Applying ISO 14644 today and tomorrow

October 9, 2007 — /IEST News/ — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — Discover strategies for applying the ISO 14644 cleanroom standards to meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s goals. Don’t miss the upcoming ISO 14644 tutorials taught by Robert Mielke, secretary for ISO Technical Committee 209, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, and U.S. expert to the ISO/TC 209 team that is revising the ISO 14644-1 and ISO 14644-2 Standards.

The “Access the Experts” ISO Series certificate program will be held during the IEST Fall Conference, Nov. 11-14, 2007 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hoffman Estates, IL (Northwest Suburban Chicago). Reserve your hotel room now — In order to receive the IEST hotel rate, all reservations must be received by the hotel before October 25.

Knowledge of the ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2 standards has become an operational and contractual necessity in today’s cleanroom environments. Mielke’s expert, first-hand approach provides an in-depth understanding of the ISO 14644 series, with an emphasis on testing cleanroom classification requirements and performance. The popular certificate series will allow you to expand your contamination control knowledge while saving costs over individual course pricing.

The ISO Series certificate is comprised of three courses:
Understanding the ISO 14644 Series
This course discusses the ISO 14644 series of documents with emphasis on ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 2: 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. This course includes a copy of ISO 14644-2.

Testing to Determine the Classification of Air Cleanliness
This course covers the requirements of ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 1: 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. This course includes a copy of ISO 14644-1.

Testing Cleanroom Performance Using ISO 14644-3
This course will explore the technical requirements for ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 3: Test methods, including required and optional tests (with the exception of particle counting) for characterizing the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones. The course will take a comparative look at IEST-RP-CC006: Testing Cleanrooms, and IEST-RP-CC034: HEPA and ULPA Filter Leak Tests. This course includes a copy of ISO 14644-3.

The IEST “Access the Experts” Fall Conference tutorials offer exceptional opportunities to gain knowledge and interact with leading experts. In addition to the three-part ISO 14644 certificate series, this year’s program includes a two-part certificate series on sterilization, a new class on airborne contamination in health care facilities, and our popular cleanroom housekeeping class.

To register, go to For further information regarding the Fall Conference and IEST publications, contact IEST by e-mail at [email protected] or call 847-981-0100. IEST members receive a member registration discount. To become a member, contact Mara Douvris at [email protected].

About IEST
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.


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