Velcon Filters, Inc.

 


Contact Velcon:

Phone:
719.531.5855
800.531.0180

Fax:
719.531.5690

Mailing Address:
Velcon Filters, LLC
Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, Co. 80907

Email:
vfsales@velcon.com

 

     
 

Press Releases

 
 

May 30, 2013

Velcon Differential Pressure Module (DPM™) Now available for compliance with JIG Bulletin No. 58!

Joint Inspection Group (JIG) Bulletin No. 58, January 2013 requires…

“All existing hydrant servicers with filter monitor vessels shall have a dP switching device (or PLC system) installed by December 31st, 2013.”

The Class 1 Zone 2 DPM constantly monitors the differential pressure of a filter/monitor vessel. The DPM is fully compliant with JIG Bulletin No. 58 and works with a variety of pressure inputs include differential pressure gauges, pressure transducers and momentary switches.

Operating the DPM

The DPM is typically installed on a mobile aviation refueling vehicle and is electronically integrated into the mandatory “deadman” system of these vehicles. In the event that the differential pressure rises above 22 psi (1.5 bar), an industrial strength relay built into the DPM is triggered. This action breaks the refueling vehicle’s “deadman” circuit, causing an immediate shutdown of the refueling operation. Resetting of the DPM can only be done via a latching key switch.

Future Proof!

The DPM is also future proof as it is can be easily upgraded to the full featured Flow Differential Pressure Module (FDPM®) MKII in less than 30 minutes. Simply exchange the front cover with an interactive touch screen and add flow input. The touch screen display adds features such as displaying of real-time flow rates and calculated corrected differential pressure. For the ultimate in flow corrected differential pressure monitoring, consider Velcon’s FDPM.

For additional details on the DPM, please visit www.velcon.com/aviation/dpm.

Details on Velcon’s FDPM can also be found by visiting www.velcon.com/aviation/fdpm.


November 12, 2012

Parker Hannifin Corporation Completes Acquisition of Velcon Filters

Parker Hannifin Corporation agrees to acquire Velcon Filters, LLC to strengthen its position in Aviation Industrial Fuel and Proces Filtration Applications.

Further details are avialable via the following link below:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97464&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1753324&highlight=


August 22, 2012

Velcon Introduces the Mining Industry's First Full-flow Particulate and Water Contaminant Analyzer for Diesel Fuel

Colorado Springs, CO, August 22, 2012 – Water and particulate contaminants in off-spec highway fuel causes 90% of engine failures, significantly impacting equipment up-time. Contaminants become introduced to fuels throughout the transfer and delivery process, requiring proactive monitoring and control of fuel. In response to this demand, Velcon developed the diesel fuel industry's first ever full-flow contaminant analyzer, being unveiled next month at the MINExpo International 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Velcon Contaminant Analyzer for Diesel (VCA®-D) provides accurate real-time detection of water and particulate contaminants in diesel delivery systems. The excessive water in fuel causes starting problems, increases heat buildup, reduces lubricity within a diesel engine, and can cause severe damage. Additionally, particulate matter in diesel fuel acts as a powerful abrasive on the internal surfaces of engine fuel components. Due to the ultra-fine tolerances and extremely high injection pressures of newer common rail diesel engines, particulates can cause poor injector performance or failure.

To help reduce these problems, fuel quality must meet ISO 4406 Cleanliness Standards specified by equipment manufacturers. Velcon's VCA-D is designed to constantly monitor fuel quality using a patented laser sensing device that provides significant advantages over conventional technologies currently used in the mining industry.

As a "full–flow" analyzer, the VCA-D mounts within a fuel delivery system thereby providing a true representation of the pipeline contents. Other technologies rely on sampling only a small amount of fuel drawn from the main pipeline—a process often completed at very low flow rates, referred to as side-sampling. The VCA-D analyzes fuel at flow rates higher than 1000 gallons per minute through a 4-inch pipeline. Side-sampling has substantial difficulty in accurately representing contamination in high fuel-flow applications.

