4V Antimicrobial HEPA Air Filter for the Swine Industry
Industry: Livestock Science (Swine)
Application: Reduce airborne transmission of the PRRS virus.
Our swine industry client shared a problem common to all those who maintain swine facilities: combating the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The virus, which affects breathing in young pigs and the reproductive system in older, breeding livestock, is spread by porcine nasal secretions, saliva, feces, and urine, and causes losses to the U.S. swine industry in excess of an estimated $580 million per year. Because field studies suggest that PRRS can be airborne for up to 3km (2 miles), the client approached APC Filtration Inc. to help prevent the spread of the virus within and between its swine farm populations.
After analyzing the ventilation systems in our client’s swine facilities, APC developed a high filtration efficiency 4V filter with a specially treated anti-microbial filter media. We combined this high efficiency filter with a MERV 8 pre-filter to prolong the life of the 4V filter. The V-shaped filter design increases filter area, providing a much lower pressure drop over the life of the filter, offering the additional benefit of reduced client energy consumption. APC also extended the life of each filter through a 4V filter design, which reduced waste disposal and maintenance costs by decreasing the number of filter changes previously required. APC Filtration played a critical role in our client’s comprehensive biosecurity measures for each farm.
Custom Manufactured Antimicrobial Filter Specifications:
|Product Description||4V Filter – Custom Design|
|Filtration Efficiency Capabilities||
Custom designed filters to meet any filtration efficiency.
|Filter Frame Sizes||
Custom frame sizes available at additional tooling charge
|Frame Materials||High Impact ABS
Custom injection molding and vacuum forming as required.
|Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)||Custom Design – 100 pcs (plus any applicable tooling)|
|Delivery Time||Production: 3- 4 weeks
Tooling: 10 to 12 weeks
|Delivery Location||FOB: Manufacturing & Warehouse Locations
Ancaster, Ontario Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Rancho Dominguez, California, USA
Port of Shanghai, China
|Quality Management System||ISO 9001:2008|
|Laboratory Testing Capabilities||U shaped Duct Testing to ASHRAE 52.2 and EN779 standards.LMS2000 the most accurate test system for HEPA and ULPA Filters.Horizontal Duct Testing to ASHRAE 52.1 and old EN779 Standards for Dust Spot Efficiency, Arrestance and Holding Capacity.|
|Product Design & Graphic Software Capabilities||Solidworks 3D Design
|Other Applications for Panel Filters||