Clean Room Simulator Awards

WSC is currently working on two projects to develop high-fidelity simulators for clean room facilities. The simulators include first principal models of the facility airflow dynamics, heating ventilation and cooling systems, and a full emulation of the facilities' Siemens PPCL controls. Each facility consists of three main manufacturing suites that operate at either positive or negative pressure, each with ante room vestibules and other supporting spaces. Pressure is tightly controlled to within a +/-  0.01 inch Water Column band for each room in the facility in order to constantly maintain air leak directions and maintain the sterile environment of the manufacturing suites.


These simulators are currently used to support the facilities during commissioning, providing a testbed for different control strategies, and enabling facility pressure instabilities to be debugged in the event they are discovered after the initial facility installation.