Particle counters fail to differentiate with precision between water and solid contaminants thereby producing erroneous results. The VCA-D uses two separate sensor technologies to consistently differentiate between water and solid contaminants.

The VCA-D analyzes the contents of flowing fuel in a pipeline approximately 600 times a second, and outputs an averaged result every two seconds in mg/l, ppm, and representative ISO 4406 codes. Commonly used particle counters typically need at least one minute to produce a normalized ISO 4406 code and parts per million (ppm).

The first VCA technology came online with a primary function to monitor high-volume military fueling systems. The VCA laser sensing device simultaneously detects solid particulate and water contaminate within the fuel. In the presence of wet and particulate contaminated fuel, the VCA can initiate the halting of the fueling operation and alert the operator, assuring that only clean-dry fuel reaches the equipment. Velcon's Vice President of Engineering, Tom Muzik says, "the VCA-D is the first instrument to offer real-time full-flow contamination monitoring and can be applied anywhere throughout the fuel transfer process. By utilizing the VCA-D, there is peace-of-mind knowing the fuel system is delivering high-quality clean-dry fuel."

The VCA-D will display at the MINExpo on September 24 – 26 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at Velcon's booth, 26046.

About Velcon Velcon Filters, LLC, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a niche manufacturer of bulk fuel filtration systems, including vessels and replacement cartridges that meet specific requirements for fluid filtration processes in a variety of domestic and international end-markets. The company's aviation division, through Velcon branded product lines, is a global leader in the filtration process for aviation fuel delivery, engineering and manufacturing products that filter, purify and remove water and containments from aviation fuel along the transport chain from the refinery to the aircraft. Velcon's process division, through its Twin Filter brand, engineers, manufactures and markets equipment and replacement cartridges for the oil, liquid and air filtration markets in Europe, Asia, North America and other international markets.

Velcon Press Contact
Tom Muzik
Vice President of Engineering
T: +1 719 531 5855
E: tom.muzik@velcon.com

To download a copy of this press release in PDF format, please click here


May 3, 2012

Successful EI 1581 5th Edition Qualification

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Velcon Filters, LLC. is pleased to announce the successful completion of a qualification test for the "EI 1581 Specification and Qualification Procedures for Aviation Jet Fuel Filter/Separators, Fifth Edition" as follows:

Category M (Military), Type S-LW, with JP-8 fuel, 2 stage
Filter/separator vessel (horizontal, end-opener) HV2460 @ 1065 gpm with 6 x I-656JF5TB coalescers and 2 x SO-648VSN5 synthetic separators

This was the second successful test for Velcon's new "JF5" coalescers, and "VSN5" synthetic separators. The JF5 series coalescer cartridges and VSN5 series separators represent the next step up on the technology ladder with regards to increased solids holding capacity, efficient water removal, higher flow rates and extended service life.

This is Velcon's 25th successful completion of the EI 1581 qualification requirements for the fifth edition of this specification. Please see Velcon's web page: www.velcon.com/aviation/Qualifications.html for more detailed information.

Press Release - Successful EI 1581 5th Edition Qualification (PDF Link)


May 1, 2012


Velcon Filters Completes Acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH


Colorado Springs, CO (May 1, 2012)


Velcon Filters, LLC, today announced that it has acquired Warner Lewis GmbH. Headquartered in Kelsterbach, Germany with locations in Phillipsburg, Germany; Farnborough, UK; Paris, France; and Dubai, UAE; Warner Lewis offers aircraft refueling solutions to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”). Warner Lewis has been a strategic business partner of Velcon for over 40 years distributing Velcon’s line of products, in addition to manufacturing its own standard or custom vessels, pit-boxes and ground fueling products. The acquisition of Warner Lewis represents an opportunity for Velcon to directly serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This is the third acquisition for Velcon Filters in the past three years. “Velcon acquired Chemflo in late 2009 to expand our product offering into the energy markets, and in 2010 acquired Twin Filter B.V. in the Netherlands to diversify and grow the business in the oil, liquid and air filtration markets,” Greg Elliott, Chairman of the Board of Velcon Filters said. “We are excited to expand in the aviation fuel market where Velcon is a market leader in filtration and Warner Lewis is a trusted provider of filtration and refueling solutions.”


