Recent revisions and new progress on cleanroom standards

Published: 1-Aug-2016

With six cleanroom-related standards either being prepared or under revision, BSI's conference in April looked at what changes cleanroom users might expect to see in the ISO 14644 family, along with ISO 14698 and new energy standards

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As technology evolves and cleanroom techniques advance, the BS/EN/ISO 14644 family of standards that affect cleanroom practices require updating or, in some instances, completely new standards are introduced.

To keep the cleanroom sector up to date on these changes, the British Standard Institution (BSI) recently held a one-day seminar in London, where industry experts from the relevant working groups (WGs) discussed the recent revisions, as well as new and proposed standards.

Gordon Farquharson, Critical Systems, Chair of LBI/30, CEN TC243, and Convenor of ISO TC209 WG1, gave an overview of the activities of the BSI LBI/30 committee, which plays an active role in developing national and international standards for cleanrooms. He said that two expert groups hosted within LBI/30 are:

  • the Microbiological cleanliness group, chaired by Tony Harrison (Beckman Coulter), which is working on the creation of a European (CEN) standard for microbiological cleanliness, and
  • the Energy Management of Cleanrooms group convened by Dick Gibbons, which recently introduced the BS 8568:2013 energy standard.

LBI/30 also has a committee, chaired by Farquharson, that periodically reviews the CEN TC243 standards, and in his second presentation Farquharson looked in detail at the revisions of BS EN ISO 14644 parts 1 and 2 that were approved in December 2015.1

These revisions are some of the most important since the standards were introduced, as they affect the way that cleanrooms are classified as well as many other aspects of operation and monitoring.

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