Validation hierarchy and air change rates in differing facilities
To validate a facility, be it, cleanroom, dentist surgery, operating theatre or other, there needs to be a hierarchy of validation tests that are fundamental to the performance of area or facility. Of all of these, air change rates are crucial in providing accuracy for all the other performance test requirements. In a cleanroom environment, air change rate testing must be performed as the very first validation task.
If the air change rates are too low, having performed other validation tests, it will simply mean that all of the tests will have to repeated, assuming that the air change rate is corrected to the requirement. We at TCA can advise you on the validation requirements of your facility. Please call us on 01737 924 700