Portable hood offers ISO Class 5 environment at a fraction of the cost

Many applications across several industries require the use of a clean room.

Simply put, a clean room is a controlled environment with a low level of air pollutants like dust, vapors, aerosols and biological microbes.

These environments vary in levels of sterility based on the application being performed. The more delicate the application, the more sterile the environment has to be.

2012_iso-logo_printThe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established guidelines for the various classes of cleanrooms. Classes are based on the maximum amount of particles allowed per cubic meter at a certain particle size.

The below chart outlines these class standards:

ISO 14644-1 Cleanroom Standards
CLASS Maximum Particles / m3 FED STD 209E Equivalent
≥0.1 µm ≥0.2 µm ≥0.3 µm ≥0.5 µm ≥1 µm ≥5 µm
ISO 1 10 2.37 1.02 0.35 0.083 0.0029
ISO 2 100 23.7 10.2 3.5 0.83 0.029
ISO 3 1,000 237 102 35 8.3 0.29 Class 1
ISO 4 10,000 2,370 1,020 352 83 2.9 Class 10
ISO 5 100,000 23,700 10,200 3,520 832 29 Class 100
ISO 6 1.0 x 106 237,000 102,000 35,200 8,320 293 Class 1,000
ISO 7 1.0 x 107 2.37 x 106 1,020,000 352,000 83,200 2,930 Class 10,000
ISO 8 1.0 x 108 2.37 x 107 1.02 x 107 3,520,000 832,000 29,300 Class 100,000

Modular cleanrooms come with big commitments

Implementing a modular cleanroom can be a daunting task.

Many considerations must be made including space, floor plan, materials, application, number of air changes and installation, among many others. Each of these considerations impact the total cost.

While a modular clean room is effective and in most cases built-to-suit, they are costly investments that need dedicated real estate in a building and often require maintenance and user training.

Some applications require full clean room systems in order to comply with specified industry standards. However, for applications that don’t mandate an entire room, a portable clean room hood is an excellent, far more cost-effective solution.

Avoid sticker shock with a portable hood

Depending on a variety of factors, the average clean room can cost anywhere from $180/sqft to $2,800/sqft not including shipping and installation costs.

If your application requires a Class 5 environment but are having a hard time swallowing the hefty price tag, consider a Sentry Air Systems Portable Clean Room Hood (PCR).

Our PCRs offer the same ISO Class 5 protection at a fraction of the cost. These positive-pressure mobile workstations come in a variety of widths and utilize a high quality HEPA filter to scrub incoming air of contaminants.

Sentry Air Portable Clean Room Hood

Sentry Air Systems has successfully provided ISO Class 5 PCRs to a variety of applications including:

  • Tissue culture
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Data recovery
  • Optics
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Forensics Processing
  • Semiconductors
  • Other Laboratory, Medical, Research, and Industrial Manufacturing Processes

Benefits of a mobile workstation

With plug-and-play operation and zero ductwork, Sentry Air’s PCRs are an economical, easily implemented solution for creating a sterile work environment.

Sentry Air Systems PCR versus modular clean room

Sentry Air PCRs come in standard widths of 12”, 18”, 24”, 30” and 40” and can be customized for unique applications.

Our PCRs have been used in university research labs, medical offices, electronics labs, and even the Peruvian Amazon.

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