1. Staying Safe in the Medical Industry

    Our USP 800 Clean Rooms provide our clients with the ultimate control over their work environments. That control is an assurance that workplace accidents don’t happen. It’s that precaution that is essential for certain medical industries. Here’s why USP 800 Clean Rooms are ideal for maintaining safety in the medical industry. Modular Clean Rooms in the Medical Industry In the fields surrounding modern medicine, researchers and doctors work closely with pathogens. Some pathogens are excellent at proliferating and infecting individuals, others are extremely harmful or deadly, and certain pathogens are both prolific and deadly. It’s essential, whenever dealing with a pathogen, to control the environment, reduce the risk of spreading a …Read More

  2. Staying Safe in the Biotech Industry

    In the biotech industry, worker safety can come down to preventative measures. There are necessary precautions to heed when working with living materials. Without precaution, pathogens can infect the living material, biotech workers, or biotech product consumers. That’s why modular clean rooms are essential for the safety of workers involved in the biotech industry who deal with living materials on a day to day basis. Modular Clean Rooms in the Biotech Industry In the biotech industry, products may be produced by living material or products may be the living material itself. For instance, bacteria can be a catalyst to produce certain chemicals or pharmaceuticals. When a pathogen (a bacteria, virus, or other harmful microorganism) enters a…Read More

  3. Clean Room Industries Part II

    To continue our last blog on industries that require clean rooms to operate, we’ll be diving into three more codependant industries: nanotechnology, biotechnology, and telecommunications. As with our last blog, we’ll be dissecting why our modular clean rooms may be necessary for these industries. Nanotechnology Nanotechnology concerns itself with extremely small components. Quite literally, nano refers to the size of particles being dealt with in this field, and it is limited to particles that are less than 100 nanometers in dimension (a human hair, by the way, is about 100,000 nanometers in width). Often, nanotechnology industries refer to those who manipulate light or manipulate matter on a molecular or atomic level. In these industri…Read More

  4. Clean Room Industries Part I

    There are numerous industries that rely on clean rooms to allow for the performance of tasks necessary to their individual fields. These industries rely on clean rooms to avoid any harmful contaminants that may hinder the production of products, or may hinder the safety of employees. For this and our next blog, we’ll be talking about the various industries that rely on our modular clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air and why these industries need a controlled environment. Medical & Pharmaceutical Fields In the medical and pharmaceutical fields, sanitation is a must. Environmental contaminants, including harmful bacteria and viruses, may slight product quality. Our modular clean rooms are ideal for maintaining a sterile working environ…Read More

  5. What Makes a Clean Room Modular?

    Modular design encompasses design where components are combined to make a whole. When we design our clean rooms, we rely on modular components to build a clean room piece by piece. Modular design is especially useful for building clean rooms because modularity lends itself to adaptability. We can build large clean rooms, small clean rooms, intricate clean rooms, clean rooms with short ceiling height, and clean rooms with tall ceiling height. Moreover, modular design is useful in the sense that we can install different components that may be necessary to a client's specific needs. Here are a few of the components we can add throughout a clean room atmosphere: HEPA Filters Depending on the utility of a clean room, one or more filtration units…Read More

  6. Further Clean Room Facts

    In our last blog, we’d discussed some facts and figures surrounding clean rooms. Today, we’ll be continuing our blog line with further clean room facts. Laminar Flow Was a Big Leap Laminar flow aids in reducing harmful particulates. Through the advent of laminar flow technology, particulate influence is largely reduced. So what is laminar flow, and how does it work? Laminar flow describes the unidirectional flow of air throughout a space. Traditionally, laminar flow is used in some clean rooms to maintain the cleanliness of air. Air is forced downwards (unidirectionally), and recycled or pumped out of the room. Laminar flow is made possible with the use of ventilation systems and air pumps. What Do Clean Rooms Prevent? Clean rooms aim t…Read More

  7. Facts About Clean Rooms

    For today’s blog, we’ll be talking all things clean rooms. In celebration of our product, the modular clean room, we’ll be covering all sorts of facts surrounding clean rooms and the clean room industry. Let’s get started.. Clean Room Industries There are numerous industries that utilize clean room implements. Most recently, there’s been a boom in clean room use for e-cigarettes. However, the industries that dominate the vast majority of clean room use are pharmaceutical companies, electronics companies, biotech companies, and semiconductor builders. Where The Advent of the Clean Room Began Clean rooms were invented during WWII, and were mainly utilized in that era as a means for producing pristine weaponry in a safe environment. …Read More

  8. Be Mindful of Contaminants!

    A clean room ought to be a contaminate-free environment. Our modular clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air aid in preventing any form of contamination, but the sources for contamination are numerous. Here are some hazards that can cause contamination: Tools & Supplies Be mindful of how you utilize your tools. Small metal dust or plastic particles may splinter off of certain tools and supplies. Ceiling & Wall Paints Existing ceiling paints and wall paints offgas as well as release paint particles over time. Avoid allowing walls to have paint that’s cracking or peeling near your clean room environment. Air Conditioning Dust & Debris Air can hold dust particles and tiny bits of debris. An air conditioning unit (without proper filt…Read More

  9. The Invention of the Clean Room

    When we think about clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air, we think pharmaceutical applications, scientific environment applications, and medical and health applications (among a few others). But the surprising fact is … clean rooms were invented in the world of weapons developement. The advent of the clean room began her in order to protect sensitive mechanical components and transistors. It all began with Willis Whitfield and Sandia National Laboratories. In their weapons lab, particles were especially hazardous for equipment… Apparently, a 60s era transistor could go haywire due to a particle that’s the less than the size of a human hair. Since Sandia National Laboratories dedicated itself to weapons production and development, fail…Read More

  10. Reasons You’ll Benefit From a Modular Clean Room

      If you're thinking of installing clean rooms in your business, you are likely simply concerned with complying to safety laws and regulations. However, there are several benefits - aside from safety benefits - to installing a modular clean room: Adaptability Modular clean rooms are adaptable. Travis Clean Air’s clean rooms are modular and mobile - which means freedom in the programming and design of your clean rooms. Since our clean rooms are modular, room configurations can change or expand to meet the changing and expanding needs of your business. Moreover, if your business moves, you can take your modular clean rooms with you to your new location. There, you’ll be able to reassemble and readapt the structure to a new environmen…Read More