Keith McAslan, President of Velcon said, “Since 1969, Warner Lewis has been the recognized leader for aircraft fueling components and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been Velcon’s exclusive distributor in that region. As Velcon looks toward its 60th anniversary next year, we are pleased to join with Warner Lewis and directly provide a broader range of products and solutions to our aviation customers in the Americas and EMEA.”


Mark Hoye, recently promoted as Velcon Filters Vice President of Global Sales, and Bruno Gervasoni, who will remain with the company as Managing Director, both commented: “The entire Warner Lewis organization is excited about joining the Velcon team and believes this partnership will provide opportunities to further develop and expand the aviation product offerings whilst continuing the excellent service to which customers of both Velcon and Warner Lewis have been accustomed.”


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Velcon Filters LLC, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group and headquartered in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, is a niche manufacturer of filtration systems, including vessels and
replacement cartridges, that meet specific requirements for fluid filtration processes in a variety
of domestic and international end-markets. The company’s aviation division, through Velcon
branded product lines, is a global leader in the filtration process for aviation fuel delivery,
engineering and manufacturing products that filter, purify and removes water and containments
from aviation fuel along the transport chain from the refinery to the aircraft. Velcon’s process
division, through its Twin Filter brand, engineers, manufactures and markets equipment and
replacement cartridges for the oil, liquid and air filtration markets in Europe, Asia, North
America and other international markets.

Press Release - Velcon Filters Acquires Warner Lewis


December 22, 2011

Successful EI 1581 5th Edition Qualification

Colorado Springs, CO, USA –

Velcon Filters, LLC. is pleased to announce the successful completion of a qualification test for the “EI 1581 Specification and Qualification Procedures for Aviation Jet Fuel Filter/Separators, Fifth Edition” as follows:

Category M (Military), Type S-LW, with JetA fuel

Filter/separator vessel (horizontal, end-opposed) HVS-3033 at 1057 USGPM, with 14 x I-624JF5TB coalescers and 8 x SO-614VSN5 synthetic separators

The test was the first for Velcon’s new “JF5” coalescers, and “VSN5” synthetic separators. The JF5 series coalescer cartridges and VSN5 series separators represent the next step up on the technology ladder with regards to increased solids holding capacity, efficient water removal, higher flow rates and extended service life.

This is Velcon’s 24th successful completion of the EI 1581 qualification requirements for the fifth edition of this specification. Please see Velcon’s web page: http://www.velcon.com/aviation/Qualifications.html for more detailed information.

Velcon Filters, LLC has been the leader in the fuel filtration industry for nearly 60 years. To upgrade your existing facilities, or to install new EI 1581 5th Edition equipment at your location, please contact Velcon at www.velcon.com or contact your authorized Velcon distributor.

Press Release - EI 1581 Category M Qualification


October 3, 2011

Successful EI 1583 6th Edition Qualification

Colorado Springs, CO, USA –

Velcon Filters, LLC is pleased to announce the successful completion of qualification tests according to “EI 1583 Laboratory tests and minimum performance levels for aviation fuel filter monitors, 6th edition” requirements. This test series fully qualifies Velcon’s new CDF®-2xxP Series monitor (water absorbing) cartridges to the latest edition of the 1583 specification (sixth edition).

Velcon’s new CDF®-P Series Cartridges incorporate several structural features due to new/updated requirements of the sixth edition of EI 1583. Some of these features and resulting benefits include:

  • Increased product conductivity decreases the risk of electrostatic discharges
  • Improved media structure lowers the risk of media migration
  • Improved water removal efficiency – less than 1 ppm of water downstream of the filters – along with improved water holding capacity (200 ml)
  • Lower initial differential pressure – a major factor for installations that require changing cartridges at 15 PSID
  • New structure that provides longer cartridge life in the presence of small amounts of water

These two-inch diameter cartridges should be available commercially shortly. Please contact Velcon if you will need to purchase cartridges for testing.

