Track 1: Basic Particle Counting

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Monitoring Particles in Air

Get an introduction to the types of particle counters used to monitor aerosol particles. A comparison between mobile, fixed and sequential monitoring, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method, will be covered. Additionally, specialized applications and possible types of devices to monitor those applications will be discussed. Equipment includes particle counters, spectrometers, monitors and sensors.

 

Introduction to Particle Monitoring in Liquids

Discuss the pros and cons of different types of liquid particle counting systems, and use real data to get a better understanding of calibration accuracy in these high-performance products.

 

Cleanroom Certification and Products

Did you know that the particle counter you use could impact the certification process? This course discusses the differences between cleanroom certification and monitoring and what is required to perform a cleanroom certification, including an overview of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2.

 

ISO 14644-1:2015 Revisions Summary

The recent revision of ISO 14644-1 and -2 has introduced several changes for cleanroom classification and monitoring guidelines. This course will discuss the major changes in the new ISO 14644-1 compared to the previous version, as well as the possible impact on the Pharmaceutical EU GMP Annex 1 and FDA Aseptic Processing Guideline.

 

Particle Transport and Sampling

Different aerosol particle sampling methods utilize a length of tubing to transport samples to a particle counter. Learn how tubing affects particle counts, and see the effect short tubing length has on particle transport losses.

 

Data interpretation for particle counters and microbial monitors

Understand system reports, interpret data and conduct trend analyses, set alarm limits and improve process control.

 

Surface Contamination

Learn methods and techniques for parts cleanliness testing for the semiconductor, hard disk, automotive, and pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including methods of particle extraction, techniques for measuring particles, data analysis and optimizing parameters of ultrasonic extraction.

 

Nanoparticle Measurement

Learn about nanoparticle sources and impacts, behavior of nanoparticles in clean environments and technologies for measuring nanoparticles, including condensation particle counters, electrometers and scanning mobility particle sizers.

Track 2: Understanding Particle Counting in Liquids

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Introduction to Particle Monitoring in Liquids

Discuss the pros and cons of different types of liquid particle counting systems, and use real data to get a better understanding of calibration accuracy in these high-performance products.

 

Advanced Liquid Particle Counting

Delve into advanced topics of liquid particle counting, including what happens to particle sizing when the refractive index changes in the fluid, particle or both. Also, learn what constitutes statistical significance, and see what can be done to improve data quality. In the remaining time, we’ll address your specific liquid application questions and search for possible solutions.

 

Advanced Light Scattering

Take an in-depth look at Mie, Rayleigh and other theories of light scattering, and discuss the origins of the equations and how they were derived. Additionally, take a closer look at the influence particle size, refractive index and shape have on scattering intensity.

 

Particle Testing in Pharmaceutical Liquids

Take a closer look at the limits and test requirements for pharmaceutical injectable liquids and how those limits were defined. Topics include U.S., European and Japanese Pharmacopoeia requirements, as well as an overview of U.S. Pharmacopoeia guidance and suitable acceptance criteria for equipment used in liquid particle testing.

 

Recent Advances in Liquid Particle Counting Technology

Leading-edge microelectronic manufacturing processes require ultrapure water and very clean process chemicals that are filtered and regulated to 20 nm particle size. In this session, you will learn the basics for detecting 20 nm particles in both ultrapure water and a variety of semiconductor process chemicals. Several examples will be discussed where particle sources were detected at the 20 nm particle level. In addition, you will learn how to utilize Poisson’s statistics for assessing the non-random nature of particle sources in both ultrapure water and chemical systems.

 

Data interpretation for particle counters and microbial monitors

Understand system reports, interpret data and conduct trend analyses, set alarm limits and improve process control.

 

Understanding ISO 21501-4

Released in 2007, the international standard ISO 21501-4 sets guidelines for the calibration and verification of optical particle counters (OPCs) that are used to measure the size and concentration of airborne particles in cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. In the past, many different standards have dealt with OPCs but haven’t been very comprehensive. Engineers from Particle Measuring Systems actively participated in the creation of this ISO standard, and you’ll receive an overview of its adoption, historical procedures and how the standard will affect future developments.

 

Optional: Monitoring Particles in Air

Get an introduction to the types of particle counters used to monitor aerosol particles. A comparison between mobile, fixed and sequential monitoring, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method, will be covered. Additionally, specialized applications and possible types of devices to monitor those applications will be discussed. Equipment includes particle counters, spectrometers, monitors and sensors.

