A cleanroom is defined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 14644-1 as a “room in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled, and which is constructed and used in a manner to minimize the introduction, generation, and retention of particles inside the room and in which other relevant parameters, e.g. temperature, humidity, and pressure, are controlled as necessary”

    TRC facility and process engineers are experienced reviewing facility and process designs, equipment, drawings and specifications for research laboratory and complex plant systems. We have worked in clean room and glovebox environments requiring very strict quality assurance.  We effectively work in an interdisciplinary environment contributing solutions on a wide variety of laboratory, facility, and process systems.

    The tasks we perform include:

    • Development of process flow diagrams and process, instrumentation diagrams, and red line drawings for facility and laboratory systems;
    • Field walk down of client sites, systems and equipment;
    • Review of system design basis, design calculations, system descriptions, sequence of operations and safety basis; and
    • Facility acceptance and equipment start-up testing

    Example Cleanroom Applications

    Industry Application
    Electronics Computers, flat screens, magnetic tapes
    Semiconductors Integrated circuits
    Micromechanics Miniature bearings, compact disc players, gyroscopes
    Optics Lenses, photographic film, laser equipment
    Nanotechnology Products at nanometer size
    Medical Antibiotics, sterile pharmaceuticals, medical devices