Jul. 06, 2021
Key Considerations When Choosing Your Cleanroom Door
One of the biggest challenges in designing cleanroom doors for the pharmaceutical industry is to create a sturdy door with a high hygienic properties that is light and easy to clean.
These factors need to be considered when designing sanitary doors for all areas, but in a clean room environment, one of the most important considerations is the weight of the door. Making a door that meets fire protection regulations increases the weight of the initial product, making it difficult to open. The air pressure difference in the clean room also exacerbates this problem, so it is important to consider whether it is necessary to install an automatic access control on each door.
In general, the most important factor to consider when designing a clean room door is the material used.
Why is GRP door better than steel?
In the past, wood, laminate, steel and fiberglass could all be used in the manufacture of doors in the pharmaceutical industry. Although wooden doors still exist in some pharmaceutical facilities, health regulations now prohibit the use of wooden doors in many areas, and wooden doors are rarely seen in modern clean rooms.
Today, steel and fiberglass doors are now the main choice for the pharmaceutical industry. In the field where hygiene is very important, there is really no comparison between the two; in all aspects, I believe that the performance of GRP doors is much better than steel doors, and our customers have specified GRP doors and will never return steel. In fact, many large pharmaceutical companies have begun to replace existing steel doors with GRP doors before the end of their life cycles, because GRP doors are poor in ease of use and sanitary performance.
Airtight Sliding Door
The GRP door meets all the latest GMP requirements for pharmaceutical and nutrition facilities, and is easy to clean and free of bacteria due to its smooth, seamless construction. GRP doors are completely waterproof, and long-term use of disinfectants, chlorine release agents and VHP (vaporized hydrogen peroxide) will not warp, rust or rot.
The construction of steel doors will leave gaps, especially around the vision panels and the top and edges of the door. These can breed bacteria and are difficult to clean, affect the hygienic performance of the door, endanger the cleanliness of the material and the effectiveness of any research conducted in the clean room. They will also oxidize under frequent cleaning.
In daily use, GRP doors are also easier to use than steel doors. However, the biggest complaint we hear about steel doors from pharmaceutical customers is about its ease of use. The weight of steel doors and the arrangement of the hinges (in some cases piano hinges) make steel doors difficult to operate, especially in the case of fire protection levels. Whether fire-resistant or not, the weight of GRP doors is usually much lighter than steel doors, and the differential air pressures have much less effect on their ease of use.
This series of airtight sliding door design is according to GMP design and safety requirements. It is a custom automatic door and design for hospital operating room, hospital ward area, and kindergarten. Select high efficiency brushless DC motor with small size, large power, low noise and long life. High quality sealing gasket is inlaid around door leaf, close to door sleeve when closed, with good air tightness.