July/August 2012 | Volume 31, No. 4

In-Place Filter Testing Workshop Scheduled at Harvard

The Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education offers the program In-Place Filter Testing Workshop, August 13-17, 2012. The hands-on, practical solutions to in-place filter testing technology is taught by leaders in the field. Attendees will learn the latest air-cleaning theory, filter testing techniques, and regulatory requirements for in-place testing of HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems.

In-Place Filter Testing provides nuclear, safety, and industrial hygiene professionals with the tools to apply new knowledge of filter technology to their organizations' projects and plants.

Wide-ranging ventilation topics are covered, including nuclear and non-nuclear applications relevant to industries including anti-terrorism, biotechnology, hospital, clean room, and the military.

"The labs, with their hands-on experience, are what makes this program the best learning I have ever had," said Judith l. Healy, CIH, CSP, Industrial Hygienist, Department of Defense.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems for nuclear and nonnuclear applications
  • Verify airflow in ventilation and air-cleaning systems
  • Operate testing equipment unique to these particular activities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of regulations issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy pertaining to air- and gas-cleaning activities

Special Features:

  • Apply theory in interactive laboratory exercises
  • Discuss issues during laboratory breakout groups
  • Operate a variety of testing equipment

No aspect of nuclear technology is independent of a need to maintain air purity with a comprehensive filter system. The technology crucial to nuclear air cleaning is rapidly changing, and the regulatory requirements are complex. This program provides theory and essential hands-on training that will provide the experience and knowledge one needs to meet the daily challenges of working with nuclear technology filtration systems.

Learn the latest air-cleaning techniques and regulatory requirements for in-place filter testing. This practical program is an essential component of preparing individuals to test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems.

Who Should Participate:

  • Clean room designers and operators
  • Health physicists
  • Hospital physical plant and facilities managers
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Nuclear engineers, technicians, and facility managers
  • Pharmaceutical safety professionals
  • Research and development personnel
  • Safety and biosafety officers
  • Terrorism protection engineers

Program Highlights:

  • Hands-on laboratory sessions
  • Instrument calibration and operations necessary for accurate in-place testing of filters and adsorbers
  • Certification of nuclear and non-nuclear air-cleaning systems
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations as they pertain to nuclear air- and gas-cleaning systems
  • NRC regulatory impact on PWR and BWR power plants
  • Nuclear field testing in relation to ASME nuclear standards N-509 and N-510, Regulatory Guide 1.52, and nuclear code AG-1
  • Airflow measurements
  • Air-filtration and adsorption theory
  • Aerosol technology
  • Various facets of ventilation systems

For more information visit: https://ccpe.sph.harvard.edu/IPFTW