In-Place Filter Testing Workshop

  • On-Site
  • August 812, 2022
  • $2,550

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

On-Campus Program Overview

This on-campus 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 hands-on 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 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program. Specific credit counts will be published when available; please check back for updated information.

All credits subject to final agenda.

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

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The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an Education and Research Center (ERC) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Ronald R. Bellamy, PhD

Program Director

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

Eric M. Banks

Faculty

Manager Field Services
NUCON International, Inc.

Dara M. Feddersen, BS, PhD

Faculty

Technical Manager
Hollingsworth & Vose Company

J. Louis Kovach, DChE

Faculty

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

Donald J. Largent, BSME, MBA

Faculty

Director, High Purity Product Management
AAF Flanders Filters Inc

Stephen P. Rizzo, BSME

Faculty

President
Synergy Consultants, Inc.

Andrew Stillo Jr., BSME

Faculty

Research and Development Manager
Camfil

Charles Waggoner, PhD

Faculty

Director and Research Professor
Mississippi State University

Agenda

August 8 – 12, 2022

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

Monday, August 8, 2022
7:30–8:00 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:15 am Classroom Technology Orientation
8:15–8:45 am Welcome and Introduction
8:45–10:30 am Price History of Nuclear Air Cleaning
10:30–10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm Nuclear Air- and Gas-Cleaning Codes and Standards: N-509, N-510, and ASME AG-1
12:15–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:30 pm Price Ventilation Systems: Operation and Testing
2:30–3:45 pm Properties of Aerosols and Filtration Theory
3:45–4:00 pm Refreshment Break
4:00–4:45 pm DOP Generators and Light-Scattering Photometers: Theory
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:00 am Performance of Prefilters, Mist Eliminators and Industrial Air Cleaning Systems
9:00–10:00 am Construction and Qualification of ASME AG-1 Section FC HEPA Filters and Media
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15–11:45 am Price Air-Velocity and Air-Volume Measuring Instruments
11:45 am–12:00 pm Price Discussion of Ventilation Laboratory Exercises
12:00–12:45 pm Lunch
12:45–1:15 pm Travel to Northeastern University for Ventilation Lab Session
1:15–2:30 pm Ventilation Lab Session
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break at Northeastern
2:45–4:45 pm Ventilation Lab Session (continued)
4:45–5:00 pm Price Ventilation Lab Session Critique
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:00 am Clean Room Technology
9:00–10:00 am HVAC Systems: From Design to Commissioning
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15–11:15 am Operation, Calibration, and Maintenance of Polydisperse Aerosol Generators and Light-Scattering Photometers
11:15–11:30 am Discussion of Filter Testing Instrument Laboratory Exercises
11:30 am–12:15 pm Lunch
12:15–12:45 pm Travel to Northeastern University for In-Place Filter Testing Lab Session
12:45–2:15 pm In-Place Filter Testing Instrument Lab Session Critique: Group A (1, 2, 3)
2:15–2:30 pm Price In-Place Filter Testing Instrument Lab Session: Group B (4, 5, 6)DOP Generation Output vs. PressurePhotometer Linearity with DOP ConcentrationInternal Reference Light
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break at Northeastern
2:45–4:00 pm In-Place Filter Testing Instrument Lab Session: Group B (4, 5, 6)
4:00–4:15 pm Price In-Place Filter Testing Instrument Lab Session Critique: Group B (4, 5, 6)
Thursday, August 11, 2022
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:15 am Applying N-510 Testing Techniques to Portable HEPA Filtration Systems
9:15–10:00 am Gas Adsorption and Adsorbers
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15–11:15 am Gas Adsorption and Adsorbers (Continued)
11:15–11:30 am Discussion of In-Place Testing Laboratory Exercises
11:30 am–12:15 pm Lunch
12:15–12:45 pm Travel to Northeastern University for In-Place Filter Testing Lab Session
12:45–2:30 pm Price In-Place Testing Lab Session, Filters and Adsorbers
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break at Northeastern
2:45–4:00 pm In-Place Testing Lab Session, Filters and Absorbers (continued)
4:00–4:30 pm Price Demonstrations Hot DOP Generator Bag-In/Bag-Out System
4:30–5:00 pm Price In-Place Testing Lab Session Critique
Friday, August 12, 2022
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:00 am Performance of HEPA Filters Under Normal and Upset Conditions
9:00–9:15 am Refreshment Break
9:15–11:30 am Nuclear Air- and Gas Cleaning Regulatory Requirements and Lesson Learned
11:30 am–12:00 pm Program Closing and Evaluation

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

Industry:

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