Portable Cleanroom Fogger, CRF4
Get a quote for ISo 14644 and ISO 14644-3 certified smoke study using a CRF4 fogger from Applied Physics, Inc. The low-cost cleanroom fogger is used in ISO suites, sterile rooms and medical rooms.
Cleanroom Fogger, CRF2 for Smoke Studies
The CRF2 Cleanroom Fogger uses 9 ultrasonic devices to create 0.26 cubic meters pure fog per minute to visualize airflow patterns and turbulence in smoke tests of ISO suites and semiconductor clean rooms. USP 797 In-situ Airflow Analysis and ISO 14644-3, B7 guidelines support smoke studies. Airflow Recovery tests using PSL spheres and the CRF2 Cleanroom Fogger are guided by ISO 14644-3, B-12. The CRF2 would typically be used in smaller airflow areas, such as fume hoods, airflow hoods, small glove boxes using ISO 14644-3 Annex B7 or USP 797 in smoke studies.
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In 2001 cleanroom foggers were developed, and since then, Applied Physics has supported smoke studies using a variety of cleanroom foggers. You can review cleanroom fogger performance for your smoke study. Our CRF2 portable fogger is low cost using ultrasonic piezo devices to visualize airflow and turbulence in fume hoods, airflow hoods, glove boxes, etc. The CRF2 is by far our best selling, low cost smoke generator due to its small size and constant fog volume.
Cleanroom Fogger, DI Water producing 0.26 cubic meters of pure fog per minute, 9cfm
Cleanroom Fogger, CRF2 Features – Click here for Cleanroom Fogger Video
- 9 transducers converting DI Water or WFI water directly to 0.26 cubic meters of of pure fog for 50 minutes
- Quick refill of Di Water or WFI water for continuous fog use
- Easy to Fill 3.75 liters of DI water or WFI water
- Visual Water Level Indicator provided
- Hold Handle provides easy carry of tool
- Polypropylene white enclosure is particulate free, no finger prints, less weight
- Fog Curtain Wand, optional, plugs into end of Fog Hose to create a wide fog wall, while reducing the fog velocity and maintain a constant fog output
- 2.5″ fog hose Diameter, which telescopes from 28 inches to 82 inches length
- Fog Tube, power supply (120VAC or 220VAC) and 10 foot power cable provided
- Easy to use, quick operation set up, instant On/Off fogging operation
- Rolling Carry Case, optional, for carry and storage of Cleanroom Fogger
- Remote Power Cable with ON/OFF switch to operate fogger behind closed walls or in a barrier isolator
- Paperless operation – instructions and applications on the right side of the cleanroom fogger
Cleanroom Fogger, Pharmaceutical Suites, Semiconductor Clean Rooms
- Supports 100:1 Airflow Recovery Test, as defined in ISO 14644-3, B12
- Supports airflow visualization tests supporting ISO 14644-3, B7
- Supports airflow visualization analysis, USP 797 Guidelines
- Supports airflow tests, NSF 49 National Safety Foundation
- Supports airflow visualization, USP 800 Hazardous Drug Compounding
- Supports Semiconductor Semi-Standards Guidelines
- Air flow and pressure balance between two clean areas
- Leak detection of exhaust ducts
- Barrier Isolator and laminar flow tests
- Wet bench exhaust tests
- Personal safety exhaust tests
- Chemical process equipment, exhaust ventilation tests
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Specifications, Cleanroom Fogger
The CRF2 smoke generator is used in smoke studies as a smoke generator. It is a low cost device providing excellent volumes of fog in smoke studies. It provides a lower weight using a polypropylene enclosure, as compared to stainless steel enclosures. Operation instructions are located on the right panel, so there is no paper paper manuals used in the pharmaceutical ISO 9 suites, laboratory or clean room.
Theory of Operation: Ultrasonic cavitation and DI water, sterile water or Pharmaceutical WFI Water. Use of any other liquids or chemicals voids the warranty.
The transducer life is ~5,000 hours. To protect the transducers from damage there is a level sensor that will interrupt the input voltage to the transducer module, should the water level drop to a low level. This ensures long life and reliability.
- The fog generated by this device contains microscopic droplets of DI water. AVOID USING IN IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, WATER SENSITIVE PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT.
- The fan will operate with no water in the reservoir with the power switch in the ON position. This will aid in drying when the chamber is drained.
- To increase drain plug tension, remove the plug, rotate clockwise (CW) the front latch while holding the rear metal disk.
- The CRF2 is intended to be used on a flat surface, on its feet. Tipping the fogger with water in the reservoir will damage the fogger. DO NOT OVERFILL OR TIP THE FOGGER.
16 Meg ohm DI water is standard
Do not permit DI Water to go stagnant in the chamber
** Use gloves when handling CO2 ice
The three types of foggers manufactured for use in cleanrooms, ISO suites and sterile rooms are described below.
Ultrapure LN2 Fogger:
LN2 foggers use liquid nitrogen and DI Water or WFI water, providing the highest fog volume, highest fog density and best level of fog purity
fog. Fog purity is allowing the LN2 to boil, while heating the water. nitrogen and water molecules form and combine at high rates to create a fog vapor. This process removes any bacterial agents and residual particulate matter from the water vapor. The volume of fog produced depends on the version of LN2 fogger purchased. The AP35 Ultrapure Fogger converts 571 ml of water per minute, a high fog density, which generates 5 cubic meters of fog for about 70 minutes to visualize airflow for 20-30 feet. The AP100 LN2 Fogger converts 1520 ml of water per minute, a very high fog density, to produce 15.5 cubic meters of ultrapure fog for about 70 minutes visualizing air flow for about 30-40 feet using 4 fog outputs. The fog is ultrapure leaving minimal, if any, trace particles behind. It evaporates to its gaseous hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen
components, which are natural to the cleanroom environment. LN2 foggers are used in a Class 1 – 10,000 cleanrooms.
DI Water Fogger: This type of fogger has less fog density (less capability to visualize airflow) than the LN2 ultrapure foggers described above. But a DI Water Fogger has more fog density than the CO2 fogger described below. The DI water fog is generated by cavitation in water, producing a water vapor of 8-10 microns in diameter. If the facility manager operates a class 10 to Class 10000 Clean room, the use of a DI Water Fogger poses no problem. However, Cleanroom Engineers who manage facilities operating at Class 1 to Class 10 performance may desire to use an ultrapure fogger. Although some DI Water foggers are described as ultrapure, but unless the DI water is heated or boiled to remove bacterial agents, the fog is not ultrapure. The 2-3 lb output pressure of a DI water fogger may also distort the airflow patterns. The temperature output is typically less than the surrounding room temperature, thus a fog generated from an ultrasonic fogger will sink momentarily in a typical 70 degree room temperature.
This type of CO2 Smoke Generator produces an excellent volume of fog during the first minute, then begins to lose fog volume and fog den sity as the CO2 ice evaporates. CO2 fogger is used for low volume, non-process critical applications such as bench airflow testing. The fog is created using CO2 ice as the fogging agent. The fog contains elements of the CO2 and the user must determine if the residual CO2 components are acceptable in a process environment operating Class 100 to Class 10,000. The 2-3 lb output pressure of a CO2 fogger also distorts the airflow patterns, thus adding to the turbulence. The output starts at about 3cfm and slowly decreases to 0 CFM in about 10 – 12 minutes.