eNews from International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA  
December 2013
Bimonthly publication
for clients and friends

In This Issue:
Test Stands by IFTS
IFTS Presents Liquid Filtration Testing Basics Short Course at AFS Fall Conference
IFTS Laboratory Acquires Pendant Drop Tensiometer
People Power: Hafedh Saidani, Deputy Test Manager
Filter Lab Materials In Stock

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Upcoming Events:

December 3-6, 2013
Paris, France
POLLUTEC Horizons 
Event Website
IFTS France will be an event exhibitor 


March 10-12, 2014 
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
INDA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) 

March 24-26, 2014
Houston, TX

AFS 2014 Spring Conference 

American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS)

 Event Website 

IFTS, Inc. USA will be an event exhibitor

IFTS News:

During the POLLUTEC Horizons show IFTS will be revealing its newly redesigned BOOTEST.

The BOOTEST is a piece of equipment that tests the quality of sludge from water once treated with a polymer.

The test equipment, which is now smaller in size, can be carried on-board an airplane and used everywhere in the field.

The test equipment has been designed, qualified and validated to be acceptable for the purpose of the international standard prEN 15742 related to the chemical conditioning of the sludges.

Test Stands

IFTS designs and manufactures the following test stands:


We are delighted to share with our clients and friends relevant insights and announcements about liquid separation, research and testing.

Share your news or thoughts with us at info@ifts-usa.com or (732) 629-7548.

International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA
IFTS Presents Liquid Filtration Testing Basics Short Course at AFS Fall Conference 


The American Filtration & Separations Society's (AFS) annual Fall Conference was held in Cincinnati, Ohio from October 14-16th. The conference was focused around the topic of 'Innovations in Filter Media and Membranes.'

Jerry Lynch, President of IFTS, Inc. USA, right, speaks with an attendee at the AFS Fall Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  


President of IFTS, Inc. USA, Jerry Lynch, presented the half-day course which discussed liquid filtration testing and test methods.  


The course covered filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, and other industrial liquids. Particle characteristics and efficiency methods and ratings were also reviewed.    


After taking the 4-hour course, attendees left with a better understanding of the principles and methods available to pre-qualify and optimize liquid filtration selection.   


Over 140 participants attended the conference from 10 countries.


The 2014 AFS Spring Conference will be based on the subject of 'Oil & Gas and Chemical Processing' from March 24-26th in Houston, Texas.

IFTS Laboratory Acquires Pendant Drop Tensiometer

IFTS has a new measuring device: a pendant drop tensiometer, which measures the surface tension of liquids.

The tensiometer characterizes the behavior of fuel/water interfaces over a period of time during water separation efficiency tests performed according to the ISO 16332 standard. 

The tensiometer's analysis software provides accurate and repeatable characterization of liquid/solid/gas interfaces.

The tensiometer in IFTS' laboratory in Agen, France.
People Power: Hafedh Saidani, Deputy Test Manager  
Hafedh Saidani, Deputy Test Manager at IFTS in Agen, France.


Hafedh Saidani joined IFTS in February 2010 as a Research and Test Engineer. In July, he was promoted to Deputy Test Manager and works under the direction of Test Manager Nicolas Petillion. He is responsible for interpreting test results, writing reports, and handling test preparation.


Saidani is currently researching the secondary calibration bottle for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a new submicron filter test method.


After studying Chemical Engineering, he earned a PhD in Process Engineering from the University of Montpellier 2 Sciences and Technologies.

IFTS has the following in stock for filter labs:   


SCS400 Secondary Calibration Fluid; $275 per bottle.
For more information click here.

ISO 16332 Water Emulsion Device used to test diesel fuel filter water separation efficiency; $1,475 each.
For more information click here.

To order, please contact Christina Mazza at:
Stay Tuned!

Look for our next eNewsletter in February 2014!  

International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA

International Filter Testing Services (IFTS) is an independently regulated, ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and research center, focusing on liquid filtration and separation science. IFTS has locations in Europe, USA and China, providing filtration testing and research services for many industries. The management at IFTS has compiled a world-class team of scientists, engineers and technicians in the field of Solid- Liquid Separation (SLS).
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