When Does My Industry Need an Environmental Room?

When your specific industry needs a highly controlled space to test research methods, operate specialized machinery, or conduct sterile procedures, there are several options to consider. Between environmental rooms, cleanrooms, and modular buildings, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your Cincinnati area business. Vernick & Associates can help your specialized industry choose which type of highly controlled room will be the perfect fit. For companies who need to meet the following standards, an environmental room just may be the best possible option.Store Machinery or InventoryYour industry may be looking for a clean space free from dust, light, and other outside elements, to store machinery or large amounts of inventory. You don’t necessarily need to control air pressure, meet strict ISO standards, or have cleanroom components available. An environmental room can provide effective, sanitary conditions without the accompanying rigid standards of a strictly controlled softwall cleanroom.Restrict … Continued

4 FAQs Regarding Softwall Cleanrooms

Hardwall and softwall cleanrooms provide a sterile space for procedures to be performed in a strictly controlled environment. Maybe you’re considering adding one of these rooms to an existing facility in the Columbus area but aren’t quite sure which type of cleanroom is best. The team at Vernick & Associates can help you choose a cleanroom for your specific needs. Take a look at these four frequently asked questions regarding our well-built and efficient softwall cleanrooms. 1. What Is the Advantage of a Softwall Cleanroom vs. a Hardwall Cleanroom?Each type of environmental room has its unique advantages. Softwall cleanrooms are portable, lightweight, and easy to assemble. With this type of space, an extra room can be easily and efficiently added, in very little time. They are also cost-efficient as they don’t require any permanent construction to take place.2. How Do Softwall Cleanrooms Provide a Sterile Environment?Softwall cleanrooms, also known as process … Continued

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.Recirculating Air SystemRecirculating air systems are particularly helpful when the control of the air inside the cleanroom is of the utmost importance. More effective than a single-pass system, a recirculating air system does not re-use the filtered air. It tightly controls the temperature and humidity inside the hardwall cleanroom.Particle Monitoring SystemsMost airborne contaminants are invisible to the human eye. This is where an airborne particle counter can help monitor the number of particles … Continued

3 Basic Requirements of a Highly Controlled Cleanroom

Highly controlled environments are essential to the manufacturing process in a variety of industries. Although particular industries may require more stringent standards, there are three basic specifications that every single cleanroom must follow. The team at Vernick & Associates has been designing and building these highly controlled environments in Cleveland and the surrounding areas since 1985. While we have the expertise and know-how to create a variety of strictly monitored, immaculate workspaces, we also understand the top three basic requirements that each cleanroom should contain.1. Pristine Internal SurfacesEvery single surface of the specified cleanroom must be smooth and impassable to microorganisms. Any counters, tables, chairs, benches, or work areas need to be easy to clean, but also strong enough to handle any type of procedure. The materials used to create these particular surfaces cannot flake, chip, or create dust when used.2. Immaculate Air FlowIt is imperative that unwanted air particles … Continued

Cleanrooms vs. Environmental Rooms: How Are They Different?

Cleanrooms and environmental rooms are designed to maintain a highly controlled environment. While an environmental room is a more relaxed version of a cleanroom, a cleanroom offers higher restrictions to drastically reduce the number of contaminants. Although the differences between the two spaces are not drastic, they are necessary to ensure your processes and products meet specific toxin-free standards. Vernick and Associates can help you make the best decision for your unique manufacturing needs.

5 Steps to Determine the Cleanroom Classification for Your Business

It is important in any field to have the tools available for success. In a variety of industries, cleanrooms and environmental rooms are keys for driving research and growth. If you’re thinking about installing a cleanroom in your operation, it’s important to find customized solutions from the experts. At Vernick & Associates, we provide Ohio and the surrounding Midwest regions custom-built cleanroom and controlled environment spaces.

Choosing the Best Materials for Your Cleanroom: Hardwall vs. Softwall Cleanrooms

Cleanroom and controlled environment technology are important for research and development involving chemicals and medicines. Building the appropriate structure for direct application is vital. Since 1985, Vernick & Associates has been the expert in cleanroom designs for the Ohio area. Custom designs are built to the exact specifications to meet industry standard and building capabilities. 

Morphing Your Workspace with a Modular Office

Have you ever found your workspace to be inefficient or noisy? The open concept design is great in many instances, but it can sometimes be ineffective. The modern office requires partitions, glass wall enclosures, and security in addition to open space for community and collaboration.  New construction is costly and can halt production. Don’t stop your daily business just to achieve an optimal working environment. Let Vernick & Associates construct a modular office to meet the growing demands of your business.

Basics of Determining Cleanroom Lighting

In the last blog post from Vernick & Associates, we talked a little about the different types of flooring for cleanrooms. In this post, we will go over the different types of lighting features and levels for you to consider for your cleanroom.As with every aspect of a cleanroom, the lighting is extremely important and requires proper cleanability. In order to prevent any type of contamination, the lighting must be bacteria-free.

What Makes a Clean Room “Clean”?

Clean rooms are “created” when clean room designers like Vernick & Associates bring together engineering design, fabrication, finish, and operational controls to convert a “normal” room to a “clean room” so that they can be used for manufacturing. These clean rooms must meet the requirements defined in the Sterile Code of Annex 1 of both the EU and PIC/S Guides to GMP and other standards and guidance as required by local health authorities.