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SGS opens new filtration performance laboratory in China

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SGS has opened a new filtration performance laboratory in Suzhou, China. SGS is a Swiss multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. SGS’s filtration performance laboratory in Suzhou is China’s first domestic third-party laboratory focusing on filtration testing.

The new 2500 square metres facility expands the company’s capability to provide extensive and increasing customer-base across the region with cutting-edge testing technology and first-class solutions in the filtration industry. The laboratory caters to a wide range of industries with a single focus on filtration testing for compressed air HEPA & ULPA, HVAC & industrial air, and residential air purification, SGS said in a press release.

Equipped with advanced testing equipment such as the F1977 vacuum cleaner test bench, ISO 11155 automotive air conditioning filter test bench, ISO 16890 air filter test bench and Palas PMFT 1000, the scope for product testing at Suzhou includes room purifiers-performance testing: ISO, AHAM, GB/T; vacuum cleaners-performance testing: ASTM and IEC; HEPA and ULPA filters: EN 1822/ ISO 29643 including MPPS to 0.01μm and IEST HEPA & ULPA; HVAC testing- residential and commercial: initial efficiency, full tests with charge conditioning and dirt holding capacity; automotive cabin AIR; and engine intake & crankcase ventilation: flow restriction and capacity efficiency; SGS said.

The six-strong specialist laboratory team now seek to acquire A2LA accreditation and CNAS accreditation for the new lab in June and November 2021 respectively. SGS’s filtration performance laboratory features complete air filtration testing capabilities from testing of filter materials to the entire end product. With test flow ranges from low flow to ultra-high-flow products it provides a full range of one-stop solutions for filtration performance across a diversity of industries such as home appliances, automobiles, medicine, and aviation, according to SGS.

“SGS’s filtration performance laboratory in Suzhou is the first laboratory in China to focus on filtration performance testing. It is an important milestone for SGS in China and great news for our clients who will benefit from a locally available, single lab dedicated to air filtration services. While providing professional and convenient high-quality services for clients, it will also better cooperate with other businesses in the industry to further help the healthy and sustainable development of the national filtration industry,” Mou Qizhi, general manager of SGS’s Shanghai branch said.

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