Class 100

hello Friends,
I have a question about the definition of class 100.
I don’t understand why the definition is talking about particals in size off 0.5 micron?
we use class 100 with a count particals which count particals at size of 0.3/0.5/5micron, but we look only on 0.5 micron.
I don’t understand why we don’t look on 0.3 and 5 micron also?

thank u

Class 100

The first Federal Standard 209 was published in 1963 in the USA and titled “Cleanroom and Work Station Requirements, Controlled Environments”. It was revised in 1966 (209A), 1973 (B), 1987 ©, 1988 (D) and 1992 (E).

The actual class of a cleanroom is found by measuring the number of particles greater than or equall to 0.5 micrometers in one cubic foot of room air, and determining
which class limit is not exceeded; this is the cleanroom classification.

[b][COLOR=“blue”]209B Definition

Class 100: Particle count not to exceed a total of 100 particles per cubic foot of a size 0.5µ (micron) and larger.[/color][/b]

Here are the limits as per 209E federal Standard:
[COLOR=“purple”]Class- 100
Particles counted per cubif foot volme of air
greater than or equall to 0.1 micrometer -Not applicable
Greater than or equall to 0.2 micrometer -750
Greater than or equall to 0.3 micrometer - 300
Greater than or equall to 0.5 micrometer -100
Greater than or equall to 5.0 micrometer - Not applicable[/color]

If you look this guideline are particle ranges are properly given for user understanding.

hello ,

   Thanx for your quick reply..but sir as this definition by FED 209 B says- 0.5µ and larger.Does that mean applicable  range of 0.5-5.0 micrometer?