Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments - Part 8: Classification of air cleanliness by chemical concentration (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)

This part of ISO 14644 covers the classification of air chemical cleanliness (ACC) in cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, in terms of airborne concentrations of specific chemical substances (individual, group or category) and provides a protocol to include test methods, analysis and time-weighted factors within the specification for classification. This part of ISO 14644 currently considers only concentrations of air chemical contaminants between 100 and 10-12 g/m3 under cleanroom operational conditions. This part of ISO 14644 is not relevant for application in those industries, processes or production where the presence of airborne chemical substances is not considered a risk to the product or process. It is not the intention of this part of ISO 14644 to describe the nature of air chemical contaminants. This part of ISO 14644 does not give a classification of surface chemical contamination.

Reinräume und zugehörige Reinraumbereiche - Teil 8: Klassifizierung der Luftreinheit anhand der Chemikalienkonzentration (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)

Dieser Teil von ISO 14644 beschreibt die Klassifizierung der chemischen Luftreinheit in Reinräumen und zugehörigen Reinraumbereichen hinsichtlich der luftgetragenen Konzentrationen spezifischer chemischer Substanzen (einzeln, gruppenweise oder als Kategorien) und stellt ein Protokoll zur Verfügung, um Prüf-verfahren, Analyse und Zeitgewichtungsfaktoren in die Festlegung zur Klassifizierung einzuschließen.
Dieser Teil von ISO 14644 betrachtet ausschließlich Konzentrationen von luftgetragenen chemischen Kontaminanten im Bereich von 100 g/m3 und 10-12 g/m3 unter Reinraumbetriebsbedingungen.
Dieser Teil von ISO 14644 ist nicht anwendbar bei solchen Industriezweigen und Prozessen oder Produktionen, bei denen oder bei der das Vorhandensein von luftgetragenen chemischen Substanzen nicht als Risiko für das Produkt oder den Prozess betrachtet wird.
Es ist nicht Ziel dieses Teils von ISO 14644, die Beschaffenheit luftgetragener chemischer Kontaminanten zu beschreiben.
Dieser Teil von ISO 14644 gibt keine Klassifizierung für chemische Oberflächenkontamination vor.

Salles propres et environnements maîtrisés apparentés - Partie 8: Classification de la propreté chimique de l'air (ISO 14644-8:2013)

L'ISO 14644-8:2013 établit la classification de la propreté chimique de l'air (ACC) dans les salles propres et les environnements maîtrisés apparentés, en termes de concentrations aéroportées de substances chimiques spécifiques (individu, groupe ou catégorie), et fournit un protocole permettant d'intégrer les méthodes d'essai, l'analyse et les facteurs de pondération dans le temps dans la spécification destinée à la classification.
L'ISO 14644-8:2013 ne porte actuellement que sur les concentrations de contaminants chimiques dans l'air comprises entre 100 et 10−12 g/m3 dans les conditions d'exploitation des salles propres.
L'ISO 14644-8:2013 ne s'applique pas aux secteurs industriels, aux procédés ou aux types de production où la présence de substances chimiques aéroportées n'est pas considérée comme un risque pour le produit ou le procédé.
L'ISO 14644-8:2013 ne vise pas à décrire la nature des contaminants chimiques dans l'air.
L'ISO 14644-8:2013 ne fournit pas de classification de la contamination chimique surfacique.

Čiste sobe in podobna nadzorovana okolja - 8. del: Klasifikacija čistosti zraka na osnovi koncentracije onesnaževal v zraku (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)

Ta del standarda ISO 14644 zajema klasifikacijo kemijske čistosti zraka (ACC) v čistih sobah in podobnih nadzorovanih okoljih v smislu koncentracij različnih kemijskih snovi v zraku (posameznih, skupin ali vrst) in določa protokol za vključitev preskusnih metod, analiz in časovno prilagojenih faktorjev v specifikacije za klasifikacijo. Ta del standarda ISO 14644 trenutno obravnava samo kemijske onesnaževalce zraka v koncentraciji med 100 in 10-12 g/m3 v obratovalnih pogojih čiste sobe. Ta del standarda ISO 14644 se ne uporablja za industrije, procese in proizvodnje, kjer se prisotnost kemijskih substanc v zraku ne šteje za nevarno proizvodu ali procesu. Ta del standarda ISO 14644 ni namenjen opisovanju lastnosti kemijskih onesnaževalcev zraka. Ta del standarda ISO 14644 ne vsebuje klasifikacije kemijske onesnaženosti površja.

