Customer: SGS Testing Laboratories
Industry: Health and Life Science

Test Stand for Face Masks
In response to an uptick in requests fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, a testing laboratory asked Sigma Design Company to design and manufacture a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (B.F.E) test stand to measure a face masks efficiency at removing virus particulates from the air. Based upon two standards, ASTM F2101-19 and EN 14683:2019+AC, Sigma designed and built an automatically controlled test stand consisting of a control panel, hmi, filter apparatus, and test stand base upon which a commercially sourced lab hood was placed. Working with the standards and customers expert knowledge, Sigma sourced and created custom unique components of a high laboratory cleanliness to create the testing apparatus.

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