Testing Standards: VDA 19, ISO 16232 & Factory Standards
The cleanliness inspection is performed according to VDA 19 which is based in principle on ISO 16232.
VDA 19 includes (similar to ISO 16232) for instance vocabulary, different methods of extraction, particle mass determination, particle sizing and counting or particle nature determination with advices and examples. Due to the fact that there are divers possible procedures for a cleanliness inspection according to VDA 19, further specification is necesarry with respect to requirements and extraction method. Typically, these information are deposited upon consultation of the end customer.
More precise descriptions with regard to specific requirements are listed in corresponding factory standards.
We would be glad to advise you in the field of technical cleanliness to help you concerning the determination of cleanliness level of yor products.