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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

In-Place Filter Testing Workshop

Aug 5—9
5 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 2450
USD 490 per day

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Program Overview

This hands-on 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 hands-on 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.

Hands-on Laboratory Sessions

Participants benefit from interactive laboratory sessions in which they apply the theories learned in class, gain experience operating a variety of testing equipment, and participate in small group discussions focusing on 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 hands-on interactive laboratory exercises and discuss issues during laboratory breakout groups with peers facing similar challenges.

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 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 US standards and regulations have become the international standard of excellence and the relationship between the US standards and the safety guides of the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Explore the implementation of US standards, guides, and codes in other countries

Program Highlights

  • Certification of nuclear and non-nuclear air-cleaning systems
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulatory impact on pressurized water reactor and boiling water reactor power plants
  • US 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
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions

Special Features

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

Who should attend

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


In his position at Northeastern University, Jack Price runs programs in safety, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, biohazard assessment, and environmental engineering. He supervises staff in assessing worker exposure, conducting training in occupational health and safety, and designing eng...
Dr. Ronald R. Bellamy retired from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in June 2013 with over 40 years’ experience in various technical and management positions of increasing responsibility. He has managed the NRC’s oversight of commercial operating nuclear power plants, decommi...

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Aug 5—9
5 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 2450
USD 490 per day

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