An Air Filter Selection Supporting System For A Clean Room
A proper clean room design is a critical part in a clean room industry to save an energy consumption and an investment cost of filters. There are many institutesthat recommend air change rate for a clean room such asthe Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, thesetwo institutes specify only guidelines of minimum air change rates for each specific level of cleanliness without recommending proper filter series. Clean room designers normally selectfiltersthat follow the guidelines based upon their experience. Many designers select filter series that are low cost without considering the operating cost. This paper proposes a methodology to select proper filter series that comply with standards by considering both investment and operating costs.
Index Terms- Clean Room, Filter Selection, LP Model