Technology can be described as a body of knowledge for extracting materials, creating tools and processing actions. In Cleanroom application, it is the collection of skills, techniques and processes used in the manufacture of goods or to accomplish an objective, such as conducting scientific research. This includes all operational and technical measures for avoiding the risk of product contamination.

The air is filled with organisms, debris, microbes and other particles that contaminate the environment. Contamination can skew data, damage equipment and subsequently risk lives. Recent advances in Cleanroom technology such as filtration, monitoring and airflow help organisations to achieve the required ISO standard and eliminate the risk of damage caused by microorganisms. The measures taken depend on the respective requirements and processes within the Cleanroom. Frequently used Cleanroom technology includes traditional Cleanroom, modular Cleanroom, mini-environment and more. They are also used in computer server production and manufacturing processes, where a sterile environment is required.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

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

Advancements in Cleanroom technology

Cleanroom technology is crucial to high-tech manufacturing. This development stems from the needs in healthcare, electronics industry, medical devices, the military, and other related industries that required controlled environments. Companies require flexible and modular designs with high-quality construction that make their processes more efficient and contamination-free.  Recent advancements include:

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

Internet of Things (IoT)

Thanks to Cleanroom manufacturers such as Total Clean Air, IoT technology is implemented in Cleanrooms for predictive analysis, remote monitoring and a range of innovative features. Analysis and automated data collection are possible with wirelessly connected sensors, controlled via a centralised network.

Organisations who use IOT technology in Cleanrooms reduce the threat of human errors and contamination, whilst being able to control and monitor compliance across multiple locations. Temperature, humidity, air quality and the presence of foreign objects in the Cleanroom are remotely detected to maximise results.

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

RABS and Isolators

The key advancement here is the barrier technology (Restricted access barrier systems) for improved contamination control.  In areas such as sterile drug production, it has already replaced conventional Cleanrooms.

A second innovation is the single-use disposable systems that help to reduce the risk associated with sterilising equipment.

Nanoparticle Filtering

Airflow is an important part of any modern Cleanroom. Notably, Cleanrooms are made safer and cleaner by forcing air through filtration systems, such as UPLA and HEPA filter units. Even in manufacturing and industrial settings, toxic compounds are sometimes introduced into the air. Nanoparticle filtering makes the process of filtering air and controlling contaminants within the Cleanroom more efficient. When combined with HEPA filters and other filtration technologies, your Cleanroom can achieve any ISO classification.

Biohazard suits

While advancements in textile technology keep Cleanroom personnel safe from chemical spills, fire, germs and sparks, there has been a noticeable push for more innovative technology. The need is for lighter, durable clothing that offers longer protection. This means cleaner environments for industries such as universities and the military, as well as pharmaceutical and vaccine production, where viruses, chemicals and flames are risk factors for employees.

Modern Cleanroom design

Modern Cleanroom design features computer engineering programmes, such as Building Information Modelling software that covers spatial relationships, geographic information, geometry, properties and quantities of building components.

Following recent advances, there is a higher standard for building Cleanrooms to eliminate contamination; plasma welding is a good example. It is used for ventilation ducting (a weak area) to improve leak tightness. To minimise air leakage, double-skin constructions around air-handling units were introduced.

Most industries prefer a modular softwall of hardwall design, instead of the conventional fixed structure. Modular Cleanrooms offer more benefits, such as lower cost of construction, faster construction, reduced carbon footprint, easy installation and minimal disruption. This flexible design is ideal for emerging technologies such as biotechnology that have a small budget.

How Cleanroom technology benefits a range of industries

Enhanced product portfolio

Your company will ensure its processes and products meet manufacturing standards when it switches to Cleanroom technology. This will boost ranking in your local market and makes your products technically superior to those of your competitors.

Comply with ISO and government regulations

Your company is assured of manufacturing products in compliance with stringent government regulations and required ISO classification for your industry. Investing in Cleanroom technology helps you stay on top of current best practices, whilst ensuring the safety of both your processes and employees.

Industries using Cleanroom Technology

  • Hospitals
  • Medical devices
  • Veterinary
  • Food processing
  • Medical injection moulding
  • Sterile re-packing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laboratory
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Universities
  • Forensic science

Contact us today to access the latest innovation in Cleanroom Technology and Design

Total Clean Air is the leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge Cleanrooms in the UK. We supply accessories, equipment, clothing and Cleanroom consumables for all industries. When new technology is introduced, you can trust us to be on top of it. All Cleanrooms and equipment are tested and certified before we ship it to you.

Phillip Godden

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

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