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Complying to Code is easy if you plan ahead.
Eight different cleanroom panels that help you meet Building Code. CRW stocks a full line of 2″ and 4″ Flex Wall Panels. Now you have the option of Class A through C wall panels constructed in eight models, all of which comply with Building Code!
For those of us in lab design, we know that cleanrooms can be one of the most complex spaces to design. Cleanrooms provide a space where the particulate count in the air is regulated. A wide variety of clients require clean spaces to conduct their business, whether it’s based on their own SOPs (standard operating procedures) or required by regulatory agencies. Cleanrooms offer an indoor environment unique to any other indoor environment—and with it, pose some unique design challenges.
The building housing this expansion was comprised of offices, labs, manufacturing and support spaces, with a total of over 220,000 square feet of space. Distinctive air-handling zones existed for the offices, the labs and the manufacturing areas. Offices were served by several packaged single-zone systems. The labs and the manufacturing areas used air handlers utilizing chilled water and hot water coils.
When renovating a cleanroom, or creating one from non-cleanroom space, understanding the details — of the site, building, planned research, and equipment — is essential. A cleanroom can be used for many things: semiconductor fabrication, microelectronics assembly, aeronautical assembly and testing, pharmaceutical research or manufacturing, or geochemistry. One size definitely does not fit all.
The turnkey approach to design building a cleanroom has been moving toward the forefront of cleanroom design and construction for many reasons — one of the most important being schedule. Design build lends itself to fast track construction in such a way that a high quality product can be delivered, as well as help reduce a customer’s time to market. With the critical nature of hitting a window with certain products, the faster the project completes the better.
A clean room design requires careful consideration of its intended use, permissible particle concentration, location, manufacturing process and of course cost. The design and specification of a clean room require close coordination between the many departments impacted by it and the design team. Certain products, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, must be built in a sealed and sterile environment to avoid contamination and ruin.
One of the common factors that makes all these inventions achievable is a clean environment provided by modular cleanrooms. A modular cleanroom construction is typically a freestanding, solid and robust structure that is suitable for use within an existing cleanroom, laboratory, manufacturing area or warehouse. A modular cleanroom uses off-the-shelf proprietary components to build a facility that meets the customer's exact requirements such as classification (ISO 14644-1), size, soft or hard wall (clear or opaque) and various lighting. As with all modular cleanroom providers there is a degree of consultation with the client to establish their desired criteria, the initial preparation paves the way to a smooth installation and a happy customer.
Production managers in the medical device industry have long faced the need to determine the appropriate production environment for a given product. It is essential to decide whether a product or process calls for a clean manufacturing environment in which airborne particulates, temperature, humidity, airflow patterns, and other factors are controlled. Beyond that, production managers must also determine whether a clean workstation is sufficient or whether a cleanroom should be constructed.
Cleanroom is a controlled work area that maintains a specified level of air particulates and other contaminants. Clean rooms are common in many industries, such as pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, scientific research, chemical processing, and electronics manufacturing. Clean room design requires careful consideration of its intended use, permissible particle concentration, location, manufacturing process, and cost. The design and specification of a clean room require close coordination between the design team and all of the departments or parties that will use the room.
In this article you are guided through the steps of building a clean room. It is based on our experience with our first DIY clean room in the Mediamatic Bank location. It was part of the "Mushroom Paradise" exhibition. Next we started designing and building our inflatable clean room. This article still gives relevant basic info on clean room construction.