Our Testing Process for Clean Rooms

Our Testing Process for Clean Rooms

We undertake the testing and commissioning of cleanrooms in accordance with international standards and customer quality specifications. Cleanroom test protocols and report documentation can be customised to customer specifications.

Our most popular types of cleanroom testing include:

  • Room pressurisation monitoring
  • Non-viable particulate monitoring
  • HEPA filter integrity testing
  • Airflow volume/velocity profiling
  • Room air exchange rates
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring

To ensure that your clean room environment is working effectively a number of factors relating to the air supply coming from your ventilation need to be tested. These tests apply to every type of clean room, whether used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, sterile and aseptic or food production.

We also need to test the flow of the air to ensure that it is moving from clean to less clean areas, minimising the movement of any contaminated air into your clean area, and also to ensure there are no areas of the room with high concentrations of pollutants.

Clean Room Testing and Commissioning

In order to carry out these tests, for every clean room we are working in, we will measure and check:

  1. Air Tightness Testing – to check your room envelope is air tight and not leaking.
  2. Air Supply and Extract Quantities – If your air supply is unidirectional we will measure and record the air velocity.
  3. Differential Pressure – Here we will be testing to ensure that the air in your clean room always moves from clean to less clean areas.
  4. Filter Installation Leak Testing – Your ventilation system’s high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can be tested to ensure their integrity.
  5. Containment Leak Testing – We will check the construction of your clean room to ensure that no airborne contamination can occur via leaks from higher pressure work areas adjacent to it.
  6. Air Movement Control – Studying the movement of the air within your clean room we will check that there is sufficient air movement to dilute or remove pollutants, preventing any contamination build-up.
  7. Room Recovery – Reviewing the effectiveness of airflow we will measure how quickly a clean room recovers to its normal operating cleanliness following a release of particulate contaminant.
  8. Airborne particles and microbial concentrations – Finally, we will carry out measurements to ensure that the concentration of particles and micro-organisms is compliant with the specification set out for your clean room.
  9. Temperature, Relative Humidity – We may also need to carry out tests on temperature, relative humidity, and the heating and cooling capabilities of the room, as well as noise, lighting and vibration levels.

If you have a clean room that requires particulate monitoring or any of the above testing then please get in touch with us as soon as possible as we should be able to offer you an expedient solution for your cleanroom testing and cleanroom certification.

We can also offer maintenance programmes to ensure your cleanroom is in compliance with the corresponding ISO standards– it’s why we place such emphasis on the process of ‘expert intervention’.

Please contact us at: info@airpressuretesting.net  or phone Darren directly on: 07775623464.

Airborne Particulate Testing on Clean Rooms

Airborne Particulate Testing on Clean Rooms

In January 2016, ISO introduced an update to standards ISO 14644-1:2015 – Classification of air cleanliness by particle concentration and ISO 14644-2:2015 and monitoring to provide evidence of cleanroom performance related to air cleanliness by particle concentration.

It is essential that your undertake clean room particle testing to prove it complies with ISO 14644-1:2015 – Classification of air cleanliness by particle concentration. This ensures that your cleanroom continues to perform efficiently and enhance your ongoing business process,

Within ISO 14644-2:2015 – Monitoring to provide evidence of cleanroom performance related to air cleanliness by particle concentration; recommends customers to complete risk assessments and monitoring plans to determine the frequency of testing and validation to their individual cleanroom processes.

Clean room Certification guarantees that the facility has met the requirements for a statistically-valid maximum concentration of specified-size airborne particles.

Airborne Particulate Testing on Clean Rooms

Following our clean room testing and/or validation service, we present you with a clear, well-structured reportage that can be compiled, quality checked and issued to you while still on site, minimising the down time of your operations. We will also take time to explain the process and reportage to ensuring that you fully understand the testing process and your final results.

We will issue you with test certificates, as well as calibration certificates for all of the equipment used and we will also document any recommendations for improvements that could be made to make the clean room more efficient in regards to its operation.

APT Clean Room Testing provide trained clean room test engineers, offering comprehensive and proactive validation service to the requirements of all current ISO standards and guidelines.

APT has your Clean Room Validation Testing Covered

I hope the above information was informative. If you would like some more information in regards to our cleanroom testing service please don’t hesitate to contact Darren directly on 07775623464.

APT Cleanroom Testing provides clients with a reliable and proactive clean room testing service. If you would like to know more about our particulate testing service and/or HEPA filter testing service to cleanrooms, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:  info@airpressuretesting.net