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The 10 Common Traps in designing and constructing cleanrooms

Written on October 24, 2017 at , by

Traps encountered with cleanroom design and construction aren’t technically traps. They are more commonly oversights by people who can picture the image of a cleanroom but haven’t designed or constructed cleanrooms before. This booklet is written for anyone wanting to understand some of the issues that may arise in the construction of a cleanroom.

Cleanroom Gowning

Written on October 24, 2017 at , by

In a recent meeting I was asked by one of the managers of a new research and development company: “What is the correct method to gown to enter the cleanroom?” Obviously discussion followed as to, it depending on who is working in what area, to what classification the cleanroom is designed and constructed and the […]

Valentine’s Day festivities and cleanrooms

Written on August 27, 2017 at , by

In our office this morning, the comment was made our clients with clean rooms might find it hard to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Within 30 min, as lady luck would have it, I had received numerous e-mails from people regarding clean rooms and Valentine’s Day. Below is an entry from one of the people in our […]

How to correctly enter a cleanroom

Written on August 27, 2017 at , by

There is a lot that can go wrong entering a cleanroom environment. Your cleanroom personnel’s behaving accordingly to the established standards is absolutely necessary in order to sustain the classification of your cleanroom. It is a widely known fact that people and the machinery used in the cleanroom are the biggest source of contamination. There […]

A Day in the Life of a Cleanroom

Written on August 26, 2017 at , by

On the 9th of April the James Webb Space Telescope’s heart was installed at NASA’S Goddard Space flight centre. Situated in Greenbelt, Maryland, the site is home to the world’s largest cleanroom. The installation required an amazing precision ‘wiggle’ because the core piece of the telescope had to “avoid interference with already installed systems”. Maurice […]