NaCl particulate filtration (TEB-APR-STP-0059)
This test measures the filtration efficiency of respirators using NaCl aerosols
Quantitative fit testing (CSA Z94.4-18 Section 9, Annex C)
This test measures the fit of respirators to ensure a good seal on the users face based on the detection of particles by the machine
Water impact testing (AATCC TM42-2017e)
This test measures the resistance of fabrics to the penetration of water by impact and can be used to predict the fluid resistance of fabrics and PPE items
Measures the inhalation and exhalation breathing resistance for air-purifying respirators, including N95 filtering face-piece respirators.
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N95 Respirator, Medical Mask
Resistance to penetration by synthetic blood (ASTM F1862/F1862M-17)
Evaluates resistance of medical face masks to penetration by the impact of a small volume (~2 mL) of a high-velocity stream of synthetic blood.
Test Method for Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure (AATCC - TM127)
Measures the resistance of a gown or fabric to the penetration of water under a constantly increasing pressure.
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We are happy to provide information on current regulatory requirements or help design a sampling/testing regime that suits your needs.
Telephone: 604-875-4111 ext. 67418Fax: 604-875- 5918Email: PPEtesting@vch.ca
Telephone: 604-875-4111 ext. 67418
Fax: 604-875- 5918
To submit samples for testing please complete a sample submission form and review these transport instructions for sending samples
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Surgical and Procedural masks
Latex particulate filtration efficiency
This test measure filtration efficiency of materials surgical and procedural masks using latex particles
Bacterial filtration efficiency
The test measures the filtration efficiency of 3 micron sized particles containing Staphylococcus aureus
This test measures how strong the loops on a mask are and also how much it can be stretched before it breaks
This test measures the differential pressure of a procedure or surgical mask to ensure breathability
Cloth masks and barrier face coverings
ASTM F 3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings
This test measures filtration efficiency and inhalation resistance of cloth masks and barrier face coverings intended for use by the general public.
Telephone: 604-875-4111 ext. 67418Fax: 604-875- 5918 Email: PPEtesting@vch.ca
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