In our last blog, we discussed the importance of cabin air filtration in heavy-duty construction equipment. As dust and other containments are released into the air as machinery moves above ground, underground, sorts materials or digs into the earth, it’s important to keep equipment operators safe by cleaning the air they breath within the cabin.
Recently, OEM Off-Highway, a publication focusing on the off-road equipment industry, covered the dangers of poor air quality out in the field on their website. APC Filtration’s president, Russell Kelly, was interviewed by this publication to discuss what steps are being taken to improve worker safety and cleaner air requirements.
“Improved ventilation and air filtration is a growing part of this industry. APC is working with HVAC manufacturers on filter design to meet the filtration requirements for off-road vehicle cabin ventilation systems,” Kelly said.
The concern over air quality in these applications is increasing, and more companies are seeing the benefits of using high efficiency and/or HEPA filters opposed to standard air filters. As mentioned in a previous blog, HEPA filters are designed to meet and/or exceed a minimum filtration efficiency of 99.97% at 0.3 micron.
We’ve worked with a variety of different clients—both OEMs and HVAC manufacturers—to determine the best solutions for their needs. As stated in OEM Off-Highway’s article, “ensuring operator health will continue to be a key design factor for OEMs and their component suppliers as customers and government regulations alike pursue the importance of clean air,” and we can’t agree more. For more information on our cabin air filtration for off-road vehicles or similar applications, call us toll free at 888-689-1235 or visit us at www.apcfilters.com.