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A fast growing bioscience company based in Tempe, Arizona required a Certified ISO 8 cleanroom compliant with GMP guidelines to control the environment of a  pharmaceutical packaging process.

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Project Overview

Application: ISO 8 Cleanroom with Gowning Room
Products:

  • Series 300 Wall Systems in 12' Height
  • FRP Fire & Sound Wall Panels
  • Integrated Sliding Doors

Benefits Provided:

  • FRP wall panels allowed for easy washdown
  • ISO 8 Certified and GMP compliant
  • Engineered for seismic
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The Challenges

  • First, existing space limitations would require installing the building in a very confined space.
  • Secondly, regional building requirements specified the need for seismic bracing.
  • Third, any solution would probably require the integration of a high-speed automatic door.
  • Finally, the fast growth of the company meant that a move or future expansion was imminent.
 
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The Evaluation

 

Modular vs. Traditional

The customer considered traditional construction as an alternative. However, they saw benefits to building with modular. Given their plan to relocate the facility in a few years, modular construction would allow them to relocate the cleanroom to their next facility.

Cleanroom Modular Building
 
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The Solution

 

Quick Installation with Minimal Disruption

PortaFab’s dealer provided expertise in designing and implementing a turnkey ISO 8 cleanroom; from initial specifying to the building permit and ultimate validation process.

Given the client’s need for secure access control, PortaFab incorporated a dealer-supplied motorized aluminum storefront door to handle the high number of door cycles, along with key pad access.  The motorized door fit within the Cleanrooms ISO 8 criteria.

Finally, PortaFab prepared structural calculations and professional stamped engineered drawings from a licensed engineer in Arizona to help with the local building permit process and address seismic conditions with the use of shear panels in strategic locations to control racking.

ISO 8 Pharmaceutical Cleanroom

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