Modular Cleanrooms

Modular Cleanrooms from Clean Modules

By: Clean Modules  12/02/2009
Keywords: Cleanroom, modular cleanrooms, portable cleanrooms

 The British company; Clean Modules Ltd specialises in the construction of bespoke modular cleanrooms. 

Modular cleanrooms can be used for a wide range of applications: They can provide both temporary and permanent facilities; they can be used to extend an existing facility, to provide a new stand-alone facility or as a mobile unit. Some of Clean Modules Ltd’s modules have literally been sent to the far corners of the globe.  

Over the last few years, Clean Modules Ltd has constructed numerous modular and mobile cleanrooms, varying from single to multi-storey cleanroom facilities, and comprising from one to numerous modules. Modular cleanrooms are a fast and convenient method of providing cleanroom facilities and can be fitted, commissioned and validated away from the site, then quickly installed and put into use. This can be particularly beneficiary for clients with continuing operations and restricted sites.  

Clean Modules Ltd’s concept of modular cleanrooms has changed and with it the way of building modular cleanrooms. The early modular cleanrooms included some timber elements, but the current generation is constructed within a hot rolled steel frame. As a result, the modular units feel and behave more like traditionally constructed buildings, the modular units can become wider and longer, and can accommodate bigger rooms. Besides improvements to the structural frame, the walls and ceilings have also improved. While the earlier walls and ceilings were constructed out of timber and vinyl chipboard, the current walls and ceilings are set out in cleanroom panels.

Cleanroom panels comprise of a PIR foam or a Rockwool structural core, pressure bonded to pre-stressed steel skins, allowing for higher insulation values, better fire ratings and stronger wall structures. The panels are finished with a smooth “foodsafe” hard PVC laminate cleanroom surface on the inside and a weather proof surface on the outside. As a result these panels function both as cleanroom wall and external wall at the same time. In combination with the modular cleanroom concept, newly constructed modular cleanrooms benefit from considerable cost-reductions compared to traditional constructed cleanrooms.  

The continuing improvements have not limited itself to the building’s structure, but have also included improvements to the services. The electric services are now installed via a plug and socket system, enabling full installation and testing of the system off site. The system is unplugged before shipping to site and plugged back together on site. On site the system only has to be checked for damage caused by transport. As a result, the time for service people on site has been reduced considerably. A similar philosophy extends to the air systems and other services which can be constructed for many cleanroom installations.

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