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Cleanrooms are designed to prevent contamination and maintain cleanliness to specification. However, every time a person enters a cleanroom environment, that is a new opportunity to introduce contaminants. Because it’s necessary to avoid any preventable threat, there are rules about which materials are allowed within the cleanroom environment and which should never be present within that field. In this blog we will discuss allowed cleanroom materials and list items that should never be brought into a cleanroom.
Choosing the correct door system is a major factor in ensuring the delicate balance of a cleanroom. If the doors do not function properly, the cleanroom could fail to meet relevant cleanroom standards and be exposed to a higher risk of contamination. Here are some of the most basic but essential factors to consider when selecting a cleanroom door.
Cleanroom doors are an important part of a cleanroom because they are responsible for sealing the controlled environment. If they do not work properly, the clean room will be at higher risk of contamination.
A cleanroom bears its name for a reason: its very purpose is to stay sanitary and free of contaminants to maintain a stable work environment. Because employees handle sensitive equipment and components in these critical areas, keeping contaminants at bay is essential to everyday workflow, and ultimately, maintaining profitability.
It may come as no surprise that your employees are the most common source of contamination in your cleanrooms. What you may find surprising, however, are the simple steps you can take to minimize contamination risks.
Obviously, your cleanroom’s construction and air filtration system are critical factors in keeping your cleanroom contamination-free, but so is what people wear in the cleanroom. People and fabrics are major sources of contaminants, and it’s crucial your control those sources with proper attire. Here’s what (and what not) to wear in a cleanroom:
Contamination control is being used by more and more industries where the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene is of vital importance. These are the things that need to be considered when building an effective contamination control room.
There are six major cleanroom contaminants. All of these are treated in a clean environment to reduce the level of contamination that they cause. These major contaminants are:
A remarkable number of chemicals are used in many cleanroom manufacturing environments. Chemical contamination generally occurs when unwanted chemicals get accidentally added to the desired processing materials.
Another major source of contamination in cleanroom manufacturing is bacteria. Bacteria are a natural part of the environment and may act as either a chemical or a particulate contaminant, or in the worst case both.
The discussion will now focus on the sources of contamination encountered in cleanroom manufacturing, and briefly discuss some of ways that these contaminants are minimised and why this minisization is important. The major sources of contamination in cleanroom manufacturing are: