July 3, 2007 — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has published a newly revised Recommended Practice (RP) that explores the factors to consider in the design of cleanroom facilities and provides a framework to establish performance criteria. Cleanroom designers, constructors, owners, and users will find IEST-RP-CC012.2: Considerations in Cleanroom Design an indispensable resource.
The document is organized into two primary sections: planning and design requirements. The planning section helps users develop a utility matrix to establish the equipment and processes to be used in the cleanroom; to determine the manufacturing layout; and to identify relevant contamination control, life safety, and environmental issues. Ergonomics, budget, and schedule projections are also reviewed.
The section on design requirements discusses each of the facility systems and covers the following topics:
a. Cleanroom airflow system guidelines, with subsections on filtration, airborne molecular contamination control, and HVAC system configuration.
b. Energy efficiency, including initial costs, life-cycle costs, and reducing consumption.
c. Alteration of existing facilities, logistics involved in remodeling a cleanroom, and potential impact to operations.
d. Factory automation and facility monitoring systems.
e. Cleanroom construction protocol, including an in-depth section and a supplementary appendix that provides a detailed sample protocol document.
For more information or to order the document, visit www.iest.org or call IEST at (847) 255-1561.
Founded in 1953, IEST is an 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.