Glossary
  • A/C

    Air Conditioning

  • Actuators

    An actuator is a mechanical component that can move a mechanism or system.

  • Adjustable height feet

    Feet that can be adjusted to ensure a level system is created, even on uneven floors.

  • Air changes per hour

    The amount of time a cleanroom can completely replace its air volume within an hour.

  • Air cleanliness

    With regards to cleanrooms, air cleanliness is usually measured by taking airborne particle counts w...

  • Air Conditioning

    See temperature and humidity control

  • Air differential

    Air differential

  • Air handling units (AHU)

    Connect 2 Cleanrooms support the implementation of Air Handling Units only in certain circumstances.

  • Airborne particle counts

    Airborne particle counts are an air sampling method, used to determine if a cleanroom is meeting the...

  • Airborne particles

    Airborne particles are sub-micron particles, which are invisible to the naked eye.

  • As-built cleanroom

    A cleanroom that is complete, functional and ready for operation, but without the equipment and pers...

  • Assisted build

    A major benefit of an assisted build is that it can keep costs down, as travel and accomodation requ...

  • At-rest cleanroom

    A cleanroom that is complete, functional and ready for operation, with the equipment inside, but wit...

  • Bioburden

    Bioburden is the number of bacteria living on an un-sterilised surface. See Rotational Cleaning f...

  • Biocide

    Many biocidal disinfectants have a broad spectrum of activity, especially against bacteria and fungi...

  • Breakout Panel

    Breakout panels should be clearly marked and need to be able to be removed in seconds to allow exit....

  • Change area

    It is good practice for all cleanrooms to include a change area as it helps operatives adhere to gow...

  • Cleanroom

    A cleanroom is a "room within which the number concentration of airborne particles is controlled.......

  • Cleanroom Energy Standard BS 8568:2013

    BS 8568:2013 is a code of practice for improving energy efficiency in cleanrooms and clean air devic...

  • Cleanroom extension

    A cleanroom may need to be extended to allow organisations to react to increased market demand.

  • Cleanroom relocation

    There are a number of reasons for which a cleanroom may need to be relocated.

  • Composite

    A material made up of 2 component parts, typically resin and fibre, used to create strong but lightw...

  • Coved floor

    When the floor is extended at the edges to be applied up the wall, creating a curved surface from wa...

  • Door interlock

    Interlocked doors support good cleanroom entry and exit practices by only allowing one door to open...

  • DOP testing

    Dispersed Oil Particulate (DOP) testing, is the process in which the integrity of your HEPA (High Ef...

  • ECO Cleanroom Control

    Environmental monitoring of controls such as pressure differential, particle counts, temperature & h...

  • ESD Hardwall cleanroom panels

    For cleanroom environments where electrostatic charge is a process risk, static dissipative clear pa...

  • Fan Filter Unit (FFU)

    A fan filter unit is a motorised unit which supplies clean, filtered air to a cleanroom.

  • Federal standards for cleanrooms

    Now defunct, the U.S. Federal Standard 209E Cleanroom Standards were the U.S. General Service Admini...

  • Filter integrity testing

    See DOP testing

  • Flooring

    The main cleanroom flooring options are loose lay flooring and vinyl flooring.

  • GMP Guidelines

    Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is the minimum standard that a medicines manufacturer must meet in...

  • Grade 304 Stainless Steel

    Approximate Composition – 18% chromium, 8% nickel (exact composition ranges vary between EN and ASTM...

  • Grade 316 Stainless Steel

    Approximate Composition – 17% chromium, 10% nickel, 2% molybdenum (exact composition ranges vary bet...

  • Hardwall cleanroom panels

    Hardwall panels are robust, with a high resistance to alcohol and solvents.

  • HEPA filter test

    See DOP testing

  • HEPA filtration

    A HEPA filter is a filter media which is efficient at removing submicron particles from the air.

  • HVAC

    See Temperature & humidity control

  • Hybrid

    A hybrid cleanroom is often used to define a cleanroom which uses more than one envelope constructio...

  • Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is the 4th industrial revolution - the digital transformation.

  • Integral Benching

    For optimum space utilisation, integrated benching can be installed in cleanrooms.

  • Laminar flow cabinets

    Vertical laminar flow cabinets / booths create either a localised clean environment or additional pr...

  • LED Lighting

    LED light fittings can be optimised to support minimum working plane Lux requirements.

  • Lux levels

    Typically, the minimum lux requirements for a cleanroom are driven by the production of small and s...

  • Magnehelic Pressure Gauge

    Magnehelic differential pressure gauges are provided to ensure a positive pressure boundary is maint...

  • Micron

    A micron is one thousandth of a millimetre.

  • Modular cleanroom

    Modular cleanrooms are freestanding structures that can withstand the high volume of airflow require...

  • Monobloc cleanroom system

    Monobloc cleanroom systems feature flush-fitting wall panels for reduced particle retention and supe...

  • Offsite Cleanroom Construction

    Off-site construction offers a more accurate and timely installation with less chance of failure, wi...

  • Opaque Panel

    Opaque hardwall cleanroom panels provide a good resistance to alcohol and solvents and give a bright...

  • Operational cleanroom

    A cleanroom that is complete, functional and ready for operation, with the equipment and personnel i...

  • Powder coated steel

    Mild steel box section is applied with a polyester powder coating. This provides a very even, semi-g...

  • Pressure cascade

    Pressure cascades with a cleanroom environment ensure that the flow of contamination is from clean t...

  • Pressure differential

    A pressure differential is a difference of pressure between points in a process system. They are use...

  • Rapid roller door

    Rapid roll doors are effective at providing a large opening into a cleanroom for goods in/out.

  • Rotational cleaning

    To control the bioburden in your cleanroom you will need to use disinfectants; these are chemicals t...

  • Single leaf swing door

    With a depth of just 50mm, this compact steel door and frame is designed for use in slim line partit...

  • Sliding door

    Sliding doors are produced using controlled manufacturing processes and corrosion inhibiting steel...

  • Softwall cleanroom panels

    Available in a variety of options, our softwall panels provide an economical, effective and durable...

  • Sporicide

    A sporicide is a disinfectants that is effective against spores.

  • SteriShield Delivery System

    Ecolab’s SteriShield Delivery System’s (SDS) unique combination of bag in the bottle design and pate...

  • Temperature & humidity control

    Particle control and temperature and humidity performance need to be balanced in order to create a r...

  • ULPA Filtration

    An ULPA filter is a filter media which is efficient at removing submicron particles from the air. It...

  • UV Lighting

    To supplement standard cleanroom lighting, UV lamps and UV light equipment can be used for both insp...

  • Vent Protectors

    A vent protector can stop any large object entering the cleanroom.


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