Most of us have heard of HEPA filters used in household air filter systems for cleaning mold, pollen and dust mites out of the air. Even vacuum cleaners use them. This is a huge benefit for people with allergies or asthma. But HEPA filters offer much more!
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are made with glass and/or synthetic filter media’s to capture submicron airborne particles that are invisible to the human eye. The filter media is so fine it can capture and trap bacteria and viruses.
This isn’t a new technology. They were used back in the 1940s to prevent the spread of radioactive contaminants. But today HEPA filters are of critical importance in a number of industries such as:
• hospital operating rooms
• scientific laboratories
• pharmaceutical manufacturing
• aerospace industries
• electronic microcircuitry
• nuclear facilities
Medical facilities need sterile conditions to protect patients from infection. Likewise scientific laboratories need sterile conditions to keep contaminants out and keep potentially toxic substances in. HEPA filters are essential in these environments.
Industries like aerospace industries, microcircuitry manufacturing and nuclear facilities need protection from particle contamination where the tiniest speck of dust could ruin millions of dollars of equipment—and even put lives at risk. HEPA filters are even installed on the International Space Station (ISS) to protect both astronauts and equipment from contamination.
Food production requires the use of HEPA filters to keep food production and processing areas clean and free of contaminants to protect consumers. In some cases, such as with live yogurt cultures, HEPA filters protect the product and allow it to culture properly in controlled conditions. This guarantees a high quality and safe product reaches your table.
APC Filtration Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified air filter manufacturer providing over 34 years experience in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing, filter testing and appliance/equipment integrity testing for global OEM’s of industrial, commercial and domestic appliances and equipment. Visit them at www.apcfilters.com or call toll-free 1-888-689-1235.