Case studies

Cleanroom Consumables

Helapet
Class 7 cleanroom complex
340m²: £250,000
10 weeks duration

The new cleanroom facility was built in an existing warehouse building. The complex was totally self-supporting using a purpose designed steelwork structure. The room fabric consisted of a metal cleanroom partition system, vinyl floor, suspended ceiling c/w lighting and a fully equipped changing room.

The facility was designed as class 7 turbulent flow cleanrooms feeding a central packaging area. The area included a clean corridor used for personnel access as well as a viewing area for guests.

Services included compressed air and small power fitted in dado trunking.

Air conditioning comprised simple air handling units with dx cooling and electric heating to give comfort conditions in the rooms. The rooms operate with a positive pressure to prevent the ingress of contamination from the surrounding area.

A series of passthrough hatches were fitted to enable materials and components to be moved in and out of the cleanroom without having to go through the changing room. They included floor mounted passthroughs for trolleys and wall mounted for smaller items. All passthrough doors were mechanically interlocked.

The project was completed on time and on budget. John Blight, managing director for Helapet commented: “Cleanroom Solutions really went the extra mile to ensure our new cleanroom facilities were ready on time. We are impressed by the quality of their workmanship and dedication of their staff.”