Accurate and Professional Cleanroom Airflow Velocity Measurement Service

In a cleanroom environment, air velocity plays a crucial role in controlling particle distribution and maintaining a safe and efficient production environment. In this article, INTECH Service introduces the role of cleanroom airflow velocity and common methods for measuring it.

What is Cleanroom Air Velocity?

Cleanroom air velocity refers to the speed of airflow within a cleanroom, typically measured in meters per second (m/s) or feet per minute (fpm). This factor significantly impacts the operational efficiency of cleanrooms, particularly in terms of dust and contamination control.

Clean room wind speed

Why Measure Cleanroom Air Velocity?

Effective Pollution Control

Air velocity plays a pivotal role in eliminating dust, moisture, and other contaminants from manufacturing and working areas, ensuring a clean environment for products and production processes.

Assessing Ventilation System Efficiency

Measuring air velocity helps evaluate the effectiveness of ventilation systems and airflow, allowing timely adjustments to ensure efficient dust filtration and maintain cleanroom standards.

Protecting Product Quality

In sensitive industries like electronics, pharmaceuticals, and food production, appropriate air velocity is critical to safeguard product quality. Dust and pollutants can damage products, affect operational performance, and pose risks to users.

Maintaining Clean Environments

Measuring air velocity ensures the maintenance of a clean environment, preventing dust buildup on products and controlling temperature and humidity within suitable ranges for different types of products.

Compliance with Regulations

Many industries have regulations regarding cleanroom air velocity to uphold product quality, ensure workplace safety, and protect the environment. Measuring air velocity helps businesses comply with these regulations, avoid violations, and maintain credibility in manufacturing operations.

Evaluating System Performance

Ventilation systems and airflow are crucial for maintaining cleanroom environments. Measuring air velocity allows assessment of system efficiency, identification of weaknesses, leaks, or areas with uneven airflow. This enables system adjustments to optimize performance, save energy, and ensure cleanroom environments meet standards.

Methods for Measuring Cleanroom Airflow Velocity

Using a Rotating Vane Anemometer

A rotating vane anemometer consists of a small fan mounted on a shaft. When air flows through the fan, it causes the fan to rotate at a speed corresponding to the airflow velocity. The number of rotations of the fan is measured by an electronic counter, which is then converted into a wind speed value and displayed on the screen.

rotating vane wind speed meter


  • Easy to use, with simple operation.
  • Cost-effective compared to other types of anemometers.
  • Compact size, easy to transport and use in various spaces.


  • Lower accuracy compared to other types of anemometers, especially at low or high airflow velocities.
  • Affected by wind direction and turbulence within the airflow.
  • Rotating vane anemometers are suitable only for measuring airflow velocity at specific points.

Using a Thermal Anemometer

A thermal anemometer utilizes a thermal sensor to measure changes in temperature caused by airflow. When air flows through the sensor, it alters the sensor’s temperature. This temperature change is recorded and converted into a wind speed value through a signal processing unit.

thermal wind speed meter


  • Thermal anemometers offer higher accuracy compared to rotating vane anemometers, especially at low airflow velocities.
  • They can measure both instantaneous wind speed at a specific moment and average wind speed over a certain period.
  • Thermal anemometers are less affected by wind direction and turbulence within the airflow compared to rotating vane anemometers.
  • They perform well in environments with high humidity, dust, or chemicals.


  • Higher cost: Thermal anemometers are more expensive than rotating vane anemometers.
  • Larger size: Thermal anemometers tend to be larger in size compared to rotating vane anemometers.

Using a Pitot Tube Anemometer

A Pitot tube anemometer consists of two tubes:

  • Static Pitot tube: Measures the static pressure of the surrounding environment.
  • Dynamic Pitot tube: Measures the dynamic pressure of the airflow as it passes through the tube’s head.

The pressure difference between these two tubes is measured using a pressure sensor, which is then converted into a wind speed value through a specialized formula.

Pilot tube anemometer


  • Pitot tube anemometers can measure wind speed in locations where other types of anemometers are difficult or impossible to access, such as inside ducts or near corners.
  • They offer high accuracy and are less affected by wind direction and turbulence.
  • Similar to thermal anemometers, Pitot tube anemometers perform well in environments with high humidity, dust, or chemicals.


  • Pitot tube anemometers have a more complex design compared to other types of anemometers, requiring technical expertise for operation and maintenance.
  • They require regular calibration to ensure measurement accuracy.
  • Pitot tube anemometers tend to be more expensive than other types of anemometers.

With years of experience in the field, INTECH Service specializes in providing reliable and high-quality services for measuring wind speed and validating cleanroom environments. Contact us today to receive prompt advice from experienced experts and engineers in the field.