Guardtech highlights cleanroom maintenance benefits with service plan – Med-Tech Innovation

The company says that the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) of process rooms, plant, utilities, and devices means the risk of a major fault developing diminishes significantly.

It’s critical that any business controlled environment is given the regular TLC it needs to continue to operate at peak performance – as anything less could risk product and process and, ultimately, cost time and money, and even risk potentially crippling sanctions.

From commissioning new-build cleanrooms to service, maintenance, testing, validation and decontamination of existing controlled environments, the Guardtech Group Service Department support ongoing compliance in all cGMP & ISO14644 classified cleanrooms, ensuring facilities are audit-ready and compliant with regulatory bodies.

Guardtech also provide detailed documentation on all their construction projects, including a comprehensive Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualification (OQ) as part of their wider full-scale Commissioning and Compliance offering.

Services manager Chris McGinn said: “All cleanrooms need regular service and maintenance to ensure they continue to meet standards and function at optimum levels – and it’s recommended that you have at least two programmes per year to go over the necessary checks and processes to confirm that nothing is amiss.

“At Guardtech, we’ve built up an impressive amount of knowledge, resource and expertise to ensure our clients’ cleanrooms get the best support available – we’re here to take away the burden of managing your controlled environment, so you can focus on delivering the product or service that you specialise in.”

The Guardtech Group service department’s testing programme includes filter integrity and separative devices – such as biosafety cabinets and laminar flow benches – as well as performance testing, including temperature, humidity and lux levels.

Validation features measurements for air velocity, volumetric flow rate and room differential pressure, as well as particle counting – all in accordance with ISO 14644-1.

The service & maintenance remit is significantly wide ­– from HVAC, compressor and generator repairs and upgrades to filter replacements, gauge calibration and environmental monitoring (EMS) and Building Management System (BMS) Servicing.

Operations manager Jen Lawrence added: “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes at CB9 to enhance our Service offering to the point where it’s running more efficiently than ever before. We’ve now got exceptional nationwide coverage and a highly experienced team backed by up the full support of the Guardtech Group’s modular, turnkey and portable cleanroom construction experts, meaning we really do cover all bases when it comes to labs, cleanrooms and other controlled environments.”