In-Place Filter Testing Workshop

  • Online
  • August 25, 2021
  • $2,350

Online Program Overview

This interactive online program prepares participants to test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems for nuclear and non-nuclear applications.

Participants learn the latest regulatory requirements for nuclear air cleaning, develop an understanding of filtration theory, and gain the experience they need to maintain air purity with a comprehensive filter system.

This program offers knowledge and essential training that will provide you with the experience and knowledge you need to meet the daily challenges of working with nuclear technology.

In addition to ventilation, the program also includes wide-ranging nuclear and non-nuclear topics relevant to biotechnology, clean rooms, health care, the military and commercial utilities.

Interactive Laboratory Sessions

You will participate in virtual, interactive laboratory sessions. The faculty will guide you through the experiments in real time, providing you with unparalleled access to their expertise.  Through these lab sessions, you will have the opportunity to apply the theories learned in class, gain experience operating a variety of testing equipment, and discuss the practical challenges and remedies in working with nuclear-filtration systems.

Program Curriculum

This dynamic curriculum is designed to allow participants to practice the knowledge and skills they need to implement, enhance, or certify nuclear air-filtration systems. In addition to presenting theory and frameworks, the program requires that participants apply theories in interactive laboratory exercises and discuss issues during breakout groups with peers.

Objectives & Highlights

Learning Objectives

  • Test and certify high-efficiency particulate air-filtration and gas-adsorption systems for nuclear and non-nuclear applications
  • Verify airflow in ventilation and air-cleaning systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of regulations issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the United States Department of Energy pertaining to air- and gas-cleaning activities
  • Operate testing equipment unique to air-cleaning, gas-cleaning, and ventilation systems
  • Discuss how U.S. standards and regulations have become the international standard of excellence, as well as the relationship between the U.S. standards and the safety guides of the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Explore the implementation of U.S. standards, guides, and codes in other countries

Program Highlights

  • Certification of nuclear and non-nuclear air-cleaning systems
  • U.S. NRC regulatory impact on pressurized water reactor and boiling water reactor power plants
  • U.S. NRC regulations as they pertain to nuclear air- and gas-cleaning systems
  • Nuclear field testing in relation to ASME nuclear standards N-509 and N-510, Regulatory Guide 1.52, and ASME nuclear code AG-1
  • Airflow measurements
  • Air-filtration and adsorption theory
  • Aerosol technology
  • Various facets of ventilation systems
  • Interactive laboratory sessions

Special Features

  • Apply theory in interactive laboratory exercises
  • Discuss issues during breakout groups

Credits and Logistics

Continuing Education Credit

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will grant 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program, equivalent to 19 contact hours of education. Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education accrediting organizations.

The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 20 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course.

All credits subject to final agenda.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the program.


Current faculty, subject to change.

Ronald R. Bellamy, PhD

Program Director

Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

John M. Price, PhD, CIH

Program Director

Retired Director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Northeastern University
Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Eric M. Banks


Manager Field Services
NUCON International, Inc.

Dara M. Feddersen, BS, PhD


Technical Manager
Hollingsworth & Vose Company

J. Louis Kovach, DChE


NUCON International, Inc.
Visiting Lecturer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Donald J. Largent, BSME, MBA


Product Manager, High Purity Filtration
AAF Flanders Filters Inc

Stephen P. Rizzo, BSME


Synergy Consultants, Inc.

Andrew Stillo Jr., BSME


Research and Development Manager

Charles Waggoner, PhD


Director and Research Professor
Mississippi State University


August 2 – 5, 2021

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This agenda is subject to change. All times listed are in Eastern Time (ET).

Friday, July 30, 2021
10:00–10:30 am Technology Orientation
Monday, August 2, 2021
10:00–10:30 am Bellamy, Price Orientation & Introduction
10:30–11:45 am Bellamy History of Nuclear Air Cleaning
11:45 am–12:00 pm Break
12:00–1:15 pm Bellamy Codes and Standards
1:15–1:30 pm Break
1:30–3:00 pm Price Ventilation Systems Lab
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
9:30–10:00 am Open Discussion
10:00–11:00 am Feddersen Aerosol Properties
11:00 am–12:00 pm Stillo Construction and Qualification of ASME AG-1 Section FC HEPA Filters and Media
12:00–12:15 pm Break
12:15–1:15 pm Largent Equipment DOP Generators, Photometers
1:15–1:30 pm Break
1:30–2:45 pm Price Air Velocity and Measurements Lab
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
9:30–10:00 am Open Discussion
10:00–11:00 am Bellamy Prefilters and Industrial Systems
11:00 am–12:00 pm Banks Portable HEPA Systems
12:00–12:15 pm Break
12:15–1:15 pm Kovach Adsorption
1:15–1:30 pm Break
1:30–2:30 pm Waggoner HEPA Filters
2:30–3:00 pm Price Lab Demonstration
Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:30–10:00 am Open Discussion
10:00–11:00 am Bellamy Clean Room Technology
11:00 am–12:00 pm Rizzo HVAC Systems
12:00–12:15 pm Break
12:15–2:00 pm Bellamy Regulatory Requirements
2:00–2:30 pm Program Close

Who Should Participate

This program is designed for professionals working with air-filtration systems, particularly nuclear air-filtration systems. Participants with the following job functions and industries are expected to participate:

Job Function:

  • Facilities management and maintenance
  • HVAC engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Radiation protection and health physics
  • Systems engineering
  • Safety and biosafety


  • Air purification
  • Engineering services
  • Medical, biological, pharmaceutical, or chemical research
  • Other research
  • Power generation
  • Regulatory bodies