Track 3: Understanding Particle Counting in Air and Gases

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Monitoring Particles in Air

Get an introduction to the types of particle counters used to monitor aerosol particles. A comparison between mobile, fixed and sequential monitoring, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method, will be covered. Additionally, specialized applications and possible types of devices to monitor those applications will be discussed. Equipment includes particle counters, spectrometers, monitors and sensors.

 

Particle Transport and Sampling

Different aerosol particle sampling methods utilize a length of tubing to transport samples to a particle counter. Learn how tubing affects particle counts, and see the effect short tubing length has on particle transport losses.

 

Advanced Light Scattering

Take an in-depth look at Mie, Rayleigh and other theories of light scattering, and discuss the origins of the equations and how they were derived. Additionally, take a closer look at the influence particle size, refractive index and shape have on scattering intensity.

 

Cleanroom Certification and Products


Did you know that the particle counter you use could impact the certification process? This course discusses the differences between cleanroom certification and monitoring and what is required to perform a cleanroom certification, including an overview of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2.

 

Nanoparticle Measurement

Learn about nanoparticle sources and impacts, behavior of nanoparticles in clean environments and technologies for measuring nanoparticles, including condensation particle counters, electrometers and scanning mobility particle sizers.

Track 4: Understanding Pharmaceutical Processes

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Particle Testing in Pharmaceutical Liquids

Take a closer look at the limits and test requirements for pharmaceutical injectable liquids and how those limits were defined. Topics include U.S., European and Japanese Pharmacopoeia requirements, as well as an overview of U.S. Pharmacopoeia guidance and suitable acceptance criteria for equipment used in liquid particle testing.

 

Pharmaceutical Monitoring Applications and System Design

Get a basic overview of how to implement a particle and microbial monitoring system in life sciences applications with a focus on meeting good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements. Topics include an overview of requirements and risk assessments, installation locations and mounting options, and good automated manufacturing practices (GAMPs).

 

Microbial Air Sampling Techniques and Regulations

This session covers European and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements for microbiological contamination in cleanrooms and for process monitoring. Discuss the different techniques and technologies that are applied across regulated industries to monitor for microbial contaminants, with a specific focus on active air sampling devices. Potential sources of contamination and typical organisms seen in the pharmaceutical environment will also be reviewed.

 

Environmental Monitoring in Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing- GMP Requirements

Get an overview of good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations for environmental monitoring, with a focus on aseptic processing and the differences between cleanroom classification and monitoring. Discussion includes requirements for particle (nonviable) and microbial (viable) monitoring in cleanroom air and compressed gas, with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European GMP requirements contrasted throughout the discussion.

 

ISO 14644-1:2015 Revisions Summary

The recent revision of ISO 14644-1 and -2 has introduced several changes for cleanroom classification and monitoring guidelines. This course will discuss the major changes in the new ISO 14644-1 compared to the previous version, as well as the possible impact on the Pharmaceutical EU GMP Annex 1 and FDA Aseptic Processing Guideline.

 

Data interpretation for particle counters and microbial monitors

Understand system reports, interpret data and conduct trend analyses, set alarm limits and improve process control.

 

Environmental monitoring and advancements in microbial sampling in a sterile environment

This course will give you an insight into how Quality by Design (QbD) can be applied to microbiological monitoring using the most recent advances in technologies. It will introduce and discuss the concept of continuous viable air sampling following the guiding principles that are well known from the particle monitoring aspect.

 

Cleanroom Certification and Products


Did you know that the particle counter you use could impact the certification process? This course discusses the differences between cleanroom certification and monitoring and what is required to perform a cleanroom certification, including an overview of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2.

Track 5: Understanding Molecular Contamination

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Monitoring Particles in Air

Get an introduction to the types of particle counters used to monitor aerosol particles. A comparison between mobile, fixed and sequential monitoring, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method, will be covered. Additionally, specialized applications and possible types of devices to monitor those applications will be discussed. Equipment includes particle counters, spectrometers, monitors and sensors.

 

Cleanroom Certification and Products

Did you know that the particle counter you use could impact the certification process? This course discusses the differences between cleanroom certification and monitoring and what is required to perform a cleanroom certification, including an overview of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2.

