In this example, Particle Technology tested a flat sheet media sample from a locomotive application using their full-sized air filter test rig built in accordance with EN 779:2012 and ISO 16890:2016 standards.
The non-woven synthetic media was tested at an air flow rate of 1080 m3/hr based on a specified media velocity of 1.5 m/s. A G3 classification was achieved following the dust loading procedure in EN 779:2012, and values for the initial arrestance, average arrestance and test dust capacity were determined.
Measurements of initial efficiency with DEHS oil and initial pressure drop were also performed in order to fully characterise the media.
In these photos, you can see the upstream and downstream sides of the flat sheet media after exposure to ASHRAE 52.2 loading dust and the purpose-built holding frame with a coarse mesh support on the downstream side.
For more information about the testing of air filter media and air filter elements then please get in touch. Particle Technology now offers UKAS accredited air filter test services in accordance with standards EN 779:2012 and ISO 16890:2016.