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VDA 19.1 Skilled Assistant for Technical Cleanliness

Seminar-ID: 02-340

Module 4.0 / VDA licensed

The technical cleanliness of components and assemblies is an important functional quality characteristic in the manufacture of modern vehicles. The VDA Vol. 19.1 “Inspection of Technical Cleanliness – Particulate Contamination of Functionally Relevant Automotive Components” covers the approaches and procedures for the classification of the state of cleanliness of products within the automotive industry’s quality chain in detail. VDA QMC first introduced VDA Vol. 19.1 (previously VDA 19) in 2005, and the completely revised and extended version is available since 2015.

Seminar contents:

Theoretical foundations
+ „Background to technical cleanliness in automotive manufacture
„+ Extraction methods for separating particles from components
„+ Analytical procedures for the evaluation of particle contamination
„+ Qualification of the cleanliness inspection via abatement measurements and blank value inspections
„+ Documentation, cleanliness specification and examples of inspection

Insights into laboratory practice
Each theory presentation is followed by thematically assigned case studies to practice and solidify the lessons learned, and the relevant laboratory activities are explained with film sequences.

+ Selection of extraction methods according to the component concerned, followed by execution of the extraction procedure with start parameters
„+ Selection of filtration and analysis methods as well as the procedure for a standard analysis
„+ Evaluation and documentation of cleanliness analyses

A specially in-house training balancing with VDA QMC outside the labor. The training could be also realised  in cooperation with a accredited TecSa partner labor.


Target Group

The objective of this 2-day event is to qualify persons who conduct cleanliness audits in the automotive and automotive supply industry, or as a service provider. However, the imparted knowledge and the insights into laboratory practice are also important tools for those dealing with the quality factor of technical cleanliness in business practice, including quality assurance, technical procurement and distribution. Due to the similarity in cleanliness issues, this training course is also suitable for the aerospace sector, hydraulics and precision engineering.

Customer benefit

TopQM-Systems has been working in the area of supplier management for well-known companies in the automotive industry since 2000. The experience gained in live customer projects – such as advanced quality planning, start of new series production, process acceptance, supplier audits, claims management and process optimization – directly flow into our TopQM Automotive Seminars and are continuously updated. We are very familiar with the requests and requirements of our customers and we will prepare you to handle series processes in an efficient and robust way!


You will receive a VDA qualification certificate for “VDA 19.1 Skilled Assistant for Technical Cleanliness” after passing a test on the material covered.

Retest will result in € 200,00 plus VAT or $ 200.00 (USD) per participant added to the invoice.


No special prior knowledge is required.

Training documentation

Paper copy of original VDA QMC / TopQM-Systems seminar materials.


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