CERTIFIED FILTRATION & SEPARATION SPECIALIST (CFSS)

CERTIFIED FILTRATION & SEPARATION SPECIALIST (CFSS)

In response to the growing demand for quality assurance, education and recognition of professional skills within filtration and separation, WFI developed the general Certified Filtration & Separation Specialist (CFSS) program, which is designed specifically for filtration & separation professionals. When purchasing products or services from a General Filtration & Separation Specialist, customers are to be assured that their particular requirements and needs will be addressed by a certified professional.


The CFSS program distinguishes those professionals who have demonstrated comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of gas filtration & separation technologies and high levels of professionalism. To be certified, a filtration & separation professional must pass the examination on the principles, methods, technologies and applications of filtration & separation. Candidates for certification are also subject to compliance with the WFI Code of Ethics.

Required Courses

Introduction to Global Filtration Market


From the air we breath, to the water we drink, filtration has affected almost all the aspects of our daily life. This course aims to provide an introduction to filtration and an overall understanding of the global market and various applications directly related with environmental protection, clean energy, health living, equipment protection, and advance of new technologies. Course Outline 1. Introduction to Filtration 2. Drivers for Continuous Growth 3. Air Filtration Market 4. Liquid Filtration Market 5. Trends and Opportunities


Air Filtration


From fundamentals to recent developments, this course will give you an overall understanding of the air filtration market, technologies, and their applications in various areas, such as HVAC, transportation, industrial dust removal, gas turbines, paint spray booths, clean rooms, hot gas filtration, air purification, personal protection, etc. Emerging technologies, challenges and trends for future development will also be discussed. Course Outline 1. Air Filtration Fundamentals 2. Air Filter Media Technologies 3. Air Filter Design Process 4. Filter Products and Technologies 5. Market Trends and Opportunities


Solid/Gas Separation


This course will discuss the techniques of particle removal from gas streams not covered in air filtration, but also popularly used in solid/gas separation processes, such as gravity and momentum separation equipment, centrifugal separators, Wet collectors, electrostatic precipitators, etc. Outline 1. Gravity and momentum separation equipment 2. Centrifugal separators 3. Wet collectors 4. Electrostatic precipitators 5. Others


Solid/Liquid Filtration


This course is to introduce the basics of liquid filtration from industrial application perspective. Practical information and examples will be used to relate to fundamentals. It is designed for people who are new to the filtration industry either in technical, sales, or business functions. It is also a very good course for those who have been in this industry for a while to get a better understandings of correlating fundamentals to practical applications. Course Outline 1. Introduction 2. Particles and Liquid Properties 3. Principles of Solid/Liquid Separation 4. Liquid Filtration Media 5. Pretreatment 6. Equipment & Testing Methods


Solid/Liquid Separation


This course continues above course and focus on solid/liquid separation without a filter medium Course Outline 5. Separation Equipment & Testing Methods 6. Pretreatment


Filter Media Technologies


Filter media technology is the core and competitive edge of modern filtration technologies. From nonwovens, membranes, ceramics, metallics, adsorbents, wovens, to nanofibers and other porous materials, this course aims to provide you an overall understanding of the filter media market and products used in various areas of air and liquid filtration. Emerging technologies, challenges and trends for future development will also be discussed. Course Outline 1. Introduction 2. Key market segments in air/liquid filtration 3. Common filter media types 4. Market statistics and opportunities 5. Filter media technologies for air filtration 6. Filter media technologies for liquid filtration 7. Characteristics and requirements of filter media 8. Things to consider for filter media selection 9. New developments in air/liquid filter media 10. Unmet needs and trends for future development


Air Filter Evaluation and Testing Methods


This is a course designed specially for air filter product evaluation and industrial standard test methods, an introductory course on air filtration testing, testing methods and the standard equipment and instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for HVAC, Cabin air, Engine intake, industrial, clean rooms, residential an other applications. In addition particle characteristics and efficiency methods and recent developments in standard committees will be discussed. Outline 1. Fundamental of filter testing methods 2. Filter testing and standards (HVAC, Industrial, transportation, health, etc..) 3. Flat sheet Testing 4. New developments in air filter testing


Liquid Filter Evaluation and Testing Methods


This is a course designed specially for liquid filter product evalucation and industrial standard test methods, an introductory course on liquid filtration testing, testing methods and the standard equipment and instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, and other industrial liquids. In addition, particle characteristics, efficiency methods and ratings will also be reviewed. 1. Fundamental of liquid filter testing 2. Particle characteristics and liquid filter rating 3. Liquid filter testing and standards 4. New developments in liquid filter testing

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