Please note that in the presence of anti-icing additives in fuel, the caution against using water absorbing monitor cartridges remains in force within the industry.

Velcon Filters, LLC has been the leader in the fuel filtration industry for over 50 years. To upgrade your existing facilities, or to install new EI 1583 6th Edition cartridges at your location, please contact Velcon at vfsales@velcon.com or contact your authorized Velcon distributor.

Press Release - EI 1583 6th Edition Qualification

 


April 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Velcon Filters announces new President

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 30, 2011)

It is with grateful appreciation for his dedicated service that we announce that David Taylor is stepping
down as President of Velcon Filters, effective April 30th. During his 32 year tenure with Velcon, including
20 years as President, Dave has been instrumental to the success the company enjoys today. 
Luc Desjardins, Chairman of the Board of Velcon Filters commented, “We want to thank Dave for the
contribution he has made and wish him success in all his future endeavors.  We are sure that you will all
join us in thanking Dave for his leadership, support and friendship during the last 32 years.”

“I’d like to thank all the former, current, and new employees of Velcon for all of their hard work and
contributions in building the company to what it is today,” said Dave.  “I’ve sincerely enjoyed working with
you all and am confident that the company has an extremely bright future.”

Robin Mason, VP Sales & Marketing added, “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our
customers and distributors for all their support and ensure them we will continue to provide the highest
quality products and customer service.  All of us at Velcon look forward to working with you as we continue
to grow the company and expand our product offerings.” 

With the recent acquisition of Twin Filter B.V. in the Netherlands, Velcon Filters has entered a new period
in its growth as a supplier of filtration products to industries worldwide. Keith McAslan has been named
President, succeeding Dave Taylor, effective May 1st. Keith joined Velcon in October 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and has been involved with all aspects of the Twin Filter acquisition and the integration that
is currently in process. Wijbrand Schouten, President of Twin Filter, and Keith McAslan, President of
Velcon Filters will report to Mr. Desjardins.

Velcon Filters, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO combined with the Twin Filter business in the
Netherlands is a global leader that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets equipment and
replacement cartridges for the jet fuel, oil, liquid and air filtration markets in North America, Europe,
Asia and other international markets.


April 25, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Velcon Filters, LLC, Hosts International Diesel Distributor Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 15, 2011)
Velcon Filters, LLC recently hosted a training conference on diesel filtration for its domestic and
international distributors. Thirty-five distributors, including several people from the US, as well as
Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, Chile, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia, attended
the conference at Velcon’s Colorado Springs headquarters. Although Velcon is more well-known in the
aviation and electrical utility industries, its filtration products are extremely effective in removing water
and contaminants from diesel fuel. As the demand for clean diesel increases, Velcon is poised to provide
filtration solutions.

The conference, held from Wednesday, April 13 through Friday, April 15, included tours of Velcon’s new
diesel testing lab and its analytical lab, as well as several product and technical presentations. Velcon
hopes the conference will educate its distributors about the importance of filtration in the diesel market
and Velcon’s ability to answer the need of clean diesel and biodiesel across many applications.
“We’re very pleased at the turnout and participation of so many Velcon distributors in this conference,”
said Dave Taylor, CEO and President of Velcon. “Hopefully these distributors will return home armed
with good information to address the needs of current and potential future customers.” Robin Mason,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Velcon, added, “This event also provided an excellent
opportunity for individual distributors from different countries to share their own experiences in the field,
for the benefit of all. We expect that the energy and excitement generated by this interaction will convert
to increased market share over the next several months and years. Javier Alvarez, Velcon’s International
Sales Manager for Industrial Sales, agreed that the conference was a definite success, “I received from the
majority of Attendees great feedback about the organization and work support…now we have to focus on
continued support for the distributors as they put their knowledge into practice.”

