trapping unwanted particles.
industrial vacuums easily remove and dispose
of contaminants with minimal risk to users.
Personnel have a safe means for cleaning hazardous materials spills and the ability to quickly and
easily address sanitation concerns. Facilities that
invest in multiple vacuums can also specify one
vacuum per application, further eliminating the
potential for cross-contamination or accidents.
A filtered exhaust stream is also vital for collecting fine particles like dust and powder. Vacuums
should have “upstream” and “downstream” filters
installed before and after the motor to capture
particulates from its airflow and exhaust stream.
“Upstream” filters also protect the motor and
extend the vacuum’s lifespan, while a “
downstream” filter captures dust from the motor’s
commutator and carbon brushes.
Maintenance and cleaning programs should
facilitate simple sanitation and validation processes for cleanrooms. A portable industrial
vacuum, made out of non-particle-generating
materials such as stainless steel, eliminates the
chance for contamination by the vacuum itself
and helps cleanroom personnel meet critical
standards for contamination control. Oversized
main filters slow airflow across large surfaces
so that the vacuum can capture larger volumes
of debris during use. As a result, vacuums run
more efficiently for longer time periods and
optimize air-to-cloth ratios for easy, efficient
Applications for cleanroom maintenance
When hazardous materials are a concern in
cleanrooms, portable vacuum cleaners can greatly assist in the clean-up and disposal of these
materials. Removable collection containers offer
the ability to collect, contain, and dispose of
potent compounds without coming in contact
with toxic materials. Bag-in/bag-out systems are
beneficial as well, because they facilitate the safe
replacement of HEPA filters.
Cleaning machinery and equipment is
an important step in contamination control.
Residual dust and powder can collect in machines
and on equipment surfaces, posing a health and
safety risk. By integrating portable vacuums into