What is Air Shower Equipment?
Air shower equipment is a specialized and enclosed space designed to remove surface particles and contaminants from people and objects before entering cleanroom areas. It works on the principle of high-velocity, filtered air that blows off any loose particles from the surfaces, effectively reducing the risk of contamination in controlled environments.
How Does Air Shower Equipment Work?
When individuals or items pass through an air shower, jets of purified air release from strategically placed nozzles. These air jets create a "shower" effect, dislodging and carrying away dust, lint, and other contaminants. The air is then passed through HEPA or ULPA filters to ensure it is free of particles before being recirculated back into the chamber.
The Components of Air Shower Equipment
Air shower equipment typically consists of:
Outer doors for entry and inner doors for exit to prevent air from escaping during operation.
High-velocity air nozzles or air jets that provide the air shower effect.
HEPA or ULPA filters to purify the air used in the shower.
Control panel to manage shower duration, airflow, and other settings.
Interlocking systems to maintain pressure differentials and prevent cross-contamination.