on-demand Training Courses

Announcing the NEW IEST on-demand training program!

IEST’s expert training courses are the gold standard in the industry and offered throughout the year at various locations. For those times you must stay in town, IEST now offers on-demand training—enabling you to access IEST education at any time. Upon purchase, you will have unlimited access to the class for a 30 day period.

On-Demand Training and Education
(more classes coming soon)

Preventing Cleanroom Catastrophes
Instructor: Morgan Polen
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Members: FREE
Non-members: $75
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Having had the opportunity to be involved in cleanroom projects in various industries in over 40 countries, Morgan Polen has witnessed a wide variety of cleanroom related contamination problems including:

  • Cleanroom operations, including housekeeping, re-certification and contamination control become “Tribal Knowledge where one small group or one person possesses essential information. What happens when this group or person moves on?
  • Telephone Game – Information related to the “Cleanroom” is passed around so many times that it becomes distorted and not understood by those implementing the program.
  • Often the people tasked with the “cleanroom” have other responsibilities and lack time and resources to address contamination control issues such as operator training, Cleanroom housekeeping, Cleanroom garment maintenance, Cleanroom monitoring and Cleanroom facility maintenance.
  • Management attitudes sometimes pose problems.
  • Professionals hired to maintain the facility’s HVAC systems may not be trained specifically for cleanrooms (for example, dealing with ceiling air returns).

A series of case studies are provided as examples of what not to do, while providing insight on the import aspects around a well thought out contamination control program.

Introduction to HALT/HASS
Instructor: Stanley Poynor
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Non-members: $115
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This class provides an introduction to the purpose, concepts, and methods of using Highly Accelerated Life Testing to improve the design of a product and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening to improve the reliability of the finished product prior to shipment and sale. The HALT process, used to improve the robustness of the design through the use of accelerated testing to find design weaknesses at an early stage will be discussed. This method allows redesign as needed at lower cost than making changes later in the development, when many decisions that have been finalized may have to be revisited.

The HASS process and its derivation from HALT, will also be discussed. HASS is used to improve the reliability of the finished product by the rapid finding and elimination of materials and workmanship flaws.

HALT methods and test sequence, and limitations are addressed. HASS benefits and limitations are detailed. The use of specialized test equipment related to HALT and HASS is identified. A simplified model for the potential savings from using HASS vs. traditional ESS is included.