How to improve your indoor air quality – Understand IAQ standard EN13779

Buildings may have mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and/or air filtration or none of these and few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN:13779.

A report by Campaign for Clean Air in London (CAL) highlighted the lack of understanding among senior managers and others that few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN: 13779.  

In London for example many Local Authorities do not know if their buildings comply and many Local Authorities do not know about compliance in their schools and that significant opportunity exists to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy costs.

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CamCleaner – A new generation of air purifier

CamCleanerIn 2013, Camfil launched the only air purifier on the market able to filter all types of indoor air pollutants: microorganisms, allergens, fine and ultra fine particles and gases, including formaldehyde, benzene, VOCs, odours.

Equipped with patented H13 HEPA filters and a double-molecular filtration stage, CamCleaner City is ideal for improving indoor air quality in offices, hotels and meeting rooms, booths in underground parking, basements, schools or health care centers and patient waiting rooms.

Different from other air purifiers, CamCleaner City doesn’t generate any secondary air pollutant (unlike other technologies, such as photocatalysis, cold plasma).It eliminates odours and major indoor air pollutants and protects the health of occupants.

Simple, silent, with a modern design, it can be easily installed everywhere, in any indoor environment, to treat specific indoor air pollution or in places without effective ventilation.

Designed for 130 to 340 m3/h air flow, it has a very low appetite for energy (42 W only). Maintenance is made easy; a warning LED signal indicates the need to change filters.

Proven Efficiency against formaldehyde and particles.

CamCleaner results

Figure 1 : CamCleaner city’s efficiency against fine and ultrafine particles measured in a hotel meeting room (67 participants)

CamCleaner results graph

Figure 2 : CamCleaner City’s efficiency against formaldehyde measured in an independent laboratory. Formaldehyde Initial concentration 25µm/m3 removed  at 3 velocities, in 28m3 room, 18+/-2°C. Formaldehyde HPLC analysis used DNPH adsorbent cartridges for sampling.  Continue reading

CamCleaner improves indoor air quality in leading UK wallpaper factory

We have delivered six CamCleaner 6000 Units to improve the working environment and deliver healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to a leading manufacturer in the North West.

camcleaner 6000 The wallpaper manufacturer, based in Lancashire was founded in the 1940’s.  They are based in a factory in an industrial area of the town and use large printing machines to create patterned wallpapers which are then supplied around the UK, Europe and North America. The factory is still on the original site and over recent years has transformed production into a 200,000²/ft production & office facility.

Our Engineers visited the site to discuss traditional air filter supply to the building and to look at finding a solution to improve indoor air quality within the manufacturing facility.  Visible airborne particles were present at high level, this being a by-product of the printing machines and general manufacturing process. High temperatures and particle counts were confirmed in the building rafters and eaves. Extraction to atmosphere was not an option.

We recommended using six of our CamCleaner 6000 units suspended in the ceiling space above the printing machines, taking the pollution out at source.  The British manufacturing organisation was looking for a solution that could effectively prevent the accumulation of pollution in a controlled manner whilst using very little energy. We were able to provide the appropriate solution to meet this requirement – the CamCleaner 6000 air purifier.

The mobile and stationary version of the CamCleaner 6000 is the ideal solution for effective filtration and purification of air in large interior spaces and industrial plants making it ideal in a factory environment.  CamCleaners use HEPA filters for more efficient filtration, reducing the number of required air changes and using safe and environmentally friendly technology. CamCleaner units come with a high-quality finish, are recognised for trouble-free operation, and provide high air quality at low energy cost. The air circulation generated by the CamCleaner creates a uniform temperature distribution throughout the premises, even in rooms with high ceilings.

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