Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Why Do Cleanrooms Fail to Meet Owners Expectations?

Raymond K. Schneider has penned a thought provoking article in a recent edition of Controlled Environments about the failure to think through and to design cleanrooms correctly. Then article it titled “Why Do Cleanrooms Fail to Meet Owners Expectations?”

The introduction to the article reads:

“Over many years of consulting with cleanroom owner/operators a number of recurring problem areas that negatively affected the performance of clean facilities, HVAC as well architecture related, were identified. Such problems, if appropriately addressed during the design phase can be avoided; if identified after construction, possibly as a result of an unfavorable certification test report, or perhaps product quality concerns, can frequently be corrected, at a cost.”

In the article, the following areas are discussed: maintainability, pressure differentials, equipment related contamination, personnel issues, humidity control, size and space, and air movement.

The article can be read here: Cleanroom Design

Posted by Tim Sandle