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Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration - Part IV - Testing and Test Standards
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration - Part IV - Testing and Test Standards
Measurement of filtration performance, test methods, and standards will be reviewed.

Register button  Full Course (8 hours)

$625 AFS Members 
$695 Non-members

Register button   Part IV (2 hours)

$245 AFS Members
$295 Non-members

Course Introduction
This course is to introduce the basics of air/gas filtration.  It provides fundamental information on air filtration principles, filter media and filters, applications, and testing.   To meet audience interests, this course is divided into four parts (I – IV). It is recommended to take all parts; however, they can be taken independently.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for people who are new to the filtration industry either in technical, sales, or business functions. It is also a very good course for those who have been in this industry for a while to get a better understanding of how fundamentals can be used for practical applications.

Learning Objectives - After taking Part IV of Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration, the learner will understand:

  • Principles of filter testing
  • Instruments and testers
  • Test standards

Part IV Outline

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to testing and statistics
  • Chapter 2 - Instruments for measuring filtration characteristics
  • Chapter 3 - Automated testers
  • Chapter 4 - Test standards

Keywords for Part IV

  • Test standards
  • Test rigs
  • Particle counter
  • Test methods


PtakDr. Thad Ptak has over 30 years of experience in filtration technologies, aerosol science, and indoor air quality. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of development of filter media and filters, portable air cleaners, indoor air quality, sensors for IAQ, and instrumentation for particle generation and measurement. Currently, Thad has his own consulting company specializing in providing solutions in the areas described above. He was involved in the research, development, and manufacturing of products and technologies in consumer products, HVAC, portable air cleaner, and automotive filtration applications for several different organizations including AO Smith, Columbus Industries, StrionAir, ArvinMeritor, and others.
Dr. Ptak has presented more than 50 technical papers related to the particle technology and filtration field, chaired and organized several sessions, and co-chaired a filtration conference. He actively participates in technical societies and numerous standard committees.

Part I Information                Part II Information                Part III Information