Cleanrooms Australia is committed to the environment and minimizing the environmental impact of our installations.
We are conscious of the environment, and always mindful of our personal responsibility to take steps within our control to ensure minimal damage to the planet.
We believe that we can gain the best results in design by using a holistic approach in concert with the client’s needs, and government guidelines.
We have been recognized within the industry for creating projects that are sustainable environmentally as well as economically. Below is a brief summary of a project that we have been recognized for.
The installation of a cleanroom was undertaken in a warehouse space attached to the proprietor’s office space. Due to the high electrical demand of this type of installation and the fact that the area has electrical distribution issues related to high density housing and varying power demands, during both the design and the construction phase attention was made to minimizing the electrical burden.
The potential obstacles that were addressed:
- The introduction of outside air for pressurisation and make up air has the potential of being the largest heat load due to moisture content during the cooler months.
- The removal and control of the humidity is a substantial expense in the operation of the facility
- If you choose the less expensive capital cost design of cooling the supply air and reheating, the required power consumption is high.
The alternative is to use a freestanding direct expansion refrigeration and desiccant wheel dehumidification unit, although a higher capital cost, the return on investment was calculated at about 5 years depending on the design parameters.
The benefit of the dehumidification unit is that you only need to address the small volume of incoming air, rather than treating the large volume of recirculated air inherent to a cleanroom application, and the power saving is significant, reducing the electrical burden to the environment from this cleanroom as well as saving thousands of kilowatt of costly power for the owners.