Understanding Mobile Cleanroom Rentals
Cleanrooms provide various industries with a controlled, contamination-free environment for manufacturing and research. They're built with particulate-resistant materials and feature high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters and positive pressure systems to maintain air quality. Cleanrooms are available in various sizes and configurations to meet the demands of industries such as biotechnology, electronics, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and others.
Built inside of a 53 foot semitrailer, Mobile Cleanrooms are becoming an increasingly popular solution for businesses looking for a quick and compliant cleanroom solution. In this article, we delve into the benefits of mobile cleanrooms compared to traditional hardwall options and help you make an informed decision on your next turnkey purchase. (If you are looking for a negative pressure environment that is focused on personnel protection, check out our mobile biological safety lab)
Industry Applications of Cleanrooms
- Electronics: used for manufacture of microelectronics and sensitive components like microchips that require rigorous testing and inspection in a controlled environment
- Pharmaceuticals: used for production of drugs, vaccines, and biopharmaceuticals including sterile injectable drugs and oral solid dose drugs
- Biotechnology: used for production of biologic products like vaccines and therapeutic agents, such as microbial and cell cultures, and biopharmaceuticals
- Aerospace: utilized in manufacturing and assembly of spacecraft, satellites and scientific equipment to prevent contamination and ensure that components are free from Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
Advantages of A Mobile Cleanroom Rental
- Rapid Deployment: Mobile cleanrooms are prefabricated units built in the back of a 53 ft. semitrailer. Unit standardization and efficient construction allow for near immediate deployment while maintaining interior customization. If your operation is experiencing construction delays or requires emergency space, a mobile cleanroom is the fastest way to stand up a hardwall cleanroom at your facility.
- Pre-Certified: Third party inspection and pre-certification reduce the time between delivery and operation to mere days, making mobile cleanrooms a turnkey solution. It is always recommended to professionally clean a mobile cleanroom upon delivery to ensure optimal sterility.
- Spacial Flexibility: Mobile cleanrooms are fully climate controlled and operate independent of any existing facilities. This solution is ideal for operations that require immediate expansion of manufacturing capacity or stand-alone research environments without sacrificing internal floor space.
Factors to Consider When Renting a Mobile Cleanroom
ISO Rating (Maximum Allowable Particle Count)
The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) rating system is a standard that categorizes cleanrooms based on the level of particulate contamination in the air. It provides a way of measuring and comparing the cleanliness of different cleanrooms and is used to determine the suitability of a cleanroom for specific applications. The classification system is based on a scale of 1 to 9, with ISO 1 being the cleanest and ISO 9 being the least clean. The lower the ISO number, the fewer particles are allowed in the air, and the more stringent the cleanroom's requirements. The ISO rating takes into account several factors, including the size of particulates, the number of particles in a specified volume of air, the air flow patterns within the cleanroom, the integrity of the filter, and the balancing of the cleanroom relative to the adjacent pace.
Cleanrooms with a lower ISO rating are typically used in applications where more stringent requirements for particulate control are necessary, such as in the electronics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Cleanrooms with a higher ISO rating are used in applications where lower particulate control is sufficient, such as in non-critical laboratory environments.
Typical ISO Rating By Industry
- Biotechnology: ISO Class 5 (Class 100) or cleaner is typically recommended for the production of biologic products like vaccines and therapeutic agents, such as microbial and cell cultures, and biopharmaceuticals.
- Electronics: ISO Class 5 or 6 (Class 100 or 1000) is typically recommended for the manufacture of microelectronics and sensitive components like microchips.
- Pharmaceuticals: ISO Class 7 or 8 (Class 10,000 or 100,000) is typically recommended for the production of drugs, vaccines, and biopharmaceuticals. This will ensure a low level of particulate contamination, which is crucial for the manufacture of sterile injectable drugs and oral solid-dose drugs. Some more stringent pharmaceutical applications require down to ISO 5 (Class 100).
It's important to note that the specific ISO rating will depend on the needs of each industry and the type of products being manufactured. Our mobile cleanrooms are certified down to and ISO rating of 4, making them clean enough for the vast majority of processes, including aseptic needs. The majority of our customers are using an ISO 5 or ISO 7 cleanroom.
When it comes to choosing the right size of the mobile cleanroom, it is important to consider the size of the equipment that will be used within the unit, as well as the number of people who will be working inside the unit. Equipment weight, electrical draw, height, and width, along with the number of people required to operate the equipment, will impact the usage of a mobile cleanroom. We are happy to put together a drawing to show your equipment to scale in our mobile cleanroom.
It is important to choose a reputable provider with experience and expertise in mobile cleanroom rentals. This will ensure that you receive a high-quality unit that meets your specific needs and that is equipped with the features and systems necessary to maintain a controlled environment. Additionally, a reputable provider with experience and expertise in mobile cleanroom rentals can provide the support and guidance you need to get the most out of your mobile cleanroom rental.
Expert Tips for Renting a Mobile Cleanroom
It is important to ensure that all personnel who will be working within the mobile cleanroom receive proper training on how to use and maintain the unit. This includes training on best practices for working within a cleanroom and proper procedures.
Regular maintenance is critical to ensuring that the mobile cleanroom is functioning optimally. This includes monitoring the environment within the cleanroom, cleaning the unit as needed, and performing any necessary repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance and replacement of pre-filters will also help to extend the life of the unit and performance.
Choosing a Provider:
When choosing a mobile cleanroom rental provider, it is important to look for a company with a proven track record of providing high-quality cleanrooms and great customer service. Instant Cleanroom Solutions provides industry leading, high quality cleanrooms that meet your specific needs. ICS has the experience to provide the support and guidance you need to get the most out of your mobile cleanroom rental. Contact our experts to learn to begin designing your mobile cleanroom today.
Renting a mobile cleanroom is a cost-effective solution for companies that require a cleanroom on a temporary basis. It is important to consider the hidden opportunity costs of not renting the mobile cleanroom and delaying your project when comparing renting a mobile cleanroom and building a permanent cleanroom. Consider the monthly cost of your team that would be sitting idle while a permanent cleanroom is built. Also consider the lost revenue your company might experience from the delays or lack of cleanroom space. Typically, both of these costs far exceed the cost to rent a mobile cleanroom.
We understand no clients’ requirements are the same. We make a point to support our clients exact customization so they are delivered a cleanroom that is outfitted according to their specifications. This can include customizing the size of the unit, the type of flooring, and the type of ventilation system, adding CO2 or nitrogen, adding lab vaccums, adding biological safety cabinets, among other options. Instant Cleanroom Solutions will work with your team to design a mobile cleanroom that perfectly fits your project.
The mobile cleanrooms offered by Cleanroom Solutions are the perfect solution for businesses in need of a cleanroom on-demand. These units are designed with convenience and flexibility in mind, allowing them to be easily transported via ground freight and set up in about 1 to 2 days. The self-contained design includes all the necessary features to maintain a clean environment, such as HEPA filters, positive pressure systems, and climate control for accurate temperature and humidity regulation. With lower upfront investment, ongoing costs, and limited utility usage compared to traditional fixed cleanrooms, these mobile options are a cost-effective solution for businesses with temporary or semi-permanent needs. With a focus on quality, speed, and reliability, Instant Cleanroom Solutions' mobile cleanrooms are a top choice for businesses.