Primary Engineering Control Placement in the Cleanroom
No two cleanroom suites are designed alike. Effective PEC placement will differ for sterile non-hazardous compounding versus sterile hazardous compounding, for example. Further, some cleanrooms may have space constraints, presenting challenges for placing PECs, fan filter units (FFUs), lights, carts, and other equipment to support optimal performance. Conversely, some cleanrooms are quite spacious and allow for multiple PECs and multiple users, with increased foot and cart traffic in these controlled spaces. In any situation, the placement of the PECs inside the cleanroom (and all compounding areas) must accommodate workflow design considerations in an effort to optimize performance, product protection, and personnel protection.