Introduction to ULPA Filters

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.In the quest for healthier indoor environments and more consistent controlled environments, these filters have emerged as a powerful ally. ULPA, or Ultra-Low Penetration Air, filters represent a remarkable advancement in air filtration technology. They play a pivotal role in maintaining clean and breathable air within indoor spaces, thereby enhancing both human health and productivity. In this article, we will delve into the world of ULPA filters, exploring their mechanisms, applications, benefits, and dispelling common misconceptions.What are ULPA Filters?ULPA filters are a specialized class of air filters designed to capture and remove extremely small particles from the air, typically only used in business settings.Unlike conventional air filters found in residential spaces, these filters are engineered to achieve an exceptionally high level of filtration efficiency, typically removing particles as small as 0.1 micrometers with an efficiency of 99.999%, ten times more effective than a traditional HEPA … Continued

Enhancing Cleanroom Performance: Exploring Cleanroom Monitoring and Logging Options

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.After you construct a cleanroom, it’s crucial to maintain its integrity through constant maintenance and monitoring. In this blog, we’ll go into the significance of monitoring and logging systems, provide insights into different monitoring options, and highlight the importance of proper logging practices.Understanding Cleanroom MonitoringLike we mentioned previously, cleanroom monitoring is essential for maintaining optimal conditions and mitigating potential risks. The key parameters that are important to monitor are particle count, temperature, humidity, and differential pressure.In the next few paragraphs, we’ll explore the most common options for monitoring these parameters.Options for Cleanroom MonitoringWhen choosing the right monitoring system for your operation, we recommend using an alarm or real-time monitoring system. Real-Time MonitoringReal-time monitoring systems continuously collect data and provide immediate feedback through a digital interface on the front of the device. They offer a comprehensive overview of cleanroom conditions and enable prompt response to … Continued

Cleanroom ROI – What You Need to Know

Cleanroom ROI measurement is a vital step in getting the construction process approved.Cleanroom construction is a specialized building process that involves the design and construction of rooms that are kept at a very high level of cleanliness. These rooms are typically used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and semiconductors, where the presence of even small amounts of contaminants can negatively impact production.Cleanrooms are also often utilized in markets that have a high standard for quality control.In this blog, we’ll be discussing everything you need to know about cleanroom ROI.We’ve also include some additional resources at the end.Why is Cleanroom ROI so Important for Cleanroom Construction?The importance of cost-effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) in cleanroom construction cannot be overstated. As with any construction project, the cost of building a cleanroom can be significant, so it’s essential to ensure that the investment (cleanroom ROI) is worthwhile. In addition, many industries … Continued

The Future of Modular Cleanrooms: What to Expect

Modular cleanrooms are an increasingly popular choice for a variety of industries, due to their flexibility, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness. These structures are used in a variety of settings, including research labs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and food processing plants, to name a few. As technology continues to advance, the future of modular cleanrooms looks bright, with many exciting developments on the horizon.In this blog, we’ll be discussing what the future looks like for modular cleanrooms.Emergence of Smart TechnologyOne of the major trends in the modular cleanroom industry is the increasing use of smart technology. Smart cleanrooms use sensors and other technologies to monitor and control various aspects of the cleanroom environment, such as temperature, humidity, air quality, and more. This allows for greater accuracy and efficiency in maintaining a sterile environment.Increased Healthcare UseAnother trend is the increasing use of modular cleanrooms in the healthcare industry. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued

Project Highlight: Gasket Producer Employs Modular Cleanroom for Expansion

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.Newman Gasket, located in Lebanon, OH,  is a sanitary gasket company that got their start working in the dairy industry. Over time, Newman Gasket expanded their operation, now producing injection-molded gaskets for the pharmaceutical and bio pharmaceutical industries. Newman Gasket employed Vernick to help aid their rapid growth via a modular cleanroom system.Newman Gasket chose to work with us due to our unique design-build process and years of industry experience.Vernick designed and built an ISO class 7 modular cleanroom for Newman Gasket. Located inside of their expanded warehouse, our modular cleanroom met internal standards. Given the cleanroom was ISO class 7, we could guarantee a repeated production of high-quality parts.Since our client needed an overhead crane, Vernick also ensured that the cleanroom would operate properly despite the increased size of the facility.Our team provided the modular cleanroom wall system, the required … Continued

What is a Cleanroom?

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.What is a cleanroom? Chances are, if you are reading this blog post, you’ve been tasked with constructing a cleanroom, or finding someone who can.Well, you’re in luck. Keep reading this blog post to find out everything you’ll need to know about cleanrooms, and how you can have one constructed in no time.What is a Cleanroom?A cleanroom is a controlled environment in which contaminants such as dust, airborne germs, and aerosol particles are filtered away to offer the cleanest possible environment. The majority of cleanrooms are employed for the production of goods like electronics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices..Depending on the number of particles permitted per cubic meter, a cleanroom can be categorized into various classifications based on international standards (See ISO 14644). Previously prior to a globalized standard this was done with FED209E. This is where the cross reference between ISO … Continued

3 Big Differences Between Hardwall and Softwall Cleanrooms

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.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. … Continued

3 Strong Advantages of a Hardwall Cleanroom

Is your pharmaceutical company considering the addition of a strictly controlled cleanroom? Does your manufacturing business need the added advantage of a highly regulated, yet flexible, workspace? The professionals at Vernick & Associates have been creating hardwall cleanrooms for commercial establishments in the Columbus area since 1985. With our tried-and-true process, we can help you design a hardwall system that will offer you the three advantages listed below.

Cleanrooms & Universities: Cleanroom Components For Higher Education

Building and maintaining a complex system of hardwall cleanrooms in a university setting requires a company that understands the specifications unique to higher education. Vernick & Associates is proud to assist educational campuses within the greater Cleveland area with the entire cleanroom process, from start to finish. Whether your team is looking for assistance in the areas of science, engineering, medical, agriculture, or several other fields, adding the following components will keep your cleanroom working at 100% efficiency.

Why Cleanrooms Are Necessary for the Manufacturing Industry

With the strict standards many manufacturing processes must follow today, cleanrooms are the ideal solution for maintaining rigidly-controlled environments. Both the hardwall and softwall cleanrooms from Vernick & Associates have the ability to provide control over humidity, air contamination, air pressure, and temperature. Along with ensuring a consistent and meticulous work environment, our cleanrooms also provide the following benefits necessary for a clean manufacturing process.