Contractor shall be responsible for assuring that
the ESD packaging (bags, sleeves, foam, boxes, etc.) or personal protective
devices for clean room use (smocks, beard covers, hoods, face masks, gloves,
wipers, etc.) procured per this Contract/Purchase Order meets the following
The specification for testing most materials is MIL-STD-1246C
Product Cleanliness Levels and Contamination Control Program.
The Particulate tests are performed in accordance with MIL-STD-1246C,
Notice 1, Table I and should meet a level between 100
and 500 depending on the Classification of clean room the material will be used
in. These would normally be materials you could not flow air through, such as
clean room notebooks, clean room paper products for printers etc.
The Non-Volatile Residue tests are performed per MIL-STD-1246C, Notice
2, Table II and should meet a level
Clean room garments and wipes for particulates must use ASTM F51-68 -
Sizing and Counting Particulate Contaminants in and on Clean Room Garments. The
garments, such as beard covers, smocks, hoods face
masks and wipers have to meet a cleanliness level per specification of Table
X2.1 Class "A."
Bag materials must also use the above method with a slight deviation in
the procedure. The bags are creased in several directions and vacuumed using a
Sandia probe and loose materials are collected on a Millipore filter and then
Evidence or certificates of these requirements must
be provided in one reproducible printed form. If Contractor is unclear as to
the requirements to be met, contact the JPL Procurement Quality Assurance
office at 818-393-7592 for current applicable requirements.