The Pass through Cabinet: Benefits and Advantages
Maintaining a sterile environment is crucial for many industries that manufacture components which cannot tolerate contamination, as well as in medical and laboratory environments. While cleanrooms are designed to maintain air quality to standard, it’s also important to avoid introducing new contamination. Use of pass through cabinets is one of the best ways to control cross-contamination in these spaces.
What Is a Pass Through Cabinet?
Pass through cabinets are cleanroom accessories. They are often installed directly into the cleanroom’s walls. Two sides of the cabinet have doors. When they are opened one door at a time, this allows objects to be passed through into or out of the cleanroom while controlling the risk of new contamination. In addition to wall pass through cabinets, Technical Air Products also offers cart pass through cabinets. Our cabinets feature:
- Double-wall construction
- Powder-coated finish
- Safety glass viewing windows in doors
- Lift-off stainless steel hinges
- Mounting frames for both sides of wall
What Are the Benefits of Pass Through Cabinets?
Every worker exit or entrance introduces a risk of new contamination from the outside, but pass through cabinets offer an affordable way to transfer allowed materials in and out of a cleanroom. Pass through cabinets limit the frequency at which people need to enter or exit the cleanroom, making it easier for the cleanroom to maintain its cleanliness standards.
Because materials can enter a room without a person entering, this saves time as well. This can be a significant benefit. Workers do not need to spend time gowning or showering to bring in or remove objects from the cleanroom.
Pass through cabinets also make it possible to store materials outside of the cleanroom, eliminating the need for larger cleanroom space. This lowers acquisition and operational costs considerably, making modular cleanrooms a viable option for many applications.
Technical Air Products manufactures standard wall pass through cabinets in 18”x18”x18”, 24”x24”x24” and 36”x36”x36” sizes. We can also offer custom sizes and options.
Technical Air Products offers competitive pricing and lead-time on cleanroom accessories to meet your company’s needs. If you think modular cleanroom solutions would fit your company’s requirements, please take some time to view our cleanroom products.