ANSI-accredited US TAG to TC 142 call for participants

April 13, 2006 — /IEST/ — ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) announces that they will be taking participants for the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 142, Cleaning equipment for air and other gases. US manufacturers, exporters, regulatory agencies, standards-developing organizations, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in the TAG.

After a long period of inactivity, ISO/TC 142 was reactivated recently, and met in Milan, Italy, to reorganize its activities. The Secretariat of ISO/TC 142 is held by UNI, the national standards organization of Italy. The TC determined that two working groups will develop standards, and six task groups will analyze specific areas of filtration and recommend a course of action.

The US TAG determines the US position on ISO draft International Standards and other technical items of international consequence. TAG members initiate and approve US proposals for new work items and working drafts for submission by ANSI to ISO technical committees or subcommittees. The TAG recommends US candidates for chairs of ISO technical committees or subcommittees, conveners of ISO working groups, and technical experts to serve on ISO working groups.

Philip Winters, current IEST Education Vice President and member of the IEST Executive Board, was appointed Chair of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142. Winters is the Director of Product Development at Filtration Group, Inc. He has over 20 years’ experience in product development and testing.

If you are interested in learning more about participating in this vital activity, please e-mail, Julie Kendrick, IEST Executive Director, at [email protected], or call (847) 255-1561.

IEST will host an informational seminar regarding its new venture on Wednesday, May 10 at ESTECH 2006, the 52nd annual technical meeting and exposition of IEST, in Phoenix, Arizona. Philip Winters will lead the seminar. Online registration and the advance program for ESTECH are now available at

Founded in 1953, IEST is a not-for-profit international technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.

IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.

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