Cleaning a cleanroom is not a janitorial function; it is a contamination control activity. Your cleanrooms are your most important “process tool.” Cleaning materials and tools and cleaning procedures have a profound effect on the cleanliness levels achieved during the operation of the cleanroom. Consistent product quality is cleanliness dependent.
The current ISO standards require your cleanroom maintenance contractors to be fully trained in current cleanroom requirements and protocols. The skills and level of training provided to the typical janitorial staff is extremely inadequate by current ISO standards and industry practices. Your company has invested heavily to install a cleanroom and the operational expenses are not trivial. Do you want to risk potential product defects to a janitorial firm or employees that may not have the expertise or proper training in contamination control and cleanroom cleaning technology?
nanoCLEAN offers a variety of services for contamination control in Semiconductor, Bio-pharmaceutical, and Aerospace cleanrooms such as:
Technical Cleaning Process:
- Consultation: We begin with a snap-shot of the current condition of your cleanroom, product and process concerns and engineer a program that is specifically catered to the customer’s needs.
- Training: All nanoCLEAN contamination control technicians must first pass a drug screen and background check. All then receive our full complement of Protocol training and customer specific SOP training. They all must pass a comprehensive exam before they step on to a customer site. Once they have thorough knowledge of contamination control, we integrate our highly-qualified work force to precision clean your facility.
- Work Begins: The cleaning technicians follow a strict cleanroom protocol and deliver on the engineered plan agreed to with you the customer.
- Monitoring: Our delivery is guaranteed. We perform a variety of on-going monitoring tests to verify that our agreed to trending data is met.
- Introduction to cleanrooms
- Contamination Control Definitions, Theory and Practice
- Safety Hazards
- HEPA filters, laminar flow clean air
- Proper gowning
- Contamination sources and management plan
- Cross contamination
- Correct cleaning methodologies
- Essential cleaning materials & equipment
- Workstations & Mini-environments
- Regulations, Documentation & Standards
- Inspection and Monitoring Procedures
Protocol Audits and GAP Analysis:
- Operational systems that must be in place
- Selection and use of appropriate cleanroom garments
- Training and monitoring of personnel and activities
- Facility barriers and conditions
- Installation and use of equipment
- Requirements for materials used in the cleanroom
- Appropriate cleaning tools and materials
- Maintaining the cleanroom environment in a clean, usable condition conforming to design standards.