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HVAC Design for Cleanroom Facilities

COURSE NO: M06-008
HVAC Design for Cleanroom Facilities
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of cleanroom and discusses the key HVAC design aspects applicable to cleanrooms.


Although the idea of a cleanroom may seem right out of science fiction, clean and controlled environments are actually used by a wide range of industries. From their more obvious uses in medical facilities to their necessity in integrated circuit manufacture, cleanrooms provide an essential role in modern production and research. At its most basic level, a cleanroom is just what it sounds like: an area kept free of contaminants.


There are five (5) key elements for the control of airborne particulate matter:

  1. Preventing entry of particulate matter
  2. Purging of particulate matter
  3. Prohibiting the generation of particulate matter
  4. Protecting the product from impact and settling of particulate matter
  5. Providing an area for the cleaning of parts and personnel


This 6 PDH  online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of cleanroom facilities.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • State the four fundamental rules that apply to cleanrooms
  • Define contamination and list the various sources of contamination
  • List the various classifications of cleanrooms as per Fed Standard 209 and ISO 14644 standards
  • List the key differences between cleanroom HVAC and conventional systems HVAC
  • State the four basic mechanisms of filtration and describe the methods of testing online filters
  • State the specifications of HEPA and ULPA filters
  • Describe the air velocity and the air change requirements for different cleanliness classifications
  • Describe the design approaches for unidirectional  and non-unidirectional air distribution
  • State the methods for achieving temperature and relative humidity requirements
  • Describe the cleanroom pressurization requirements and its impact on energy use
  • Describe the cleanroom architectural requirements and the interaction interface
  • Describe the energy conservation approaches and new developments applicable to cleanroom technology
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "HVAC Design for Cleanroom Facilities".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Design for Cleanroom Facilities (1.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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