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12-Dec-2013
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6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
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04-Dec-2013
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08-Feb-2014
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Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments - Part 8: Classification of air

cleanliness by chemical concentration (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)

Reinräume und zugehörige Reinraumbereiche - Teil 8: Klassifizierung der Luftreinheit

anhand der Chemikalienkonzentration (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)

Salles propres et environnements maîtrisés apparentés - Partie 8: Classification de la

propreté chimique de l'air (ISO 14644-8:2013)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 14644-8:2013
ICS:
13.040.35 Brezprašni prostori in Cleanrooms and associated
povezana nadzorovana controlled environments
okolja
SIST EN ISO 14644-8:2014 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 14644-8
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
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ICS 13.040.35 Supersedes EN ISO 14644-8:2006
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Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments - Part 8:
Classification of air cleanliness by chemical concentration (ACC)
(ISO 14644-8:2013)

Salles propres et environnements maîtrisés apparentés - Reinräume und zugehörige Reinraumbereiche - Teil 8:

Partie 8: Classification de la propreté chimique de l'air (ISO Klassifizierung der Luftreinheit anhand der

14644-8:2013) Chemikalienkonzentration (ACC) (ISO 14644-8:2013)
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Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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Foreword

This document (EN ISO 14644-8:2013) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 209 "Cleanrooms

and associated controlled environments" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 243 “Cleanroom

technology” the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical

text or by endorsement, at the latest by August 2013, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at

the latest by August 2013.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 14644-8:2006.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech

Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece,

Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,

Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 14644-8:2013 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 14644-8:2013 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 14644-8
Second edition
2013-02-15
Cleanrooms and associated controlled
environments —
Part 8:
Classification of air cleanliness by
chemical concentration (ACC)
Salles propres et environnements maîtrisés apparentés —
Partie 8: Classification de la propreté chimique de l’air
Reference number
ISO 14644-8:2013(E)
ISO 2013
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.2 Contaminant categories .................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4 Classification ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2 ISO-ACC descriptor format ........................................................................................................................................................... 3

5 Demonstration of compliance ................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.1 Principle ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.2 Testing ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.3 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Annex A (informative) Parameters for consideration ........................................................................................................................ 7

Annex B (informative) Typical contaminants ..........................................................................................................................................11

Annex C (informative) Typical methods of measurement ...........................................................................................................15

Annex D (informative) Consideration of specific requirements for separative devices ..............................19

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................21

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

International Standards are drafted in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The main task of technical committees is to prepare International Standards. Draft International

Standards adopted by the technical committees are circulated to the member bodies for voting.

Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the member bodies

casting a vote.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

ISO 14644-8 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 209, Cleanrooms and associated controlled

environments.

ISO 14644 consists of the following parts, under the general title Cleanrooms and associated controlled

environments:
— Part 1: Classification of air cleanliness

— Part 2: Specifications for testing and monitoring to prove continued compliance with ISO 14644‑1

— Part 3: Test methods
— Part 4: Design, construction and start‑up
— Part 5: Operations
— Part 6: Vocabulary

— Part 7: Separative devices (clean air hoods, gloveboxes, isolators, mini‑environments)

— Part 8: Classification of air cleanliness by chemical concentration (ACC)
— Part 9: Classification of surface cleanliness by particle concentration
— Part 10: Classification of surface cleanliness by chemical concentration

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 14644-8:2006), which has been

technically revised.
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Introduction

Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments provide for the control of airborne particulate

contamination to levels appropriate for accomplishing contamination-sensitive activities. Products and

processes that benefit from the control of airborne contamination include those in such industries as

aerospace, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, healthcare, optics, instrumentation,

vacuum technology, coatings, photovoltaics, displays, LEDs, coatings, automotive and surface analysis.

In some of these industries, the product or process can be sensitive to, or can be destroyed by, chemical

contamination resulting from chemicals that are present due to external, process, or otherwise

generated sources.

