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Hydraulic Burst Test

Hydraulic Burst Test

The evaluation of bursting strength in dry and wet state test (ISO 13938) uses a hydraulic method for determining bursting strength and distension in textiles. The test is performed on materials such as gowns, drapes, and clean air suits, and is part of the test suite required by the EN 13795 guidance. This guidance determines performance requirements and performance levels for gowns, drapes, and clean air suits when used as medical devices. Nelson Laboratories can perform all EN 13795 testing.

Applicable Standards

  • EN 13795
  • ISO 13938-1

Test Options

Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.

Code Test TAT (days) Request Quote
HPT230 Evaluation of Bursting Strength in Dry State 10 Add
HPT235 Evaluation of Bursting Strength in Wet State 10 Add
HPT230 - Evaluation of Bursting Strength in Dry State
TAT: 10 days
HPT235 - Evaluation of Bursting Strength in Wet State
TAT: 10 days

Sample Specifications

HPT230: One finished product, from which 10 samples can be taken from the critical area , and 5 samples from the non-critical area as applicable. Test quantity should follow EN13795 guidance.
HPT235: One finished product, from which 10 samples can be taken from the critical area , and 5 samples from the non-critical area as applicable. Test quantity should follow EN13795 guidance.

Study Outline

For burst testing, specimens nee to be large enough to allow for at least 5 tests to be performed on each specimen. Specimens are conditioned for wet and/or dry testing, and clamped in the burst tester. The pressure is increased at a constant rate until the sample bursts. The pressure at burst, time to burst, and height at burst are recorded.

Unit Standard performance High performance
Critical area Less critical area Critical area Less critical area
kPa- Dry ≥40 ≥40 ≥40 ≥40
kPa- Wet ≥40 Not required ≥40 Not required
[Based on EN 13795 Guideline]
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