eNews from International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA  
October 2012
Bimonthly publication
for clients and friends

In This Issue:
IFTS, Inc. President speaks at AFS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting
Aperture Holder: ISO 16332 Annex B Emulsion Generator
IFTS attends conference in China

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October 2-3, 2012

Chester, UK   

Filter Characterisation International Conference and Exhibition, Filter Testing Short Course and Annual General Meeting 

The Filtration Society

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IFTS, France will be a presenter and exhibitor   



October 15-18, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

AFS 2012 Fall Conference

American Filtration & Separations Society

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 IFTS, Inc. USA will be presenting "Centrifugal Separation Technology- Lab to Commercialization"




November 13-15, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

Filtration International Conference & Exposition 2012

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA)

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IFTS, Inc. USA will be presenting a tutorial on "Liquid Filter Testing"  

IFTS is now a member of the International Water Association (IWA)

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IFTS, Inc. President speaks at AFS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting 


IFTS, Inc. USA's President Gerard J. Lynch, P.E. was a speaker at the American Filtration & Separations Society's (AFS) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting on September 18th. Lynch presented "The Development and Validation of Low Micron Efficiency Testing Standards" at the conference held at Graver Technologies located in Newark, Delaware.   


To address the increasing demand from the filtration industry and new applications in sub micron / low micron filtration, IFTS had implemented an internal project to develop a test bench for filters and filter media with a filtration threshold from 200 nm to 1500 nm.  


The sub micron test lab at IFTS in Agen, France.  
More and more industry partners have shown interest in validation methods for this level of filtration, including the design of the ultrafiltration membranes, antibacterial filters, nuclear power, and semiconductors.


The new sub micron test method has now been calibrated and validated and several clients have moved forward with using these tests.     


The annual AFS Mid-Atlantic Chapter includes members from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, southern New York and Pennsylvania. Lynch has been the President of this chapter since 1999.  


Aperture Holder: ISO 16332 Annex B Emulsion Generator

IFTS, Inc. has specially designed an ISO 16332 Annex B Emulsion Generator used to test diesel fuel filter water separation efficiency.  


The device produces water droplet size distributions found in real diesel fuel systems, such as pressure and suction filters.  


It has been approved world wide by experts in fuel filtration and is already in use.  


The aperture holder is easy to use and fits all kinds of fuel filter circuits.   

Aperture plates, left, and aperture holder used for water removal efficiency procedure. 

IFTS attends conference in China
The delegates including IFTS' Christophe Peuchot in China.

Photo courtesy of the China National Aviation Industry Filtration and Separation Machinery Quality Monitoring Center


Christophe Peuchot, CEO of IFTS, Inc. USA presented two papers at a contamination control meeting and technical conference held in Xinxiang, China from May 23-23, 2012.

Approximately 200 delegates from across the globe gathered to discuss the development of ISO standards for the testing and evaluation of contamination control.

IFTS Asia is lead by Zhigang Wu in Shanghai, China and Peuchot serves as the Managing Director.

International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA

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