The design of a cleanroom at Rompa Group has been carefully considered. Below we give you several topics that are important for the design of a cleanroom. We kept flexibility in mind during the whole process as this helps us with possible expansion or modifications for the future. New technologies and equipment are being launched regularly. We want to stay on top of the game and be as innovative as possible, hence the amount of space the mechanical equipment takes up is important to consider.
All our cleanrooms have a high room flexibility. This means that the design is made in order for us to make a quick change-over of equipment for different manufacturing processes. A quick change-over makes our process very efficient and we reduce time which translates into saving costs but also minimises the risk of contamination in the long term.
Our airlocks prevent change of pressure in the room but is also a very protected environment that catches a lot of dust, harmful chemicals and dirt particles.
By implementing proper grounding we prevent any electrostatic discharge. During the use of a cleanroom electric charges can be created. We prevent this by proper grounding but also correct packaging. Our specialist conducts a static audit for us to identify potential problems that may occur and can be prevented.
A very obvious but important consideration is the function of controlling temperature and humidity. To create an environmentally controlled area the instruments to control the temperature and humidity are a must. Humidity is being controlled so we can prevent corrosion and reduce static electricity. We also want our employees to work in a comfortable environment so temperature and humidity for both our staff and the production process are important.
Wind flow in our rooms is being controlled by pressurisation. All cleanrooms are being maintained at a static pressure which is higher than atmospheric pressure. When the pressure is higher than atmospheric pressure we prevent infiltration of wind. Also the flow of air should be set up in a way that it moves from clean to less clean areas.
One consideration is already explained above but worth mentioning again. A cleanroom is not a cleanroom without the proper HEPA and ULPA filters.