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Every business depends on its surrounding environment and understanding the needs truly depends on identifying the problems. One fact that will remain unchanged even after the COVID-19 pandemic storm settles is that 'air travels'. It is important to highlight the potential risks surrounding the business such as air pollution.
When safeguarding the health of people remains the primary concern, it is the responsibility of businesses to leave no stone unturned when preparing to relaunch or refresh the business. Air contamination can occur from anywhere even from outside the premises.
Every business depends on its surrounding environment and understanding the needs truly depends on identifying the problems. One fact that will remain unchanged even after the COVID-19 pandemic storm settles is that 'air travels'. It is important to highlight the potential risks surrounding the business such as air pollution.Life science and healthcare Air cleaners and air purifiers Food and beverage Virus Contamination Control Commercial and Public buildings Air quality
The new Absolute V HEPA range of air filters is all about making your life simpler, safer and more eco friendly. This is achieved by offering you filters that are extremely light-weight, robust and easy to handle. Filters that provide world-leading protection for your operations.Life science and healthcare Food and beverage Virus Contamination Control Electronics and optics Air quality
Some processes are more sensitive than others. If you work in the food and beverage or life science industries, you know how tough the demands on clean air are. To be sure you have the right filter, look for the ProSafe symbol.
With a growing demand for greener practices, and rising operational costs, it has become imperative that gas turbine operators cut their carbon footprints. Upgraded air intake systems are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to meet these demands, while improving operations at the same time.
Clean air plays an imperative role in the life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical process chain. Many studies have inferred that in moderate levels of air pollution the damage to human health is irreversible. In the life science industry where biological life or living organisms are at play, it is vital to maintain utmost hygiene along with superior indoor air quality. Camfil’s high-efficiency air filtration solutions are used by many global life science industry specialists in cleanrooms, production areas, and laboratories, including many global biosafety labs around the world.
For a safe school operation, healthy and virus-free air in the classroom is needed to avoid infections and diseases. Viruses, such as COVID-19, can spread through the air in the form of aerosols. Depending on factors including ventilation rates and particulate levels, these viruses can remain airborne for several hours. Indoor environments can experience a higher concentration of aerosols (high viral load), which can increase the risk of infection.
During the winter we experience fresh and clear air thanks to the cold but what most people don’t understand is that the air quality changes. The cold climate contributes not only to dry hands, electric hair, and parched mucous membranes, many people experience cold flu, and other sicknesses during the winter. Why and is there anything we can do to counteract it?
The technical service department at Deventer hospital received complaints several times a year about unwanted diesel odours in different parts of the hospital building. Headaches was one the key problem among the laboratory staff. In operating rooms, the problem was significant because the air is circulated directly from the exhaust vent onto the operating table.
Camfil Singapore has teamed-up with local education focused enterprise, Curious Thoughts Academy in an innovative partnership programme called SESG, developed by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (SwedCham).
In March 2020, Hilton Hall had to close its doors because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. They took their teaching online to help keep life as normal as possible for their students but also started planning the best and safest way of getting the studios open again. The dance studios have no ventilation systems in place which was restricting the number of students being able to return. This is when they contacted Camfil.
In barber shops or the salon industry, touch is inevitable, therefore, they need a controlled clean, and positive environment. Air is the most crucial aspect of being indoors and being susceptible to harmful pathogens in a closed environment calls for reflecting actions.
Meeting stricter marine emissions standards while continuing to run reciprocating engines will significantly increase operating costs for commercial shipping operators. To support low emissions, liquified natural gas is becoming a key marine fuel due to increasing availability and clean combustion.
Åby Renseanlæg, which is part of Aarhus Vand, Denmark is a large and modern treatment plant that purifies wastewater in Aarhus Municipality. After experiencing challenges in the laboratory air, Camfil's air purification solutions came onboard for help.
The food and beverage industry is affected by unique air quality challenges that can risk the health and safety of workers, production equipment along with a potential for contamination. Let’s look at how high-efficiency air filters can provide an effective and affordable solution.
Compass Transport has a storage capacity of 12,000 square meter, where both long term pallet storage and order pickups take place. Since April 2019, the new storage centre in Hardenberg is in use. During the construction of this new centre, Compass Transport took the topic of dust and filtration into the engineering & implementation stage.
Due to extreme pollution, the PM 1 & PM2.5 levels in the capital city of India are reaching an alarming stage. Even inside the office PM2.5 levels were 5 times the safe levels recommended by WHO. With various challenges due to leased premise and building ventilation, Camfil helped this client achieve optimal air quality with air cleaners & purifiers.
