EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY CASE STUDY

LOCATION: Rochester, New York
PROJECT: Hawkeye
BACKGROUND

An American technology company, Eastman Kodak Company, commonly known as Kodak, recognized its need to design and construct a Class 100 cleanroom within an existing facility. Aside from requiring the capabilities of maintaining a temperature of 20°C +/- 0.5°C and relative humidity of 45% RH +/- 5%, Eastman Kodak Company also needed a Class 100 gowning area, an air shower, and a staging room within its laboratory.


That’s when Eastman Kodak Company approached Western Environmental, requesting our expertise in the design, build, and certification of its cleanroom construction project. The organization chose to work with us based on over 25 years of installing dependable enclosures for several high-profile clients across the nation.

PROJECT CHALLENGE

With approximately 450 square feet to work with, Western Environmental encountered a maze of utility piping and conduit in the area above Eastman Kodak Company’s cleanroom space. This restricted space for ductwork, as well as required most of the wall panels to be cut and fitted to the rows of piping.
Additionally, Western Environmental was given a 12-week cleanroom construction project timeline, during which we were to design, build, and test the design parameters provided by Eastman Kodak Company. It was paramount that we met Eastman Kodak Company’s expectations for project completion, as its new cleanroom equipment had been ordered and was ready to be installed.

RESULTS

By the end of our 12-week timeline, Eastman Kodak Company’s cleanroom construction project was completed to its exact specifications, which can be reviewed below. Western Environmental first collaborated closely with Eastman Kodak Company to determine its requirements for this cleanroom construction project. We met its tight control parameters for the cleanroom, which were essential requirements of the high-accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMM) that were to be placed within the room. At the same time, the stability of the temperature and relative humidity would be critical to the performance and accuracy of the CMM, so we ensured our enclosure would effortlessly suit Eastman Kodak Company’s needs.

Note: At the request of the customer, photos of the completed cleanroom construction project are not available for viewing.

DESIGN PARAMETERS

– Temperature: 20°C +/- 0.5°C

– Relative Humidity: 45% RH +/- 5%

– Cleanliness: ISO 5 (Class 100)

– Enclosure Size: Approximately 450 square feet

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