What is a HEPA Filter and How Does It Work?

What is a HEPA Filter?HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke. You can find HEPA filters in most air purifiers and in almost every cleanroom.Why are HEPA Filters Important?This type of air filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns. Particles that are larger or smaller are trapped with even higher efficiency. Using the worst case particle size results in the worst case efficiency rating (i.e. 99.97% or better for all particle sizes).This means that you can guarantee a clean and repeatable process, each and every time.HEPA Filters for CleanroomsIn almost every cleanroom, HEPA filters are a necessity. HEPA filters are often mounted in … Continued

3 Ways to Prevent Contamination in Your Cleanroom

If you’ve built a cleanroom, chances are you’re worried about industry regulations, competitive pressure, and maintaining a high level of quality control.All these reasons (and more) are why it’s vital that you prevent contamination in your cleanroom. Without the removal and prevention of contamination, your business will be unable to repeat your operation successfully and maintain ever so important quality standards.By removing contamination, you’ll have a lot less wasted product and save your business valuable time with R & D (research and development). When you eliminate particulate and bioburdening variables, your environment will be consistent for your business operations. In this post, we’ll be talking about how your team can prevent cleanroom contamination and guarantee that your cleanroom is working effectively.#1 Gowning ProceduresThe first factor that’s vital to preventing cleanroom contamination is the gowning procedures in place. Much like a lot of cleanroom S.O.Ps (standard operating procedures), gowning procedures are dependent … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Cleanroom Flooring

When manufacturing a cleanroom, there are so many different factors that need to be heavily considered. You’ve got cleanroom classifications, walls, flooring, filtration systems and a myriad of other components that can have a huge impact on the success of your cleanroom construction project and the effectiveness of the cleanroom itself. In order to help your decision making process, we’ve created the ultimate guide to clean room flooring. This won’t help you with every aspect of your cleanroom, but make sure to check out our blog for other helpful tips and recommendations.Whether you’re in the automotive, pharmaceutical, or even semiconductor industry, this applies to your next cleanroom construction project. In this guide, we’ll be going over the different factors to consider when deciding which flooring solution is best, as well as looking into some of the flooring options that have worked well in the past for our customers. Why is Cleanroom Flooring so … Continued

How to Decide What Cleanroom Classification You Need

If you clicked on this blog post, chances are you’re trying to decide which cleanroom classification is right for your business.Or, maybe you’re not sure exactly what ISO cleanroom classification is. Either way, you’re in luck. In this post, we’ll be talking about what ISO classification is, why it’s important, what factors should drive your decision making process, and explain how you can improve your cleanroom class at a later date.The information in this blog will apply to all industries, including semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical, or even automobile production. However, most of the examples we’ll reference in this post will be based on the pharmaceutical industry, so please keep that in mind.Ready to learn more about cleanroom ISO classifications? Keep reading.Why is ISO Classification Important?If this is your first time diving into the world of cleanroom classification, the idea of ISO classes may be a bit confusing. So, before we get started, … Continued

3 Big Differences Between Hardwall and Softwall Cleanrooms

Cleanroom design and construction can be confusing. How do you decide if you need a hardwall or softwall cleanroom? Does your business need a modular solution? In order to answer these questions, it’s important to think about your desired use of the room, your budget, and other key factors such as flexibility. This is especially important for facilities’ managers because these considerations can greatly influence both your end solution and your bottom line. In this post, we’ll go over the three key differences between a hardwall and softwall cleanroom, and help you decide which solution is best for your business. We’ll also provide examples of work we’ve done in the past to provide you with inspiration for your upcoming project.Why should you care about finding the right solution for your business? All cleanrooms are the same, right? This couldn’t be further from the truth. In today’s competitive landscape, making sure your company is … Continued

Cleanroom Contamination Occurs from These 3 Sources

No matter your Ohio industry, we at Vernick understand the risks associated with cleanroom contamination. While consequences vary between and within industries, contaminants can result in the loss of millions in product and revenue. Even worse, impurity in the medical and pharmaceutical environments can lead to human illness and death. Keep reading to learn about common cleanroom contaminant sources.

3 Key Factors That Impact Your Cleanroom HEPA Filter Lifespan

Cleanrooms require limiting and controlling the number of impure air particulates within their surroundings. At Vernick, we know the effective control of contamination levels is important, no matter the industry in which you work in Cincinnati, Ohio. Utilizing high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters is common for manufacturers in varying industries to control their cleanroom environments. However, the lifespan of a HEPA filter can vary, and this article addresses three factors that influence a HEPA filter’s lifespan.

Permanent vs. Modular Cleanroom: 4 Considerations for Deciding

Cleanrooms are used in various industries in Columbus, OH, where air particulates, pressurization, and humidity must be controlled within specific limits. Regulations often determine the specific requirements, such as the allowable measure of air particulates or air versus surface contamination. At Vernick, we understand that numerous factors play a role in deciding whether to construct a permanent cleanroom or a modular cleanroom. Here are four considerations to inform your decision.

3 Cleanroom Components Necessary for Research-Related Industries

When conducting research of any kind, consistency is absolutely key. The entire environment needs to maintain consistency of temperature, cleanliness, airflow, and humidity levels. Together, each of these elements will ensure an environment that is free of contaminants that could compromise your research. While there are several components that can assist in keeping your cleanroom sterile and contaminant-free, Vernick recommends having including these three components in your research cleanroom.