Air Rate Testing and Validation
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Air Rate Testing and Validation

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Air Rate Testing

At Comfort Services, we specialise in air rate testing to help you effectively construct and maintain clean rooms. We can help you whether you need help with air change rates, air tightness or room leakage testing. To find out more about our air rate testing or air rate validation solutions and what makes us the right team for the task, read on.

Air Rate Testing and Validation of Air Change Rates are essential when undertaking the construction and maintenance of a clean room. Comfort Services Group have over experience in the setting up and validation of clean room air systems and pressure cascades. Our qualified and experienced engineers have carried out Air Rate Testing and Validation within a wide range of commercial environments including hospitals, biological labs and pharmaceutical institutions. The purpose of our testing and validation service is to ensure that the air system within a clean room is operating to its’ intended specification and is in line with all legal and regulatory requirements.

 
 
Air Rate Testing
Air Change Rates in Clean Rooms

Regular testing of Air Rates ensures that a clean room remains fit for purpose and conforms to regulatory requirements. It is accepted that the 'cleaner’ a clean room is required to be, the more air is required and therefore the greater the air change rate. In order to prevent cross contamination it is essential that air systems can be relied upon to provide the required number of air-changes-per-hour.

The minimum expectation for any healthcare application is 20 Changes Per Hour but this can vary immensely with some micro-biological & high containment facilities using systems that provide over 800 Changes Per Hour. Our Air Change Rate testing and validation ensures that these ‘per hour’ rates are adhered to and remain in accordance with the original design brief. At Comfort Services Group, we can provide validation data and certificates as part of our Air Rate Testing and Validation services.

Air Change Rates in Clean Rooms
Air Tightness & Room Leakage Testing

In addition to Air Rates, at Comfort Services Group we can also assist in carrying out Air Tightness Testing. Otherwise known as Room Leakage testing, Air Tightness testing allows us to monitor and report on the integrity of a rooms construction. Air tightness testing is carried out with a view to identifying where unfiltered air may be entering a clean room and, therefore, compromising the intended protection against micro particles and cross contamination. Our qualified engineers will carry out thorough Air Tightness testing on mechanical ventilation systems as well as physical joints such as door seals to identify any areas for improvement to bring the facility in line with the required specification.

Air Tightness & Room Leakage Testing

Comfort Services Group is experienced in the testing and validation of Air Change systems for clean rooms, commercial and medical institutions. All our engineers are qualified to carry out testing and validation in line with current industry and legal regulations and requirements. Contact Comfort Services Group today and find out how we can help with your existing system or new clean room project.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to know if you need air rate testing and validation?

If you are tasked with managing a clean room within a hospital, pharmaceutical institution or biological laboratory, you will need to have air rate validation carried out on a regular basis. It is commonly suggested that testing and validation need to take place at least twice a year. Our services ensure your clean rooms meet their intended specifications and adhere with all legal and regulatory demands.


We have decades' of experience in setting up and validating clean room air systems and pressure cascades. If you're running a clean room, you will need to have air rate testing and validation carried out.

 

What is air rate testing and validation?

Air rate testing and validation of air change rates ensure that air systems in clean rooms are operating to the right standard and meeting their intended specifications. Air rate testing is carried out in a wide range of environments, and these include biological labs, hospitals and other medical institutions. The testing process ensures your air systems are complying with all legal and regulatory requirements. The cleaner a room is, the more air is required and the greater the air change rate becomes.
At Comfort Services Group, we are proud to be market-leading specialists within the air testing and validation environment.

How to carry out air rate testing and validation?

Our engineers can visit your facility to test and validate your cleanroom, following the very latest protocols. We can create a testing and validation schedule that's specific to your unique needs. Air rate testing and validation testing must be carried out by highly experienced competent professionals such as the specialists at Comfort Services Group. We can verify air change rates, air flow velocity, volumes and assess the quality of any HEPA installations that might be present in your clean room. All the tests that we carry out will be documented in a detailed report once the process is complete.