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BioSafe® Cleanroom Conversion System

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Convert Existing Office Space . . . Into an ISO 5-8 Cleanroom!
  • Gypsum wallboard
  • Carpeting or vinyl flooring, even cement slab
  • Standard office ceiling
  • Drop ceiling grid with HEPA Fan/Filter Units and Lights
  • BioSafe Cleanroom Panels
  • Cleanroom flooring
  • Utilities, cleanroom pass-throughs and furnishings
  • Convert a standard office into an ISO 5-8 cleanroom in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, associated with new construction
  • Ideal for universities, government laboratories and other facilities where new construction or a modular structure is unfeasible
  • Unique three-part system includes modular ceiling grid, BioSafe Cleanroom Wall System (FRP or CPVC panels), and a variety of flooring options to meet your cleanliness requirement
  • Rigid all-steel grid design accommodates spans up to 20 feet (6096 mm) without internal support columns or ceiling suspension wires, even when fully loaded with HEPA filter/fan units and lights
  • Comprehensive lines of clean room accessories let you configure corner coving, HEPA fan/filter units (FFUs), lights, access doors, control systems, and pass-through ports to meet your unique requirements
  • Complete installation services include seismic load analysis, HVAC integration, and coordination with your contractor to ensure compliance with local building code, if applicable
FM approved logo
Class A FRP and C-PVC panels are
Factory Mutual (FM) approved.
Facility managers who need classified cleanroom space generally face a difficult choice.

New construction requires a suitable site and can take months, even years, to complete. Depending on area requirements, installing a modular cleanroom inside an existing room is a faster, more economical alternative, but this room-within-a-room approach often creates unusable or inaccessible space.

Terra’s BioSafe Cleanroom Conversion System offers a more economical, space-efficient approach: converting an existing unclassified room into a cleanroom, using modular components to meet a wide range of environmental and access requirements.

Modular Ceiling Grid
This modular structure mounts directly to existing walls to form a drop ceiling, or rests on top of walls that have no ceiling. Its all-steel, interlocking design requires no external bracing (either column support or suspension cables) for spans up to 20 ft. (6096 mm). Larger spans entail a single internal support column or external ceiling support cable.

The grid's 2-foot x 4-foot (610 x 1220 mm) ceiling bays support cleanroom ceiling components: room-side replaceable HEPA fan/filter units (FFUs), LED or fluorescent lights, and polypropylene ceiling panels.

Terra’s WhisperFlow™ Room-Side Replaceable FFUs provide the vertical flow of micro-filtered air that removes contaminants inside the room. By selecting the proper quantity of FFUs, you can meet any cleanliness classification to ISO 5 (Class 100). Their design allows filter replacement from inside the cleanroom, without breaching the cleanroom ceiling. Lights and blank ceiling panels complete the ceiling structure. See additional information below.

BioSafe® Cleanroom Wall Systems
Our Class A fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) panel system is the only one that is FM-approved and certified for use in ISO 5 cleanrooms. Applied with a non-outgassing polymer adhesive to nearly any wall surface, including gypsum wallboard, this material features a patented finish that creates a durable, noncontaminating surface that is highly resistant to chemicals and microbial growth. More economical Class C panel are available without the FM rating (see ordering information).

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) Class A wall panels also meet ISO 5 requirements, and have FM approval. A solvent-free, non-outgassing adhesive adheres them to walls. Seams are welded to close all gaps and make this system a great choice for converting current building space into a cleanroom. CPVC resists damage from a broad range of chemicals, making clean-up faster and easier.

The links below provide more information on these and other components that comprise this system, including cleanroom doors, pass-through chambers, and flooring. Installation of smooth Class A Factory Mutual BioSafe panels, with proper wall and ceiling coving, meets stringent ISO 5-6 and cGMP requirements for the most critical applications, including sterile processing. For less critical cleanroom requirements, consider FRP Class C panels.

Complete Pre-Sale and After-Sale Support
Whatever your applications, call Terra with your dimensional, cleanliness and other requirements. A configuration specialist will provide a complete quotation, including drawings, if applicable, and manufacturing time, on a system ready for installation and certification.

Terra performs BioSafe system installation and seismic analysis based on your facility. We also train and support local contractors on installation and permitting to local building code.*

Ceiling Grids

Ceiling Grids

Modular Ceiling Grid System converts office space into an ISO cleanroom with selection of fan filter units, ceiling panels, lights and wall panels

Cleanroom Wall System

Cleanroom Wall System

BioSafe® cleanroom panel systems, made of FRP or CPVC, mount to any wall type to create an ISO 5-compatible, chemical-resistant durable surface

Floor Mats and Coverings

Floor Mats and Coverings

Chemical-resistant polyester floor covering traps contaminants and inhibits bacterial growth. Regular cleaning refreshes and maintains the mat

Room-Side Replaceable Fan/Filter Unit

Room-Side Replaceable Fan/Filter Unit

Minimize cleanroom downtime with these easy-to-replace filter units; direct room access prevents cleanroom breaches

Cleanroom Lighting

Cleanroom Lighting

Illuminate your room with modular lights including fluorescent, space-saving teardrop, flow-through modules and energy-efficient LED

Pass-Throughs & Air Showers

Pass-Throughs & Air Showers

Cleanroom pass-through chambers, air showers and tunnels reduce cross contamination between rooms of different cleanliness levels

Cleanroom Doors

Cleanroom Doors

Doors for Terra's modular cleanrooms are an important way to maintain cleanliness, while allowing necessary movement in & out of rooms

Power & Utility Outlets

Power & Utility Outlets

Power your cleanroom with installation of electrical and vacuum/gas utility outlets; components meet all requirements for safety and operations

* While we work with your contractor to help you comply with building codes, Terra assumes no responsibility for meeting local regulations, including fire and seismic codes. Check your local planning department to determine what regulations apply to your installation.

File Type File Name Publication Date
Tech Resource (PDF) Calculating Clean Room Cleanliness: How many FFUs and Lights?
This tutorial provides practical tips for correlating the desired cleanliness level (per ISO/FS209 standards) to the required number of fan/filter units (FFUs). Also provides guidelines for specifying lights based on the type of operations being conducted.
05/15/2015
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