The complete cleanroom package consists of many parts including the partitioning, air handling system, furniture, flooring etc. The level to which staff clean down before entering, their overalls that are worn and the number of air changes per hour also affect the cleanroom environment. For a cleanroom to be certified to a specific standard, all components must lend themselves to a specific level of cleanliness set for the desired class. On its own, Titan partitioning does not have a cleanroom class but can achieve one if combined with other components. Air Handling Air handling is the most important element within a cleanroom. There are two main categories of airflow: laminar and non-laminar. Non-laminar systems are cost effective and typically used for classes 100,000 to class 1000. Laminar systems give better performance by pushing particles through a perforated raised floor and hence can be used for classes 100 to 1. This guide is intended to outline the basics of cleanroom construction and how Titan partitions can be used as a part of a complete cleanroom solution.
Air handling is the most important element within a cleanroom. There are two main categories of airflow: laminar and non-laminar. Non-laminar systems are cost effective and typically used for classes 100,000 to class 1000. Laminar systems give better performance by pushing particles through a perforated raised floor and hence can be used for classes 100 to 1.
Titan has been designed specifically for cleanrooms. Its two line junction keeps dust traps to a minimum and its powder coated finish is an ideal surface for clean environments. It is also completely demountable, enabling one panel to be removed without having to dismantle the whole enclosure. All hardware accessories come in stainless steel as standard due to its excellent ‘clean’ properties. Details such as flush glazing eliminate ledges and improve aesthetics. For use in higher class cleanrooms all joints can be silicone sealed to stop air loss and reduce particle traps. Magnetic blinds are also available, which are controlled with a portable dial – keeping the panel face free from unnecessary clutter.
Titan is a high quality double skin cleanroom partitioning system, although its versatility allows it to be used in more than just cleanroom applications.
Used in conjunction with the correct air handling and HVAC systems, Titan is ideal for working towards an ISO 14644-1 Class 5 cleanroom environment. Following completion of the air handling system, it can also achieve a pressure cascade testing result of 30 pascals (30 Pa). This is achieved by reducing the number of joints and ledges, using special flush glazing and by utilising coved skirting. Maximum performance is obtained by sealing all joints after installation, including perimeters to glazed apertures. Ceilings are formed from a single line junction panel with an optional facility for carrying a person’s weight or maintenance purposes.
Titan can be multi-tiered and profiled for warehouse and office divisions to create a more appropriate environment in specialised areas. Normal applications would be in dry environments where Titan can be cleaned to our specification. Please consult our sales office for details.
TGIC and lead-free polyester powder coating are available as standard in the distinctive RAL 9010 white, with an average coat thickness of 70 microns. Non-standard and corporate colours are also available upon request. Anti-static / electro dissipative, and antimicrobial powder coatings are also available.
Options for extra sound reduction are available. There are also options for several different floor details including coved skirting, bull nosed skirting, and stainless steel kick plates. Titan can also be manufactured in a form that can more readily withstand moist atmospheres