Cleanroom FAQs

Have a question about cleanrooms or modular cleanroom construction? The Modulus Cleanroom team is always here to help you. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you don't see your question, or if you still have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team!

What is a Cleanroom?

A cleanroom is a room used to maintain extremely low levels of particulate like dust, airborne organisms, or vaporized particles. Cleanrooms are often used for the specialized production of high-risk components like medical devices and electronics, scientific and medical research, and to create clean, controlled environments for sensitive machinery. Cleanrooms are designed and manufactured to meet a specified cleanliness level, which is quantified by the number of acceptable particles per cubic meter within the environment.

What is a Modular Cleanroom?

A modular cleanroom is the same type of contaminant-free environment as a standard cleanroom — it is simply constructed differently. Modular cleanrooms are built from prefabricated components that are precision-engineered in a dedicated construction facility, pre-assembled according to each client's specifications, and shipped directly to the jobsite.

Modular cleanrooms supplied by experts like the team at Modulus Cleanrooms are designed to meet each client's unique space and cleanroom ISO standards and are delivered directly to your facility, where a cleanroom expert oversees the complete modular cleanroom installation.

Why Do I Need a Cleanroom?

A number of industries rely on cleanroom technology to create a clean, safe, and contaminant-free environment for the successful manufacture or study of small or sensitive items. Well-known applications for cleanrooms include pharmaceutical, medical device, electronic, manufacturing and assembly, semiconductor, and biotech applications.

Are Cleanrooms Customizable?

Yes! While not every cleanroom provider offers customization, Modulus Cleanrooms designs and delivers custom cleanrooms to suit any application. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we know that no two cleanrooms are alike. That's why we visit your jobsite, develop a design that suits your space and your cleanroom ISO standards, and then install your custom cleanroom according to your specifications.

Do You Offer Services for Servicor Cleanrooms?

The Modulus team is very familiar with the Servicor suite of cleanrooms. We often service existing Servicor cleanrooms, and can even help you relocate or expand your Servicor cleanroom, should you need. We provide full-service support for any client with a Servicor cleanroom. Visit our Servicor Solutions page for more information.

What Type of Cleanroom Do I Need?

Every application requires a unique cleanroom solution. You can visit our Types of Cleanrooms page for a little more information about the differences between hardwall and softwall cleanrooms, and to determine which type of cleanroom might be best for your application. In general, it's best to talk to a cleanroom specialist about your space and your cleanroom's ISO standards before you decide on the type of cleanroom that is best for you.

Can I Use My Existing Walls or Building Structure for a New Cleanroom?

You can use your existing walls or building structure to develop your modular cleanroom. While every facility is a little different, Modulus Cleanrooms' modular cleanrooms are built to make use of your existing structure whenever possible.

How Much Does a Cleanroom Cost?

As you might expect, the cost of your cleanroom depends on a number of factors. The size of your cleanroom, your cleanroom's ISO standards, and the type of cleanroom you choose will all have an impact on the cost of your cleanroom. If you have a fair idea of what you're looking for in your new or renovated cleanroom, the Modulus Cleanroom team would be happy to provide you with an estimate. Give us a call, or request a cleanroom quote today for more information.

Can My Modular Cleanroom Be Relocated?

Yes! Modular cleanrooms are a long-term investment. One of the key benefits of choosing a modular cleanroom is that it is easily relocated, renovated, expanded, or reconfigured to suit your company's changing needs. If you're planning a cleanroom relocation, or are considering renovating your existing cleanroom, the Modulus Cleanrooms team would be happy to help.

What Permits Are Needed for a New Cleanroom?

Building a new cleanroom may or may not require building permits based on the size of your project and your local building codes. We always advise you to first speak with a cleanroom expert to determine how best to design and build your cleanroom. From there, you have a clear picture of what you'll need to do to create your cleanroom, and you can speak confidently with your local building codes department to ensure you can pull the appropriate permits before the project starts.

Can I Replace Major Components of an Existing Cleanroom?

Modulus Cleanrooms can help you replace even major components of your existing cleanroom. Again, the benefit of a modular cleanroom is its longevity. Most modular cleanrooms feature interchangeable parts that the Modulus Cleanroom team can quickly and easily replace, so you can get back to work safely.

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