Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: Arizona road dust is the finest dust on the planet. The stuff will clog up anything and everything. Because of its ability to wreck havoc, Arizona road dust (aka Arizona sand, Arizona silica, along with about 20 other names) has been used for decades to test the effectiveness of air filters in cars, heavy equipment components and off-road equipment. Ford, Volvo, The Military, Bobcat, Caterpillar and other American companies regularly test, use and abuse equipment and vehicles in Arizona’s extremely hot and dusty environment. NASA also tested their lunar and Mar’s rovers here. In addition to filtering extremely fine dust, there was a study in 1992 that proved microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi live in this insidious dust (along with tons of non-living but no less damaging toxins.)
At APC, Arizona road dust doesn’t intimidate us, we can handle it. Our filters are custom designed and manufactured to deal with extreme environmental conditions to provide long service life and filter out fine Arizona road dust including viruses if applicable. Our custom pleated cartridge and panel filters are engineered to handle a wide range conditions. 33 years of filter design, engineering and testing allow APC to determine the proper filter media selection specific for each piece of equipment and application. APC is also the only air filter manufacturer within the industry that provides clients with equipment /appliance integrity testing to meet specific air filter efficiency test standards. We have all kinds of challenge particulate including Arizona road dust at our lab facility to test filters with. Our testing insures that your filter will meet or exceed ASHRAE, ASTM, BS EN, HEPA, IEST, ISO, SAE and ULPA test standards.
If you have industrial, commercial or domestic equipment or appliances that are subject to hazardous and damaging dust, off-the-shelf filters won’t provide the filter life or performance you’re looking for. Contact APC today for a custom designed and engineered filter solution for optimum filtration performance and filter life.