Mask Testing Laboratory
It includes test methods and manufacturing and performance features for surgical masks designed to limit the transmission of infectious agents from personnel to patients (and vice versa, from patients to personnel) during surgical procedures in operating rooms and other medical settings with similar features. Microbial measurement in air filters could only be done by taking samples from the ambient air, so we could only analyze total bacteria, yeast and mold in this way. As EUROLAB, we have further developed the existing TS EN 14683 standard and now we can measure microbial from the filter outlet. With this method, the desired bacteria or mold can be passed through the air filters at the desired air speed and the retention performance of the filter can be measured.
According to the 2016/425/EU Personal Protective Equipment regulation, Dust Masks are Category III and are among the product groups that must be tested and certified by the Notified Body and Accredited Laboratory. Relevant EN 149 + A1 Respiratory protective devices-Filtered half masks for protection against particles-Properties, tests and marking standards are tested in partner test laboratories of European Origin. The company is entitled to receive a certificate as a result of the application made to the notified body with the technical file prepared in accordance with the 2016/425 / EU Personal Protective Equipment Regulation Annex III and the test report made according to the EN 149 + A1 standard. The document validity period is five years.
According to the Medical Devices Regulation, Surgical Masks are considered Class I.
Surgical masks are divided into three classes. Type I, Type II and Type IIR.
Ideal for Type I patients, Type II and Type IIR for use by healthcare professionals.
According to the relevant EN 14683 standard, the following tests are performed according to the ed mask type.
What is the Mask Quality Test?
It performs various tests for both surgical face masks and general-use medical masks by advanced laboratories. These tests are necessary to determine and classify the performance of masks. Organizations that are developing various standards, both in Europe and in the United States, are conducting a number of studies to determine the properties and test methods of these masks. For example, the full name of the F2100 standard designed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is as follows: ASTM F2100-19 Standard specification for the performance of materials to be used in medical face masks. The main tests included in this standard are:
Bacterial or viral filtration efficiency test
• Differential pressure test (Delta P test)
• Flammability test
• Particle filtration efficiency (latex particle difficulty)
• Synthetic blood fluid penetration resistance testing for face masks
EN ISO 10993-1 Biological evaluation of medical devices published by the International Standards Organization (ISO) - Part 1: The standard for evaluation and testing in a risk management process is essentially a European standard and describes the requirements and test methods for the biological evaluation of medical devices.
Mask Permeability Test
A respiratory protection program is implemented to protect workers from breathing air contaminated with harmful fumes, mists, gases, cigarettes, sprays, vapors or infectious materials. The primary goal is to prevent airborne transmission by:
• Elimination of the danger
• Substitution of less toxic substances
• Use of acceptable engineering controls such as enclosures, limitation of operation and ventilation
• Creating controls that change the way work is done through security policies, business practices, and job scheduling
When the above alternatives are not possible to control airborne contaminants in the workplace environment, suitable respirators should be available for workers. Masks protect the wearer by removing particulate pollutants from the air (particulate respirators) or air-purifying respirators with cartridges/cans that filter chemicals and gases. A respirator shall be provided to each worker when such equipment is required to protect the health of such worker. The employer will provide respirators suitable and suitable for the intended purpose. For the choice of appropriate respiratory protection, Occupational Hygienists can advise on workplace chemicals, while Infection Control can provide advice on the appropriate mask for infectious diseases.
What is the Importance of Test Centers in Masks?
In the current period, the whole world is struggling with the coronavirus epidemic. The Covid-19 virus is generally transmitted through close contact of people and by respiratory lets spread into the air by coughing and sneezing. The World Health Organization (WHO) insists that everyone, healthy and unhealthy, should wear a mask. With the pandemic, there has been a huge demand for masks and they are unable to provide adequate protection to those who need it most.