Changing environmental regulations and health and safety standards across industries means that air filtration requirements are becoming stricter. Industries that previously required standard air filtration methods are beginning to shift towards custom HEPA, ULPA, and antimicrobial filters.
The need to prevent the spread of bacteria and air-borne illnesses also plays a role in the increasing industry regulations. Whether your industry currently requires custom ULPA, HEPA, or antimicrobial filters, or it may in the future, it’s important to stay current with or ahead of your competition and upgrade your filters early.
Custom HEPA Filters & ULPA Filters
HEPA filters have become a standard requirement in many industries in terms of air filtration. HEPA filters achieve at least 99.97% filtration at 0.3 microns, the hardest particle size to filter. They remove bacteria, pollen, allergens, dust, dirt, hair, dander, mold, and other airborne particles from the air. Custom HEPA filters are becoming the standard for providing good air quality and keeping employees healthy in a variety of industries, both sensitive and not:
- Commercial Buildings
ULPA (Ultra-low particulate air) filters are the next step up in air filtration. ULPA filters achieve 99.9995% up to 99.999995 at 0.12 microns, making them even more efficient than HEPA filters. They remove a wider range of harmful air particles than HEPA filters, including more types of smoke and pollutions. Custom ULPA filters are used in areas that are more sensitive or precise, such as:
- Research facilities
- Bio-safety equipment
Custom Antimicrobial Filters
HEPA and ULPA filters can be treated with antimicrobial filter media to kill dangerous microbes on contact. This is key for eliminating specific microbes and bacteria. This next level of filtration inhibits the growth and spread of micro-organisms such as fungi, mold spores, bacteria, and other dangerous airborne contaminates. In areas that could be at risk from the growth of these micro-organisms, custom antimicrobial filter media is a necessary add-on.
- Animal caging systems
- Infection isolation rooms
They can also be used in manufacturing or commercial settings to extend the life of expensive machinery or HVAC systems.
What Filtration Solution is Right for my Business?
These are just a few examples of common industries using HEPA, ULPA, and antimicrobial filters. Your need of these filter types will depend on your industry and business’ requirements and operations.
For more information, contact APC. We design, engineer, manufacture, and test all these filter types to fit your needs and equipment. Contact us for more information about our custom air filters today!