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Clean Room Ceiling Options

Before - assembly room

Before – assembly room


We have been faced with many options for the different types of clean room ceilings are customers require. We always have to  determine the right fit for the application. The ceiling must seal but also be strong enough to support the lights, HEPA units, ceiling tile, and other

devices that may be attached. In 2013 Sunrise Equipment Inc. was awarded a class 10,000 clean room project. The project called for converting an existing office area into the clean room. We could use three (3) of the existing walls (see picture ). The room was being used for assembly of medical devices. We converted the room and ceiling to the clean room by using the existing walls and ceiling grid! Yes, we used the existing drop ceiling grid. We took out the standard acoustical ceiling tile and reinforced the wires above holding the grid.

The customer painted the room and installed new epoxy floors. We ordered our Portafab Series 300 clean room wall and Armstrong drop ceiling system. We followed the same grid pattern and hung our new cleanroom ceiling grid from the existing 10′ drop ceiling grid. The new grid worked great and was strong enough to hold our seven lights and eight HEPA units. We were able to save the customer a large amount of money by not installing a dust cover and we were still able to create the correct plenum for the proper pressure and cleanroom class. The important lesson we learned was to use the customer resources and make the room work. We created less waste and provided the customer with required certification and look they were trying to achieve. We learned to look up!

After - Finished clean room wall and ceiling

After – Finished clean room wall and ceiling