Volcano Probe Developed in Cleanroom Environment

Application:   ISO Level 7 (Class 10,000)

Location: Pasadena, California

Details and Scope of Work

Volcanoes have always been a fascination to the world. They have always held a unique element and have always been a mystery to scientist.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California sent a probe down into a volcano. The issue that was faced is that exploring volcanoes can be risky. That is why the JPL robotics reach team developed a robot that could easily reach places where humans could not. In order to fully understand how volcanoes erupt, the team had to utilize cutting edge technologies along with a modular cleanroom in order to ensure that all parts were manufactured to the highest quality and precision.

The team was awarded a grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic’s Expedition Grant campaign for “great explorer”. The team lead, Parness, had mentioned that they could not have done it without the team they had in place.

This goes to show those who are looking to accomplish a technology endeavor have to have several things at their disposal, the first is a team that has the know-how and tenacity of not giving up. The second is the technology developed in a cleanroom environment which would allow the venture to move forward.

See our modular cleanroom section or contact one of our Cleanroom Specialists for further details or contact our office at 800-959.0878.

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The robot designed to explore volcanoes is pictured here. VolcanoBot 1 has a length of 12 inches and 6.7-inch wheels.  Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

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Environmental Test Chamber

Application: Environmental Test Chamber

Size: 16’ x 43’ x 16’H

Benefits

  • Load bearing roof with access ladder
  • Large insulated double doors
  • Dual Pane view windows
  • System design features to mimic extreme weather conditions with capabilities to withstand temperature/humidity ranges from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to +120 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Insulated Wall Systems Reduce Particulate Contamination

Application: Modular Cleanroom

Benefits

  • HEPA and ULPA filtration
  • Customizable to size

Details and Scope of Work

A cleanroom or “controlled environment” is any given contained space where provisions are made to reduce airborne particulate contamination and control other environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, and pressure. The key component is the mechanical system and filtration that traps particulates through HEPA or ULPA filters depending on cleanliness requirements.

Cleanrooms are necessary for many industries where small particles can adversely affect the manufacturing or quality of a product. While the enclosures vary in size and complexity they are typically found in industries such as pharmaceutical, semiconductor, biotech, medical device, and life sciences, as well as critical process manufacturing common in optics, aerospace, automotive, and military facilities… Read Full Article PDF Here

 

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Modular Cleanrooms Offer “Green” Benefits

Application: Modular Cleanroom

Benefits

  • Fitting the space needed
  • Life cycle flexibility
  • Minimum waste and material

High levels of environmental control have long driven design, purchasing, and operational decisions for cleanrooms. Today, there are many sustainability issues when it comes to modular cleanrooms ranging from energy efficiency to materials use to long-term adaptability. These issues are also beginning to influence the conversation between those who operate controlled environments and those who design, build, and install them. Modular cleanrooms offer some distinct benefits for those trying to create more sustainable environments.

Controlled environments are inherently energy­ and resource­intensive. Achieving high levels Modular Cleanrooms Offer “Green” Benefits of cleanliness typically involves a large amount of infrastructure to ensure proper airflow (amount and direction), filtration, pressurization, temperature, and humidity. Air change rates (how many times per hour all the air in the space is replaced) are typically high (15 to 100 or more, compared with less than 10 for a science lab). Read the full article here!