The Foundations of Contamination Control using Essential Cleanroom Standards ISO 14644-1 and ISO 14644-2

ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2 are the cornerstone international cleanroom standards, essential for all contamination control professionals. This course covers the nuts and bolts of ISO 14644-1:2015, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part 1: Classification of air cleanliness by particle concentration, and ISO 14644-2: 2015, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part 2: Monitoring to provide evidence of cleanroom performance related to air cleanliness by particle concentration. This full-day course also includes a brief overview of the entire ISO 14644 series to help you become familiar with the breadth of this essential International Standards Series.

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Course outline

  • Overview of ISO Technical Committee 209
  • Overview of the ISO 14644 Series
  • ISO/TC 209 Working Group 1
  • Analysis of ISO 14644-
    • Definitions
    • Classification
    • Table for air cleanliness classes
    • Differences from FED-STD-209E
    • Demonstrations of compliance
    • Annexes
    • Sampling location comparisons
  • Analysis of ISO 14644-2
    • Scope
    • Definitions
    • Demonstration of continued compliance
    • Principle
    • Testing for continued compliance
    • Monitoring
    • Documentation
    • Annexes


Who should attend?

You need information on the history of ISO 14644 Standards and the requirements of ISO 14644-1 and ISO 14644-2 because:

  • You test cleanrooms
  • Your cleanroom needs to be compliant with ISO 14644 Standards
  • You design and install cleanrooms that need to be compliant with ISO 14644 Standards
  • You specify or operate a cleanroom

Course materials

  • Copy of ISO 14644-1:2015, and ISO 14644-2:2015
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation

Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Robert Mielke

Robert Mielke is the Committee Member for ISO Technical Committee (TC) 209, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, and a member of ISO TC 209 Working Group 1, which wrote ISO 14644-1 and ISO 14644-2. He was Chair of the IEST Contamination Control Standards and Practices Committee for eight years and served two terms as Technical Vice President of the Contamination Control Division. Mielke, a Fellow of IEST and Chair of Working Group CC006, is a principal metrology engineer at Abbott Laboratories.

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