We spend up to 90% of our time indoors which can easily lead to infecting our surroundings. When we cough and sneeze, we secrete small drops that can spread several meters and stay suspended in the air for a long time. Once the droplets have fallen on surfaces, viruses and bacteria can survive for several days depending on the environment and conditions.
The benefits of clean air in your warehouse and logistics center is a competitive advantage in the hectic logistics industry. In a clean production environment, there is less downtime, lower energy costs, lower environmental impact and healthier employees, and of course a cleaner and flawless product to send out to the customer.
In a scientific debate, WHO has acknowledged that in the case of COVID-19, airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings. Scientists across the world are looking for more evidence as it may affect many guidelines in the crowded indoor environment.
Thomann GmbH is the world's largest online and mail order retailer in the music industry for musical instruments, light and sound equipment, with almost 10 million customers in 120 countries and 80,000 products on offer. Due to the daily stock turnover, a lot of dust is generated in the ambient air. This is also a concern with occupational health and safety.
In the meat processing industry, there is a big focus on ventilation technology for the prevention of the virus outbreak. Due to a lack of standards in the industry around ventilation, there is very little guidance around what should be considered as the clean air requirements for the facility.
Designed to help identify filters that improve gas turbine efficiency, the Value Rating is the easiest way to select air filter for gas turbines.
CamGT filters have been engineered to excel in extreme environments. They virtually eliminate fouling, corrosion and maintenance downtime, all at a lower and more stable pressure drop.
It’s no surprise that air pollution has also been associated with lung cancer. What is shocking, however, is that bad air can also increase the risk of mortality from other types of sarcoma, including breast, liver, and pancreatic cancer.
Last one-month Australia looked like an inferno to rest of the world and the loss cannot be summed only in numbers. Traumatic aftereffects of wildfire are still haunting many, and it is still far from over as authorities have reported that ‘fire season’ may continue till April. Those effected have lost homes, businesses but even those sitting away from the flames in the thick smoke blanket are breathing unhealthy air. A lot of cities in Australia have been covered by a thick haze of smoke from the wildfires for weeks.
Air quality in meat processing facilities is often the forgotten ingredient within their facility. Did you know that Meat processing factories are susceptible to the spread of airborne viruses and microbes? The temperature and humidity requirements along with the production processes lend to the survival of airborne microbes and viruses. This means that the airborne viruses can survive longer in the air than in other facilities.
Air quality in your office is important to protecting the health of your employees. Poor air quality can lead to an increased transmission of viruses between employees which can lead to lower productivity and increased sick days in your office
Air quality has always been an important factor for hotels, whether it has been removing odours from kitchen extracts to ensuring a clean environment by reducing particulate levels.
GO fit Sports Centers were forced to close all its centers in March 2020 when the state of emergency was announced in Spain to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Ingesport Group the parent company of the GO fit brand, contacted us to provide a comprehensive solution to reduce the risks of airborne transmission and infection, facilitating a safer indoor environment.
Fast food stores are usually located in a crowded commercial area or building where there are problems such as polluted air, gases, and odours. The fresh air fan units in the ventilation system are often close to the pollution source, i.e., exhaust air of other shops in the building.
Molecular Contamination Control (MCC) products remove molecules, gases and vapours from the air that cannot be captured using ordinary particle filters. Molecules are typically 1,000 to 10,000 times smaller than the most penetrating particles that pass through HEPA and ULPA filters.
For some of us, spring is not just a wonderful time of the year. With spring come runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, red eyes, itching and fatigue - and many people struggle with getting proper sleep.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) develops and produces dust, fume and mist collectors for industrial exhaust-air cleaning. These extraction systems are used across a wide range of applications and industries, including metalworking, pharmaceutical, automotive, food and beverage, and mining.
Dust is everywhere – in our homes, workplaces and the surrounding environment. One can be annoyed with the dust piled on the surface of the bookshelf but unfortunately there is a darker side; the dust can cause allergies, health problems and expensive issues in production processes and equipment.
Corrosion of electronic process control equipment can cause disruptions in production leading to lower productivity and lower profitability - this can be expensive to fix.
Air filters in data centres offer a host of solid business benefits in a whole range of different applications, but one of their most impressive uses is in data centres. They raise energy efficiency and lower energy bills along with providing healthy work environment.
A repeal of the Clean Power Plan, lead by no less than the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) itself, could very well drive a spike in demand for commercial air filters.
