DuPont contracts Servicor for cleanroom

Servicor Inc. is making finishing touches on a $1.2 million dollar cleanroom for DuPont (Wilmington, DE).

The cleanroom will be used to develop advanced superconductivity technology. According to Servicor, DuPont is striving to accelerate conductive factors in components for the Department of Defense.

The cleanroom is comprised of 15 areas. All areas are designated as ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) boutique fab areas. Will Stambaugh, regional sales manager for Servicor, says the cleanroom is equipped with Servicor's structural steel system. It also includes a ceiling grid that features custom process piping access panels and yellow lighting. Stambaugh adds that Servicor's “Ultra” envelope system supports Dupont's bulkhead mounted process equipment and built-in Servicor stainless steel laminar air-flow benches. A Thallium room was also designed to have low wall exhaust HEPA filtration in the event that an unexpected excursion would have to be contained.

Although the client was not disclosed, Servicor has also completed a clinical trials facility that meets the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulations for human drug production.

The facility, located in Northern California, consists of two suites with dedicated airlock/gown-up entry rooms, and two completely separate and isolated HVAC systems – providing independent control of each suite with no cross-contamination.

According to Servicor, the ISO Class 7 (Class 10,000) facility was delivered under very tight time constraints. The cleanroom suites were retrofitted into an existing light industrial building space that had formerly housed commercial businesses.

The facility features Servicor's Ultra Style seismically-rated framing system, load-bearing Unigrid ceilings, baked-on powder coated finishes and rounded corner detailing. Cleanroom Consulting (Syracuse, NY) provided the conceptual design package for the project and ICOM Mechanical (San Jose, CA) provided the neutral plenum design HVAC system, which delivers pressure, temperature, and humidity control for Servicor cleanroom suites. —Mark A. DeSorbo


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