Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation

Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

8:00am-10:00am, ET Canada & US

$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )

Course Objectives:

This is a course designed especially for liquid filter product evaluation and industrial standard test methods, an introductory course on liquid filtration testing, testing methods and standards, and equipment or instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, and  hydraulic fluids.. In addition, particle characteristics, efficiency methods and ratings will also be reviewed.

1. Fundamental of liquid filter testing

2. Particle characteristics and fuel filter rating

3. Liquid filter testing and standards

4. New developments in fuel testing

Instructor Biography

Dr. Swarna Agarwal


Engineering Manager@ Parker Hannifin

Dr. Swarna Agarwal has 12+ years of experience in filtration and nonwoven manufacturing industry.  For last 7 years she has been working as Engineering Manager with Parker Hannifin Engine and Mobile Original Equipment division. She is responsible for all the R&D development for diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, urea filtration regarding filter media selection, their performance and failure analysis. While working at Parker she has developed more than 30 new products and improved the R&D technology and capabilities to an advanced level. She holds 3 patents and several publications and conference proceedings.

Prior to joining Parker, she worked as a researcher at UCLA, Water Planet Inc. Los Angeles and developed chemically and thermally stable phase inversion UF-membranes for oily waste water purification 2012-13. From 2008-11 she was part of elite scientists at ITV Denkendorf Germany and developed nanostructured depth coalescing filters for emulsion separation for partner industries.  In 2018 she was awarded with Senior Scientist award for her contribution to the field.  In 2012 she received her PhD from University of Stuttgart, Germany in Process Engineering and developed hydrophilic-hydrophobic surface treated nanoparticle filters for separation of emulsified oil from water.

Mr. Vincent Edery

Mr. Edery is the General Manager of French Institute of Filtration and Separative Technics (IFTS), a Research Center and Testing Center leading the Filtration standardization by bringing pre-normative work in over 15 working groups of various Technical Committees at both ISO and CEN level. IFTS is promoting educational programs and scientific researches in filtration and technic of separation for almost 40 years.

Vincent has over 30 years of experience in aviation, space and filtration industry, from design office engineer until company executive management. He acts as chairman of the CEN TC436 which develops the first international standard in cabin Air Quality for commercial Aircraft. He convenes the WG8 of the ISO TC20/SC10 in aircraft hydraulic fluid contamination control. He is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aérospatiale. He serves on the American Filtration Society (AFS) Board of Directors.

Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation

Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

8:00am-10:00am, ET Canada & US

$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )

Course Objectives:

This is a course designed especially for liquid filter product evaluation and industrial standard test methods, an introductory course on liquid filtration testing, testing methods and standards, and equipment or instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, and  hydraulic fluids.. In addition, particle characteristics, efficiency methods and ratings will also be reviewed.

Course Outline:

1. Fundamental of liquid filter testing

2. Particle characteristics and fuel filter rating

3. Liquid filter testing and standards

4. New developments in fuel testing

Instructor Biography

Dr. Swarna Agarwal


Engineering Manager@ Parker Hannifin

Dr. Swarna Agarwal has 12+ years of experience in filtration and nonwoven manufacturing industry.  For last 7 years she has been working as Engineering Manager with Parker Hannifin Engine and Mobile Original Equipment division. She is responsible for all the R&D development for diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, urea filtration regarding filter media selection, their performance and failure analysis. While working at Parker she has developed more than 30 new products and improved the R&D technology and capabilities to an advanced level. She holds 3 patents and several publications and conference proceedings.

Prior to joining Parker, she worked as a researcher at UCLA, Water Planet Inc. Los Angeles and developed chemically and thermally stable phase inversion UF-membranes for oily waste water purification 2012-13. From 2008-11 she was part of elite scientists at ITV Denkendorf Germany and developed nanostructured depth coalescing filters for emulsion separation for partner industries.  In 2018 she was awarded with Senior Scientist award for her contribution to the field.  In 2012 she received her PhD from University of Stuttgart, Germany in Process Engineering and developed hydrophilic-hydrophobic surface treated nanoparticle filters for separation of emulsified oil from water.

Mr. Vincent Edery

Mr. Edery is the General Manager of French Institute of Filtration and Separative Technics (IFTS), a Research Center and Testing Center leading the Filtration standardization by bringing pre-normative work in over 15 working groups of various Technical Committees at both ISO and CEN level. IFTS is promoting educational programs and scientific researches in filtration and technic of separation for almost 40 years.

Vincent has over 30 years of experience in aviation, space and filtration industry, from design office engineer until company executive management. He acts as chairman of the CEN TC436 which develops the first international standard in cabin Air Quality for commercial Aircraft. He convenes the WG8 of the ISO TC20/SC10 in aircraft hydraulic fluid contamination control. He is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aérospatiale. He serves on the American Filtration Society (AFS) Board of Directors.

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