One of Velcon’s US distributors said the conference was “a great introduction and immersion into what
would be a fairly new market for our company.” From another distributor: “The tour and presentations
made the applications much clearer, and knowing how it can affect our customers makes the job easier.”
Overall, the distributors who attended were very pleased with the information they learned and intend to
use this once they return home.

Velcon Filters, LLC manufactures and sells products that filter, purify, and remove water from
hydrocarbon fuels, oils and other fluids. Velcon serves a variety of markets throughout the world with a
broad range of fluid clarification products. For more information about Velcon’s diesel filtration products
please see: www.velcon.com/diesel.html


April 1, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Velcon Filters, LLC Completes Acquisition of Twin Filters B.V.

Colorado Springs, CO (March 31, 2011)
Velcon Filters, LLC, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, L.P., today announced that it
has acquired Twin Filters B.V.

With headquarters in The Netherlands, Twin designs, engineers and manufactures filtration
equipment and replacement cartridges for the oil, liquid and air filtration markets in Europe,
Asia, North America and other international markets. Twin’s main product is the filtration of
process water for both on and off shore drilling. The acquisition of Twin Filters represents an
expansion into new end-markets and geographies for Velcon. “Velcon acquired Chemflo in late
2009 to expand our product offering into the downstream energy markets, and now Twin
provides significant growth opportunities in the upstream markets,” Greg Elliott, Partner of The
Sterling Group said. “We are excited to capitalize on the synergies that this collaboration
between Velcon and Twin will provide.”

Wijbrand Schouten, the founding CEO who will remain with Twin in his current role,
commented, “Velcon is the clear leader in the jet fuel market, and we are pleased to combine our
organizations to continue to deliver top quality products and solutions to our collective customer
bases globally.” Dave Taylor, President and CEO of Velcon said, “Since 1985, Twin has
provided the highest quality filtration devices for the oil, liquid and air filtration markets. We are
pleased to partner with Wijbrand and his team at Twin and to provide a broader range of
products and solutions to our customers.”

Velcon, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, is a niche manufacturer of filtration systems,
including vessels and replacement cartridges that meet specific requirements for fluid filtration
processes in a variety of domestic and international end-markets. Velcon is a global leader in the
filtration process for jet fuel delivery, manufacturing products that filter, purify and remove
water from jet fuel along the transport chain from the refinery to the aircraft. End users of
Velcon’s products primarily include airports, contracted fuel providers, fixed base operators,
military entities, pipeline operators and to a lesser extent commercial and industrial diesel
consumers, refineries and utilities. “The Velcon team believes this partnership will provide
significant opportunities to further develop and expand the company, while continuing to provide
excellent customer service,” said Taylor.


November 30, 2009:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Velcon Filters, LLC Completes Acquisition of Chemflo

Colorado Springs, CO (November 30, 2009)
  Velcon Filters, LLC (Velcon), a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, L.P., today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Chemflo, a division of Process Filtration, LLC.
  Chemflo, headquartered in Houston, TX was founded in 1998 by Clay Cravens. Chemflo specializes in the manufacturing of high capacity filters and coalescers for petrochemical producers, refineries, pipeline companies, natural gas processors, the food and beverage industry and many other process industries. Chemflo works as a partner with leading companies worldwide to improve their process margins by improving filtration and separations.
  Clay Cravens states that “the combination of the two companies joins together great people, innovation and quality. For Chemflo’s customers, we achieve all of our internal goals to grow our value including vessel and systems fabrication, improved brand awareness, ISO 9001 and internal systems to continue to optimize products to meet customer needs”.
  Velcon, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, is a niche manufacturer of filtration systems, including vessels and replacement cartridges that meet specific requirements for fluid filtration processes in a variety of domestic and international end-markets. Velcon is a global leader in the filtration process for jet fuel delivery, manufacturing products that filter, purify and remove water from jet fuel along the transport chain from the refinery to the aircraft. End users of Velcon’s products primarily include airports, contracted fuel providers, FBO operators, militaries, pipeline operators and to a lesser extent commercial and industrial diesel consumers, refineries and utilities.
  “The Velcon team believes this partnership will provide significant opportunities to further develop and expand the company’s reach, and to continue to provide excellent customer service.” said David Taylor, President and CEO of Velcon.

