Techniques for Cleaning of Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments for Industrial Operations



Introduction

Introduction: Techniques for Cleaning of Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments for Industrial Operations

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Techniques for Cleaning of Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments for Industrial Operations: The purpose of cleaning is to maintain a cleanroom at the level for which it was designed. This course will teach you the methods and techniques for cleaning major surfaces such as ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, curtains, and equipment like tables, carts and laminar flow hoods.


Chapter 1: TOOLS

Section 1: Buckets

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Buckets: Buckets are the key tools in cleaning ceilings, walls and floors. This section will teach you the proper use of the single, double and triple bucket systems.

Section 2: Wipes

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Wipes: Wipes are used for cleaning multiple surfaces such as chairs, tables, carts, and equipment. This section will teach the proper techniques for using wipes, including the triple surface wipe method.

Section 3: Triple Face AMD Wipe Folding Technique

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Triple Face AMD Wipe Folding Technique: This section reviews the wipe folding technique to show how the three cleaning surfaces are created and utilized for cleaning and sanitisation.


Chapter 2: STRUCTURAL SURFACES

Section 1: Ceilings

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Ceilings: This section demonstrates ceiling cleaning with two ceiling types: a solid ceiling and a T-grid ceiling.

Section 2: Walls

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Walls: Walls can be mopped using two different methods. This section demonstrates wall cleaning with two techniques: vertical pull-lift and horizontal pull-lift.

Section 3: Doors

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Doors: Doors are mopped during the wall cleaning. This section demonstrates door cleaning techniques.

Section 4: Windows

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Windows: Windows are mopped during wall cleaning as part of the wall. This section demonstrates window and fixture cleaning techniques.

Section 5: Curtains

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Curtains: It is recommended that a curtain cleaning tool is used for curtain cleaning. This section demonstrates curtain cleaning techniques.


Chapter 3: FURNITURE

Section 1: Tables and Chairs

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Tables and Chairs: This section demonstrates cleaning techniques for tables and chairs.

Section 2: Shelving, Racks and Carts

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Shelving, Racks and Carts: Shelving, racks and carts are cleaned with wipes or mitts, moistened with a cleaning solution. This section demonstrates shelving, rack and cart cleaning techniques.

Section 3: Waste Bag Holders

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Waste Bag Holders: This section demonstrates wire-frame bag holder and large receptacle cleaning techniques.


Chapter 4: EQUIPMENT

Section 1: Horizontal Laminar Flow Hoods

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Horizontal Laminar Flow Hoods: Horizontal laminar flow hoods (HLFH) allow clean air, from HEPA filters located in the back wall, to bathe the work area and protect it from the air outside the hood. This section demonstrates HLFH cleaning techniques.

Section 2: Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods

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Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods: Vertical laminar flow hoods (VLFH) allow clean air, from HEPA filters located in the ceiling of the equipment, to bathe the work area and protect it from the air outside the hood. This section demonstrates VLFH cleaning techniques.


Chapter 5: FLOORS

Section 1: Vacuuming and Cleaning Floors

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Drains, Coves and Floors: This section demonstrates floor vacuuming and cleaning. Two techniques used for cleaning floors: the pull-lift and modified figure 8 techniques. The floor techniques cover both flat-head and string mops.

Section 2: Wheel Cleaning and Movable Items

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Wheel Cleaning and Movable Items: This section demonstrates wheel cleaning of movable items before they are moved onto a cleaned and cleaned surface.

Section 3: Renewable and Adhesive Replaceable Mats

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Renewable and Adhesive Replaceable Mats: Renewable sticky mats are used at cleanroom entrances to protect the floor from cross contamination. Renewable mats are permanent and washable. Proper cleaning renews the sticky properties of the surface. Cleaning renewable mats is done in a four step procedure. Adhesive replaceable mats are used at cleanrooms entrances to protect the floor from cross contamination. Adhesive mats are replaced when contaminated. This section demonstrates proper techniques for renewable mat reconditioning and replaceable mat replacement.


Chapter 6: DOCUMENTATION

Section 1: Documentation

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Documentation: All cleaning must be documented. A daily log must contain the time, areas cleaned, name of the operator, and the cleaning solution applied. This section presents important fields that should be present in your daily cleaning log.


Additional Information

Section 1: Acknowledgement

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Acknowledgement: We would like to thank Micronova Manufacturing for providing the tools, materials and workspace used for the development of this course.

Section 2: Web Links

Cleanroom Management Associates, Inc.: Cleanroom Management Associates, Inc. is a technical consulting firm that specializes in competitive benchmarking, training, and auditing of clean and aseptic operations and management.
Micronova Manufacturing: For over 30 years, Micronova has been involved in the development of mops and cleaning systems for clean and controlled environments worldwide.

Techniques for Cleaning of Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments for Industrial Operations
Anne Marie Dixon

The purpose of cleaning is to maintain a cleanroom at the level for which it was designed. This course will teach you the methods and techniques for cleaning of major surfaces, such as ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, curtains, and equipment like tables, carts and laminar flow hoods. The methods and techniques shown here will address the removal of surface particles. This course applies to industries concerned about particulate contamination such as: Aerospace, Semiconductor, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Cleanroom Laundries, Cleanroom Suppliers and Paint Processing Facilities. It was designed for operators and technicians who perform cleaning as part of their job description and supervisors of cleanroom or controlled environments. This course will be helpful to people working in quality assurance, quality control, engineering, purchasing and management. Our ultimate goal of this course is to help you maintain the environment for the protection of your product. Investment: $299.00


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Anne Marie Dixon

Owner and President of Cleanroom Management Associates, Inc., a consulting firm based in Carson City, NV that specializes in designing facilities, training staff and management teams, and auditing cleanroom operations for clients and suppliers.

Actively engaged in the field of contamination control for over 39 years with extensive experience in the areas of cleanroom operations, training, technical writing, strategic consulting, facility start-up, construction protocols, and process optimization. She has trained over 850,000 cleanroom technicians and managers.

Ms. Dixon heads the US delegation to ISO Technical Committee 209 on Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments. She also chairs three (3) IEST committees on Cleanroom Housekeeping, Operations, and Controlled Environments. In 1982 she initiated the research on cleanroom cleaning techniques. Ms Dixon is the Past President of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a Fellow of the Institute.

She is the recipient of the James P. Agalloco award, Fred Hermann award, Monroe Seligman award and the first recipient of Woman of the Year in Contamination Control.

She has published over 14 books and 400 technical articles.

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