Validation of Equipment Performance

Witnessed Testing • On–site Validation of Product Testing FIL WT Logo

Manufacturers of treatment equipment will usually have a well equipped testing facility and it is frustrating that despite this customers will often require independent external validation.

The Witnessed Testing service from Filter Integrity offers a cost effective approach to satisfying your customer requests using an experienced and qualified Filter Integrity consultant to audit your testing facility and witness either individual or series of tests carried out at your site against identified international standards.

A pre-audit document to support preparation is issued before the visit, with a formal Filter Integrity Validation Report issued after testing is completed, assessed against the requirements of the standards. This will give your customers assurance of your performance claims with an independent oversight of your product validation.

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Materials Certification for Filters used in Food Contact or Pharmaceutical Applications.

Having problems identifying EU / FDA / USP requirements for materials used in your filter products?

Filter Integrity Limited can help you identify applicable regulatory requirements for your products and then validate those materials to the required standards at a certified UK test laboratory.

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Additional Validation Service Options

Where a range of products at different sizes are being developed, validation costs and timescales can become significantly increased if each model is to be tested to the standards. Filter Integrity can also assist clients in a technical review of key design parameters across the range, using modern advanced modelling techniques such as Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD and together with validated simulation data, define a testing protocol to reduce validation lead-time and cost, offering the potential for rapid and cost effective product release.

Alternatively, where a full external validation service remains a requirement, let Filter Integrity manage your product validation at one of our test house partners.

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Compressed Air Quality Related Standards

Compressed Air treatment equipment has been subjected to centralised standards for 20 years with the International Standards Organisation ISO forming technical committee TC118 and putting together a program to harmonise compressed air quality standards back in the late 1980's.

The initial series of standards, released under ISO 8573, defining quality levels for compressed air systems initially in terms of three main contaminant parameters was released in 1991. Reviews and updates have been issued over the subsequent years, with the latest update issued in 2010 to the main quality classification defining document ISO 8573: Part 1.

The ISO 8573 series of standards allows a user to define the quality level required for their process and also to specify a quality level to be attained as a specification to treatment equipment suppliers.

Compressed Air Treatment Equipment Performance

More recently, starting in 2007, a series of standards has been released defining how individual treatment equipment should be tested:

  • The ISO 12500 series, which specifies how equipment suppliers must validate the performance of their treatment equipment in terms of particle, oil and bulk water removal.
  • ISO 7183 which specifies how a compresed air dryer should be tested.

This allows users of treatment equipment to compare the performance of competitive equipment tested under the same conditions and receive certification of product performance.