MediClen Cleaning Facility
Housed within our MediClen Cleaning Facility we operate a Class 100,000/IS08 clean room for aqueous ultrasonic cleaning and a Class 10,000/IS07 clean room for the assembly of critical parts.
In our Class 100,000/IS08 clean room we use a Turbex™ Mechanical Clean six stage aqueous, ultrasonic cleaning system to clean proprietary parts. The cleaning process degreases and removes contaminates such as oil and polishing compounds. An essential process for critical components in various industries including: analytical; semi-conductor and food industries. The automated process enables us to clean complex individual parts or large batches.
Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate the liquid. The process thoroughly removes all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces without stress or damage to the component.
The process is ideal for those critical cleaning applications requiring consistent, high quality cleaning. Aqueous ultrasonic cleaning has replaced and is increasingly opted over solvents as it enhances cleaning efficiency, has lower operating costs, greater repeatability, improved process control and minimal environmental impact.
Within our Class 10,000 ISO7 clean room we follow strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) including gowning procedure, work instructions and quality records for cleaning and maintenance in accordance with ISO13485:2016. Assembling components within a clean room environment offers consistency of quality, helping our customer to reduce manufacturing defects from contaminants.
What makes a Clean Room?
A clean room is an enclosed environment in which the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, organisms and vaporized particles is strictly controlled.
The rooms are classified according to the cleanliness level or number and size of particles that are allowed to float in the air inside them.
Particles can be found in the form of fibres, hair, skin, bacteria, cosmetics and more.
To aid in the removal of such particles ATL’s air handling system uses a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This removes 99.95% of the particles from the air that passes through.
The ambient outdoor air in a typical urban area contains 35,000,000 particles per cubic meter of 0.5 micron in diameter. In a Class 100,000 clean room, a cubic meter of air cannot contain more than 100,000 particles of 0.5 micron in diameter. Likewise in a Class 10,000 clean room, a cubic meter of air cannot contain more than 10,000 particles of 0.5 micron in diameter.
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