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Modular Cleanroom Walls

Modular cleanroom walls are used in modular cleanrooms to provide hospitals, laboratories and manufacturing facilities a sterile environment that is flexible and affordable. These wall systems are easier to install with less mess than conventionally built walls while providing comparable performance.

Choose Quality Materials Customized to Your Needs for Modular Cleanroom Walls

Modular cleanroom walls offer a variety of materials and framing options to ensure that the cleanroom will meet your application needs, including:

  • High pressure laminates
  • Smooth aluminum
  • Fiberglass reinforced plastic
  • Painted steel
  • PVC

These materials are non-shedding, meaning they won’t release particles into your cleanroom and contaminate sensitive equipment and tests.

Get the Most Out of Your Cleanroom Design

In addition, all cleanroom wall systems are custom designed to address your unique layout requirements. This way, utilization of your space can be optimized and systems can be easily reconfigured should your needs change. They can also be seamlessly integrated with one of our mezzanines if necessary to support the installation of large air handlers or other heavy mechanical equipment on top of the roof of the structure.

Modular Cleanroom Walls Video Gallery

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.

This video demonstrates the ease with which a Porta-King Monolith modular wall system can be installed to subdivide large sections of manufacturing and warehouse space. The single panel you see being installed is 6″ thick and 24′ tall. The complete time lapse for a single panel installation was 20 minutes. This particular monolith panel is comprised of a white painted steel surface on both sides of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core.

The completed 2 wall configuration consists of 2 walls and was a total of 164′ long. Both lengths of wall took a total of 3 days to assemble. This includes the installation of a single man door along with a large steel framed opening where a roll up door would be installed later.

Take Control of Temperature & Humidity

Take control of the temperature and humidity of your cleanroom by choosing the insulation value of your cleanroom wall system. The higher the insulation, the greater level of control you will have:

  • 1 ¾ inch – Clear anodized aluminum post and framing offers economy and maximum floor space utilization
  • 3 inch – Our most versatile and popular option. Available in white painted or clear anodized finish.
  • 6 inch – Tongue and groove or 4-piece post design for application that require high R values or extra tall ceilings

There are many choices to make when deciding what cleanroom wall system is best for your project. If you’re having trouble deciding, our professional team will work with your team and help you decide which of our many systems and design options will work best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the key advantages of modular cleanroom wall systems is their flexibility and adaptability. Unlike conventional construction methods, modular walls can be easily moved or reconfigured to accommodate changes in cleanroom layout, size, or function. The wall panels are typically connected to a track system that is anchored to the floor, allowing for relatively simple disassembly and reassembly.

If the need arises to modify the layout, expand the cleanroom, or relocate the walls, the panels can be removed and the track system can be uninstalled and repositioned to accommodate the new design. This unique feature of modular cleanroom wall systems enables cleanroom operators to adapt their space to changing requirements more efficiently and cost-effectively compared to traditional construction methods.

By simply uninstalling the wall panels and relocating the track system, cleanroom operators can modify their space without the need for extensive demolition or reconstruction. This flexibility is particularly valuable in industries where cleanroom configurations may need to evolve to accommodate new processes, equipment, or production demands.

When selecting a modular cleanroom wall system, it’s important to work with a provider who can offer expert guidance on the installation process and provide support for future modifications or reconfigurations. This ensures that your cleanroom can easily adapt to changing needs, maximizing the long-term value of your investment in a modular wall system.

The recommended wall finishes for modular cleanroom walls vary depending on the required cleanroom classification and the specific usage of the cleanroom space. In most cases, a non-shedding surface is recommended to prevent the walls from contributing to the particle count (contamination) inside the room. Popular non-shedding finishes for modular cleanroom walls include:

  1. Painted aluminum: This durable and easy-to-clean surface is well-suited for cleanroom environments, offering excellent resistance to wear and tear while minimizing particle shedding.
  2. Painted steel: Similar to painted aluminum, painted steel provides a robust and low-maintenance surface that helps maintain the cleanliness of the controlled environment.
  3. Smooth FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic): FRP panels offer a seamless, non-porous surface that is easy to clean and resistant to moisture, chemicals, and impact, making them an ideal choice for cleanrooms with stringent hygiene requirements.
  4. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): PVC panels provide a smooth, durable, and non-shedding surface that is easy to maintain and resistant to chemicals, making them suitable for a wide range of cleanroom applications.

When selecting a modular cleanroom wall system, it’s essential to work with a provider who has expertise in cleanroom design and can assess your specific requirements to recommend the most appropriate wall finish. This ensures compliance with the necessary cleanliness standards and supports the long-term performance of your controlled environment.

Modular cleanroom wall systems offer several advantages over conventional construction methods:

  1. Faster construction timeline: Modular cleanroom walls can significantly compress the construction schedule compared to traditional building methods. The pre-engineered components are manufactured off-site and delivered ready for assembly, allowing for faster installation and minimizing on-site disruptions. This means that cleanroom personnel and equipment can begin work more quickly, reducing downtime and accelerating project completion.
  2. Cleaner construction process: Maintaining a clean environment during construction is crucial, especially if the work takes place while the facility is still in operation. Modular cleanroom wall components are pre-fabricated and require minimal on-site cutting, sanding, and painting. This reduces the generation of dust and debris, helping to maintain a cleaner construction area and minimizing the risk of contamination.
  3. Flexibility and adaptability: Modular cleanroom wall systems allow for easier future modifications, expansions, or layout changes compared to conventional construction. The walls can be disassembled, relocated, or reconfigured with relative ease, enabling cleanroom operators to adapt their space to evolving needs and requirements more efficiently and cost-effectively.

By leveraging these unique design features, modular cleanroom wall systems provide a superior solution for constructing cleanrooms, offering faster installation, cleaner construction, and greater flexibility compared to traditional building methods.

Yes, doors can be seamlessly integrated into modular cleanroom wall systems. Many modular cleanroom providers offer a variety of door options suitable for cleanroom applications, including painted steel and aluminum single and double doors. In addition, some providers can create a structural steel framework for field installation into the walls, enabling the incorporation of specialized door types, such as high-speed roll-up doors and power sliding doors. This flexibility allows cleanroom operators to choose the most appropriate door solution for their specific requirements, ensuring optimal functionality and ease of use while maintaining the integrity of the controlled environment. When selecting a modular cleanroom wall system, it’s important to work with a provider who has expertise in cleanroom design and construction to ensure that the doors and wall system work together seamlessly to provide a reliable and efficient solution.

The recommended wall finish for modular cleanroom walls depends on the specific application, the processes that will take place inside the cleanroom, and the required cleanroom classification level. For cleanrooms designed to provide a cleaner environment than the surrounding facility, the choice of wall finish is often dictated by the activities within the space. If machinery is present, a panel surface that resists damage may be necessary. For more stringent cleanroom standards, non-shedding surfaces such as melamine or PVC are recommended to minimize particle contamination. When selecting a wall finish for your modular cleanroom, it’s essential to work with an experienced provider who can assess your specific requirements and recommend the most appropriate solution to ensure your cleanroom meets the necessary performance and cleanliness standards.

Modular Cleanroom Walls

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