A clean room is a room in which airborne particulates, contaminants, and pollutants are kept within strict limits. For example, in the electronics industry, clean rooms are used in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards, integrated circuits and PC hard drives. The purpose of the cleanroom is to control an environment by limiting the presence of micron and submicron particles and controlling environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. The level to which the environment/particle count/air changes per hour is controlled and thus determines the cleanroom classification.
How do cleanrooms work?
Cleanrooms use High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters located in the ceiling to remove particles out of the air. HEPA filters are 99.99% effective at eliminating contaminants from the air, such as dust, pollen, bacteria, mold, and other airborne particles.
What is cleanroom flooring?
Most factories have bare concrete floor which is very porous and particulates. In order to reach the desired cleanroom class, it is usually necessary to install either an epoxy, heat welded vinyl or industrial VCT floor over the concrete to eliminate particulates. The choice of cleanroom flooring is driven by cost, cleanroom class and chemical resistance to cleaning chemicals.
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