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

The CAFSS program distinguishes those professionals who have demonstrated comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of air filtration & separation technologies, and high levels of professionalism. To be certified, an air filtration & separation professional must pass the examination on the principles, methods, general technologies and applications of air 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

Particulate/Air Separation

This course will discuss the techniques of particle removal from air 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 scrubber, electrostatic precipitators, etc.. Outline 1. Gravity and momentum separation equipment 2. Centrifugal separators 3. Wet scrubber 4. Electrostatic precipitators 5. Others

Filter Media Technologies

Filter media technology is the core and competitive edge of modern filtration technologies. From nonwovens, membranes, ceramics, metallics, adsorbents, woven, 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 to the filtration market 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

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