Hardwall or Softwall Cleanrooms Full-View Plastic Panel
All-Steel BioSafe® Modular Cleanrooms
Hardwall Cleanrooms — Select transparent acrylic*, dissipative PVC, polycarbonate, or polypropylene panels. All-steel support frame for strength and easy installation - requires no external bracing.
*Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.
Softwall Cleanrooms — Many panel options, including anti-static vinyl and clear or frosted strip shields. All-steel supports available with casters. Softwall rooms do not hold pressure.
The most effective design for bio-tech and pharmaceutical applications.
304/316 stainless or powder-coated steel construction resists most solvents, disinfectants and other cleaning solutions. Radius corners and smooth interior walls simplify cleaning; optional raised flooring allows disinfectant wash-down. Configure as a positive- or negative-pressure room, with A/C and humidity control.
Double-Wall, Raised-floor Plastic Cleanrooms
Ideal for applications that require raised flooring for true laminar flow. Double-wall structure allows air to circulate through the inter-wall plenum, increasing filtration and A/C efficiency.
Ideal for safe removal of fine powders or chemical vapors. Adjustable ceiling ventilator draws air through HEPA filters and/or exhaust ductwork on ceiling or room perimeter. Inlet filters ensure a clean working environment.
Sterile Compounding Rooms
In USP 797 applications, positive-pressure ISO 8 anteroom opens to an ISO 7 compounding room. For hazardous drug compounding to USP 800 requirements, air handlers remove HEPA-filtered air to produce a negative-pressure containment area. ISO upgrades meet more rigorous DQSA 503(b) requirements.
Ceiling fan/filter units create laminar flow of particle-free air. Exhaust ductwork along the floor and adjustable air handlers create overall negative pressure to protect external environment from pharmaceutical powders and biohazards.
Terra Universal's Value Advantage
Facility Optimization — Create the production environment you require without the expense or disruption of a major fab upgrade! Expand or reconfigure as your requirements change.
Unsurpassed Cleanliness — Filtration and ventilation efficiency required to meet the most rigorous cleanliness standards. Independently certified Class 1.
Hardwall, Softwall, and AirLock Designs — A style for every requirement, schedule, and budget!
Comprehensive Environmental Controls — Over particulates, humidity, temperature, and ESD (electrostatic discharge)
Industry-leading Quality — Over 40 years of engineering and manufacturing experience provide standardized quality you can count on.
Certified Designs and Fabrication Techniques — Terra Universal has received independent certification as a Cleanroom Manufacturing Specialist.
Delivered to Your Production Schedule — Terra Universal understands the critical importance of timely delivery and works closely with you to accommodate tight schedules. Expanded QuickShip configurations provide a wide variety of "need it now!" cleanrooms.
Turnkey Purchasing: Terra universal's Value Advantage
No one shopping for a car would think of sourcing out the thousands of automobile components separately. Why should it be any different with a Modular Cleanroom?
Terra Universal's integrated design and manufacturing know-how lets you specify not just a clean work environment, but a total production solution:
Application-Appropriate Environment—Over 20 years of design and manufacturing experience in all areas of environmental control: particles, humidity, static, temperature.
Work Stations—ergonomic, space-saving, ultra-clean designs, including laminar flow and exhaust purification systems.
Storage Solutions—from wall-mount and benchtop dry boxes to high-volume automated stockers.
Gowning Area Furnishings—from the recognized industry leader in change room design and garbing protocol.
Terra manufactures five distinct cleanroom designs. Each design is ideal for different user requirements, based on ISO rating and environmental controls, for medical device, semiconductor, defense, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and aerospace applications. As a pioneer in the critical environment industry, Terra Universal has developed and manufactured innovative solutions for over 45 years. Combining high-throughput, automated fabrication equipment with a robust, active stock of raw material, Terra is capable of producing cleanrooms of any design, size, scope and complexity at industry-leading build times. In the past 6 years, we have installed 2,132 cleanrooms, based on Terra’s scope, in active operation across the globe.
Class ISO 146144-1 (Federal Standard 209E)
Average Airflow Velocity m/s (ft/min)
Air Changes Per Hour
Terra Cleanroom Design
ISO 8 (Class 100,000)
0.005 – 0.041 (1 – 8)
5 – 48
5 – 15%
Automotive Environmental Research Food Manufacturing
Fire-rated and explosion-proof cleanrooms must adhere to the standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization that develops and publishes codes and standards related to fire safety, electrical safety, and other safety issues. The NFPA has developed a set of cleanroom standards that are designed to ensure that cleanrooms are safe from fire hazards and other safety risks. Some of the key NFPA cleanroom standards include:
NFPA 45: Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals - Provides guidelines for the safe handling and storage of chemicals in laboratory environments, including cleanrooms.