Within this part of ISO 14644, the presence of chemicals is expressed as air chemical contamination.

Chemical contamination is a three-step event. The first step is generation due to external sources such

as process leakage or construction material or personnel or material outgassing. The second step is

transport as airborne chemical contamination. The third step is sorption on the sensitive surface, which

can be quantified as a surface chemical contamination.

The generating materials and the surfaces where sorption takes place will have a large influence on

the steps of generation and sorption in addition to the actual air contamination. Thus, for these two

steps, not only the contaminants but also the involved bulk and surfaces need to be defined. In order to

make a standard generally applicable to any type of cleanroom or associated controlled environment,

air chemical cleanliness (ACC) has been chosen for the classification.

This part of ISO 14644 assigns ISO classification levels to be used to specify the level of ACC within a

cleanroom and associated controlled environment, where the product or process is deemed to be at risk

from air chemical contamination.

For classification purposes, this part of ISO 14644 is limited to a designated range of ACC and provides

standard protocols for specifying such levels with regard to chemical compounds, methods of test and

analysis, and time weighted factors.
Informative annexes are contained in this part of ISO 14644 covering:
— parameters for consideration: Annex A;
— typical contaminating chemicals and substances: Annex B;
— typical methods of measurement and analysis: Annex C;
— considerations of specific requirements for separative devices: Annex D.

This part of ISO 14644 is one of a series of standards concerned with cleanrooms and contamination

control. Many factors besides ACC need to be considered in the design, specification, operation and

control of cleanrooms and other controlled environments. These are covered in some detail in other

[4]

parts of the International Standards prepared by ISO/TC 209, including ISO 14698 (all parts). In some

circumstances, relevant regulatory agencies can impose supplementary policies or restrictions. In such

situations, appropriate adaptations of this part of ISO 14644 can be required.
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Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments —
Part 8:
Classification of air cleanliness by chemical
concentration (ACC)
1 Scope

This part of ISO 14644 establishes the classification of air chemical cleanliness (ACC) in cleanrooms

and associated controlled environments, in terms of airborne concentrations of specific chemical

substances (individual, group or category) and provides a protocol to include test methods, analysis and

time-weighted factors within the specification for classification.

This part of ISO 14644 currently considers only concentrations of air chemical contaminants between

0 −12 3
10 and 10 g/m under cleanroom operational conditions.

This part of ISO 14644 is not relevant for application in those industries, processes or productions where

the presence of airborne chemical substances is not considered a risk to the product or process.

It is not the intention of this part of ISO 14644 to describe the nature of air chemical contaminants.

This part of ISO 14644 does not give a classification of surface chemical contamination.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 14644-6, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 6: Vocabulary

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 14644-6 and the following apply.

3.1 General
3.1.1
chemical contamination

non-particulate substances that can have a deleterious effect on the product, process or equipment

3.1.2
air cleanliness by chemical concentration
ACC

level of air cleanliness by chemical concentration, expressed in terms of an ISO-ACC Class N, which

represents the maximum allowable concentration of a given chemical species or a group of chemical

species, expressed in grams per cubic metre

Note 1 to entry: This definition does not include macromolecules of biological origin, which are judged to be particles.

3.1.3
air chemical contamination

any substance in the air that can, by its chemical nature, adversely affect the product, process or equipment

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3.1.4
surface cleanliness by chemical concentration
SCC
condition of the surface cleanliness with respect to its chemical concentration
3.1.5
surface chemical contamination

any substance on the surface that can, by its chemical nature, adversely affect the product, process or

equipment
3.1.6
contaminant category

common name for a group of compounds with a specific and similar deleterious effect when deposited

on the surface of interest
3.1.7
outgassing
release of chemical substances in the gaseous or vapour state from a material
3.1.8
air cleanliness by chemical concentration (ACC) class

grading number stating the maximum allowable concentration of a given chemical species or a group of

chemical species in grams per cubic metre

Note 1 to entry: The maximum allowable concentrations are defined in Table 1 or determined by the equation

for N in 4.2.

Note 2 to entry: Classification in accordance with this part of ISO 14644 is limited to the range from 0 (the class

with the lowest allowable cleanliness) to –12 (the cleanest specified class).

Note 3 to entry: The ACC class number is only valid in connection with the ACC descriptor that specifies to which

chemical species or group of chemical species it is related.

