SESHA 2014 Symposium Abstract

40 Years of Silane Testing, What Have We Learned?

Ngai, Eugene

Over the last 40 years extensive testing has been done to better understand silane release behavior. Conrad, Britton, Otani, Taminini, Chen all have conducted research on silane resulting in thousands of pages of reference articles and presentations. What were the key findings? A CGA Task Force conducted release testing in 1996 in order to establish the initial setback distances for P-32 (G-13). Why did another CGA Task Force decide that more testing had to be done in June 2011 followed by even more in June 2012? What are the results of the testing in New Mexico? How did it impact the current revisions to CGA G-13? What does all this mean to the user?