Air Techniques International Adds New European Standard EN 13274-7:2019 for Respiratory Protective Devices to its 100X Automated Filter Tester

EN 13274-7:2019 strengthens ATI’s position in European markets

OWINGS MILLS, MD — 18 June 2020 — Air Techniques International (ATI), a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized testing equipment for HEPA filters, media, filter cartridges, respirators, and protective masks, announced today the addition of European Standard
EN 13274-7:2019 for Paraffin Oil to its 100X Automated Filter Tester lineup. The 100X automated filter tester with full EN 13274-7:2019 compliance has already been delivered to leading filter manufacturers from ATI’s global Headquarters in Owings Mills, MD, USA.

EN 13274-7:2019 supersedes the previous standard (EN 13274-7:2008) and acts as the test method to determine particle filter penetration for respiratory protective devices.  EN 13274-7 standard is the test method called by EN 149 for the testing of filtering half masks to protect against particles (FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3 masks) which are in high demand during the current global Covid-19 pandemic.

EN 13274-7:2019 complements the existing set of global standards that the 100X meets. “Our customers expressed strong interest in test equipment that is fully compliant with the new standard. We quickly developed a version of the 100X that precisely meets the aerosol concentration and particle size distribution required by the standard, and we have ramped up production to ship within 6-8 weeks to meet strong customer demand” said Gautam Patel, Global Product Manager.

Service and support for 100X customers using the new standard is managed through ATI’s Owings Mills, MD Headquarters and its UK facility. Also, ATI’s global network of Distribution partners and Service Centers are ready to respond when service is needed.

In addition to EN 13274-7:2019, the 100X Automated Filter Tester product range meets other major industry standards, such as NIOSH 42 CFR Part 84, GB 2626, ISO 23328, JICOSH/JMOL, and more. The 100X Automated Filter Tester is used worldwide in production, quality control, and R&D applications to test and validate filter media, cartridges, and respirators. To view a short video and learn more about the 100X, visit us online at:

About Air Techniques International
Air Techniques International (ATI), a division of Hamilton Associates, Inc, has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized testing equipment for HEPA filters, media, filter cartridges, respirators and protective masks since 1961.

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