The BPS/TC 83 members conducted its meeting with Engr. James Empeño, Director of DTI-BPS (2nd to the right; seated) last 25 April 2018 at the BSMED Conference Room, Trade and Industry Building, Makati City.

The DTI’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) creates the Technical Committee (TC) on cleanrooms and associated controlled environments (BPS/TC 83) to develop the Philippine National Standards on cleanrooms and associated controlled environments for controlling cleanliness, as well as other attributes and characteristics relating to facilities, sustainability, equipment, processes and operations.

Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments provide for the control of contamination of air and, if appropriate, surfaces to levels appropriate for accomplishing contamination-sensitive activities. Contamination control can be beneficial for protection of product or process integrity in applications in industries such as aerospace, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare and food.
For 2018, the priority of BPS/TC 83 is to work on the Philippine National Standards for Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. Clean rooms are zones where contaminants in the air are highly controlled. Without effective control, contamination can cause destruction on products and processes.

The BPS TC 83 had its first meeting last 25 April 2018. Its members are representatives from academe (University of the Philippines-Manila, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Mapua University), government (Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health, and Research – Food and Drug Administration), testing and research institutions (Department of Science and Technology –Industrial Technology Development Institute – Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory, SGS Philippines, Inc.), industry (Electronics Industries Association of the Philippines, Inquar Industries Incorporated, Dual Air, Inc.), professional association (Guevara& Partners, Inc./Professional Regulation Commission – Mechanical Engineer Board), and consumer organizations (Continental Temic Electronics (Phils), Inc., Laban Konsyumer, Inc., Allegro MicroSystems Philippines, Inc., Amkor Technology Philippines, St. Lukes Medical Center – Bonifacio Global City).

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the Philippines’ member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It develops, adopts, reviews, and promulgates the Philippine National Standards through technical committees that comprise representatives from the academe, government, consumer, testing institutions, and, industries.

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Date of release: 29 June