MaP Toilet Testing
This one’s a bit weird. I’m not sure exactly what part of this constitutes the WANT in Shiny New Want? But who knows? Whether it’s a toilet that can happily devour an inordinate quantity of faux fecal matter without requiring I first despoil a coathanger, employing it as a rudimentary turd-saw or whether it’s having a job where all i need to do all day is make poops out of play-doh but this story just screamed to be reposted. So here it is. Enjoy.
Unlike some other toilet testing organizations, MaP testing protocols and processes are entirely transparent. Our test protocol is not “secret” nor does it use test materials (test media) that have no relationship to the “real” demands upon a toilet fixture. MaP uses consistent methodology to test every toilet to failure. Other MaP-qualified laboratories do likewise. Click here view the MaP Testing Protocol that all MaP-qualified laboratories are required to follow.
Below is photodocumentation of MaP testing procedures from paste development and testing, through distribution.
Soybean paste mixing and production for use in MaP testing.
Paste extrusion into 350 gram segments.
Specimen weight. 350 grams of extruded soybean paste.
Toilet test rig at Veritec (other MaP-qualified laboratories have similar set-ups)
Adding soybean paste test media to bowl. Note the “drop guide”.
Adding toilet paper to the bowl before flushing
Catching the solid waste (soybean paste and paper) for measurement
Soybean paste for distribution to MaP-qualified testing facilities and manufacturers around the world