What is a cleanroom?

Many rooms are clean, but not all are “Cleanrooms”. So, what makes a room a Cleanroom? Cleanrooms are classified by the concentration of particles of specific sizes, present in the room. The cleanliness level required depends on what activity is taking place in the space. In North America, cleanroom classifications are defined by ISO specifications.

What cleanliness class do I require?

Typically, room classifications are specified by industry or government regulations and guidelines. It is also common for other environmental conditions to be specified as well. For example, temperature and humidity levels are usually controlled to either meet industry requirements and/or look after the comfort of the people working in the space.