Article by Steve Devine, Sean O’Reilly, Andy Stillo, and Don Thornburg
This useful article provides an overview of science-based factors to consider when selecting HEPA filters. Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the material compatibility of HEPA filters is essential for engineers and end users seeking to optimise filter selection for performance reliability and sustainability. In order to give the reader a basic understanding of how filters work, it is essential that the principles of filtration are clearly defined.
Optimising the filter selection is crucial to maximising filter life and energy savings. Filter selection and optimisation software allows facility operators to select filters based on scientific data. The result is verified savings in the hundreds of thousands of pounds per year on HVAC filters with little or no capital investment.
Camfil’s CREO software will help you understand:
- Clean room theory and design
- Human particle generation calculations
- LCC (Life Cycle Cost) calculations
- Steady state condition calculations for various designs
- Air handling system design specific to the selection of air filters
- Latest and historic clean room standards.
The CREO manual & software development was driven by Sean O’Reilly, Camfil’s Global Director for the Clean room segment, with support from a team of internal experts in Camfil corporate R&D & marketing in Sweden, Malaysia & the USA. These tools along with another recently published booklet named, “Life Sciences Industry Insights” demonstrate Camfil’s world-renowned expertise in air filtration applications for cleanroom environments.
The Camfil Group is a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions. With 50 years of experience in air filtration products and solutions, Camfil delivers value to customers all over the world while contributing to something essential to everyone – clean air for health, well-being and performance.