In 2019 the BRCGS released a revision to their Global Food Safety Guideline. In this revision the requirements for Indoor air Quality and Air filtration have been expanded to give a clearer understanding of what is needed to pass BRCGS audits
Strong R&D results in advanced innovations - Camfil’s team is focused on developing and designing the products that are robust, reliable, and evolutionary.
Activated carbon (also known as activated charcoal) is an exceptionally versatile material that can control the vast majority of molecules that pollute the air – that’s more than 150 million catalogued chemicals.
Filtration is a physical, biological or chemical operation that separates solid matter – and sometimes fluids – from a mixture with a filter medium that has a complex structure through which only certain elements of the air (or fluid) can pass.
HEPA filtration is required in a range of different Industries from Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals, Microelectronics and even the Food and Beverage Industry. Learn about the changing trends in HEPA filtration requirements, How HEPA filtration has advanced over the last number of years and how to identify and reduce the associated costs to your clean air requirements
Hinkley Point C in Somerset, United Kingdom is amongst the safest and most efficient nuclear power generator that is type of a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR). With hundreds of megawatts electrical production in planning, safety of the process becomes a key concern.
Case Study: One of the world's Oil & Gas majors had severe problems associated with the operation of their gas turbines. Frequent peaks in inlet air pressure and short filter replacement intervals led to high operational costs.
Case Study: Comparison Test indicates a potential of $937 000 USD savings over a six-year timeframe by upgrading to EPA.
Camfil Power Systems (PS) provides filtration and acoustical solutions for turbomachinery including gas turbines, generators,industrial air compressors and diesel engines. Turbomachinery technology has evolved tremendously over the past decades.
What if we told you that 98% air and 2% fuel is the input of your most valuable assets, your turbines? Now what if we told you that 100% of that air contains pollutants that can damage your turbines if they’re not properly filtered?
Gas turbines are susceptible to fouling and damage if water droplets and water soluble contaminants, i.e. salts, are ingested by an engine.
During heavy storms, filters are subject to a lot of water. Both filter efficiency and pressure drop can be impacted if the filter drainage is not properly designed or the media hydrophobicity is not sufficient.
The biogas process is critical as it releases heavily contaminated gasses that can cause engine corrosion and equipment abrasion, causing unscheduled downtime for maintenance and repair, which results in loss of output and profit. Luckily, there are several ways of solving molecular filtration in biogas plants with different types of filter media in deep beds.
To answer this question, let's look at the difference between a land based gas turbine and a jet engine.
Going to a gym is supposed to keep you healthy – but the air in gyms can be filled with indoor air pollutants and pose a threat to visitors and employees.
A Canadian-based provider of wholesale French and Asian-style cakes and pastries that ship to restaurants and grocery stores throughout North America turned to Camfil when it needed a dust collector. The requirements for the dust collector included the ability to collect flour, sugar, baking and dry mix dust from ingredients being dropped into mixers, augers and bin dumpers.
World’s largest air purification system in a tunnel with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11,000 tonnes annually. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 percent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to high level of air pollution that pose significant risk to health.
We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and filtration.
Combating the virus in the air. Maintaining a good level of hygiene and covering the mouth with a mask are good ways to stay protected but is this enough? Maintaining a hygienic and sanitary environment along with protection from those infected are vital as the virus thrives in contaminated conditions.
Starting New Year’s with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with training, yoga, eating fresh but no one thinks about breathing ‘clean air’, people often ignore the importance of clean air that is required to stay on top of those resolutions.
Case Study: The BioGas produced is heavily laden with H2S (hydrogen sulphide), a gas that can cause corrosion and pitting inside the gas engine. A solution was required where a high level of abatement of H2S was possible and an easy filter media maintenance.
Case Study: The units are exposed to harsh environmental conditions that lead to spikes in pressure drop (dP) and excessive engine degradation from fouling and corrosion. As a result, the customer was forced to schedule unwanted shutdowns for maintenance.
A Message From Camfil Group Sustainability Officer. As you will read in this report, we have a bigger approach to sustainability where we look at our role as an employer and how we work with suppliers, distributors and customers to protect human rights, comply with trade regulations and ensure we help prevent corruption.
In 2018, Camfil transitioned CEOs. Find out what our former and current CEOs think about Camfil’s approach to sustainability in this interview. Our management believe we can run a healthy business and do good at the same time!
As temperatures plummet and winter weather starts to bite, heating systems are switched on. Well insulated, airtight modern houses are highly efficient at retaining this warmth, but they also keep in less welcome things such as fumes from central heating systems, wood burners and open fires.
As the wildfires continue to blaze all over the world, a vast amount of pollutants is being released into the air. View our solution guide and learn how to protect yourself and you facility during the wildfires season.
