cleanroom standards

iest Application of
ISO 14644-3

This full-day course will explore the practical application of the ISO 14644 series that a certification contractor would use to certify a clean space. The course will include an open forum discussing how to implement the standards, what may or may not work in different types of cleanroom environments, and primary equipment used. In particular, the course will provide an in-depth examination of test methods for characterizing the performance of cleanrooms, as outlined in ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part 3: Test methods. Performance tests are specified for two types of cleanrooms (unidirectional and non-unidirectional) in three occupancy states (as-built, at-rest, operational). Registration for this course includes a copy of ISO 14644-3. In a group cleanroom evaluation exercise, participants will apply principles learned to an example specification.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructors     Next date and location     Pricing Information

Course outline

  • ISO/TC 209 Working Group 3
  • ISO 14644-3
  • Scope
    • Normative references
    • Terms and definitions
    • Test procedures
    • Test report
    • Annexes
  • Workshop: Review a specification and apply what is in the standard to it

Who should attend?

You need to gain information on ISO 14644-3 because:

  • You are responsible for outside cleanroom performance testing contractors
  • You perform cleanroom evaluations and certify clean space
  • You are responsible for supervising cleanroom testing

Course materials

  • Copy of ISO 14644-3
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in a course binder
  • Certificate of course attendance with completion of CEUs

This part of ISO 14644 specifies test methods for designated classification of airborne particulate cleanliness and for characterizing the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones. Performance tests are specified for two types of cleanrooms and clean zones: those with unidirectional flow and those with non-unidirectional flow, in three possible occupancy states: as-built, at-rest and operational. The test methods recommend test apparatus and test procedures for determining performance parameters. Where the test method is affected by the type of cleanroom or clean zone, alternative procedures are suggested. For some of the tests, several different methods and apparatus are recommended to accommodate different end-use considerations. Alternative methods not included in this part of ISO 14644 may be used if based on agreement between customer and supplier. Alternative methods do not necessarily provide equivalent measurements. This part of ISO 14644 is not applicable to the measurement of products or of processes in cleanrooms or separative devices.

Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Robert Mielke

Next date and location

February 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
220 S. 9th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Early-bird, discount registration closes October 10. Use coupon code 2EBISO20 to save 10%.
Online registration closes January 24, 2020.
Register online here.

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