IAQ partnership with State Hermitage Museum

In 2011-2012, Camfil Farr filtration specialists have been participating in the development of scientific and design documentation for the restoration and repair of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems serving Petrovsky Hall on the second floor of the Winter Palace – one of five buildings belonging to the world renown State Hermitage Museum complex in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


The aim of this co-operation is to introduce eco-friendly filtration technology and increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of the HVAC systems. This project has involved measuring air quality in the room and ventilation systems, verifying the operation of air handling units, and changing out filters to Camfil Farr’s, which have higher efficiencies,  greener profiles and lower energy consumption.

Camfil Farr’s scanning electron microscope unit, located at the R&D Centre in Sweden, is also being used to analyze filters and materials.

On the basis of this research, Camfil Farr has proposed solutions to improve the air quality in Petrovsky Hall from 2012 to 2014.

Other State Hermitage projects In addition, a contract has been signed to develop the scientific and design documentation for the restoration and repair of the HVAC systems serving the Great Church of the Winter Palace.

In the framework of the ongoing scientific cooperation with State Hermitage Museum, Camfil Farr specialists have also been invited to participate in a seminar titled “Climate Control in the Museum – The Conservation of the Cultural Heritage”, part of the museum’s International Research and Practice Conference, to be held January 30-February 1, 2013.
“This long-term collaboration is a mutual learning itinerary for both State Hermitage and Camfil Farr and we are pleased to be engaged in projects for such a prestigious museum,” says Lennart Schröder, President of Camfil International.

“State Hermitage is focussed on green technology and energy efficiency and we can help with this all-important sustainability question to preserve one of the most spectacular collections of art and treasure in the world,” he ends.

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