Prefabricated cleanrooms are typically certified with ISO standards that establish the level of cleanliness that must be maintained inside. These ISO standards require a comprehensive design by an industry expert that takes into account:
- The existing environment.
- Application requirements.
- Mechanical system design.
- Materials used to create the prefabricated cleanroom.
Create a Clean Environment for Sensitive Materials
Porta-King’s modular prefabricated cleanrooms perform just as good as conventionally built cleanrooms with several advantages:
- Precut components for much cleaner initial set up. No need to put up barriers to contain dust and debris common with conventional construction.
- Faster initial set up to start cleanroom operation.
- Flexibility to change as space or application requirements change.
We offer a wide range of construction options to facilitate the design of your cleanroom:
- Different framing and connection methods for panel assembly. This includes aluminum framed systems or tongue and groove side panel connection methods.
- A wide array of wall surface finishes like Painted Steel, HPL, PVC and other durable, non-shedding surfaces.
- Custom wall compositions to address thermal ratings and sound attenuation requirements.
- Panel thickness ranging from 1 ¾” to 8” to address a range of cleanroom applications. Wall thickness is a factor for a range of design criteria including roof loads, wall height, insulation and sound control.
Based upon these and other design considerations, Porta-King’s experienced team of outside sales support, engineers, and customer service representatives are ready to assist you with your next cleanroom project. Our services include:
- System design for space planning
- Mechanical system integration
- Site condition analysis
This is the second Cleanroom complex that we’ve built for this customer. The rooms were designed to meet ISO8 Standards for use in the Medical Device Packaging Industry. The wall finish is smooth FRP. Sealed decking at top to create a plenum above the ceilings. Fan powered HEPA filters provide the required ISO8 air changes and room cleanliness.
The modular clean room described herein is a cutting-edge facility designed to meet ISO Class 7 standards, ensuring an environment conducive to sensitive manufacturing processes. With dimensions of 15′ x 62′ x 12′ tall, this room provides ample space for precision activities while maintaining a controlled atmosphere. Constructed with meticulous attention to cleanliness, the clean room features a white fiberglass-reinforced plastic finish (FRP) on both the interior and exterior wall surfaces. This finish not only enhances the room’s aesthetic appeal but also serves a functional purpose by facilitating easy cleaning and maintaining a sterile environment. The fiberglass reinforcement adds durability, ensuring the longevity of the clean room.
The modular design of this facility offers flexibility, allowing for efficient customization based on specific operational requirements. The controlled environment is crucial for industries such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and biotechnology, where even minute particles can compromise the integrity of the manufacturing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a cleanroom used for?
Cleanrooms are used to create a controlled environment, filtering out pollutants such as airborne microbes, dust and aerosol particles, and other debris from manufacturing or otherwise. A cleanroom can be classified by considering the amount of particles allowed per cubic meter. This can be further broken down by their ISO Certification. Cleanrooms can also be utilized to monitor and control variables such as temperature and humidity.
Several industries that require regular use of cleanrooms include:
- Manufacturing Companies
- Research Facilities
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Medical Laboratories
- Electronics Production
- Aerospace Industry
- Optics and Lens Manufacturing
- Military Applications
What do cleanroom classifications mean?
Cleanroom classifications are determined by the quantity and size of particulates that can be measured in a cubic meter of space. These measurements are used to establish the classification and requirements for the cleanroom. Filters are used to control the amounts of particulates; the number and type of filters will vary depending on the classification level requirements.
Do all cleanrooms need to be certified?
No, not all cleanrooms need to be certified. Certification is used to confirm a level of cleanliness to meet compliance for certain manufacturing processes, OEM specifications, and regulatory standards or to ensure optimal equipment performance. In some cases, the term “cleanroom” simply means the creation of a cleaner environment than what currently exists inside a facility. In these applications, certification is typically not required.
What construction features are critical to a cleanroom’s performance?
Cleanrooms are sealed environments designed to minimize the particulates (contaminants) in the air. Therefore, all components used to construct the room must be designed to support the sealed environment. Cleanroom construction features include flush, non-shedding surfaces for the walls, ceiling, doors, and windows, which are essential to the performance of the air handling equipment and filters.
What types of wall finishes do you recommend?
Wall finishes for cleanrooms will vary depending on the classification required and, in some cases, the usage of the cleanroom space. In almost all cases, a non-shedding surface is recommended so that the wall does not contribute to the particle count (contamination) inside the room. Popular non-shedding finishes include painted aluminum, painted steel, smooth FRP, and PVC.
Does Porta-King provide complete cleanroom solutions?
In some cases, yes, depending on your particular requirements. For cleanroom applications requiring certification in accordance with ISO standards, we would engage the services of cleanroom expert. They have the knowledge and equipment necessary to construct, certify, and service these environments. Our outside sales team have established relationships with these contractors throughout the U.S. Together we can create a turnkey solution based upon your unique application requirements. Porta-King support includes site visits, design, fabrication, and turnkey installation services. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us!
Modular Construction for Clean & Budget Friendly Installation
Manufacturing operations require clean environments to ensure quality and optimize production output, and laboratories rely on clean space to improve output for their experiments and research. Hospitals need to remain clean for health and safety reasons, and manufacturing operations require clean environments to ensure quality and optimize production output. Laboratories rely on clean space to improve output for their experiments and research. Using modular construction helps to achieve all of these goals by providing easy to construct affordable prefabricated cleanrooms.