Note 4 to entry: The negative sign of the air chemical cleanliness classes (–1 to –12) is an integral part of the ACC

class number N and must always be given. An air chemical cleanliness class without the negative sign (with the

exception of the class 0) is not allowed.

Note 5 to entry: Intermediate ISO classification numbers may be specified, with 0,1 being the smallest

permitted increment.
3.2 Contaminant categories
3.2.1
acid

substance whose chemical reaction characteristic is to establish new bonds by the acceptance of

electron pairs
3.2.2
base

substance whose chemical reaction characteristic is to establish new bonds by the donation of electron pairs

3.2.3
biotoxic

contaminant substance that is obnoxious to the development and preservation of the life of organisms,

microorganisms, tissues or individual cells
3.2.4
condensable

substance capable of depositing on a surface by condensation under cleanroom operating conditions

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3.2.5
corrosive
substance that causes destructive chemical change of a surface
3.2.6
dopant

substance that, after sorption and/or diffusion, is incorporated in the bulk of a product and is capable of

changing the properties of materials, even in trace amounts
3.2.7
organic
species based on carbon-containing compounds
Note 1 to entry: Inorganic carbon-containing compounds are excluded.
3.2.8
oxidant

substance that, upon deposition onto a surface or product of interest, results in the formation of an oxide

or participates in a redox reaction
4 Classification
4.1 General

Classification shall be specified by use of a classification descriptor as described in 4.2. This descriptor

is designated “ISO-ACC” and specifies the maximum total chemical concentration permitted for a

contaminant category, an individual substance or a group of substances.
4.2 ISO-ACC descriptor format

An ACC class number is only valid in connection with the ACC descriptor that specifies the chemical

substance or group of substances for which this class number is valid. The ISO–ACC descriptor is

expressed in the format:
ISO-ACC Class N (X)
where:

X is a chemical substance or a group of chemical substances which includes, but is not limited to:

acid (ac),
base (ba),
biotoxic (bt),
condensable (cd),
corrosive (cr),
dopant (dp),
organic, total (or),
oxidant (ox),
or a group of substances or an individual substance;

N is the ISO-ACC class, which is the logarithmic index of concentration, c , expressed in grams

per cubic metre, and falls within a limiting range of 0 to −12. Intermediate concentrations may be

specified, with 0,1 being the smallest permitted increment of N;
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N = log [c ].
10 x

EXAMPLE 1 With an N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP) sample, the measured value of air contamination was

3 3

8E-7 g/m ; N = -6,097. This is within the class limit of 1E-6 g/m for Class −6. The designation would be:

“ISO-ACC Class −6 (NMP)”.

EXAMPLE 2 With an organic compound sample, the measured value was 6E-5 g/m of total organic compounds

(TOC). This is within the class limit of 1E-4 g/m for Class −4. The designation would be: “ISO-ACC Class −4 (TOC).”

Table 1 and Figure 1 further illustrate the ISO-ACC classification as a function of contaminant

concentration.
Table 1 — ISO-ACC classes
Concentration Concentration Concentration
ISO-ACC class
3 3 3
g/m µg/m ng/m
0 6 9
0 10 10 (1 000 000) 10 (1 000 000 000)
−1 5 8
−1 10 10 (100 000) 10 (100 000 000)
−2 4 7
−2 10 10 (10 000) 10 (10 000 000)
−3 3 6
−3 10 10 (1 000) 10 (1 000 000)
−4 2 5
−4 10 10 (100) 10 (100 000)
−5 1 4
−5 10 10 (10) 10 (10 000)
−6 0 3
−6 10 10 (1) 10 (1 000)
−7 −1 2
−7 10 10 (0,1) 10 (100)
−8 −2 1
−8 10 10 (0,01) 10 (10)
−9 −3 0
−9 10 10 (0,001) 10 (1)
−10 −4 −1
−10 10 10 (0,000 1) 10 (0,1)
−11 −5 −2
−11 10 10 (0,000 01) 10 (0,01)
−12 −6 −3
−12 10 10 (0,000 001) 10 (0,001)
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Key
X airborne concentration (g/m )
X airborne concentration (µg/m )
X airborne concentration (ng/m )
Y ISO-ACC class
Figure 1 — ISO-ACC classes as a function of concentration
5 Demonstration of compliance
5.1 Principle

Compliance with classification (ISO-ACC class) requirements specified by the customer is verified by

performing specified testing procedures agreed between the customer and supplier and by providing

specified documentation of the results and conditions of testing.
5.2 Testing

Example test methods are given in Annex C. The list of typical methods described is not exhaustive.

