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Prefab Modular Clean Air Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077651D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crouse, RW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The requirement for environmental controlled clean air work stations of both the vertical and horizontal laminar flow type has created special handling problems, due to the bulk and weight of these units.

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Prefab Modular Clean Air Station

The requirement for environmental controlled clean air work stations of both the vertical and horizontal laminar flow type has created special handling problems, due to the bulk and weight of these units.

Shipment of the units from the manufacturer to the user, or interplant relocation, requires special handling to avoid damage to the cabinetry or the internal components. Also when relocating these units from one site to another, it often becomes necessary to disturb the architecture in the path of transit.

To this end a prefabricated modular environmental enclosure 10 is illustrated. Rather than fabricating the entire console as a solid structure of either metal or other combinations of material such as core and laminated plastics, the structural members can comprise a left-side panel 11, a right-side panel 12 and a rear panel 13, constructed to be joined by screws and angle braces to form three sides of a standard environmental enclosure.

The blower and filter housing, located in the upper portion 14 of the unit, may be constructed as a single module, capable of being fastened to the assembled panels 11, 12 and 13 by bolting or other fastening devices.

Functional air flow conversion from a vertical laminar flow, wherein the filtered air is forced downward onto and through the work surface to a horizontal laminar flow where the air is forced from back to front across and parallel to the work surface, can be achieved by shielding...