Planning a cleanroom is always an individual and complex process, in which all future uses and of course also the local conditions must be considered. Since the requirements vary from company to company, many manufacturers offer modular systems and components and also respond to special requests.
Definition – What is a cleanroom?
Cleanrooms are used to create an atmosphere that is as particle-free as necessary and thus to keep the risk of contamination as low as possible. Such an environment is an absolute basic condition for many applications. Printed circuit boards, for example, are manufactured and stored in cleanrooms to avoid short circuits between the tiny connections.
A particle-free environment is also required in research and in the pharmaceutical industry; the requirements for air purity are also specified by appropriate standards depending on the industry. Everything you need to know about cleanrooms can be found here!
1. Analyse your demand
2. Define the requirements for your cleanroom
3. Choose a suitable ventilation system
It depends especially on the requirements of the respective ISO class which ventilation system is the right one for your cleanroom. In all applications, the air flow should be designed to prevent the deposition of particles at critical points and to remove as many particles as possible to the outside. Of course, all accesses must be kept free and should be positioned in such a way that they cannot be adjusted in daily operation. Air conditoning units are available to control the temperature and humidity in the cleanroom; in many applications a constant level is required for these parameters.
4. Plan your cleanroom with suitable access options
5. Choose the right material for walls, floors and ceilings
6. Choose the right furniture for your cleanroom
7. Choose the right protective clothing for your employees
8. Pay Attention to the possibilities for cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning a cleanroom must be carried out by specialists and with specially approved means for this purpose. It is best to plan regular cycles in advance for the cleaning and maintenance of your cleanroom, which depends on your processes and the air cleanliness class.
Planning: Step by step to the cleanroom
- Capture the structural conditions and determine the space required
- Determine the required air cleanliness class and identify the most important contamination risks
- Select a suitable ventilation and air conditoning system, if required
- Determine the type of access
- Assemble the equipment of the cleanroom
- Create the protective clothing regulations for your employees
- Train your employees in the use of the cleanroom
- Create plans for regular cleaning and maintenance