About The Sterling Group, L.P.
  Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group (www.sterling-group.com) is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, industrial services and distribution companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 to $500 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of over 35 platform portfolio companies and numerous add-on acquisitions aggregating a total transaction value of approximately $8 billion. Currently, Sterling has $600 million of committed capital under management.

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Contact: Robin L. Mason, VP Sales & Marketing
Velcon Filters, LLC
1210 Garden of the Gods Road - Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Toll-Free: 800-531-0180, x 7216
Phone: 719-531-5855
http://www.velcon.com Email: vfsales@velcon.com


October 26 , 2009:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Velcon Filters, LLC announces new trademark for FDPM®

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Colorado Springs, CO – October 26, 2009

    Velcon Filters, LLC today announces the Notice of Acceptance of US Trademark for “FDPM” (Flow Differential Pressure Module), thus making "FDPM" a registered trademark of Velcon Filters, LLC.

    FDPM® is a computerized system designed to calculate the corrected differential pressure (DP) (corrected for flow and change-out DP) of a fuel filter vessel and determine if the filtering media inside has surpassed its useful life. The FDPM® system was developed mainly for use in the jet fuel and aviation industry. Newly revised Air Transport Association (ATA) specification ATA 103 “Standards for Jet Fuel Quality Control at Airports” requires monthly corrected differential pressure checks as part of a fuel facility’s quality control program.

    The differential pressure (DP) across a filtration system indicates the condition of the filter cartridges inside the vessel. When DP rises above a certain threshold the cartridges need to be changed because they have reached their dirt and water holding capacity. If the fuel is being pumped at lower flow rates than the vessel’s maximum flow rate, a correction must be made for measuring the DP across the system.  Therefore when a fuel facility operates its systems at lowered flow rates they must calculate the corrected differential pressure.

    Velcon’s FDPM® is an excellent solution to this problem. In addition to calculating the corrected DP across the filter vessel, the FDPM® system is capable of initiating an alarm sequence, which can also transmit a shutdown signal to a deadman circuit to halt the flow of fuel, when the corrected DP exceeds a preset threshold.

    Velcon’s FDPM® takes the guesswork out of calculating the corrected differential pressure, as well as stopping the flow of fuel when filters approach changeout limits.

    Learn more about the FDPM® at http://www.velcon.com/aviation/fdpm.html.  Visit Velcon’s web site at www.velcon.com , or contact us via email at vfsales@velcon.com.

Mission statement: Velcon is committed to being the world’s preferred company for the expert solutions we deliver to our customers.

Contact:  Robin L. Mason, VP Sales & Marketing

Velcon Filters, Inc.

1210 Garden of the Gods Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Toll-Free: 800-531-0180, x 7216

Phone: 719-531-5855

http://www.velcon.com 

vfsales@velcon.com


October 3, 2011

Press Release - EI 1583 6th Edition Qualification

April 25, 2011

Press Release - Velcon Filters, LLC, Hosts International Diesel Distributor Conference

April 1 , 2011
Press Release - Velcon Filters, LLC, Completes Acquisition of Twin Filters B.V.

October 26, 2009
Press release - FDPM Trademark 10-26-09

April  30, 2009

Press Release - Velcon announces patent for contaminant analyzer for fuel

April 11, 2008
Press Release - VCA® and Cla-Val Product Agreement 4-11-08

April 3, 2008
Press Release - API/EI 1581 Category C Qual 4-3-08

February 29, 2008
Press Release - API/EI 1581 5th Edition, Category M

February 1, 2008
Press Release - API/EI 1581 5th Edition, Category C, 0.5% Water

September 18, 2006
Press Release--API/IP 1581 5th Edition Completed Qual Tests
•     API/IP 1581 5th Edition Tests

October 27, 2003
Press Release - API/IP 1581 5th Edition
•      Completed Test Details