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code - Offers guidelines for the safe installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in cleanrooms.
NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace - Offers guidelines for protecting workers from electrical hazards in cleanroom environments.
NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust - Provides guidelines for managing the risks associated with combustible dust in cleanroom environments.
NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives - Provides guidelines for the installation and maintenance of fire doors in cleanrooms to prevent the spread of fire.
Fire-rated cleanrooms are equipped with features and built from materials that help prevent the spread of fire while protecting the occupants and valuable equipment. Here are some common features of fire-rated cleanrooms:
Fire-Resistant Construction: Fire-rated cleanrooms are constructed from fire-resistant materials designed to resist the spread of fire and provide a barrier between the cleanroom and surrounding areas.
Fire-Rated Doors: Fire-rated cleanrooms have specially designed, fire-rated doors, equipped with intumescent seals or gaskets that expand when exposed to heat, to provide a barrier against smoke and flames.
Fire-Rated Glazing: All fire-rated cleanroom windows or observation panels must use fire-rated glazing materials to resist the passage of fire and smoke while maintaining visibility into and out of the cleanroom.
Evacuation Systems: Fire-rated cleanrooms feature well-designed evacuation routes and clear signage to guide occupants to a safe area (in the event of a fire). Emergency lighting and exit signs are installed to provide visibility during the evacuation process.
Terra’s Design for Fire-Rated Spaces: Modular Steel Fire-Retardant and Explosion-Proof Cleanrooms
Terra’s all-steel modular cleanroom features ASTM-rated powder-coated steel or 304-grade stainless steel wall panels and ceiling grid. The heavy-duty, explosion-proof ceiling LED light fixtures are enclosed in an FM 4910-rated lens cover. Stainless steel, explosion-proof HEPA fan filter units include non-sparking components, all-potted conduit and grounded filter screens to meet NEC Class 1 Division 1 requirements. UL-listed fire-rated entry doors feature wired-glass windows, mortise locks and honeycomb insulation. Explosion-proof switches and powder distribution modules are isolated from the rest of the system to prevent flame spread. All electrical components are enclosed in potted conduit to prevent exposure to sparks.
Terra builds and installs over 500 cleanrooms per year, on average. All cleanroom components are pre-engineered, quality control tested, and stocked for quick integration and assembly. In addition to product manufacturing, Terra offers a wide range of value-add services, including white glove delivery, cleanroom installation, structural seismic analysis, expedited production, qualification documentation and extended warranties. Order-specific certificates of compliance, listing each product’s adherence to ISO, UL, OSHA and seismic standards, are supplied with every qualifying sale. The leader in critical environment solutions, Terra also manufactures laminar flow hoods, desiccator cabinets, glove box isolators, pass through chambers, and a broad array of cleanroom-compliant furniture, storage and gowning equipment. To determine the appropriate ISO rating, room design and configuration for your project; please call 714-578-6100 to consult with a Terra cleanroom professional.
Select from hardwall or softwall cleanrooms with powder-coated stainless steel framework to meet ISO 4 to ISO 8 standards; dimensional flexibility to cover machinery and personnel; versatile access openings, made to your specifications
Durable and rigid controlled environments built above existing space inside a warehouse facility; choice of opaque polypropylene walls with static-dissipative PVC windows or all-static-dissipative PVC; can be outfitted with FFUs, ventilated and configured like any cleanroom
Free-standing modular office space with flexible designs and no permitting required; acrylic or dissipative PVC hardwall panels allow full visibility; Optional polypropylene opaque modesty panels create a more private work space
EZ-UP Cleanroom creates a large, economical dust-free environment; comprised of one middle and two end vinyl panels w strip-shielded entry; rack-mounted filter/fan units provide horizontal flow of HEPA-filtered air to meet ISO class 8 standards
Terra's modular designs allow versatile configurations using standard components, whether you need a small equipment enclosure or a multi-suite processing facility
Versatile plug-and-play Power Distribution Modules allow addition of ceiling fan/filter units and lights to meet any cleanliness requirement or to upgrade ISO levels or lighting levels after installation
Modular frame and panel designs, in several application-specific materials, adapt to any floor plan requirement
Automated fan controls simplify pressure balancing, Building Management System (BMS) integration, and certification of large, multi-suite facilities
Stand-alone A/C modules or integration with existing air handling system
Consultation services available to meet industry-specific regulations, such as USP 797/800 compounding requirements
Terra’s full engineering services adapt designs to accommodate unique equipment or facility integration challenges
Call or submit a QuickQuote Form for assistance with a modular cleanroom tailor-made to your application!
