What difference does it make to set up a pure production area as a clean room or as a cleanroom? The consideration of investments and production efficiency is just as important as the motivation of employees and stringent cleanliness management.
Users in the aerospace, automotive and medical technology industries need sufficient market information on whether they want to operate a production facility under the conditions of a clean room or cleanroom. A complex catalogue of questions for optimal decisions is created:
• Which customer needs can be met?
• What are the official requirements?
• What are the microtechnological and microbiological challenges?
• Does pure production serve as a marketing instrument or is hygienic control mandatory?
The decision between a clean room or cleanroom influences the investments for measurement technology, monitoring and qualification and the expenditure for consumables to be used. All parameters have an effect on the costs for ongoing operation and finally on production efficiency. This can initially be presented in relatively simple mathematical terms, but practice shows that it can also have psychological effects on employees in these pure environments. With lower motivation, operating results can change to such an extent that the originally planned data no longer functions. If quality results are missed, this can lead to product recalls. In this scenario it is all the more important to establish stringent purity management right from the start. Clean rooms or cleanrooms are ultimately only terms for the shell around the most sensitive area within production.
Experience this presentation by Frank Duvernell at the Swiss Plastics – Swiss Plastics Fair in Lucerne from 21 to 23 January 2020.
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