 

Particle Transport and Sampling

Different aerosol particle sampling methods utilize a length of tubing to transport samples to a particle counter. Learn how tubing affects particle counts, and see the effect short tubing length has on particle transport losses.

 

Surface Contamination

Learn methods and techniques for parts cleanliness testing for the semiconductor, hard disk, automotive, and pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including methods of particle extraction, techniques for measuring particles, data analysis and optimizing parameters of ultrasonic extraction.

 

Molecular Contamination Monitoring

Learn about common molecular contamination problems and how to resolve them with an overview of molecular contamination, its sources and effects, and how it interacts with different materials.

 

Nanoparticle Measurement

Learn about nanoparticle sources and impacts, behavior of nanoparticles in clean environments and technologies for measuring nanoparticles, including condensation particle counters, electrometers and scanning mobility particle sizers.

Track 6: Advanced Particle Counting

Particle Physics

Get introduced to cleanroom basics, including a review and comparison of ISO and FS209E classifications. Review particle size, composition, types and sources, and discuss commonly used measurements to define the size of irregularly shaped particles and the implication of each technique. Additionally, you will explore particle concentrations in liquid and air samples.

 

Particle Mechanics

Understand particle behavior by reviewing transport characteristics, interactions and various forces on particles. Get an introduction to filtration mechanisms and filter efficiency curves for air and liquid systems, and learn about the role played by the refractive index, particle size and shape. In addition, the principles of Rayleigh and Mie light scattering will be covered, including basic scattering relationships.

 

Fundamentals of Optical Particle Counters

This presentation introduces the fundamentals of optical particle counters (OPCs). Topics include OPC design and specifications, industry nomenclature, laser light and detector basics, instrument types and a discussion on sensor resolution and accuracy. The objective of the presentation is to establish a common background and language that will contribute to a better functional understanding of optical particle counters.

 

Monitoring Particles in Air

Get an introduction to the types of particle counters used to monitor aerosol particles. A comparison between mobile, fixed and sequential monitoring, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method, will be covered. Additionally, specialized applications and possible types of devices to monitor those applications will be discussed. Equipment includes particle counters, spectrometers, monitors and sensors.

 

Advanced Liquid Particle Counting

Delve into advanced topics of liquid particle counting, including what happens to particle sizing when the refractive index changes in the fluid, particle or both. Also, learn what constitutes statistical significance, and see what can be done to improve data quality. In the remaining time, we’ll address your specific liquid application questions and search for possible solutions.

 

Advanced Light Scattering

Take an in-depth look at Mie, Rayleigh and other theories of light scattering, and discuss the origins of the equations and how they were derived. Additionally, take a closer look at the influence particle size, refractive index and shape have on scattering intensity.

 

Recent Advances in Liquid Particle Counting Technology

Leading-edge microelectronic manufacturing processes require ultrapure water and very clean process chemicals that are filtered and regulated to 20 nm particle size. In this session, you will learn the basics for detecting 20 nm particles in both ultrapure water and a variety of semiconductor process chemicals. Several examples will be discussed where particle sources were detected at the 20 nm particle level. In addition, you will learn how to utilize Poisson’s statistics for assessing the non-random nature of particle sources in both ultrapure water and chemical systems.

 

Surface Contamination

Learn methods and techniques for parts cleanliness testing for the semiconductor, hard disk, automotive, and pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including methods of particle extraction, techniques for measuring particles, data analysis and optimizing parameters of ultrasonic extraction.

 

Nanoparticle Measurement

Learn about nanoparticle sources and impacts, behavior of nanoparticles in clean environments and technologies for measuring nanoparticles, including condensation particle counters, electrometers and scanning mobility particle sizers.

 

Understanding ISO 21501-4

Released in 2007, the international standard ISO 21501-4 sets guidelines for the calibration and verification of optical particle counters (OPCs) that are used to measure the size and concentration of airborne particles in cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. In the past, many different standards have dealt with OPCs but haven’t been very comprehensive. Engineers from Particle Measuring Systems actively participated in the creation of this ISO standard, and you’ll receive an overview of its adoption, historical procedures and how the standard will affect future developments.

 

Cleanroom Certification and Products


Did you know that the particle counter you use could impact the certification process? This course discusses the differences between cleanroom certification and monitoring and what is required to perform a cleanroom certification, including an overview of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2.