Event Date/Time: Nov 17, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2002
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IEST Working Group Sessions and Tutorials

Working Group Sessions

Members of Working Groups and other interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend our IEST Contamination Control Working Group meetings, where the latest Recommended Practices are discussed, developed, and updated.


Cleanroom Basics
This course presents a comprehensive overview of the considerations for staffing and operating cleanrooms or controlled environments. The course follows these considerations in basic chronological order: What is a Cleanroom, What is Contamination, Where does it come from, Hiring, Training/Compliance, Hygiene/Health, Gowning, Cleanroom Entry, Behavior, Storage/Change Room, Monitoring/Auditing, Housekeeping, Gowning System, and Exiting/Evacuation. Professionals who are new to or have little experience in the contamination control industry and who are associated with the overall staffing and operations of cleanrooms will benefit from this tutorial.
ISO Standards on Testing and Monitoring of Cleanrooms: ISO 14644, Parts 1, 2, and 3
This timely course will explore the technical requirements of ISO 14644, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, by examining Part 1: Classification of air cleanliness, Part 2: Specifications for testing and monitoring to prove continued compliance with ISO 14644-1, and Part 3: Metrology and test methods. Parts 1 and 2 describe air cleanliness classes for cleanroom applications and the testing method to determine compliance. The course includes a review of these two documents as well as a comparison of the similarities and differences between the international standard and FED-STD-209E. The discussion of Part 3 will address the tests for characterizing the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones.
Testing Cleanroom Consumables for the 21st Century
Have you ever wondered how cleanroom products are tested or how to interpret the results? Why are some tests difficult to reproduce between labs and why are the specifics of how to do the tests so hotly contested? What are the trade-offs for reducing one type of contamination at the expense of increasing another?
This tutorial will cover the these questions plus several more. The general topics will include testing trends across the various industries served by cleanrooms, with more details on the common test methods and how these methods are changing. It will include the types of contaminants generally tested for in various industries, the standard methods used, and formats for results. It will also help attendees learn the questions that should be asked both before submitting samples to be tested and once results have been received.

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