Practical Cleanroom Technology and Facilities for Engineers and Technicians

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Work in a controlled environment
  • Handle, store and use hazardous materials, wet chemicals and gases
  • Increase your product yield
  • Understand different cleanroom concepts
  • Control contamination from interfering with the production of your product and its end-use performance
  • Codes and legislation governing the design and operation of cleanrooms
  • Hi-purity water; its uses, generation and distribution waste water treatment
  • Personnel safety practices in the cleanroom environment

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • All personnel involved with the design and maintenance in and around a controlled environment
  • All personnel who work in a controlled environment
  • Electronic engineers
  • Engineers and technicians
  • Data storage personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Production engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Operators
  • Research engineers
  • Scientists

CONTENT SUMMARY

OVERVIEW OF CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY

  • The need for a cleanroom
  • History of cleanrooms
  • Cleanrooms and the semi-conductor industry
  • Cleanrooms and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Overview of the wafer fabrication process
  • The cleanroom as a system and unit operations

CLEANROOM CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT CONCEPTS

  • Cleanroom basics
  • Particulate standards
  • Gas and vapour standards
  • Contamination

MICRO CONTAMINATION (PARTICULATE)

  • The nature of particulate contamination
  • Particulate contamination flow
  • Particulate contamination sources
  • Particulate transport
  • Particle retention
  • Contamination monitoring/identification for particulate contamination

CREATING A CLEANROOM

  • Construction materials
  • Construction practices (protocols)
  • Air flow (basics)
  • Typical cleanroom layout/configurations
  • Designing for cleanroom class level

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

  • Electrical systems
  • Power conditioning
  • Compressed air
  • Air conditioning
  • Air wet side
  • Air dry side

VIBRATION

  • External vibration sources (natural and man-made)
  • Internal vibration sources

CLEANROOM CODES AND LEGISLATION

  • Fire protection
  • Smoke removal

HI PURITY WATER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION

  • The uses of ultra-pure water
  • Raw water constituents
  • Water quality standards
  • Hi -purity water systems: typical block diagrams

PRODUCTION MATERIALS

  • Bulk Chemical Storage and Distribution Systems (BCDS)
  • Hazardous production materials
  • The safe storage, handling and use of wet chemicals and gases
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Wet chemicals (bulk and speciality)
  • Gases (bulk and speciality)

WASTE TREATMENT

  • Waste water plant
  • Acid waste neutralisation plant
  • Hydrofluoric acid waste treatment
  • Phosphoric acid waste treatment

PEOPLE AND CONTAMINATION

  • Apparel
  • The use of apparel
  • Work practices and general behaviour
  • Cleanroom facilities and practices
  • Typical specification sheets

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