A global market leader and pioneer of advanced medical devices examined our manufacturing and filter testing capabilities to develop an ULPA filter for a surgical suit capable of filtering 99.9995% @ 0.12 micron with a pressure drop of 0.75″ w.g.
They wanted raw material alternatives capable of killing microbes on contact, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the leading cause of hospital staph infections.
APC determined an ULPA filter capable of 99.9995% @ 0.12 micron with a pressure drop of 0.75″ w.g. was required to operate at 113° F with a 100% positive seal.
APC engineers determined alternative raw material selections and performed 3D fluid dynamic simulations on several imaged designs to meet the client’s filter size, pressure drop and performance criteria. Prototype medical ULPA filters were created, tested and approved in 20 days.