Critical clean room control systems are specialized systems that require skilled technical installation abilities, programming and commissioning. These zones are clean environments meant to protect the room from outside contaminants and healthy environments. These zones are also negative places so that the descriptions don’t escape into other areas of the facility including corridors. To maintain this air pressure is used. Positive zones means that more air supply is sustained and exhausted. A negative zone requires more exhausted air than what is supplied. These zones are controlled both a supply control and an exhaust control. The applications of a positive critical room includes operating rooms and clean room. A negative application zone includes isolation rooms and rooms that contain and use hazardous chemicals and bio safety rooms.
When operating a facility with critical room control, it’s imperative that using the proper equipment and system but a service provider of the system. The service provider must have the capabilities to commission the facility and have the knowledge on how to ensure these areas are properly maintained.
The HVAC systems for critical clean room systems must provide heating, air conditioning and ventilation but can use a lot of energy in the process. Most HVAC systems are not designed for energy management, but when your facility has one of theses energy management systems, it helps your company and facility become more green and comply with EPA regulations. It’s beneficial for these facilities to have and energy management system in order to reduce the facilities carbon footprint and can reduce energy costs as well.
An energy management HVAC system can reduce the amount of power the system is drawing but it can also help monitor the quality of air so that it will be able to power itself up or down depending on the level of filtration necessary or temperature required in critical rooms, as well as, the rest of the facility. In most cases these facilities air systems run at full power all the time because that’s what its set to do, and in a lot of instances it doesn’t need to be running full steam.
When one invests in critical room control systems manages the temperature of the room and maintains it throughout the day. The HVAC system when management is utilized allows the system to switch to a power saving mode and only uses energy when necessary to maintain proper temperature control. This means that the system will use lower energy during times like overnight when there’s not much disturbance of air or temperature control and will boost itself up when the room is in use or during working hours.
Often times pressurization is also a necessity in critical room control systems which can also be managed and controlled through the energy management system. There are other systems that can also be managed through the HVAC system so that it runs even more efficiently. These can include lighting systems or other equipment that throws off heat, can be wired into an automation system and be more conservative on energy.
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