In a scientific or manufacturing cleanroom, the goal is to maintain a low level of environmental pollutants. The area must be kept free of ionic contaminants, particulates, static, and moisture. Airborne particulates are controlled via continuous air circulation and air filters. This enables the use of sensitive lab equipment or the fabrication of intricate electronic devices. Some laboratory tables and other lab furniture are designed specifically for clean rooms.
A cleanroom can be a very large area, sometimes encompassing entire manufacturing facilities. Semiconductor, biotechnology, and life sciences sectors use these environments extensively. Workers pass through airlocks when entering or leaving the room and they wear protective clothing. Lab equipment and lab furniture inside a cleanroom is designed to generate a minimum amount of air contamination. Lab supplies like specialized buckets and mops are sold for cleaning the area.
Lab furniture used in cleanrooms is designed to generate a minimum amount of particles. Laboratory tables and other cleanroom furniture must be easy to clean. A cleanroom is not a sterile environment, but particle levels are regularly measured using particle counters. Positive pressure is maintained in some cleanrooms so if an air leak occurs, air will emit from the chamber rather than unfiltered air permeating the room.
Electropolished stainless steel tables are usually adequate for CLASS 10 cleanroom environments. Other RDM table models are suitable for cleanrooms up to CLASS 100. These feature work services that are laminated and sealed to eliminate contamination. Fully-welded steel frame connections on the tubular steel frame provide no open areas to collect dust. Table legs may include leveler feet or casters.
These laboratory tables come in several standard sizes and feature a polyurethane paint finish. Powder coated finish or custom sizes may also be available. When selecting lab furniture for a cleanroom environment, select RDM as your manufacturer because they offer high-quality products that are designed to last a lifetime. To keep costs down, customers can save money by selecting finished or sealed steel frame tables rather than stainless steel tables.