ULPA Filters for Surgical Smoke

Hospitals and medical facilities have some of the strictest rules regarding indoor air quality and management. Airborne particles can be harmful and viruses, bacteria, and other hazardous pathogens will wreak havoc on patients and staff if not contained properly. A large concern recently has been regarding smoke from laser and electrosurgical procedures. Surgical plume, or…

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The History of HEPA Filters

HEPA filters, or High Efficiency Particulate Air filters, are some of the most popular air filters on the market for homes, businesses, and custom use. They are required to filter a minimum of 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns to be considered True HEPA, although many industrial and custom HEPA filters will perform even…

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APC Filtration at the AALAS National Meeting in Denver

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting each fall since 1950. This meeting is designed to bring professionals together from multiple industries to have workshops, lectures, exhibits, and topics relevant to the entire base of people who work within laboratory animal science. APC Filtration is excited to be an…

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APC’s Critical Air Filter Manufacturing Process

When a client approaches APC to design and manufacture a custom air filter, our RFQ process provides a predefined approach to filter design and performance expectations for client review. Once filter design has been established, product drawings are created for customer review and approval. Then BOM’s are created for costing and a quote is prepared…

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Why ULPA Filters?

ULPA (Ultra Low Particulate Air) filters are required in sensitive areas that require the highest level of air filtration. An ULPA filter meeting North American and European test standards can remove from the air a minimum of 99.999% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria particles at 0.12 microns or larger. ULPA filters can also be used in…

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Critical Air Filters for OEM’s

Critical air filters are designed and engineered to meet airflow ranges from 1 to 5000 SCFM. Filter efficiencies range from prefilters starting at 60% ASHRA Efficiency up to ULPA at 99.999995% @ 0.1 microns in particle size. APC qualifies each filter design through in-house 3D modeling and laboratory testing to meet North America and European…

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APC’s New ISO 6 Clean Room Increases Filter Testing Capabilities

Increased demand for tighter ISO controls in high purity and critical air filter production also requires filter tests labs to be climate controlled to ensure temperature and humidity is consistent during filter testing operations. Critical air filters, including HEPA and ULPA filters are susceptible to failure if environmental conditions during filter media storage, pleating, assembly…

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