June 28, 2006 — /IEST/ — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) will hold its annual Fall Conference November 5-8, 2006 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hoffman Estates (near Chicago O’Hare International Airport), Illinois. The Fall Conference will feature contamination control working group meetings, as well as a variety of tutorial classes covering issues related to cleanrooms and controlled environments.
IEST will offer five contamination control tutorials at the Fall Conference. First, a new tutorial related to risk management will be available.
New! Applying Risk Management to Contamination Control
Contamination control problems exist in today’s complex cleanroom and controlled environments. Solving these problems quickly and effectively is key for maintaining quality and controlling product loss. If a root cause is not determined, it is likely that the problem will occur again. The course will focus on the three risk assessment methods – Fault Tree; Failure Modes and Effect Analysis; and Fishbone. Case studies for industrial cleanrooms will be presented and the class will apply these methods to contamination issues. Anne Marie Dixon, IEST Fellow and Past President of IEST, is the instructor. She is currently the Chair of the United States Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 209.
Second, a tutorial on the newest hot topic, nanotechnology, will be offered.
Nanotechnology Facility Design: The Next Generation of Cleanrooms
This course will provide the basics of planning and design of these highly complex facilities. It will also guide those involved in these processes around many of the pitfalls that can make the facility either less effective or more expensive to build and operate. The design of nanotechnology facilities embodies many cleanroom concepts that have evolved over the past 40 years, but also must address the diverse nature of collaborative research and multi-technology manufacturing. John Weaver is the instructor of the course. Weaver is a Senior Member of IEST and a Technical Editor for the Journal of the IEST. He is the author of more than 40 technical papers and conference presentations as well as a book on cleanroom design and construction.
In addition, an ISO Certificate Program consisting of three tutorials will be offered; these classes are offered as stand-alone tutorials as well. Students are also encouraged to attend the Working Group (WG) titled WG-CC006, Testing Cleanrooms. The session will discuss IEST-RP-CC006, which contains tests cited in the ISO 14644-3 Standard. Robert Mielke, Secretary for ISO Technical Committee 209, is the instructor and WG chair.
Understanding the ISO 14644 Series
This course discusses the ISO 14644 series of documents that have been written by ISO Technical Committee 209. This course summarizes several of the ISO 14644 published Standards. This course discusses in detail ISO 14644, Part 2, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Specifications for testing and monitoring to prove continued compliance with ISO 14644-1. ISO 14644-2 specifies which tests are required to characterize the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones.
Testing to Determine the Classification of Air Cleanliness
This course covers the requirements of ISO 14644, Part 1, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Classification of air cleanliness. ISO 14644-1 addresses the requirements for characterizing the particle count performance of air in cleanrooms and clean zones. IEST recommends those who specify, operate, or test cleanrooms should enroll. This course can also be beneficial to designers, installers, and maintenance people involved in cleanrooms.
Testing Cleanroom Performance Using ISO 14644-3
This course explores the technical requirements for ISO 14644, Part 3, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Test methods. The course addresses the tests, both required and optional, for characterizing the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones, except particle counting, and includes, to a limited degree, a comparison between IEST-RP-CC006.3, Testing Cleanrooms, and IEST-RP-CC034.1, HEPA and ULPA Filter Leak Tests.
Founded in 1953, IEST is an international not-for-profit 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.
Tutorial, working group, and registration information will be available soon at http://www.iest.org/fallconference/fallconference.html. More information about IEST can be found at www.iest.org
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