineered
- Training & Support
- Discounted Service Contracts
- Remedial Works
- Panel Repairs
- BMS Management
- Cleanroom Certification
- Differential Pressure Qualification
- Servicing Testing Validation
- Smoke Testing
- DOP Testing
Containment solutions are ideal in cases where you have hazardous materials that need to be prevented from making it to the outside air from the cleanroom. These solutions can be put in place to enable the Scientific Equipment Modular Cleanrooms protect the external environment from harmful materials by extracting and containing internally generated substances through the use of HEPA, ULPA, or Carbon filters whilst protecting the production area by introducing only filtered air. We are experts at delivering reliable containment solutions that will see your cleanrooms handle dangerous substances to prevent them from contaminating the external environment so that you can fall in line with industry regulations.
The containment solutions which we deliver are uniquely built due to the fact that dangerous substances vary according to output and size. This goes to mean that each customer’s containment needs can differ from that of others. 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.
- ISO 4-9
- ISO 14644
- Low Power Consumption
- Environmentally Friendly
- HEPA Filters
- Air Filtration
- Fan Filter Units
- Cleanroom Ceiling System
- Temperature Control
- Access Control
- Inter Lock Door Systems
- Air Showers
- Unidirectional Airflow
- Desiccator Cabinets
- Horizontal Flow Wall Modules
- Horizontal Laminar Flow Clean Benches
- Laminar flow cabinets
- Laminar Flow Canopy
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.