Category Archives: IFTS Capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE: Liquid-Liquid Porometers

IFTS is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new Liquid-Liquid Porometers.  This leading system will help meet all of your liquid measuring needs with precise accuracy.  The advanced Porometer has the ability to measure pore size distribution, mean pore diameter, gas and liquid permeability, as well as droplet point and bubble point. Pore size range from 300 um down to 0.002 um (2nm). Membrane Manufacturers, Research Institutions and those in the Biochemical Industries will find these porometers especially useful.  Implemented alongside membrane modules and other filtering media, the Fluid-Fluid Poromoter will absolutely increase efficiency and productivity in the laboratory.
To order, please contact info@ifts-usa.com

Air Quality in Aircraft Cabins: A Study

An important study on air quality issues on airplanes is about to take off!

On March 17, the first ever meeting of the CEN TC 436 Standardization Committee took place at the French Standardization Office for Aeronautics and Space in Paris, France. At this event, IFTS was awarded the President’s Standard Award for studies on Air Quality and Chemical Contamination in Aircraft Cabins.  Currently the CEN TC 436 Committee is developing a standard that will set the regulation for acceptable chemical compound concentration levels in aircrafts.  The study will also discover methods for sampling and testing potential contamination in aircrafts and help enforce air quality standards.  Individuals working within aircraft cabins (ex: pilots, crew members) will be particularly influenced by these findings, as well as Aircraft Manufacturers and Aircrew Unions.

Introducing: IFTS Asia!

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We are happy to announce that an IFTS facility has been opened in China.  For six years, we’ve worked closely with our team in China and are proud to have a permanent location in the region. The 3500 square-foot laboratory is now open and located at 825 Ningqiao Road in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

Zhigang Wu has been our China representative for six years and is now officially the branch manager.  Marie-Alice Scheblig, our International Business Representative, will join Wu in Shanghai for two years.

There will soon be an established laboratory space dedicated to testing the performance of oil and fuel filters, as well as the level of cleanliness.  The space will also include filter test equipment for water-diesel separation. All of these facilities will be fully operating by the end of the year.

An official opening ceremony will be announced soon.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating our latest endeavor!

For more information, please contact Vincent Edery (vincent.edery@ifts-sls.com)

Control of Filters for Residential Water Systems

residential water systems

An example of a system with five stages of treatment.

IFTS, with its extensive knowledge in Filter Testing and Chemical Water Analysis, has the ability to test cartridge filters, reverse osmosis modules, and treating devices found on water circuits in homes and residential buildings.

Testing detects and reduces the following polluting compounds:

  • Unwanted Elements (hardness, chlorine, nitrate)
  • Metallic Mircopollutants (copper, lead, nickel)
  • Organic Micropollutants (hydrocarbons, pesticides)

Samples are taken regularly for several weeks or months. For further information or for a quotation, please contact IFTS Sales Manager Marion Dalex at marion.dalex@ifts-sls.com.

Urea Filter Testing

Based on industry demands, IFTS has developed a method for testing urea filters.

A vigorous experimental program lasting over two years, IFTS developed a method of continuous filtration which does not block the injection pumps of the solution in the urea filter.

IFTS’ proven filter testing expertise can benefit companies who need an urea filter tested quickly and precisely.

Examples of Urea Filters

Examples of Urea Filters

Filtration and Separation Pilot Units

IFTS Pilot Units are used for confirming Solid/Liquid or Membrane Separation test results and can be used on-site at a customer’s industrial location.

IFTS has the following technologies available for pilot test programs:

  • Lamellar Decanter
  • Centrifugal Decanter
  • Disk Separator
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Filters with Cartridges, Bags and Candles
  • Deep Bed Filters
  • Filter Press
  • Rotary Drum Filter
  • Centrifuge Filter
  • Filters with Membranes

pilot units

 

 

New Particle Differentiation Software

An image of particles deposited on a membrane. The metallic particle is differentiated.

In order to help customers identify the nature of the particles extracted from compounds during cleanliness controls, IFTS has purchased the latest Microvision software.

This software can differentiate metallic and non-metallic particles in 95% of cases. The analysis software detects all particles observed under an optical microscope and determines the following characteristics: length, width, elongation, color, intensity and brightness.

By establishing a threshold according to the brightness and intensity of the reflected light, metallic particles are counted separately from all other particles.

IFTS Laboratory Replaces Centrifuge

The new centrifuge allows IFTS to conduct trials over a greater range of operations.

The new centrifuge in IFTS’ Agen laboratory.

The centrifuge can be equipped with six 250 mL flasks. Suspension centrifugation tests are possible with a rotation speed up to 9500 rpm. Sample preparations are also possible depending on the temperature or rotation speed.

The replacement of this laboratory equipment enhances IFTS’ coverage to provide better availability of centrifuges and disk centrifuge separators in your industry.

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.

Centrifuge Filtration and Microwaves

As part of the DATCEMO (Dewatering Thermally Assisted Coupling Centrifuge Filtration and Microwave Drying) project, IFTS transformed its centrifuge filter pilot in order to implement thermal energy during the centrifugation cycle.

Centrifuge Filter Pilot and its environment

Centrifuge Filter Pilot and its environment

The centrifuge filter IFTS Participates in ISO 16232 Inter-Laboratory Testpilot uses a microwave generator and twenty sensors to measure the key parameters of the process (flow rates and temperature of liquid and vapor, rotation speed, liquid ring position, cake height, power consumption, electromagnetic field, temperature in the cake, moisture of extracted air). This measured data is used to establish the balances (mass, temperature, force, energy) on the liquid and solid phases.

IFTS has the capability to study and assess the interest of coupling mechanical separation and microwave drying in the same machine. Industrial areas targeted are chemistry, pharmaceutics, and the textile industry.