Category Archives: IFTS Capabilities

IFTS Participates in ISO 16232 Inter-Laboratory Test

IFTS was invited to participate in an inter-laboratory test, as part of the validation process of the ISO 16232 standard (2007; Road vehicles — Cleanliness of components of fluid circuits — Part 3: Method of extraction of contaminants by pressure rinsing). Sixteen other French laboratories, including three independent laboratories participated in these trials.

IFTS’ laboratories were able to extract the most accurate amount of particulate pollution possible.

IFTS is an independent specialist in cleanliness checks and an ISO 17025- accredited test laboratory.

IFTS Authorized by WQA to Certify Drinking Water Filters to NSF Standards

IFTS has been approved by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to be an independent Technical Services Provider.

IFTS has satisfactorily demonstrated its compliance to ISO/IEC 17025, and has been verified as capable of performing tests in the following categories:

  • NSF/ANSI 42: Drinking Water Treatment Units, Aesthetic Effects (Sections 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.4)
  • NSF/ANSI 53: Drinking Water Treatment Units, Health Effects (Sections 4.0. 5.0, 6.0, 7)
  • NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment for swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and other recreational water facilities
  • NSF/ANSI 58: Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Systems
  • NSF/ANSI 177: Shower Filtration Systems, Aesthetic Effects

Already recognized for its expertise in classifying filtration media and filtration cartridges used in domestic water circuits for human consumption, this agreement provides a new market opportunity to IFTS with perspective sales growth in the years to come.

To view the certificate click here:  WQA Certificate

Filter Test Stand Calibration Services

IFTS USA is pleased to offer annual calibration services for its filter test stands in the US.  This includes calibrating flow, temperature and pressure sensors using NIST-traceable equipment, typically to within 1% accuracy.  Utilizing its highly accurate equipment, IFTS field engineers can perform the calibration on site, with minimal downtime.  After performing the service, IFTS supplies a Certificate of Calibration, documenting the equipment used, their traceability and the calibration results.

An example of an IFTS USA Certificate of Calibration.

An example of an IFTS USA Certificate of Calibration.

The service results in a fine tuned, highly accurate test bench, one that meets quality requirements and boosts overall confidence with test results. A calibrated filter test system ensures the reliability and repeatability of development testing, allowing manufacturers and end users alike to validate the performance of filters that protect their mission critical equipment and systems.

Filter Cold Test Chamber

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A top and side view of the chamber.

After repeated requests from aircraft manufacturing firms, airplane engineers and aerospace filter manufacturers, IFTS has invested and developed a highly accurate cryogenic filter test chamber.

The complete test system and associated equipment, is housed in a fully insulated cold chamber which allows in depth filter tests at temperatures as low as -40°C, flow rates up to 50 gpm (200 L/min), and at differential pressures up to 90 psid (~6 bar). The flexibility of the system design allows us to perform various custom test configurations. This might include the filter and all its associated components tested within the cold chamber at a constant low temperature, or another popular method is where all equipment is held outside the chamber at ambient temperatures and only the test filter is inside at the low test temperature.

As an example; a recent test program consisted of monitoring the clogging and physical behavior of kerosene filters in the presence of trace water in kerosene at -45°C and a flow rate of 50 L/min. Water was injected upstream the circulation pump to create an emulsified test fluid and ∆P was continuously recorded until the end of test value was reached. The results provided an in depth and unique view of these challenging conditions.

Our Capabilities: Measurement of Particulate Contamination in Liquids

IFTS can count particles of all types (chips, fibers, black grains, dusts, etc.) for all industrial sectors. comptage particules dans liquides

This includes:
-Particles sized between
0.1 and 1000 µm
-With several detection principles: absorption or diffusion of light, microscopy, resistance variation…
– In accordance with all current standards: ISO 11500, USP<788>, PE 2.9.19, ISO 4407, NF E 48-658, NF E 48-651, ISO 21018, ISO 21501…
– In all liquids: fuels, lubricants, injection solutions, drinking and industrial water, hydraulic fluids
– In all concentrations (from ultra-pure liquids to used engine oils)

To learn more about IFTS Inc.’s filter testing services, please visit: http://www.ifts-usa.com/filter-testing-services.php

Pharmaceutical Testing Services

IFTS is now certified for particle counting by microscope analysis for all pharmaceutical products, which is in accordance with USP 788 (FDA accreditation).

IFTS also offers services for the pharmaceutical industry including cleanliness tests on medical devices, filter testing services for water and dialysis equipment, sub-micron particle counting and bacterial challenge tests.

To learn more about IFTS’ services please click on the brochure below:Microsoft Word - pharma.docx

IFTS has the following in stock for filter labs:


SCS400 Secondary Calibration Fluids; $275 per bottle.
For more information click here.




ISO 16332 Water Emulsion Device used to test diesel fuel filter water separation efficiency; $1,475 each.
For more information click here.



To order, please contact Jerry Lynch at
gjlynch@ifts-usa.com.

IFTS, Inc.: Exclusive supplier of the NIST

This year IFTS, Inc. was chosen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to be their exclusive supplier for SRM 2608b Primary Calibration Fluids.

Expanding on this expertise, IFTS, Inc. is now offering SCS/400 ml secondary calibration fluid. Bottles will be sold to calibrate Automatic Particle Counters per ISO 11171.

SRM 2806b Primary Calibration Fluids

IFTS, Inc. wins New Product of the Year Award at AFS Spring Conference

In June, the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) held their annual Spring Conference in Boca Raton, FL where IFTS, Inc. was awarded the New Product of the Year award for the Global Fuel Water Separation (FWS) Filter Efficiency Test Stand. The conference recognizes current and emerging industry leaders.


Gerard (Jerry) Lynch, P.E. president of IFTS, Inc., left, accepts the AFS New Product of the Year Award from Dr. Ernest Mayer, chair of the AFS Users Committee, which judged the entries.

The FWS test equipment allows for the measurement of the fuel/water separation efficiency of diesel fuel filters for road and off-road vehicle combustion engines according to American, European, and international standard methods.

In 2011, IFTS, Inc. and Sigma Design Company developed and fabricated a liquid filter test stand for mission critical vehicles used by the Egyptian Army. The state-of-the-art testing system was designed to perform qualification tests on diesel and petrol fuel filters in accordance with ISO 4020.

The AFS New Product of the Year Award 2011.

IFTS, Inc. is now designing/fabricating new Liquid Filter Test Stands in New Jersey.

IFTS, Inc.’s Global Fuel Water Separation (FWS) Filter Efficiency Test Stand.