Technical cleanliness or Cleanliness in industry are among the decisive factors influencing functionality, reliability and safety of present-day products, becoming still more and more complex.
Continuously growing automation and robotization of production, as well as the incoming trend of digitalization and Industry 4.0 requires elimination of factors influencing cleanliness of products, and mostly by creation of clean areas, which help to decrease the risk of pollution to an acceptable level.
Cleanliness and ongoing cleanliness control plays still a more important role, the evidence of which is an increasing trend of requirements on cleanliness and performance of Audits of cleanliness in accordance with international standards, defined by economically strong companies in industrial branches, including electrotechnical, automotive, aviation, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
The requirements for monitoring of contamination in the environment, as well as the production itself, can be found in the following standards:
Standards of automobile manufacturers – QV11111; VW01134; STD 107-0002; 34-07-006—G; etc.
International standards – ISO14644; ISO 16232; ISO12345:2013; ISO 4407; ISO 13485; VDA 19:1 and
It is important to realize that CLEANLINESS must be sensibly PERCEIVED as a SYSTEM. A system securing a bearable level of allowed contamination, at which the RISK of pollution of environment and production under control and the probability of impairment of production are low.
Technical cleanliness, namely Cleanliness of production areas, has a significant influence on ECONOMIC ASPECTS and innovative economy from the point of view of intelligent and innovative production, lowering the energy consumption and utilization of new technologies.