4V Antimicrobial HEPA Air Filter for the Swine Industry

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Industry: Livestock Science (Swine)
Application: Reduce airborne transmission of the PRRS virus.

Our swine industry client shared a problem common to all those who maintain swine facilities: combating the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The virus, which affects breathing in young pigs and the reproductive system in older, breeding livestock, is spread by porcine nasal secretions, saliva, feces, and urine, and causes losses to the U.S. swine industry in excess of an estimated $580 million per year. Because field studies suggest that PRRS can be airborne for up to 3km (2 miles), the client approached APC Filtration Inc. to help prevent the spread of the virus within and between its swine farm populations.

After analyzing the ventilation systems in our client’s swine facilities, APC developed a high filtration efficiency 4V filter with a specially treated antimicrobial filter media. We combined this high efficiency filter with a MERV 8 pre-filter to prolong the life of the 4V filter. The V-shaped filter design increases filter area, providing a much lower pressure drop over the life of the filter, offering the additional benefit of reduced client energy consumption. APC also extended the life of each filter through a 4V filter design, which reduced waste disposal and maintenance costs by decreasing the number of filter changes previously required. APC Filtration played a critical role in our client’s comprehensive biosecurity measures for each farm.

To learn more about reducing airborne transmission of the PRRS virus, about our antimicrobial HEPA air filter, or about our other products and services, please contact APC Filtration, Inc.

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Custom Manufactured Antimicrobial HEPA Air Filter Specifications:

Product Description 4V Filter – Custom Design
Filtration Efficiency Capabilities
MERV Rating ASHRAE 52.2-2007 BS EN779:2002
60 – 65%
70 – 75%
80 – 90%
90 – 95%
F6 – 60-80%
F6 – 60-80%
F7 – 80-90%
F8 – 90-95%
F9 – >95%
BS EN1822:2009 IEST RP-CC001.5 – (0.3 µm)
E10 (formerly H10)
E11 (formerly H11)
E12 (formerly H12)

Custom designed filters to meet any filtration efficiency.

Filter Frame Sizes
3V Single Header Plastic Frame Nominal Size
Actual Size
592×592×292 mm
592×490×292 mm
592×287×292 mm
4V Single Header Plastic Frame 24×24×12
592×592×292 mm
592×490×292 mm
592×287×292 mm
5V Single Header Plastic Frame 24×24×12
592×592×292 mm
592×490×292 mm
592×287×292 mm
5V No Header Plastic Frame 24×24×12
610×610×292 mm
305×610×292 mm

Custom frame sizes available at additional tooling charge

Frame Materials High Impact ABS
Custom injection molding and vacuum forming as required.
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Custom Design – 100 pcs (plus any applicable tooling)
Delivery Time Production: 3- 4 weeks
Tooling: 10 to 12 weeks
Delivery Location FOB: Manufacturing & Warehouse Locations
Brantford, Ontario Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Rancho Dominguez, California, USA
Port of Shanghai, China
Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015
Laboratory Testing Capabilities U shaped Duct Testing to ASHRAE 52.2 and EN779 standards.LMS2000 the most accurate test system for HEPA and ULPA Filters.Horizontal Duct Testing to ASHRAE 52.1 and old EN779 Standards for Dust Spot Efficiency, Arrestance and Holding Capacity.
Product Design & Graphic Software Capabilities Solidworks 3D Design
AutoCAD 2D
Adobe Illustrator
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