Metrics matter because you can't manage what you don't measure. Making decisions based on facts rather than emotions or "gut feel" is the only way to manage a situation effectively. That's why an air quality index (AQI) is an invaluable tool in the relentless battle against air pollution.
The Camfil experience has been designed as an interactive Virtual Reality Platform designed to educate end users on the importance of Indoor Air Quality. The Camfil Experience has many unique features including
Air pollution is not a new problem. The London smog of 1952 killed an estimated 12,000 people, and in response to it, a Clean Air Act was passed in the UK to combat air pollution. View our infographic to learn more about the risks.
The Swedish government will step up measures to improve the indoor environment in Swedish housing. Enhancing professional competence will be the platform. Better ventilation and filtration technology will be the means.
Cold weather and winter holidays make the warm, entertaining confines of a museum an attractive prospect. To keep the contents of these artefact filled buildings in good condition, preserving often decades of history.
We often discuss solutions for keeping the air inside our workplaces clean from pollutants. But during the holiday season, we have the unique ability to spend time away from work and at home with families.
Studies suggest that indoor air quality and productivity of employees are related. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff. In this article, we help define solutions to improve your current IAQ.
75 attendees. Seven noted speakers. Four professors. One mission – to discuss the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). On Monday, September 5, 2017, Camfil AB and Trosa Kommun hosted a full day forum on IAQ.
The WHO says that air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk. There are 3.7 million deaths every year attributable to outdoor air pollution and 4.3 million deaths attributable to indoor air pollution.
We can perform a battery of bench tests on your sample dust, including simulated challenges. We analyze your performance requirements and use this information to develop the best collection system for your needs.
We want to enjoy the spring and nature is undoubtedly good for us overall. We love our pets and like our house to be fresh! In home air cleaners are a great solution.
For several years, Hornsgatan has been designated Sweden's dirtiest street when it comes to air pollution. Hornsgatan is an exposed street when it comes to harmful particles in the air. How does this affect residents?
Learn more about our state of the art technology center in Trosa, Sweden. The center is positioned near our flagship factory to work in conjunction with product testing. A passion for R&D has driven the us forward for 50 years.
Humans eat 1kg of food each day, drink 2,5 kg of fluids and breathe more than 15kg of air per day. We take care about the food we eat and the water that we drink, but rarely do we consider the air we breath. Find out more with our Take A Breath infographics.
This standard provides the first opportunity for global harmonisation as it proceeds to replace the two existing localised standards; ASHRAE 52.2 which is dominant in USA and EN779:2012 which is dominant in Europe.
Ambient air quality has improved considerably in the last few decades by a range of measures. However, there is convincing evidence that current levels of air pollution still pose a considerable risk to human health.
Two important international initiatives are set to impact on filtration in the home and at work to protect occupants from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether small or large, the end product of our air filters is clean air.
To remain operational, data centres must be cooled to a specific temperature, and the physical equipment must be protected from the elements to avoid costly breakdowns. How can Camfil help you achieve the right temperature?
Most people understand air pollution and poor air quality are issues that are important, but it often remains an abstract concept until it affects them directly. But food and beverage contamination grabs people's attention.
Cross-contamination is a serious concern in the food processing industry. Facilities that produce both non-allergy-friendly or gluten-containing foods and “free-from” foods face even more challenges.
As a place of healing and recovery, hospital air quality is even more important than the air quality at commercial offices and shopping malls. The purpose of a hospital is to return people to good health, and an essential aspect of this process is ensuring that airborne pollutants do not make existing conditions worse.
Turbomachinery: Air inlet filtration systems should be designed to suit the environment. Because of market pressures, a general design has been used in widely varying environment conditions. Before making your purchase, get an assessment.
Gas Turbine Application: Do you operate in a coastal or offshore site? Unfortunately, you probably have to deal with corrosion related issues. You can, however, operate corrosion-free if you take the right measures.
Although there are engineering standards that recommend levels of air filtration for airplanes, there is no federal requirement for airplanes to install air filters. Cabins may not be filtered or cleaned in any way.
It's important for us to understand how the air we breathe can affect our long-term health. That's especially true when it comes to office air quality, since most adults spend at least eight hours in these enclosed areas.
The reason understanding SBS is important is a majority of adults spend a minimum of eight hours a day inside an office or work building, and most are indoor for about 90 percent of the time they are awake.
City M, equipped with particulate and molecular filters, delivers a healthier indoor environment by removing dust, contaminants and harmful particles in department stores, offices, schools, hospitals and homes.
