Monthly Archives: January 2014

People Power: Hafedh Saidani, Deputy Test Manager

Hafedh Saidani joined IFTS in February 2010 as a Research and Test Engineer.

Hafedh Saidani, Deputy Test Manager at IFTS in Agen, France.

In July, he was promoted to Deputy Test Manager and works under the direction of Test Manager Nicolas Petillion. He is responsible for interpreting test results, writing reports, and handling test preparation.

Saidani is currently researching the secondary calibration bottle for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a new submicron filter test method.

After studying Chemical Engineering, he earned a PhD in Process Engineering from the University of Montpellier 2 Sciences and Technologies.

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IFTS Laboratory Acquires Pendant Drop Tensiometer

The tensiometer in IFTS’ laboratory in Agen, France.

IFTS has a new measuring device: a pendant drop tensiometer, which measures the surface tension of liquids.

The tensiometer characterizes the behavior of fuel/water interfaces over a period of time during water separation efficiency tests performed according to the ISO 16332 standard.

The tensiometer’s analysis software provides accurate and repeatable characterization of liquid/solid/gas interfaces.

IFTS Presents Liquid Filtration Testing Basics Short Course at AFS Fall Conference

Jerry Lynch, President of IFTS, Inc. USA, right, speaks with an attendee at the AFS Fall Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The American Filtration & Separations Society’s (AFS) annual Fall Conference was held in Cincinnati, Ohio from October 14-16th. The conference was focused around the topic of ‘Innovations in Filter Media and Membranes.’

President of IFTS, Inc. USA, Jerry Lynch, presented the half-day course which discussed liquid filtration testing and test methods.

The course covered filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, and other industrial liquids. Particle characteristics and efficiency methods and ratings were also reviewed.

After taking the 4-hour course, attendees left with a better understanding of the principles and methods available to pre-qualify and optimize liquid filtration selection.

Over 140 participants attended the conference from 10 countries.

The 2014 AFS Spring Conference will be based on the subject of ‘Oil & Gas and Chemical Processing’ from March 24-26th in Houston, Texas.