SGS Expands Filtration Performance Testing Capability in China following A2LA Accreditation

SGS, the world’s
leading testing, inspection and certification company, has
gained accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
(A2LA) for the Mechanical Testing of filters, filter materials, vacuum cleaners
and air purifiers at its new filtration laboratory in Suzhou, China.

The A2LA accreditation broadens SGS China’s capability to deliver a
wide range of industries with a single focus on filtration testing for
Compressed Air, HEPA & ULPA, HVAC, and Industrial
Air and Residential Air Purification.

Awarded in July, A2LA accreditation enables the following types of filtration
tests in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017:

  • Initial air filter
    fractional efficiency
  • HVAC filter
    efficiency and capacity
  • HEPA and ULPA filter
  • Vacuum Cleaner Fractional
  • Engine intake air
    cleaner testing
  • Room air cleaner
  • Facemask filter

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Ben Lv, Director –
SGS China Automotive and North & East China Electrical & Electronic
Consumer, said: “Congratulations to our team on achieving this certification,
with zero defects on the assessment. Our Filtration Performance Laboratory in
Suzhou is the first laboratory in China to focus on filtration performance
testing and to have expanded our capability so rapidly is testament to the
level of expertise within our team and the investment we have made into cutting
edge technology.

“This news will be
welcomed by our clients who will benefit from a locally available, single lab
dedicated to air filtration services. It’s also great news for the wider
industry as we seek to build our reputation in this field and support the healthy
and sustainable development of the national filtration sector.”

The 2,500 m2 filtration lab, strategically
located west of Shanghai, provides cutting-edge testing technology and
first-class solutions in the filtration industry. The new certification
confirms that the lab has management, quality, and
technical systems in place to deliver accurate and reliable analyses; and appropriate
administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the
analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured, and monitored.

SGS Filtration

Opened in May 2021, the Suzhou laboratory is
the company’s first domestic third-party laboratory focusing on filtration
testing. 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. Its complete air filtration testing capabilities, from
the testing of filter materials to the entire end product, features test flow
ranges from low flow to ultra-high-flow products.

The new accreditation expands the
laboratory’s existing scope for the testing of:

  • 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
  • Engine Intake &
    crankcase ventilation: Efficiency, capacity and Flow Restriction

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For further
information, please contact:

Legend Xue

Laboratory Manager

SGS Suzhou IBR


About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification
. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and
integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and
laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more
interconnected world.

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