Alternative methods of comparable accuracy may be specified by agreement.

NOTE 1 Analysis by different methods, even when correctly applied, can produce different results of equal validity.

Tests performed to demonstrate compliance shall be conducted using suitable test methods and

calibrated instruments.
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Sampling locations shall be determined by agreement between the customer and supplier.

It is recommended to carry out replicate sampling at the locations agreed.

NOTE 2 In analytical measurement, the contribution of particulate contamination cannot always be excluded.

NOTE 3 For trace analysis using grab sampling, the incorporation of a shipping blank sample, prepared and

analysed in the same batch as the actual sample, is required to assess contamination from the overall process,

except the air sampling.

The elapsed time period shall be agreed between the customer and supplier. See A.4.3.

5.3 Test report

The results from testing each cleanroom or associated controlled environment shall be recorded and

submitted as a comprehensive report, along with a statement of compliance or non-compliance with the

specified ISO-ACC class(es).
The test report shall include the following:

a) name of the test operator, the name and address of the testing organization, and the date, time and

duration of sampling;

b) number and year of publication of this part of ISO 14644, i.e. ISO 14644-8:2013;

c) clear identification of the physical location of the cleanroom or controlled environment tested

(including reference to adjacent areas if necessary) and specific designations for coordinates of all

sampling locations;

d) specified designation criteria for the cleanroom or controlled environment, including the occupancy

state, the ISO-ACC class or classes, the specified test method(s) and, where applicable, the substances,

substance group or category(ies), the elapsed time period and the designated particulate class;

e) details of the test procedure used, with any available data describing the test circumstances

or departures from the test method, and identification of the test instrument(s) and its current

calibration certificate(s);

f) test results, including air chemical concentration(s) data, for all sampling locations.

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Annex A
(informative)
Parameters for consideration
A.1 Principles

This annex is intended to give guidance to consideration of parameters affecting or contributing to ACC

within a cleanroom or associated controlled environment. It is important to consider the development

of such parameters at the initial stages of design and control requirements, along with any special

considerations for operation of the facility.
A.2 Concepts for establishing parameters

The following principles permit the establishment of the parameters which influence the ACC or which

contribute to it and which should be taken into account.

a) First, establish if the product or process is affected by chemical contamination, as in many industries

consideration of chemical contamination is not a governing factor.

b) Establish the contaminant categories that affect the product or process and if any particular

substances or substance groups require special consideration.

c) Establish the maximum concentrations of contaminant categories and/or substances or substance

groups permitted for the product or process and designate the associated ISO-ACC descriptor in

accordance with 4.2.

d) Establish sources of chemical contamination and concentration levels that can occur from

1) outdoor air (providing fresh air to the facility);

2) construction materials in the facility, especially those in contact with recirculating and make-

up air streams;
3) cross-contamination that can occur within the facility;
4) operation and maintenance of the facility;
5) personnel, cleanroom apparel and auxiliary materials;
6) process media and tooling.
Further guidance on these occurrences is given in A.3 to A.8.

e) Establish the design requirements to avoid or reduce chemical contamination generated as per

A.2 d) to achieve the ISO-ACC class for the product or process.
A.3 Outdoor air

A.3.1 Where outdoor air is provided as fresh air to the facility to which the product or process is exposed,

the outdoor air quality and any seasonal variation should be established with regard to the concentration

of compounds or substances affecting the product or process. In addition, the construction materials of

heating, ventilation or air conditioning equipment, including cabling, should be taken into account.

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A.3.2 The analysis of the concentration should be conducted over a period of time sufficient to evaluate

its variability, along with consideration of any future developments that can affect the outdoor air quality.

A.3.3 In some cases, due to prevailing winds, proximity of contaminating sources, etc., chemical contamination

concentrations can be minimized by selective positioning of the fresh-air intake(

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