Coronavirus: industrial testing firm donates services to help ventilator production

An industrial testing specialist is lending its support, free of charge, to the national drive to increase ventilator production in response to the NHS’ urgent demand to treat coronavirus patients in the UK.

Element Materials Technology has labs in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Picture: contributed.

Element Materials Technology, which has labs in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, said it has developed a testing regime to cover the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and basic safety requirements for a rapidly manufactured ventilator system (RMVS) prototype being developed by various manufacturers and consortiums.

Mark Heaven, divisional director of global aerospace product qualification testing at Element, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our expertise, free of charge, to support the national effort to fight Covid-19, and are already in discussions with other medical device manufacturers to carry out EMC and safety testing on their RMVS prototypes this week.

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“Element hopes to continue to offer our integral safety conformity services throughout this period of high demand for ventilators.”

The firm says it helps customers make certain that their materials, products and systems are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, “leveraging almost 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities”.

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