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The Ultimate Cleanroom Design Checklist
Your cell and gene therapy research just made a breakthrough. The FDA has approved your new medical device for production. Your compounding activities are expanding to match your incredible growth. Your semiconductor start-up is taking off. Whatever the motive, cleanroom projects are present in a wide variety of markets across the manufacturing, research and development spectrums.
Before you embark on the journey of building a brand-new cleanroom or expanding/upgrading your existing facility, here is a detailed checklist of important information to gather.
1. What will you be doing in the room?
2. Which ISO class, grade, regulation or guideline must you comply with?
3. What are the dimensions (length x width x height) of the classified rooms (clean spaces)?
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5. Interlock system needed?
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9. Pass-throughs and or cart-throughs (material handling)
11. Do you need coving?
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How many people will work in your facility to meet your production needs? This information will not only be considered for access, interlocks, and number of interlocks but also with heat dissipation and sizing of your HVAC.
Any need for extraction in your rooms? Your hazardous process or a dust-generating manipulation might require you to extract air. If so, you will need to determine the equipment pulling the air out, its size, quantity, location, routing it to the outside, sizing its flow to plan impact on your overall balancing.
What is the electrical equipment generating heat gain? You need to plan the requirements of your process to consider the position of your equipment (mills, ovens, sterilization, freezers, etc.) to be powered for the position of electrical sockets.
13. Project Location
14. Is the cleanroom installed in an existing building or inside a new space?
15. Average and maximum number of people working in the room at once?
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17. What is the humidity setpoint and tolerance?
What space will we be working with? Are you installing your cleanroom in a warehouse, allowing suspended ducting and ease of service for your overhead equipment or are you converting an old office space with a low suspended tile ceiling? Is your space adjacent to a shipping dock or located above 5 flights of stairs?
18. Do you have any big production equipment in your room?
19. Is there room above the cleanroom for the ductwork? How many feet?
20. Can the roof of your building support any additional load?
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22. Overall height of the ceiling (from floor to bottom of the joists) in the building that the cleanroom is going into?
23. Do you have a receiving dock in the building? How far is it from the receiving area to the cleanroom location? What floor is the project on? Any stairs or elevators needed?
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