Modular Clean Rooms
Modular clean rooms feature hard wall construction mounted between anodized aluminum posts to create a fully enclosed area. When compared to softwall clean rooms, the rigid wall construction allows for increased volumes of internal air pressure, which helps to minimize dirty air from entering the room. This type of hard wall design provides for a better and more consistent performance. Modular clean rooms are easy to assemble and reassemble and are recommended for ISO Class 5-8 cleanrooms.
Clean Air Products’ modular cleanrooms are designed for outstanding performance and aesthetic appeal. We design and manufacture recirculating and non-recirculating modular cleanrooms in a range of standard sizes and configurations, as well as custom modular cleanrooms that are tailored to your unique specifications.
Why Choose A Modular Cleanroom?Clean Air Products’ freestanding modular hard wall clean rooms will significantly reduce your design, engineering, and construction times and costs. They offer several distinct advantages over fixed-wall cleanrooms, including:
- Portable - Since it’s not a permanent part of your larger structure, a modular cleanroom can be disassembled and relocated, moved to another facility, or even sold as an asset.
- Expandable - Our modular clean rooms are easy to expand; simply remove one (or more) walls and add another clean room module. Our prefabricated designs allow your cleanroom to be expanded, reconfigured in a different layout, or divided into multiple smaller rooms.
- Built-In Air Handling & Filtration - All air handling and filtration units are built into the ceiling of our modular clean rooms; hookups for plumbing and electrical are engineered-in for easy installation and setup.
- Quick Turnaround - While it can take several months to build a fixed-wall cleanroom (owing to the amount of design, engineering, and construction involved), Clean Air Products can build and install a sophisticated modular hard wall cleanroom in just a few weeks. Onsite assembly of our modular clean rooms is also significantly less disruptive to your day-to-day operations.
Hardwall Cleanrooms from Clean Air Products
Modular Clean Room Construction ConsiderationsAt Clean Air Products you can choose from two types of laminar flow clean rooms: recirculating and non-recirculating. Your product and process requirements will determine which type is best-suited to your company’s needs. Click here for information on common industry standards and cleanroom performance requirements.
Recirculating Modular CleanroomsAs the name suggests, a recirculating modular cleanroom recirculates the air within and prevents that air from mixing with outside air—this allows for better control of temperature and humidity. Air is recirculated through HEPA filters, located in the ceiling of the clean room, using air return chambers built into the walls of the clean room. In a recirculating modular cleanroom, less contamination load is put on the HEPA filters because the system is continually recycling previously cleaned air. This allows filters to last longer and perform better.
Non-Recirculating Modular CleanroomsAlso called a “single pass cleanroom,” a non-recirculating modular cleanroom draws in air from above the room through the HEPA filters. The filtered air is blown into the cleanroom, and it exits via either a small gap located below the walls or through adjustable wall grills. With no need for return air ductwork, non-circulating modular clean rooms are less costly than recirculating clean rooms.
Custom Prefabricated Clean Room OptionsClean Air Products offers a line of standard hardwall modular cleanrooms, as well as custom hard wall modular cleanrooms that are tailored to your application and performance requirements.
To create the perfect cleanroom for your facility, our modular cleanrooms include a wide variety of customizable features. The overall size and configuration, the location of entry/exit doors and pass-throughs, even the wall material can be customized to meet your unique needs.
Modular Clean room InstallationOur prefabricated hard wall clean rooms are designed for fast and easy onsite installation. All components are prefabricated at our factory. In most cases, complete installation and setup at your facility can be completed in less than a week, after you receive your shipment.
Differentiating Between Hardwall & Softwall Modular Cleanroom Systems
Both hardwall and softwall clean rooms use negative air preassure and are prefabricated, modular structures that prevent contamination in a specified work area, but there are specific differences you should consider before selecting an option for your application.
Modular clean rooms that are constructed with hard wall systems feature hard, demountable walls that are designed to fully enclose the modular cleanroom. Hardwall modular cleanrooms are extremely effective at preventing an area from becoming contaminated by airborne particles and can be used for applications where temperature and humidity control are critical.
Conversely, Softwall Cleanrooms are modularly constructed with a soft-sided, tent-like structure. They are smaller and more portable than hard wall clean rooms and can be easily assembled as free-standing structures or suspended from a ceiling. They are effective at containing dust and since the walls are soft and flexible, they can easily be installed virtually anywhere. These prefabricated cleanrooms are typically less expensive than hard wall cleanrooms.
For more information on Clean Air Products' modular clean rooms, download the white paper "How to select a clean room."
Customized Hard Wall Cleanrooms Provide More Design Flexibility
Customized hard wall cleanrooms can be manufactured to fit any dimensions and with unique special features that deliver the performance you need. They provide a higher level of design flexibility than standard modular hard wall cleanrooms because you can customize everything from electrical outputs and filtration units to wall material and gaskets. Customized hard wall cleanrooms can also be retrofit with gowning rooms to achieve a higher level of cleanliness and ionization systems for applications involving ESD sensitive materials.