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Cleanroom Socks

Cleanroom socks used in laboratory

What are cleanroom socks?

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Cleanroom socks have become an indispensable part of cleanroom protection. It is made of polyester fiber, which is non-dusting, heat sterilization resistant, and moisture wicking, and at the same time achieves the effect of clean room protection and clean room comfort. It is especially suitable for clean rooms of Class 1K - 10K (ISO 6 - 7) such as the pharmaceutical industry, food industry, and other related industries.

Feature of cleanroom socks

a. Moisture-absorbing and sweat-wicking

b. Non-dusting

c. Autoclavable

Standard definition of a clean laboratory with cleanroom socks

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A clean room is any given containment space where provisions are made to reduce particulate contamination and control other environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, and pressure. The key component is the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, which is used to capture particles of 0.3 microns and larger sizes. All air delivered to the cleanroom passes through HEPA filters, and in some cases where stringent cleaning performance is required, ultra-low particulate air (ULPA) filters are used.

Personnel who choose to work in cleanrooms receive extensive training in contamination control theory. They enter and exit clean rooms through airlocks, air showers, and/or dressing rooms, and they must wear special clothing to capture contaminants naturally produced by their skin and bodies.

Depending on the classification or function of the room, personnel may have clothing that is as limited as a lab coat and hair net or fully wrapped with a multi-layer bunny suit with a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Cleanroom garments are used to prevent substances from falling off the wearer and contaminating the environment. Cleanroom clothing itself must not release particles or fibers to prevent personnel from contaminating the environment. This type of personnel contamination can degrade product performance in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries and can lead to cross-contamination between medical personnel and patients in the healthcare industry, for example.

Cleanroom apparel includes boots, shoes, aprons, beard covers, puffy hats, coveralls, face masks, dresses/lab coats, gowns, gloves and finger covers, hair nets, head covers, sleeves, and shoe covers. The type of cleanroom apparel used should reflect the cleanroom and product specifications. Low-level cleanrooms may only require special shoes with completely smooth soles that do not track dust or dirt. However, the soles of the shoes must not create a slip hazard, as safety is always a priority. Cleanroom suits are usually required to enter a cleanroom. class 10,000 cleanrooms can use simple smocks, headgear, and boots. For Class 10 cleanrooms, a careful gown-wearing procedure is required with a zippered cover, boots, gloves, and a full respirator enclosure.

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A. Cleanroom air flow principle

Cleanrooms maintain particle-free air through the use of HEPA or ULPA filters using the laminar or turbulent airflow principle. Laminar or unidirectional airflow systems direct filtered air downward at a constant flow rate. Laminar airflow systems are typically used in 100% ceilings to maintain a constant unidirectional flow. Laminar flow standards are typically stated in portable workstations (LF hoods) and are mandatory in ISO-1 through ISO-4 classified cleanrooms.

Proper cleanroom design includes an entire air distribution system, including adequate downstream air recovery. In a vertical flow room, low wall return air is used at the perimeter of the area, while in a horizontal flow application it requires the use of air return at the downstream boundary of the process. The use of ceiling-mounted air returns contradicts the proper cleanroom system design.

B. Clean room classification

According to the standard, clean rooms are classified based on the cleanliness of the air. In the United States, Federal Standard 209 (A through D), the number of particles equal to or greater than 0.5 mm in a cubic foot of air is measured and that count is used to classify clean rooms. The latest version of this standard, 209E, also accepts this metric. Federal Standard 209E is used domestically. The newer standard is the International Standards Organization's TC 209. Both standards classify cleanrooms based on the number of particles in laboratory air. The cleanroom classification standards FS 209E and ISO 14644-1 require specific particle count measurements and calculations to classify the cleanliness level of a clean room or clean area.

Cleanrooms are classified according to the number and size of particles allowed per unit of air. Large numbers such as "Class 100" or "Class 1000" refer to FED_STD-209E and indicate the number of particles of 0.5 mm or larger per cubic foot of air allowed. The standard also allows interpolation, so it can be described as "Class 2000" for example.

The smaller numbers refer to the ISO 14644-1 standard, which specifies the decimal logarithm of the number of particles 0.1 microns or larger allowed per cubic meter of air. Thus, for example, an ISO Class 5 cleanroom has a maximum of 105 = 100,000 particles per m.

Both FS 209E and ISO 14644-1 assume a log-log relationship between particle size and particle concentration. Therefore, there is no such thing as a zero particle concentration. Normal indoor air is approximately 1,000,000 or ISO 9.
Class 1 million cleanroom management system and use
To ensure the cleanliness required in the clean room, for the normal operation of the purified air conditioning system, clean room, then the air entering the clean room must be clean, and people and objects entering the clean room should go through the necessary purification process to minimize the amount of dust brought into the clean room by people and objects.
Code of work of clean room
a. Qualification of personnel entering the clean room

a) The trained and qualified personnel can enter the clean room after the supervisor's approval.

b) Personnel entering the clean room must comply with the safety regulations of the clean room.

c) The staff who have not been approved yet, foreign guests, and contractors who need to enter the clean room should apply for a temporary card to be attached to their chests and should be accompanied by qualified personnel before they can enter.

d) It is strictly forbidden to transfer the temporary card of others or to bring unapproved personnel into the clean room.

e) Anyone who violates the above regulations and causes economic loss to the company will be given an administrative warning, demerit, or dismissal according to the loss.

b. Precautions before entering the clean room

a) Employees, foreign guests, and contractors entering and leaving the clean room must register in and out of the clean room with the relevant personnel.

b) Anyone who enters the clean room for work or visit shall change into clean clothes according to the regulations.

c) No personal belongings (handbags, books, etc.) and tools not used in the clean room shall be brought into the clean room without the permission of the clean supervisor; manuals and tools for maintenance shall be put away immediately after use.

d) When the raw materials enter the clean room, they should be unpacked and cleaned outside first, and put in the air shower room to bring them into the clean room.

e) The clean room and office area are non-smoking areas. If you smoke, you must smoke and wash your mouth before entering the clean room.

f) In the clean room, no eating, no fooling around, or engaging in other things not related to production.

g) Entering a clean room should keep the body clean, hair should always comb and wash, and prohibit the use of perfume and cosmetics.

h) No shorts, shoes, or socks shall be worn in the clean room.

c. Procedure of entering class300k clean room

a) Before stepping on the floor at the entrance of the shoe changing area, you must take off your outer shoes first.

b) Put the outer shoes in the shoe cabinet of general shoes. Enter the dressing area and change into clean clothes. Enter the air shower room for an air bath according to regulations.

c) No more than 6 people can enter the air shower room at the same time.

d) To avoid affecting the normal circulation of air and dust removal effect, personnel cannot lean on the door or wall of the air shower room. Personnel must stand in the air washing room on the central pedal board slightly shaking hands and rotating 360 degrees to help the dust fall off.

e) The normal direction of the nozzle should be downward blowing, please do not fiddle with the adjusted direction of the nozzle, to achieve maximum dust removal effect.

f) Hair must be covered within the hood, hair cover can be used if necessary.

g) The mouth and nose must be covered within the mask: the mask should be discarded after use and should not be reused. The hem of the hood must be completely tied into the collar of the clean suit.

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