cleanroom operations

The Unseen Contaminant: Taking Charge of
Electrostatic Contamination
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Electrostatic forces occur naturally in everyday life, in all settings. These invisible fields are typically ignored unless the effects are a nuisance or are destructive. In the cleanroom, however, electrostatic forces contaminate the environment in some ways not normally considered. A practical knowledge and conscious effort must be employed to control and minimize these forces to avoid unexpected, negative cleanroom performance, equipment failures, and product destruction. This course provides students with a thorough, practical understanding and approach to recognizing, measuring, and minimizing harmful electrostatic force contamination in their own cleanrooms.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor     Next date and location   

 



Course outline

  • Why static charge is a cleanroom contaminant – ESA, ESD, EMI
  • Static charge, the cleanroom and physics
  • Triboelectric charging
  • Insulators and conductors
  • Static charge moves airborne particles
  • Static charge causes equipment disruptions
  • Static charge causes physical damage
  • Instruments required for a static audit
  • Static charge control – the 50,000 foot view
  • The first static audit – assess your process
  • Building an ESD control program – items to specify
  • Personnel issues
  • Equipment issues
  • Ionizers – technology and implementation
  • The configurations of corona ionizers
  • Ionizer maintenance
  • Importance of a static control program


Who should attend?

Information coming soon


Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in a course binder
  • Certificate of course attendance with completion of CEUs


Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs

Instructor

  Larry Levit 

 


Next date and location

February 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Valutek
220 S. 9th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Early-bird, discount registration closes November 30. Use coupon code SS219EB to save $100 off your registration.
Online registration closes January 18

 





Registration information

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Register three attendees from your company for the same training course and receive a complimentary fourth registration for another person in your company to attend that course. Contact IEST at 847-981-0100 to arrange this option. (Complimentary registration applies to registration of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other offers or promotions.)

Registration Fees Regular

Member
Non-member

$715
$865


  • Program and instructor(s) are subject to change.
  • All registrations include lunch. Includes certificate of attendance, and .6 CEUs.
  • Payment must accompany registration; there is no invoicing. IEST does not accept purchase orders as a method of payment.
  • All member dues must be current at the time of registration to qualify for the member rates.
  • All education training courses earn Continuing Education Units.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Transfers: Registrations are transferable to another person for the same event. A $35 transfer fee applies. Transfer of a member registration to a nonmember registration will be charged the difference in fees. 

Cancellations: Cancellation requests received 60 days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund LESS a $75 administration fee. Cancellation requests received 30-59 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the start of the event. IEST reserves the right to cancel course(s), in which case registrants will receive a refund of the fee. IEST is not responsible for any refund or remuneration for hotel, transportation, additional registration fees, tours, or other expenses related to attendance beyond the registration fee refund.



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