Metal Working Fluids (MWF) are often used in exposed environmental conditions that can lead to microbial growth.

Given the range of microorganisms that can be found in industrial settings, contamination of MWF can occur quickly and may lead to production and health/safety issues.
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MWF tests can run for a set duration or until failure, depending on the agenda of the project.  To determine when a product will succumb to microbial growth, running tests until product failure is recommended.

MWF test options include microbial abundance screens for microbial activity and preservation challenge testing, including the culturing of specific inoculum as requested. For ATP screens, the lab can set up a range of parameters, from no microorganisms present to whatever level is acceptable at a specific site or in industry.

Preservation challenges tests an additive to a range of conditions and over several time options.  Additional parameters can be tested with conditions simulated in the lab that can include iron-ship corrosion, pH, temperature and UV.

ASTM E2275 test options for MWF antimicrobial additives includes quick kill (biocidal), 12 day bioresistance and longer term preservation challenge tests. Additional metal working fluid test methods include ASTM E2694, a metalworking fluids test method that utilizes rapid ATP testing for Quality Control and Preservation testing.

For more information about MWF testing, contact the lab at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com