Dycem Particle Collection Efficiency Test (PCET)
As part of our commitment to quality control and customer satisfaction, we conduct a PCET during our yearly site visit on each mat to ensure they maintain their high level of effectiveness at removing contamination from shoes and wheels.
Why is annual testing important to you?
- Helps identify any issues with daily use or cleaning that might shorten the lifespan of the mat.
- Allows for budget forecasting as the Dycem mats begin to reach the end of their lifespan.
- Equips you with a test report from the manufacturer for audit purposes.
What is a PCET Test?
Each year, your local Dycem Contamination Control Specialist will visit your site to perform complimentary testing of all Dycem mats in your facility. This test is designed to measure the particle collection and retention efficiency on the surface of our CleanZone and WorkZone products. The test results provide an overview of how the Dycem mat is performing.
What to Expect:
Before the Visit
Dycem Contacts You
Our team will coordinate an on-site testing visit one year after installation. Many companies add this to their Preventative Maintenance (PM) Plans after purchase.
Testing Your Dycem Mats
Your local Contamination Control Specialist will come equipped with an overview of all Dycem products onsite as well as all tools needed to perform the testing.
Your specialist will test each mat using an Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) to measure the pull in Newtons off the surface of the Dycem material. The average testing time is 5-10 minutes per mat.
Once testing is complete, the readings will be compiled into a report outlining the current and historical readings for each mat as well as the associated efficacy level of performance.
Recommendations Made by Dycem
Based on the on-site visit, advice is given about cleaning and maintenance routines to prolong the mat’s lifespan. In addition, recommendations for replacements will be made for mats that have efficacy levels of less than 50%.
After the Visit
Annual Complimentary Service
Efficiency testing is completed annually as part of Dycem’s complimentary service. For facilities requiring additional testing, extended service plans are available upon request.
Time to Test?
Testing Your Dycem Mats
To schedule a PCET test and verify the effectiveness of your Dycem mats, get in touch.