Explosion-Proof Softwall Modular Cleanroom
Explosion-Proof Softwall Cleanrooms feature sealed conduit and junction boxes leading to the explosion-proof lights and FFUs, in compliance with NEC code for Class I, Division 1 environments
Portable Particle Containment Room
Containment Room isolates dirty operations inside a lab or cleanroom; reverse-flow HEPA fan/filter units contain dust to allow clean air release.
Explosion-Proof HEPA Fan and Filter Unit
Explosion-proof ULPA fan/filter unit features sealed or non-sparking components, including motor, all-potted conduit and grounded filter screens that meet NEC requirements for Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations.
Explosion-Proof Potted Fittings
Conduit is filled with an expanding cement mixture to isolate explosion-proof components from potential sources of ignition; explosion-proof fittings meet requirements of NEC for Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations.
Insulated Hardwall Cleanroom includes rigid foam insulation sealed between dual polypropylene panels to provide better temperature stability in temperature-controlled operations.
UV-C Germicidal Lamp installs on a cleanroom ceiling grid for line-of-sight room disinfection; safety occupancy sensor prevents personnel exposure.
Custom Work is Standard!
Modular designs allow versatile configurations tailored to your requirements. Terra's design and fabrication capabilities accommodate unique facility challenges.
COVID-19 Isolation Room
Terra’s modular negative pressure isolation rooms, built to your specs, support patient infection control, home isolation and package quarantine
Special Application Cleanrooms
Custom Low Humidity Controlled Dry Rooms by Scientific Climate Systems
Custom Walk-In Burn-In Chamber by Scientific Climate Systems
Equipment Enclosure for Conveyor Line
Explosion-Proof Softwall Modular Cleanroom
Insulated ISO-Rated Hardwall Modular Cleanroom
Explosion-Proof Softwall Cleanroom
Modular Production Control Room
Modular Warehouse Office
Insulated Hardwall Cleanroom
Terra Universal IQ-OQ Process
Modular, custom built Dry Rooms for lithium and automotive hybrid batteries, medical device, material and processing applications | 6604-99 displayedCustom Low Humidity Controlled Dry Rooms by Scientific Climate Systems
Custom, modular Walk-In Burn-In Chamber by Scientific Climate Systems; contact Terra for details | 6604-98 displayedCustom Walk-In Burn-In Chamber by Scientific Climate Systems
ISO 7 cleanroom with dissipative panels for conveyor line enclosure | 6601-95 displayedEquipment Enclosure for Conveyor LineThis 4.5' W x 36' D x 7' H cleanroom meets ISO 7 cleanliness requirements; designed for neutriceutical process conveyor per FDA requirements (shown with door removed).
Explosion proof walls are utilized for hazardous locationsExplosion-Proof Softwall Modular CleanroomExplosion-Proof Softwall Cleanroom: fan/filter units, lights and power system are UL-listed for hazardous locations (optional casters and cross-bracing).
Insulated ISO-Rated Hardwall Cleanroom with polypropylene panels | 6601-19 displayedInsulated ISO-Rated Hardwall Modular CleanroomInsulated Hardwall Cleanroom with polypropylene panels reduces energy costs and increases temperature stability.
This Class I, Division 1 softwall cleanroom features explosion-proof fan/filter units connected with sealed conduit to explosion-proof junction boxesExplosion-Proof Softwall CleanroomThis Class I, Division 1 softwall cleanroom features explosion-proof fan/filter units connected with sealed conduit to explosion-proof junction boxes.
This enclosure serves as the shop leader’s office on the production floor, offering reduced noise and climate controlModular Production Control RoomThis enclosure serves as the shop leader’s office on the production floor, offering reduced noise and climate control.
This hardwall modular cleanroom provides the warehouse manager with a clear view of the facility.Modular Warehouse OfficeThis hardwall modular cleanroom provides the warehouse manager with a clear view of the facility.
Rigid foam insulation is sandwiched between two polypropylene panels to provide better temperature stability when used with climate control systems | 6601-19 displayedInsulated Hardwall CleanroomRigid foam insulation is sandwiched between two polypropylene panels to provide better temperature stability when used with climate control systems.
When floor space is limited, a lightweight modular cleanroom can be installed on top of an existing structure inside the facility (stairs not included)Mezzanine CleanroomWhen floor space is limited, a lightweight modular cleanroom can be installed on top of an existing structure inside the facility (stairs not included).
This video describes the IQ/OQ process for Equipment and CleanroomsTerra Universal IQ-OQ ProcessThis video describes the IQ/OQ process for Equipment and Cleanrooms
Terra's extensive customer list indicates widespread acceptance of the modular cleanroom concept across in many industries.
In the dozens of applications these projects represent, modular cleanrooms provided an ISO 4-8 processing environment in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost, associated with conventional brick-and-mortar facilities.