ASTM F51-00

    Standard Test Method for Sizing and Counting Particulate Contaminant In and On Clean Room Garments

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of detachable particulate contaminant 5 m or larger, in and on the fabric of clean room garments.

    1.2 This test method does not apply to nonporous fabrics such as Tyvek or Gortex. It only applies to fabrics that are porous such as cotton or polyester.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This procedure provides not only the traditional optical microscopic analysis but also a size distribution and surface obscuration analysis for particles on a fine-textured membrane filter or in a tape lift sample. It utilizes transmitted illumination to render all particles darker than the background for gray level detection. Particles collected on opaque plates must be transferred to a suitable membrane filter.

    This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1216 Practice for Sampling for Particulate Contamination by Tape Lift

    F25 Test Method for Sizing and Counting Airborne Particulate Contamination in Cleanrooms and Other Dust-Controlled Areas

    Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) Document

    IEST-RP-CC003.2, Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0051-00

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