Modular construction has been on the rise in recent years. Going modular is a great way to reduce building costs and energy consumption. Whether you're creating inplant offices, building cubicles, or utilizing clean room partitioning systems, modular building methods are faster while still maintaining quality. In fact, a modular building company in China recently completed building a 57-story building in only 19 days. Because modular is so versatile it has become one of the best ways to create a functional cleanroom space. Cleanrooms are used in manufacturing, medical, even biotechnology industries. And in almost every situation the cleanrooms utilized are modular.
Here are some things you should know about modular clean rooms
- Built-in HVAC reduces costs
When you create a built-in cleanroom via traditional construction methods you have to find a way to create a closed HVAC system within the cleanroom in order to reduce the risk of outside contamination. This means most traditional cleanrooms have double-width walls which take up valuable space within your building. Modular systems are equipped with their own built-in HVAC units that regulate airflow with minimal impact.
- Benefits of a cleanroom
Technology is getting smaller. The smaller the technology, the higher the risk of severe damage from particulates in the air. If you're building circuit boards you already know that one tiny piece of dust can be the death knell for your entire line of products. A clean room environment drastically reduces the risk of damage from particulate in the air.
- Cleanrooms should be validated and cleaned regularly
Cleanrooms are a regulated space within any building. There are certain guidelines and qualifications that need to be met. Best practice for keeping your cleanroom in good working order is to keep it clean. A cleanroom environment is clean because outside airflow can't get inside. It can still have issues with its own inside air quality. Regularly changing your cleanroom air filters and ensuring the space is maintained will improve the effectiveness of the space overall. Additionally, take the time to get it validated frequently.
With growing industrial regulations and the decreasing cost of modular building, going with a modular cleanroom is likely the best solution for your situation. When building an inplant office within your manufacturing plant you can increase productivity as a fraction of the cost of traditional building methods. The same applies to cleanroom construction.