Air Shower FAQs

How Are Air Showers Produced?

Overview of Air Shower Function and Purpose

Air showers are an important piece of equipment used to remove contaminants from personnel, equipment, and materials before they enter cleanrooms or other controlled environments.

Removing Contaminants from Personnel and Items

Powerful directed jets of air dislodge dust, dirt, lint and other debris from the surfaces of people and objects passing through the enclosure.

Preventing Contamination in Cleanrooms and Controlled Areas

By removing contaminants air showers help prevent the introduction of particles, microbes, or chemicals that could adulterate sensitive spaces.

Q: What standards do air showers conform to?

A: They are designed to meet ISO 14644 cleanroom standards, IEST guidelines, and applicable electrical safety standards.

Q: How long does it take to manufacture an air shower?

A: Under normal circumstances, the complete manufacturing process takes 4-6 weeks from raw materials to finished product testing.

Q: What tolerances are critical?

A: Nozzle positioning and orientation tolerances are tight to optimize laminar airflows HEPA filter sealing is also critical.

Q: Can used or refurbished components be utilized?

A: New components are recommended for maximum reliability, but certified refurbished fans and controls can potentially be used.

Q: Are production lines dedicated for air showers?

A: Larger manufacturers will dedicate production lines and cells optimized specifically for air shower assembly.

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