How To Wipe A Cleanroom Surface – Proper Wiping Technique

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Quick Guide to Wiping a Cleanroom Surface

  1. Select the proper cleanroom wipe. Various sizes, materials, and manufacturing techniques play a factor in determining the ideal wipe for each unique application and environment. A good resource to refer to is IEST-RP-CC004.3 Evaluating Wiping Materials Used in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments .
  2. Choose cleanroom wipes that are compatible with the class of cleanroom in which it will be used.
  3. Wipes are available in a variety of sizes, each offering unique benefits. Smaller size wipes such as 4″ x 4″ or 6″ x 6″ provide good particle pickup for smooth surfaces. Larger wipes such as 12″ x 12″ can be quarter-folded to create 8 ultra-absorbent layers.
  4. Do not wipe in circular motions. For efficient wiping, wipe in one direction using parallel, overlapping strokes starting from the cleanest area and wiping towards the least clean area. (source)
  5. Use a clean wiper surface for each wiping stroke.
  6. Dispose contaminated wipes after single use.
Proper Wiping Technique
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