Cleanrooms provide the dust-free environment required in the manufacturing of certain products. The airborne dust content of the enclosure can be reduced to far lower levels than in conventional air-conditioned areas by the use of specialized air filtration. But these air filters could pose a fire hazard.
Air filters certified by FM Approvals may reduce this hazard. Robust testing of these air filters ensures that if they were to ignite, the fire is minimal, the smoke generation is reduced and the end users’ productivity is less likely to be interrupted for extensive lengths of time.