Cleanroom Walls – the Options for Rigidwall Cleanrooms
A vital part of any cleanroom is its barrier system. Its walls and doors work together to keep contaminants out of the room while the air filtration system cleans the air inside. Stick-built cleanrooms are built using traditional construction methods, but with modular cleanrooms, there are different options available for you to choose from when deciding on cleanroom walls. In this blog we will go through those options.
How Are Rigidwall Cleanroom Walls Constructed?
Modular cleanrooms are manufactured to be quicker and easier to assemble and disassemble. They can easily be moved or expanded, which gives organizations more flexibility in how they can utilize their cleanroom space. Modular wall panels are prefabricated at the factory, palletized, and shipped to the customer site for installation.
At Technical Air Products, our rigidwall cleanrooms are manufactured using our proprietary LogiClean® high-strength 6063-T6 aluminum extrusions. Our components are light weight and utilize continuous T-slots and threaded bosses. This system requires no drilling or tapping, making the installation process cleaner, quicker and easier. Our extrusions are finished in a durable coat of white powder-coated enamel that prevents corrosion and contamination.
Available Panel Options
Technical Air Products’ rigidwall panels can be assembled with clear, opaque, or special colored acrylic, polycarbonate, static-dissipative PVC, or even glass, to fit various operational requirements. What are the differences between our most popular options?
Acrylic – Acrylic panels offer the best overall value of the three types and they are scratch resistant. They are available in clear, opaque, and offer various color options.
Polycarbonate – Polycarbonate panels are a tougher panel option with a “glass-like” appearance. They offer greater impact and heat resistance and will stand up better to exposure to acids and solvents in the long term.
Static-dissipative PVC – If you need to control static within your cleanroom, we recommend using a static-dissipative PVC panel. This type of panel resists attraction of particulate as well.
Other Cleanroom Options
If you will need separate rooms or areas, like a gowning area, or a place to prepare materials before they enter the cleanroom, interior walls or room dividers can also be added. These can be customized for your unique application.
If your operation doesn’t require a rigidwall cleanroom, we also offer softwall cleanrooms, which are more cost-competitive options, utilizing clear, soft vinyl walls.
No matter which type of wall system you choose, all of our cleanrooms come with motorized HEPA or ULPA fan filter units. We guarantee your cleanroom will meet the cleanliness rating you require from Class 8 (100,000) to Class 4 (10). They also come standard with energy-efficient LED light panels, offering you long-lasting, money-saving cleanroom performance.
If you have further questions about how our cleanroom wall panel options work to prevent contamination from entering the cleanroom, please contact us. We will work with you to provide the best cleanroom to meet your needs.