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Automated Filter Tester 8130A

SKU: 8130A

The Automated Filter Tester Model 8130A continues to be the best solution for testing particulate respirator filters, disposable filtering face pieces, and a wide assortment of filter media. TSI filter testers have been used in quality control and manufacturing by leading filter and filter media manufacturers and reference test institutes around the world for more than 20 years due to their proven durability and reliability, which is valued in demanding manufacturing environments and QA/QC laboratories.

Product Details

Based on TSI's established model 8130, currently the world's most-used filter tester, model 8130A now offers higher sensitivity and resolution - up to 99.9999 percent efficiency has been produced with Emery oil at concentrations of 200 mg/m³. The new serviceable photometers are lowering the cost of ownership and enable proactive scheduling of maintenance for minimal impact to production schedules.

The model 8130A features a high degree of automation and self-diagnostics that greatly simplifies operation, increases throughput, and improves overall measurement performance. When looking for a stand-alone tester to determine penetration or filter efficiency and pressure drop of your media, filter cartridges, filters, and respiratory masks the model 8130A is up to the challenge.


The built-in capability to test with salt and oil means that just one unit is needed to test your product to:

  • US 42 CFR 84, GB2626, JMOL
  • ISO 16900-3, EN 143/EN149 referring to EN13274-7
  • ISO 23328-1 (and more)


  • USA commercial respirator regulation 42 CFR part 84
  • Chinese respirator standard GB2626
  • Japanese respirator standard JMOL
  • European EN 143, ISO 16900-3 and related respirator standards
  • ISO 23328-1 (testing filters for anaesthetic use)
  • Filter media testing
  • Consult your TSI representative for more details

Included items

  • Reference media sheets
  • Flat-media and gravimetric filter holder
  • Reference pressure drop plate
  • Oil and salt aerosol generators
  • Selected spare parts
  • Contact TSI for custom filter holders

Features and benefits

  • Highly consistent test results
  • Salt and oil testing in one unit
  • Complies to more standard than any other filter tester 
  • Reduced cost of ownership with new serviceable photometers
  • Customizable fully automated testing sequences
  • New user-interface and data recording options
  • Ergonomic design
  • Worldwide service and support

Related Resources

  • Application Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Posters
  • Spec Sheets



Service, calibration, and repair options

There are two levels of service to consider based on your needs: Clean and Calibrate, and Repair, Clean and Calibrate. As every instrument model is unique, please refer to the model-specific service option cards below for details on what each package includes:

Preventative Maintenance Guide