Brennan Industries has announced the construction of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14644 Cleanroom Standard Class 8. The cleanroom has been completed to support a Technical Cleanliness Lab for particulate contamination testing.
Controlled environments, such as cleanrooms, provide just that control to perform contamination-sensitive activities. This is specifically important to the aerospace industry where traceability, quality, safety, and compliance are top concerns.
Brennan started this initiative years ago when the company saw segments of the fluid power industry take cleanliness seriously. Automotive OEMs, in particular, began following required ISO cleanliness compliance, dating back to the early 2000s. Demand grew within the engineering community, and cleanliness within hydraulic and fluid circuit systems became top of mind.
Minimizing downtime and enhancing quality
The growing consensus was and still is focused on meeting higher cleanliness standards to minimize downtime. The company continues to launch internal cleanliness initiatives within its manufacturing sites, relying on internal and third-party labs to validate and test products. They work with industry-leading companies, like Glaser Inc., Jomesa NA Inc. and Keyence Corp., to ensure they are investing in cutting-edge equipment and expertise.
The deployment and use of The Lab further establishes Brennan as an industry leader based on its constant commitment to quality. The Lab is equipped with an ISO Class 8 cleanroom, where a highly trained team works with state-of-the art equipment to process technical cleanliness guidelines according to VDA 19 and ISO16232. The Lab’s technical particle testing capabilities allow Brennan to test all its product jump sizes, validate the cleanliness processes within its manufacturing sites and allow its customers to know the products they receive from Brennan are designed, machined, and tested to the highest industry standards.
The cleanliness inspection workflow consists of the following steps:
- Dry and weigh
- Acquire images and move the stage
- Detect particles
- Measure the particle size
- Classify particles
- Extrapolate particle count
- Normalize particle count
- Calculate contamination level
With high precision processes, we meet government and industry standards.
Brennan Industries, Inc.