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Modular portable clean room systems provide advanced cleanroom solutions for your manufacturing constraints. Depending on your specifications, a modular cleanroom can be designed to handle your project’s exact particulate level requirements. Whether you require an ISO level 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 prefab cleanroom for your particular application needs, we has you covered.
Making a decision on ceiling systems, like the wall systems, is dictated by what your cleanliness classification is and what you’re worried about from a cleaning agent standpoint. But then you have to add one more factor to that, which is how much weight the ceiling will need to support.
There are basically three different air flow systems in cleanrooms: pressurized plenum, ducted supply and ducted return, and ducted supply and open return. Pressurized plenum essentially means you pump the air into the plenum, push it through the filters and down on into the cleanroom. With a ducted supply and ducted return, you’re doing just that; you’re ducting the air delivered to the cleanroom and you’re ducting the air back out of the cleanroom. This last design is prevalent in a pharmaceutical cleanroom arrangement where you have to control the air. The most efficient from a cost and operational standpoint, is the ducted supply and open return. This involves ducting the air into the cleanroom though you let the air flow into an open return, which is essentially an return air plenum.
Convert a existing office or room into an ISO class 4-8 cleanroom using Cleanroom Conversions a in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, compared to new construction.
- Mounts to existing office walls
- Built to accommodate weight and dimensions of standard fan/filter units, lights and panels (order separately)
- Powder-coated or 304 stainless steel ceiling grid forms a strong, rigid structure—no ceiling suspension or internal support columns required for spans to 20 feet (6096 mm)
- Customized to your specifications
There are basically three different air flow systems in cleanrooms: pressurized plenum, ducted supply and ducted return, and ducted supply and open return. Pressurized plenum essentially means you pump the air into the plenum, push it through the filters and down on into the cleanroom. With a ducted supply and ducted return, you’re doing just that; you’re ducting the air delivered to the cleanroom and you’re ducting the air back out of the cleanroom.
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.
Everything in the cleanroom, including the lighting fixtures, is designed to ensure successful air filtration and maintain the laminar airflow in a contamination-free environment. Depending on the function of the controlled environment, a cleanroom will use either HEPA or ULPA filtration. These air-filtering systems are typically an expensive component and one of the first to be considered in construction. They take up a majority of the ceiling space, which leaves a real challenge for lighting the environment.
Whether it’s because of advances in science and technology, growing regulation, or increased competition, companies and organizations throughout the world continue to face greater needs for controlled environments in their facilities. Oftentimes these needs arise very quickly and require solutions that can be implemented in a very timely manner. Such situations have spurred growth and innovation in the development of new modular cleanroom systems. Today’s facility operators can now choose from numerous modular systems to match their particular needs.
Softwall cleanrooms provide an economical solution to applications requiring light environmental control. These cleanrooms are typically comprised of a metal framing system, flexible vinyl curtain walls, and a number of fan filter modules at the top of the structure to control particulate and air flow. Due to their basic design, softwall cleanrooms can be erected very quickly with minimized labor requirements, offering an ease of mobility that other structures do not provide.
The selection of one or another of the mentioned materials may lead to the need of using supporting or enclosing material. “Soft” or easy to disaggregate material, such as rockwool, may require an enclosing structure to provide the panel with the necessary mechanical stability or to prevent the gravity falling effect of the disaggregation over time. Clean area SOP requirements may require the enclosure of any insulating material within the panel. The choice of the material used for the supporting/ enclosing structure may be dictated by the consistency with the material used for skin support. It will not make sense to use a higher quality material, such as aluminum, if the supporting skin is galvanized steel.