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Optimized Paint Booth Filters

February 27, 2017 |

Optimized is a difficult word because so many companies have burned bridges by offering "optimized" solution that only seem to optimize their own profits, but this post will discuss the tradititional meaning and how you could self-test or at least self-audit someone ...

What MERV Filter Do I Need?

February 24, 2017 |

One of the most common questions we get is asked a variety of ways:           How much MERV is enough?           What efficiency filter should I use?           Isn’t 8 enough? As is the case with most questions like this, the answer is: It depends.  To come to an ...

MERV/ASHRAE 52.2 Vs ISO 16890 Efficiency Charts

February 24, 2017 |

One of the more common requests we get is to do a cross between different filter test methods.  For years it was a 52.1 to 52.2 cross, then when Europe adopted EN779 charts crossing those two came about now with the adoption and publication of ISO 16890 we are being ...

UVC Top 5 Common Myths

February 23, 2017 |

When an industry is new, or when and old industry experiances a boom there are many compaines that try to jump in for the ride.  This creates a lot of people talking about htings they really don't know anything about in order to earn some sales, and if the conditions ...

HVAC Air Filter Frame Systems

February 23, 2017 |

HVAC air filter frame systems are needed to hold the filter in place while air races through the air handler.  Depending on what type of air filter you need to have it will impact the filter frame system you'll need.  Though most frames themselves are universal the ...

UVGI Coil Irradiation & Energy Savings

February 22, 2017 |

UVGI Coil Irradiation using UV lights has been around since 1996, and has been gaining popularity due to the staggering energy savings and reduced installation costs.  With new technology, fixtures, and more installations the inital, installation, and operation costs ...

Corrosion Control in the Corrosive Environment

February 21, 2017 |

The goal of every wastewater plant, electronics manufacturer, and other facilities that either generate corrosive gas or are sensetive to corrosive gasses is to get to a Mild or G1 level as defined by ISA 71.04:2013 in order to ensure that there are no ill effects of ...

UV Air Disinfection

February 21, 2017 |

UVC light was discovered to have germicidal and disinfection capability in the late 1800's, and the application of UV air disinfection started in the 1920's to combat the spread of Tuberculosis and Measels.  In parts of the world that still have high instances of TB ...

UVC Light & Coil Cleaning

February 20, 2017 |

It was 1996 when UVC light was filrst installed in an HVAC air handling unit as a method to have 24x7 coil cleaning.  Since then this application has become widesread and is even a standard item in the GSA new construction specification.  Now with widespread ...

Corrosion Control of Corrosive Gas

February 17, 2017 |

A facility without proper or functioning corrosion control and prevention is risking significant damage to both their facility and possibly the products they are making.  Corrosive environments are classified by ISA 71.04:2013 and are denoted with G1/Mild, G2/Moderate, ...

What Is Ultraviolet C (UVC)?

February 17, 2017 |

One of the most comon requestes we get when discussing applications of UVC light in commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, and educational facilities is to define UVC.  This makes sense as it would be difficult to understand the applications and why you would ...

What is UVC light's most common applications

February 15, 2017 |

UV light sterilization, also called Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradition or UVGI, is not a new technology and has proven itself to offer substantial benefits when used for coil irradiation, air disinfection, and surface decontamination.  It has become so clear that ...

Chiller Cottonwood Cleaning Screen

February 15, 2017 |

Cleaning Chillers becomes a common chore in areas with a lot of cottonwood trees, swamps with cattails, and near other high debris generating foliage.  In some cases the problem can be so bad that chiller cleaning may be needed every two weeks during peak cottonwood ...

Why Filtration Systems Partners with Camfil

February 13, 2017 |

Camfil is the world leader in air filtration for nearly every category.  Their persistence in creating new product and continuous improvement match our values here at Filtration Systems.  We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of products from several different ...

Why Filtration Systems Partners with Columbus Industries

February 13, 2017 |

Founded in 1965 Columbus Industries has grown into a worldwide force in the Industrial Paint Filter and HVAC filter industries, while also maintain a strong presence with OEMs across multiple disciplines.  Filtration Systems' relationship was born from their ...

Ceiling HEPA Filter FAQs

February 13, 2017 |

Ceiling HEPA Filter FAQs Used most commonly in cleanrooms, operating rooms, anterooms, and pharmacies ceiling HEPA filters come in many different styles.  This style of "cleanroom filters" are the most common and safest type of HEPA filter for operating rooms.  Across ...

Cleanroom HEPA Filter Overview

February 10, 2017 |

Cleanrooms vary in just how clean they need to be, and what is meant by clean.  Typically Cleanrooms in the United States are designed by using US FED STD 209E (which has long been discontinued but still referenced) and ISO 14644-1.  There is no set cleanroom HEPA ...

Ceiling HEPA Filter Terminology

February 10, 2017 |

If you look up at the ceiling of a cleanroom, operating room, anteroom, or pharmacy you will likely see a diffuser with a HEPA filter in it.  These rooms require high purity air filters and the most reliable way of delivering that to a space is through a terminal ...

Optimizing the Operation of Your Industrial Paint Booth

February 02, 2017 |

Operating an Industrial Paint Booth can be a difficult job, but it doesn't have to be.  All operators are looking to improve transfer efficiency, coat more parts in less time, and have as close to Zero defect rate as possible.  However, a simple way of improving all of ...

UV-C For Your HVAC System Checklist

February 01, 2017 |

Over twenty years ago HVAC systems first began getting outfitted with UV-C light systems to irradiate the coils, keeping them clean and operating at peak efficiency.  Even if cleaning HVAC coils is a task done regularly at your facility, most often paybacks have been ...