Environmental Separation and Control: Clean Room Solutions
Meeting the standards of a clean room is a daily, if not hourly challenge. Whether involving the pharmaceutical or food manufacutring industries, amound others, any number of governing entities can be involved in setting the latest standards. For this reason, passing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* and/or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection is critical.
To pass inspections, there are required threshold levels for environmental contaminants that are present. These contaminants include dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. Every clean room has a controlled level of contamination that is specified by the number of particles per cubic meter at a particular particle size - depending on the industry.
In addition to controlling environmental contaminants, clean rooms or clean environments also need to be conducive for effective wash down doors and curtain walls. A simple design and construction in addition to durable materials are requirements in order to withstand high-pressure cleaning and harsh chemicals that are common in wash down applications.
In the food manufacturing and processing industry, in addition to the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, clean room requirements are stringent, and compliance is paramount. The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System (HACCP), for instance, is important to meat and poultry plants to ensure food safety. Similarly, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) are required by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and are considered one of the prerequisite programs of HACCP.
The Rite Solution for Clean Room Environmental Separation and Control
Rite-Hite has a full line of products specifically designed to address clean room environmental separation and control by cutting down or nearly eliminating particles/fibers, chemicals, and bacteria in addition to managing humidity when required. You'll find our products to be FDA and CGMP compliant with smooth curtain fabric and stainless steel components for easy wipe down and corrosion resistance. Add in simplicity of design, ease of operation and the potential for increased productivity and safety, Rite-Hite industrial clean room doors and industrial curtain walls by Zoneworks are an effective solution in any clean envionment or business.
Learn more by downloading the "Essential Guide to: Clean Rooms and Clean Areas"
*European equipvalent to FDA's GMP rules is the European Medicines Agency (EMA)