IEST-G-CC1002

IEST-G-CC1002

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  • Revision:1999 Edition, 1999
  • Published Date:January 1999
  • Status:Active, Most Current
  • Document Language:English
  • Published By:Inst. of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
  • Page Count:12
  • ANSI Approved:No
  • DoD Adopted:No

  • Application

    This guide describes standardized procedures for determinationof the concentration of airborne particles in the ultrafine sizerange (i.e., particles with a size distribution having a threshold[lower limit] particle size smaller than 0.1 µm). The numericalvalue of the concentration of such particles, expressed in terms ofparticles per cubic meter, is the U descriptor. This term may referto a specified concentration of ultrafine particles or tomeasurement of the concentration of ultrafine particles in a givensample of air.

    The procedures described herein are suitable for use inconjunction with related cleanroom standards, such as ISO 14644-1for determination of airborne particulate cleanliness, and ISO14644-2 for monitoring. The procedures are applicable to cleanroomsand clean zones in any of three occupancy states, as defined in ISO14644-1.

    This document is most appropriate for use with cleanroom andclean zone environments that qualify as ISO Class 4 or cleaner, asdefined in ISO 14644-1.