Air Flow Visualization (AKA Smoke Studies) Techniques and Technology

Understanding airflow patterns in cleanrooms and controlled environments is an important aspect in contamination control.  Personnel, equipment, and material flow can influence airflow and affect contamination levels in even the most well-designed cleanrooms.

Air Flow Visualization (AFV) studies, sometimes referred to as “Smoke Studies” are useful in providing a visual representation of air flow in cleanrooms.  These studies (or series of tests) can also be useful in troubleshooting cleanroom contamination issues resulting from undetected air patterns that limit a cleanrooms ability to provide adequate contamination control.

Though considered an optional test as listed in the international cleanroom standard, “ISO 14644-3:2019, Airflow Visualization is an expected test by pharmaceutical inspection authorities and mentioned in FDA, PIC/S and USP guidance documents. This 3-hour training will go into detail the techniques and technology behind smoke studies.


Morgan Polen

Morgan Polen is the principal consultant for Microrite. Morgan brings 30 years’ experience working in cleanrooms and is a subject matter expert in particle monitoring. He has been involved with various cleanroom projects working in over 40 countries. With hands on experience in projects ranging from cleanroom design, construction, validation, monitoring program development, particle counter design, and product management for cleanroom related products and systems. Addressing monitoring and control solutions in a wide variety of clean industries such as pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor, data storage, aerospace, defense, automotive, optical, and food and beverage manufacturing. He has lectured on particle monitoring and contamination control in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


January 19, 2022
11 - 2 p.m. Central Time
Early-bird discount ends December 10. Use code 1AIREB22 to save 10% off.


Registration Information

(through January 17)
(based on availability January 18-19)
Member: $225
Non-member: $285
Member: $325
Non-member: $385


Online registration closes January 17.

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  • .3 CEUs per class.
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