Class 1000 Cleanrooms
Class 1000 cleanrooms are rooms in which the concentration level of airborne particles is controlled so that they never exceed 1000 particles per cubic foot. Class 1000 cleanrooms are the second lowest classification in Federal Standard 209 standards. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) equivalent standard of Class 1,000 cleanrooms is ISO 6.
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Applications of Class 1000 Cleanrooms
Some of the primary applications that Class 1000 cleanrooms are used for include inspection, patterning, and integration tools like non-contract profilometry, flip-chip integration, thin-film deposition, and laser micromachining.
Class 1000 cleanrooms are utilized in many industries, including:
- Scientific Research
- Food Processing
- Industrial Manufacturing
However, since Class 1000 clean rooms are lower level cleanrooms, they may have all of the requirements for certain higher-grade applications. For instance, they may not have an air shower at the entrance and may not require individuals to wear special shoes, although some still do; everyone wears a head-to-toe bunny suit to keep skin and hair particles out.
Class 1000 Cleanroom Design and Customization
Some of the many contaminants that Class 1000 cleanrooms are used to keep out include human hair, dust particles, paint, air conditioning debris, lint, skin flakes, and lubricants. The most common sources for these contaminants are people, tools, fluids, the facility, and the product that is being manufactured. To keep these pollutants out and meet the standards of strict regulations, acrylics, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and polycarbonate are generally the materials that are used to fabricate the walls of Class 1000 cleanrooms.
This class of cleanrooms can be any of these three types:
- Large and open rooms that are parts of the actual building.
- A temporary and small room within a room.
- Soft Wall
- The walls are made of tightly stretched or free-hanging fabric.
In addition to availability in any of these designs, Class 1000 cleanrooms may also range in size from huge, open spaces to tiny chambers. In addition, temperature control and electrostatic discharge control are just a few of the different options that are also possible in this class of cleanrooms.