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Managing risk to cleanroom products and processes begins with trained personnel at all levels.

Valutek is proud to announce and host the IEST training events:

Contamination Busters: Get the Dirt Out of the Cleanroom

This training course focuses on specific techniques for cleaning ceilings, walls, windows, doors, floors, tables, and equipment. The course describes and demonstrates methods for vertical and horizontal facilities in all ISO Classes and all industries. A brief presentation is followed by hands-on activities allowing participants to practice using the methods discussed.

Course Outline:

- History of IEST-RP-CC018.4: Cleanroom Housekeeping - Operating and Monitoring Procedures
- Scope and limitations of IEST-RP-CC018.4: Cleanroom Housekeeping - Operating and Monitoring Procedures
- Surface adhesion principles
- Validation of cleaning
- Equipment and supplies
- Procedures
- Frequency
- Test methods

Who should attend?

- Cleanroom managers
- Operational and quality assurance personnel

Date and Location

February 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Valutek HQ
220 S. 9th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Online registration closes February 1st
Save 30% using the coupon code: VALUTEK30 at checkout!




The Unseen Contaminant: Taking Charge of Electrostatic Contamination

Electrostatic forces occur naturally in everyday life, in all settings. These invisible fields are typically ignored unless the effects are a nuisance or are destructive. In the cleanroom, however, electrostatic forces contaminate the environment in some ways not normally considered. A practical knowledge and conscious effort must be employed to control and minimize these forces to avoid unexpected, negative cleanroom performance, equipment failures, and product destruction. This course provides students with a thorough, practical understanding and approach to recognizing, measuring, and minimizing harmful electrostatic force contamination in their own cleanrooms.

Course Outline:

- Why static charge is a cleanroom contaminant – ESA, ESD, EMI - Static charge, the cleanroom and physics
- Triboelectric charging
- Insulators and conductors
- Static charge moves airborne particles
- Static charge causes equipment disruptions
- Static charge causes physical damage
- Instruments required for a static audit
- Static charge control – the 50,000 foot view
- The first static audit – assess your process
- Building an ESD control program – items to specify
- Personnel issues
- Equipment issues
- Ionizers – technology and implementation
- The configurations of corona ionizers
- Ionizer maintenance
- Importance of a static control program

Date and Location

February 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Valutek HQ
220 S. 9th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Online registration closes February 1st
Save 30% using the coupon code: VALUTEK30 at checkout!




Stop Contamination in Your Operations with Reusable and Disposable Garments

Human source contamination is the #1 cleanroom problem--the #1 cause of compromised cleanroom integrity. Therefore, specification and use of an appropriate gowning system is essential in limiting the elements of human-generated contamination from reaching and affecting product or processes in the cleanroom. This information is intended to assist the end user, system designer, supplier, and processor in defining required performance criteria, test methods, and procedures for gowning-system use and maintenance, as well as in developing a quality-control plan for the apparel and other accessories that may be included in the system. The Recommended Practice (RP), IEST-RP-CC003.4: Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments, will be discussed. This RP identifies factors related to gowning systems that may influence the performance of cleanrooms, including selection, construction, material characteristics, performance, laundering, maintenance, validation, and documentation. The RP also describes test methods used to evaluate relevant properties for cleanroom applications.

Course Outline:

- Introduction
- Human sourced contamination
- IEST-RP-CC003.4
- Fabric
- Construction
- Garment styles
- Cleanroom garment laundering
- Apparel testing
- Quality programs

Who should attend?

Those involved with human-sourced contamination control in the operation of controlled environments (end user, system designer, supplier, and launderer/processor).

Date and Location

February 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Valutek HQ
220 S. 9th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Online registration closes February 1st
Save 30% using the coupon code: VALUTEK30 at checkout!