The 100X automated filter tester now has full EN 13274-7:2019 compliance.
The 100X automated filter tester now has full EN 13274-7:2019 compliance.

Air Techniques International (ATI), designer and manufacturer of specialised testing equipment for HEPA filters, media, filter cartridges, respirators, and protective masks, has announced the addition of European Standard EN 13274-7:2019 for Paraffin Oil to its 100X Automated Filter Tester lineup.

The 100X automated filter tester with full EN 13274-7:2019 compliance has been delivered to the company’s headquarters in Maryland, USA.

EN 13274-7:2019 supercedes the previous standard (EN 13274-7:2008) and acts as the test method to determine particle filter penetration for respiratory protective devices.  EN 13274-7 standard is the test method called EN 149 for the testing of filtering half masks to protect against particles (FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3 masks) which are in high demand during the current global Covid-19 pandemic.

The new standard complements the existing set of global standards that the 100X meets. Gautam Patel, global product manager, said: “Our customers expressed strong interest in test equipment that is fully compliant with the new standard. We quickly developed a version of the 100X that precisely meets the aerosol concentration and particle size distribution required by the standard."