Unlike some other toilet testing organizations, MaP testing protocol and processes are entirely transparent. Our Version 7 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 tests use soybean paste and toilet paper as a close replicate of the "real world" demand upon a toilet.
TO PURCHASE THE MaP-APPROVED SOYBEAN PASTE (prepared to strict specifications), CONTACT:
Gauley Associates, Ltd.
Acton, Ontario, Canada
All MaP-qualified laboratories use consistent repeatable methodology to test every toilet to failure. Click here to view the Version 7 MaP Testing Protocol that all MaP-qualified laboratories are required to follow. The Version 7 MaP Testing Protocol, effective on April 1, 2018, incorporates minor changes to bring the test protocol into agreement with ASME/CSA national product standard.
For a library of key information related to MaP Testing, use these links:
MaP Historical Background
MaP Version 4 Test Protocol
MaP Version 5 Test Protocol and Other Requirements
MaP Version 6 Test Protocol
MaP Version 7 Test Protocol
MaP Terms and Conditions
MaP-approved Testing Laboratories
Below is photodocumentation of MaP testing procedures from soybean 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.
Typical toilet test rig at MaP-qualified laboratories.
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 laboratories and other testing facilities and manufacturers around the world.