Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Description of Customers Challenge:
DACO Corporation (Kent, WA) proves once again that they are up to the challenge of providing high quality competitively priced modular enclosures. When approached by the Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System to provide temporary Pharmacy Mixing Modules, DACO turned to the Clean Room Division of Starrco Company for a solution.
DACO's Territory Sales consultant Denice Bethea worked closely with Starrco Company's Kevin Hennessy, Clean Room Division Manager, and the VA's project management staff to develop a complete turnkey package that included: four (4) separate clean room mixing modules within one common enclosure.
The modules were designed to comply with the USP-797 Pharmaceutical Compounding and Sterile Preparations guidelines. Each module was required to maintain ISO-7 clean room conditions and a combination of positive air pressurization in the ante-room and IV preparation areas, and negative air pressurization in the Chemo Prep area. The modules were shipped complete and ready to assemble with smooth durable wall surfaces, a sealed plenum with suspended gasketed ceiling system, the required number of fan powered HEPA filter units, sealed clean room light fixtures, supply and relief registers, individual room pressure sensors with fan filter unit controllers, and Starrco's modular electric package. The modular electric package allowed the end user to make one final connection to the wall mounted load center to limit on-site installation time and cost.
Resolution & Benefits from Solution:
As this completed system is considered a "once-thru" style clean room, the conditioned air is introduced from the facilities existing HVAC diffusers mounted directly above the modules. Air from the fan powered HEPA filter units mixes with the facilities conditioned air and provides a minimum of 30 air changes per hour within the compounding pharmacy. A final air flow test and balance procedure and Independent Certification guaranteed that the modules where in compliance with the guidelines as outlined in USP-797.