14th Edition Maximum Performance (MaP) Test Report Available


Maximum Performance Testing (MaP) is an independent report of toilet flushing performance developed by John Koehler and Veritec Consulting.

Scores are a general barometer of a toilet’s ability to remove bulk media.  You can figure out what “bulk media” means.  The MaP test protocol was designed to closely replicate “real world demand,”  incorporating soybean paste as a test media and measuring how many grams can be flushed up to 1,000 grams or 2.2 pounds.

If you think that’s a tasteless mental image, you are correct.  It’s supposed to be.   With apologies to the geniuses in marketing, we haven’t seen one real world case of anyone passing golf balls.

The EPA requires that WaterSense labeled toilets be able to flush a minimum of 350 grams in the MaP test.  The top-rated toilets  can flush at least 1,000 grams at one time (a real world test you really don’t want–that’s more than two pounds.   At present, MaP test is the main, if not only, independently recognized test designed to gauge this rather important parameter.

First published in 2003, the 14th edition is available free-of charge on the websites of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC), and Veritec Consulting Inc.

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So where’s the report that your posting refers to?

Professor Toilet
July 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

American Standard toilet MaP scores are listed on each product page. If the toilet’s bulk removal rating is between 800 – 1000 grams, you can locate the icon on the product page. A higher rating means better material removal and better clog resistance. You can also get this report here >> http://www.map-testing.com/about/maximum-performance/map-search.html#result

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