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What is a Gowning Room?
A Gowning Room or Ante Room is the first barrier between your cleanroom and the surrounding environment. All employees, equipment, and materials going into the clean environment should enter through a gowning room. These areas may also be called Air Locks.
Gowning Rooms are where employees will sterilize and put own the appropriate attire before entering the cleanroom. A gowning room will typically be the same ISO classification as the cleanroom or the next dirtiest classification.
For example, an ISO Class 6 cleanroom may have an ISO Class 6 or Class 7 Gowning Room.
Gowning Rooms Features:
- Stainless Steel Benches, Counters
- Tacky or Sticky Floor Mats
- Handwashing Sink and Sanitizer
- Green/Red Entry Indicator Lights
- Pass Through for Small Items
- Cleanroom Roll-Up Doors for Large Equipment
- Equipment Transfer Room
- Air Showers, Cleanroom Furniture
Basic Cleanroom Gowning Room Procedure
A gowning room is designed to prevent contaminants from entering the cleanroom. Typical procedures for entering a gowning room may include:
- Enter Gowning Room, a green light may be indicating it is ok to open the door. Only one door, exit or entry should be open at a time.
- Wash hands and sterilize with hand sanitizer. The sink might be inside or outside of the gowning room areas.
- Walk across sticky floor mat to capture any debris on your footwear.
- Put on appropriate cleanroom garments, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, hair net
A Line of Demarcation (LOD) separates the clean side of the ante room from the dirty side. A cleanroom bench may also separate the clean side from the dirty side and is used to put on shoe coverings.
DESCCO Design & Construction provides cleanrooms and gowning rooms design, construction, and maintenance.