Introduction to Face Mask Testing
The current Global Covid-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of personnel protection equipment, and many new companies are seeking to solve this situation by starting production and testing personal protective equipment. There are also cases where the supply of personal protective equipment, which fails to meet the required performance standards at the time of testing, may put medical personnel at risk, and there is increasing emphasis on improving the supply of tested high-quality personal protective equipment.
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the relevant testing standards, including respiratory protection devices and filter testers, which are used to test against these standards, and, where applicable, how to test with QINSUN instruments.
In addition to EN 143, the automated filter tester product range complies with other major industry standards, such as ISO 23328-1, ISO 16900-3, US 42 CFR 84, JMOL, NIOSH 42 CFR Part 84, GB 19083, GB2626, GB 32610, GB19082, YY0469, YY096, etc. The automated filter tester is used to test and validate filter media, filter elements and respirators in production, quality control and R&D applications worldwide.