Benefits of Building a Modular Cleanroom

In a variety of sectors, modular cleanrooms are rising in popularity. This kind of cleanroom may be used for a variety of tasks, from manufacturing to medical and pharmaceutical operations, and is quick to build and simple to maintain.In this blog post, we’ll be discussing what a modular cleanroom system is, and why a modular cleanroom design may be the best solution for you.What Are Modular Cleanrooms?A modular cleanroom is a cleanroom that is constructed from prefabricated parts that are installed on-site according to your specifications. These pre-fabricated parts include wall and ceiling panels as well as unique elements like air locks and pass-through chamber panels.Depending on the use and classification requirements for your cleanroom, there are a variety of modular cleanroom design alternatives. It is possible for modular cleanrooms to integrate existing walls and structures from your factory or facility or to stand alone as standalone buildings.They can also … Continued

What is a HEPA Filter and How Does It Work?

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

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

How to Decide What Cleanroom Classification You Need

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

Lithium Battery Dry Rooms

Lithium batteries power almost everything: remote car locks, cell phones, laptops, electric cars, and a truly endless list of other objects. As lithium batteries become ever more ubiquitous, manufacturers have moved from producing small batches of lithium batteries to much larger operations

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.

Cleanroom Supply Chain Shortages Impact Industries

Do you work in a cleanroom in a non-medical industry that is experiencing a supply shortage? If so, you are not alone. Specifically, PPE and isopropyl alcohol are in high demand and short supply globally. Vernick shares the concern of that of our clients. Here is what we know.