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BOTTOMGRASS ENGINEERING & HVAC

SERVICES

Issue Date

10 April 2014

Effective Date

10 April 2014

Standard Operating Procedure

Review Date

10 April 2014

Rev

R0

Page

1 of 2

HVAC Consulting , Installation & Validation

Procedure For Filter Integrity


Test.

Document Title

BG/ES/HV/005/00

SOP No.

1.0 Purpose :
1.1 To lay down procedure for HEPA filter Integrity testing.
2.0 Scope :
2.1 This SOP is applicable to Plenum fitted filters, Terminal HEPA filters,
Laminar Air Flow work Stations / Biological Safety Cabinets.

3.0 Responsibility :
3.1 Department

: Engineering Department /Project Department

3.0 Procedure :
3.1 Check the Photometer for calibration. Ensure that the equipment is
within the calibration state.
3.2 Check

and

ensure

that

calibration

certificate

of

Photometer

is

available.
3.3 Clean the photometer and aerosol generator before taking in to the
testing area.
3.4 Check and ensure that the minimum 20 PSI pressure for compressed
air is applied to aerosol generator containing DOP / PAO.
3.5 Release this smoke / fog in to the upstream of filter.
3.6 Measure the concentration at the upstream port.

BOTTOMGRASS ENGINEERING & HVAC


SERVICES

Issue Date

10 April 2014

Effective Date

10 April 2014

Standard Operating Procedure

Review Date

10 April 2014

Rev

R0

Page

2 of 2

HVAC Consulting , Installation & Validation

Document Title

Procedure For Filter Integrity


Test.
BG/ES/HV/005/00

SOP No.

Theconcentration should be between 20-50 mg/m3.


Adjust photometer to read upstream as 100%.
3.7 Scan the filter & periphery with Photometer scanning probe with ascan rate 3
cm/sec.
3.8 Note down the percentage of downstream leakage through the filter.
3.9 Report any downstream leakage more than 0.01%

4.0 Abbreviation(s) :
Abbreviated Form

Full Form

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

No.
DOP

Number
Dioctyl Phthalate

PAO

Poly-Alpha Olefin

5.0 REFERENCES
SOP BG/ES/HV/005/00
6.0 RESPONSIBILITY
Validation Department.
7.0 ANNEXURES
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