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Liquid Filtration Testing Basics

Jerry-LynchCourse: 0.4 CEUs,
Jerry Lynch, Instructor

Liquid Filtration Testing Basics

Course Description:

The Liquid Filtration Testing Basics Short Course is an introductory course on liquid filtration testing, testing methods and the standard equipment and instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, and other industrial liquids. In addition particle characteristics and efficiency methods and ratings will be reviewed.

Learning Objective:
Attendees will leave with a broad view and better understanding of the principles and methods available to pre-qualify and optimize liquid filtration selection.

Who should attend:
Filtration Design Engineers, Filtration Product Managers, Filtration Users, Liquid Process Managers, Solid Liquid Separation Researchers, New Product Development Managers, Filter Media Developers, Laboratory Researchers, Laboratory Managers.

Top 10 Pieces of Info you will NOT get anywhere else:
Understanding Filtration Efficiency Terms
Filter Testing Standards by Industry
ASTM/ISO/SAE/ Filter Testing Standards
Single Pass vs. Multi Pass Filter Testing Methods
Cyclic Filter Testing Methods
Advanced Particle Counting Methods
Test Dusts and Contaminants
Bubble Point Tests
Determining Filter Dirt Holding Capacity
Bio Fuel Filter Testing

Course Outline:
SCOPE:
   To study the test methods and test equipment used to evaluate the effective characteristics of filtering media and filters used to clarify liquids.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO LIQUID FILTER TESTING (10min)
  2. STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATIONS AND TEST STANDARDS (20min)
    Industries, National and International
  3. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN TESTING LABORATORIES (10min)
  4. TYPES AND APPLICATIONS OF LIQUID CLARIFICATION FILTERS (20min)
    Types: Depth, Precoat, Cartridges, Membranes, Design and Operation Parameters, Fields of Application
  5. TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF FILTERING MEDIA (30min)
    Granular, woven, non woven, membranes
  6. CARACTERISTICS OF LIQUIDS & PARTICLES (30min)

Liquids

Particles

Suspensions

Viscosity

Density

Concentration

Density

Size and shape

Turbidity

Conductivity

Hardness

Fouling index

Abrasiveness

Covering the details of particle counting and sizing techniques, calibration, sampling, principles of measurement and typical reports generated

7. CHARACTERISTICS OF POROUS MEDIA AND FILTERING CARTRIDGES AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS (120min)
– Intrinsic: porosity, Pore Size Distribution, integrity
– Flow behavior: permeability, DP vs. Q
– Separation properties: efficiency (particles, bacteria, water and other fluids, single/multipass, constant/cyclic flow), absolute rating, retention capacity, media release or migration,
– Compatibilities: chemical, thermal, mechanical (burst-collapse,)

For all: Principles / Measurements (equipment, procedures) / Validation / Data processing / Result report & interpretation.

Please note that the following topics are beyond the scope of this introductory course on liquid filtration testing: techniques and products used to recover and dehydrate solids from a liquid phase, cake filtration nor air and gas filtration.

 

Instructor Bio:

Jerry Lynch, President
IFTS International Filter Testing Services, Inc.

Jerry Lynch has 25+ years of experience in filtration testing, design engineering, and manufacturing operations. He has extensive experience in filtration and separation technologies and advanced testing techniques. Mr. Lynch is currently the President of IFTS International Filter Testing Services, Inc. in New Jersey.

IFTS is an independent, non-profit center specializing in Filtration and Separation Science, Research and Testing. IFTS provides laboratory and consulting services to industry with locations in Europe and the USA. The management at IFTS has compiled a world class team of scientists, engineers and technicians in the field of Solid-Liquid Separation. Industry experience includes: automotive, aeronautical, biotechnology, chemical processing, hydraulic fluid power, environmental, medical device, and offshore marine and shipbuilding.

Jerry has been a member of the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) since 1988. He was the AFS National Chairman for 2006-2007, and has been an AFS board member since 1999 serving as Chapter Affairs Chairman and is the current President of the Mid Atlantic Chapter. Other areas of technical involvement include ASTM, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Education: MS Stevens Institute of Technology: Hoboken, New Jersey, BE Engineering; State University of New York: Stony Brook. Mr. Lynch is a licensed professional engineer in the States of NY & NJ.