Camfil-Farr's MERV 8 filter cuts change-out frequency and cost
Camfil-Farr introduces its MERV 8 (ASHRAE 52.2-2007) “30/30” air filter. The 30/30 is a high-efficiency radial pleat panel filter that is designed for many applications in industry, from offices and cafeterias to manufacturing, receiving and packaging areas. It is ideal as the first phase of filtration in large AHUs, helping to create a healthful and productive work environment while containing energy costs.
For labs, infirmaries, or quality inspection areas, where HEPAs or other high-efficiency filters are used, the MERV 8 30-30 is a high-performing pre-filter with a long service life and a very low end-of-life pressure drop. Key to the 30/30's ability to minimize energy use is its high dust-holding capacity. Tests show the 30/30 has 30% higher dust-holding capacity than a conventional MERV 8 filter. This reduces the frequency of changeouts while keeping airflow resistance low. This MERV 8 has the lowest average pressure drop of any MERV 8 filter, and has earned five stars on the Energy Cost Index (ECI) — the highest performance ranking. Low pressure drop translates directly into lower energy costs.
The MERV 8 30/30 was designed to deliver the greatest overall value in commercial filtration. Its distinctive design provides full use of the media. This means a longer service life, and a reduction in waste management burdens and inventory expense. It also reduces the labor required for filter replacement.
The media for the 30/30 filter is a proprietary blend of cotton and synthetic fibers, which loads with uniformity. The media is all-mechanical, rather than electrostatic, and maintains consistent, high removal efficiency throughout the filter's life. In contrast, other MERV 8s are made with electrostatically charged media, whose efficiency plummets as dust loads.
The Camfil Farr Performance Guarantee Program guarantees that the 30/30 will maintain its efficiency over time, and will last longer than any pleated panel filter. An important case study, just released, details how the extended life of the 30/30 saved one of the world's largest computer hardware manufacturers $34,786 annually, while also reducing labor costs.
The radial media pleats are secured by a welded wire grid, spot-welded on 1 inch centers. The grid is treated for extended corrosion protection and is bonded to the media to prevent oscillation.
A high wet strength beverage board frame creates a stable, non-yielding media pack. The media pack is bonded to the frame and diagonal support members are bonded to each pleat to enhance rigidity through bridge-style engineering. Filter bypass is virtually eliminated. The 30/30 is guaranteed to 2.0 inches w.g. without media pack failure.
The MERV 8 30/30 filter is rated an Underwriters Laboratories Class 2 or 1, and is available in configurations suitable to virtually any filter bank used in industry. Its unique combination of performance, energy savings and applications flexibility makes it ideal for the broadest range of manufacturing, processing and gas turbine applications.
The Camfil Farr 30/30 may be used to meet requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council (“LEED”) in terms of efficiency, energy savings and reduced disposal impact.