Are you looking into designing and developing an area in your facility for a cleanroom or otherwise clean manufacturing? Here at LCS Constructors, Inc., we strive to help you decide whether or not a cleanroom is right for you and that you’re considering the right factors in your lab design. Today we’re going to touch on the basics of what you should keep in mind when you begin to consider the implementation of a cleanroom or otherwise controlled environment.
- What is the primary reason for your cleanroom? What will you be using it for? Many manufacturing procedures require controlled environments where the amount of dust and dirt in the area is limited. This is especially important in the manufacturing of medical equipment, electronics, food preparation, computer manufacturing, and even some military applications.
- Know how a cleanroom works. Did you know that the majority of cleanrooms and controlled environments are positive-pressure rooms? This means that they’re designed to stop contaminants from getting into the room. Basically how this works is that air is introduced into the room at ceiling level and is then passed through a HEPA filter. This will create your pressurized room where the air pressure inside of the cleanroom is actually greater than the pressure outside of the room. Air and contaminants from the room are constantly flowing out of the room through vents in the lower portions of the room. Where a positive-pressure room pushes air and contaminants out of the room, a negative pressure does just the opposite: it prevents air and contaminants from escaping.