As the only laboratory in the UK to hold UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025:2017 to perform filter testing to EN779 and ISO 16890, Particle Technology is the recognisable choice for assessing essential performance characteristics of filters. We test air filters in HVAC units, gas turbines, internal combustion engines and compressors.
Air filters are the critical component in HVAC systems, providing clean, breathable air to the indoor environment. The efficient functioning of air filters within these systems is vital in maintaining the quality of air and reducing the health hazards associated with indoor air pollution and infection transmission.
Our air filter testing helps you to ensure you are providing the best HVAC filter for each intended application, with tests such as:
Your results will be presented in a formal test report, which also includes the official filter classification:
Our test facility includes state-of-the-art equipment with the capability to test air filters beyond the requirements of EN 779:2012 and ISO 16890:2016. We have:
We can also design and manufacture bespoke filter housings to meet the demands of our customers. As with all of our testing services, our experience, expertise and existing facilities allow us to tailor our services to suit your specific needs where required. Whether it’s testing with a modified yet controlled test media, such as coarser or finer dust more suited to your needs/expectations, or carrying out testing at modified durations, concentrations or velocities – we can accommodate and discuss these details with you during your consultation.
Efficient inlet air cleaning for internal combustion engines and compressors is crucial if you are to prevent a breakdown of a road vehicle or compressor. The essential performance characteristics are differential pressure across the filter at a specified air flow rate, particle removal efficiency, arrestance and test dust capacity.
Particle Technology has many years of experience in air filter efficiency testing to international standard ISO 5011:2014. We can perform tests using a range of materials to suit different applications and have a selection of calibrated dust feeders available – these enable dust concentrations to be controlled from a few mg/m3 up to hundreds of g/m3.
If you are testing big or small air filters and you do not have a filter housing available, we will design and manufacture bespoke filter housings to meet your demands.
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