Stainless Steel

Keeping abreast of the latest developments in hygienic furniture and equipment is an effective way of ensuring that cleanroom environments remain efficient and support operational best practices. Stainless steel has become a material of choice when manufacturing cleanroom equipment because it is much stronger and easier to maintain.

Stainless steel is naturally protected from corrosion by a thin layer of chromium oxide. Oxygen combines with the chromium in the stainless steel to form a passive chromium oxide film that protects it from further corrosion.

Stainless steel equipment is essential for cleanrooms. Much of the furniture and equipment in cleanrooms is made of stainless steel because it is easy to clean and offers minimal particle generation compared to other raw materials.

Most cleanrooms have frequent contact with chemicals; therefore, it is important that your equipment be able to withstand a chemical spill. At Total Clean Air, we understand the importance of quality stainless steel materials. We have a vast selection of cleanroom stainless steel equipment in sizes that will suit the specific needs of your cleanroom.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

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

Why Stainless Steel Is Considered Perfect for Cleanrooms

Stainless steel equipment and furniture are often used in cleanroom environments because they meet the stringent hygiene requirements for cleanroom processes. Products made with stainless steel support hygiene control through intelligent design and excellent manufacturing standards.

Stainless steel is robust and able to withstand the most rigorous cleaning processes. It is also versatile when it comes to design, which means tailor-made solutions can be produced when necessary.

With no pores or cracks to harbour dirt, grime or bacteria, it is easy to clean stainless steel equipment.

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

Types of Stainless Steel Equipment Used in Cleanrooms

Stainless steel equipment for cleanrooms needs to be chosen based on the type of cleanroom, its environment and functionality.

At Total Clean Room, we offer different types of stainless steel equipment using different grades of stainless steel for all levels of cleanrooms and controlled environments such as:

  • Worktables
  • PPE dispenser
  • Workstations
  • Workbenches
  • Pass-throughs
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Wash troughs
  • Taps
  • Trolleys
  • Waste bins
  • Desks
  • Racks
  • Shelving
  • Cupboards
  • Desiccators
  • Air showers

Different Grades of Stainless Steel for Cleanroom Use

The three major grades of stainless steel for cleanroom use are:

  • 430 Grade Stainless Steel: This is a restaurant grade stainless steel. It is mostly used in locations outside of the cleanroom such as general assembly or staging areas.
  • 304 Grade Stainless Steel: This is used to manufacture cleanroom tables and other cleanroom equipment.
  • 316 Grade Stainless Steel: This is used for stringent or medical and pharmaceutical areas.

Grade 304

Grade 304 is the most versatile and widely used stainless steel. It is the dominant austenitic grade used in applications such as sinks and saucepans. It not only provides excellent resistance to corrosion, it is also easy to clean and disinfect. 304-grade stainless steel has no pores or cracks that might collect dirt, grime, or bacteria, and it can often be cleaned with soap and water, then disinfected. It is suitable for harsh environments and is basically inert to most acids and alkali.

Grade 316

Grade 316 stainless steel is an austenitic grade second to 304 in importance. It contains molybdenum which gives it improved corrosion resistance. Grade 316 stainless steel can withstand corrosive acidic attacks. It fares better with more aggressive cleaning routines. It is more expensive than the other grades, as it has a higher resistance to harsh chemicals. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical and medical industry.

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

Cleanrooms and sterile environments require working with chemicals, so the workbenches and other furniture need to be able to withstand a chemical spill and intense cleaning. At Total Clean Air, your contamination control requirements are our priority. We will help you find the right stainless steel furniture or equipment. Our services are also ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited.

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Phillip Godden

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

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