Planning for Disaster: Designing a Cleanroom to Minimize Risk Should a Disaster Occur
09 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Weaver
The cleanliness levels of a cleanroom or other high-technology
facility make it inherently vulnerable to a disaster such as a fire.
Historically, even a small event of this type can cause significant
downtime and cost millions of dollars in remediation. When designing
a cleanroom, steps can be taken to minimize the impact of a disaster
and to enhance the recovery process. This paper reviews various
potential scenarios and decision points in the design process that
are relevant to those situations. It then outlines the decisions
made in the design of a recent nanofabrication research facility, the
Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University.