Softwall Cleanrooms

Softwalls Cleanrooms are controlled spaces designed to keep out air contaminants of a certain level. The cleanroom is used to filter polluted air as per the requirements of certain industries such as pharmaceuticals, E-liquids, healthcare facilities, as well as science and technology.

Such contaminants as Chemical vapours, aerosol particles, fibrous materials and microorganisms are but a small example of which contaminants can be harmful to production and research. We have Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms that satisfy the requirements of the international organisation for standardisation (ISO) 14644-1: 2015.

The Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms that comply with the ISO 14644-1:2015 vary between class 1 and 9. The classification of each Cleanroom changes dependent on size and prevalence of the air particulates in the cleanroom. Cleanrooms that fall in Class 1 (which is the greatest in the classification) are tested for the smallest air pollutant size and lowest frequency while Class 9 cleanrooms are tested for a larger air particulate size range and higher frequency.

The use of particle counters is employed to test Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms for classification where the environment is measured by Particles Per Cubic Metre (PPCMM). 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.

With Class 1 Cleanrooms, the removal of much smaller air contaminants of sizes >0.1 and >0.2 microns are accounted for, which makes the enclosed air space cleaner than other classes. 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. Failing to maintain the required particle size and count, the Softwalls Cleanroom will have to go through modifications and re-evaluation in order to meet the classification.

Production in a contamination-free environment

Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms maintain strictly low levels of air particulates through the use of ULPA/HEPA filters. These filters are scientifically proven to reduce the size and quantity of air particulates entering a cleanroom. When non-filtered air goes through Filter Fan Units (FFUs), a positive pressure area is introduced and maintained in the clean air environment. Contamination is controlled in the clean air environment by means of the positive pressure as it prevents non-filtered air from flowing back into the cleanroom through exhaust openings.

The type of Softwalls 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 Softwalls cleanroom solution is the first stage of producing a clean environment for production and it substantially lessens the risk of product contamination. The second steps that should be taken in mitigating contamination are measures that will avoid cleanroom personnel from bringing in pollutants. This introduction of contaminants can be prevented by the proper use of Cleanroom PPE such as gowning, hair nets and overshoes. This will reduce fibres and potential contaminants from entering the Softwalls Cleanroom and interfering with Production/ research. 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

TCA and Pharmaceuticals industry

TCA is dedicated to providing state of the art Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms for the pharmaceuticals industry, utilising our over thirty years of expertise and our talented engineers. Our Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms have an outstanding history of build quality, durability and reliability. At TCA, our project managers control the design, build and validation from end to end assuring that a project is delivered to the customer’s specification and satisfaction. Our cleanroom solutions are one of the most competitive due to the fact that we oversee our design and installation processes.

We derive fulfilment in providing the latest and best technologies, from efficient Engineering Grade aluminium to ultra-bright LED panelling to see your productivity grow. You can be assured and have peace of mind in our solutions as you’ll receive a five-year warranty.

Industry requirements

Cleanrooms are critical in the production and research processes of industries that require a minimised level of particulate occurrence in order to avoid product contamination.

The Cleanroom is crucial for reducing particulates in the production environment via air filtration. Food production, semiconductor production, science and technology, medical devices manufacturing, as well as electronics production are some of the industries where Cleanrooms are used.

Rest assured that, with TCA, you’re only spending for exactly what you need. If you are unsure of the standard of Softwalls Cleanroom required for your industry we can guide you in the right direction.

We design and build all our Softwalls Modular Cleanrooms to comply to the ISO 14644-1: 2015 standard. These ISO 14644-1:2015 compliant Cleanrooms vary in classification between ISO 1 and 9. The size and quantity of air particulates in a Cleanroom will determine the class it belongs to. To be categorised in the greatest classification (ISO 1), a Cleanroom will be tested for the smallest air pollutant size while Class 9 cleanrooms are tested for larger air particulate sizes and higher quantities.

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). Particle counters measure air particulates by quantity and size. 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 achieved in a Modular Cleanroom with the capability to protect production processes by letting in filtered air and prevent dangerous materials from leaving through the use of carbon filters, ULPA (Ultra-Low Particulate Air), or HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air). At TCA, we can provide the solution to your containment needs preventing the exposure of hazardous chemicals to the outside atmosphere with the aim to help you become ever more compliant with 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 implies that every customer may require a different containment solution for their needs. 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.

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Phillip Godden

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

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