Cleanroom demonstrates installation approaches

Cleanroom demonstrates installation approaches

John Haystead

Bristol, UK — Visitors to Meissner & Wurst Pearce Limited (Bristol, UK) will be able to get a first-hand appreciation for the look and feel of a cleanroom, as well as evaluate and compare various options and configurations relative to their requirements. As part of its 6,200-square-foot headquarters building, the company has built a 30-square-meter, fully-functioning Class 100 demonstration cleanroom complete with changing areas, air lock and air shower. The cleanroom will be used to demonstrate different approaches to cleanroom construction, materials, components and systems, as well as to train both M+W Pearce and client personnel on cleanroom procedures and protocols.

For example, de signer Spencer Baber describes five different types of wall construction were used in the cleanroom. “For pharmaceutical and food-processing applications, we have walls able to withstand cleaning and sterilizing procedur&#229&#229&#229es, while others address the requirements and preferences of semiconductor producers.”

Various approaches to installing and implementing cleanroom services are also shown with visitors able to inspect the different configurations from outside the cleanroom. Multiple systems are installed above, below and around the cleanroom, and can demonstrate both laminar and turbulent flows. In addition, the room illustrates a custom, PC-controlled energy management system, various lighting options, and methods for incorporating sprinkler systems. “We hope that by being able to show clients some of the options available, we will be better able to advise and discuss with them the right sort of facility to suit their needs,” Baber says.


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