Parker Opens New Industrial Filter Test Lab

The lab features a new test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 199-2016.

The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has opened a new Industrial Filter Test Lab and Customer Experience Facility in Slater, Missouri, USA. The Filter Test Lab allows precise media and filter testing in the development of filtration technologies.

The lab features a new test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 199-2016. The test rig provides a quantitative method for determining the performance of pulse cleaned filters. The unit feeds dust through a humidity and temperature-controlled loop, then into a dust collector with instrumentation that measures differential pressure and fractional efficiency. The test rig is used in the design, construction, and selection of new filter technology.

The lab incorporates testing of flat media, pleated media, finished filter testing as well as a Baghouse Environment Simulation Technology tester.

“This contemporary Industrial Filter Test Lab and Customer Experience Facility will expand our ability to quickly deliver alternatives and advancements in support of our customer’s dust collection priorities,” said David Collison, business unit manager, Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division. “The lab will allow for rapid testing of filters and media in product development and competitive analysis.”