goal cannot be met. Requests for accelerated testing schedules shall be
accommodated when feasible.
Accepted filters shall be identified with a permanent label showing the results of
penetration and resistance tests, the date of the tests, and the identification of the
FTF which completed the testing. Rejected filters shall be identified and labeled
as such. Accepted and rejected filters shall be physically segregated to prevent
Filter testing shall be performed as specified by Section 7.0 of DOE Standard NE
F 3-43 and, for special cases, by the purchaser. When authorized and agreed to
in writing by the purchaser and the FTF manager, an individual FTF may accept
minor deviations from certain specification provisions, provided that the minor
deviations do not affect the basic performance of the filter. However, HEPA filters
that fail penetration or resistance tests shall not be accepted with waiver, nor shall
an FTF attempt to repair damage to the HEPA filter media. It shall be the
responsibility of the purchaser and manufacturer to determine disposition of those
filters that do not pass these two mandatory provisions.
5.11 Disposition of Accepted and Rejected Filters
Filters accepted by the FTF shall be forwarded to the destination designated by
the purchaser at the purchaser' expense. It is the responsibility of the purchaser
and the manufacturer to determine proper disposition of rejected filters.
5.12 Test Reports
Upon completion of inspections and tests, the FTF shall provide a written report of
test data to the purchaser. Reasons for rejection of any filters shall be included in
the report and rejected filters specifically identified.