Case Study: Auburndale Power Plant Weathers The Elements. The plant was experiencing high pressure drop and short filter life. In reviewing the situation it was determined that the hot and humid climate of Florida was degrading the performance of the filter. What was the solution?
Case Study: Bottled Water Producer Reduces Labour And Waste. One of the largest global food companies and a global leader in the bottled water industry, read about how this company turned to Camfil to help meet its strong commitment to health, hydration and the environment in particular.
Case Study: Noise complaints from neighboring communities prompted the plants to evaluate a noise-reducing filtration system.
Case Study: A Breath Of Fresh Air For The Logistics Sector. Two large warehouses of are used for interim storage of components. With stock moved on a daily basis, the stored components soon gather dust. The availability of staff and maintaining their health is top priority.
Case Study: Camfil Wins Dalkia Over Four Competitors. Dalkia designed 12 testing benches to compare four air filtration combinations on three sites in France with different operating environments. Four competitors were free to select their best combinations.
Case Study: Air Cleaner Solves Health & Dust Issue. The DB Schenker logistics centre in Önnestad, Sweden now successfully deploys Camﬁl CamCleaner 6000s for ﬁltering and purifying air in hall areas. Commissioning the CamCleaners did not require major structural alterations.
Case Study: DB Schenker Cleans Distrubution Centre Air. No matter where they are in the world, Camfil’s customers rely on us to protect their employees’ health by improving indoor air quality. Listen to how a world-leading logistics company worked together with Camfil to solve issues within their distribution centre in Norway.
Case Study: Odour Solution For Pharmaceutical Company. There was a distinct odour in the manufacturer's lab and cold storage area, and employee complaints of nuisance odour eventually circulated to management where the concern was escalated.
Case Study: Filter Savings At Frozen Food Manufacturer. Three air handling units supplied air to critical processing areas in one of the USA's largest frozen food manufacturing facilities. The pre and final filter combination saved the plant over $33,000 per year.
Case Study: Metal Fabrication Workshop Improves IAQ. Increase production efficiency, reduce your environmental impact and keep your shop and workers safe. Camfil industrial air cleaners work hard for Georgian Gates, so they can focus on getting the job done.
Case Study: Huadian Beats The Heat With Camfil. An upgrade to the CamPulse GTC filters maximised availability during the critical heating season for a Huadian plant, located in the Tianjin development zone in China. The original system could not perform during peak season.
Case Study: Gold Series Blasts Competitor Dust Collector. JPW Companies offers a wide variety of products built to last for manufacturing companies. Installed on a blasting machine, JPW Companies originally installed a competitor's dust collector to manage the facility.
Case Study: Eliminating Dust Clouds At Midwest PMS. Midwest PMS is a manufacturer of liquid supplements for livestock that are custom blended per order to various customers in the US. Their fully automated batching system combines an order’s various ingredients by weight.
Case Study. Food Producer Builds Appetite For Gold Series. Nestle wanted a turnkey installation and a guaranteed price for a dust collection system at their frozen dinner plant. The application called for two collectors to handle the various types of spices and additives.
Case Study: Indoor Air Quality Worth The Investment. This major bank is one of the world‘s largest financial institutions. Norland Managed services are the Facilities Management provider for their 600,000 square feet London office building, in central London.
Case Study: North Sea Oil Rig Accommodation Areas. Employees at the North Sea Oil Rig needed cleaner air in common spaces such as television rooms and accommodation spaces. Find out how Camfil and MSV Regalia improved the air with 24/7 usage of a filtration system.
Case Study: Pfizer Prioritises Energy Reduction Project. Camfil secured a supply and installation contract at the Pfizer Global Research and Development Campus in South-East Kent, UK that improved air quality and saves over £2 million.
Case Study: Camtain Contains Explosive Pharma Dust. A multinational pharmaceutical company needed a dust extraction system for their new tableting suite in Spain. The suite comprised of six rooms, each with its own tablet machine that created explosive dusts.
A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.
Case Study: St James Hospital Prevents Aspergillus. Healthcare facilities must maintain the highest levels of cleanliness to promote health and healing. Camfil provides air cleaners for these environments. St. James Hospitaal in Dublin used Camfil for Aspergillus prevention.
Case Study: Retrofit Solutions For Tata Power Ltd. Based on the site survey, Camfil proposed replacement of the pulse filter system with a three-stage static/barrier filter system, considering the local environment filled with refineries and a thermal power plant nearby.
A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.
Case Study: Clean Air For Leading Beverage Manufacturer. Air is the only ingredient involved in every aspect of food and beverage manufacturing. Air comes into contact with products from storage of goods all way to packaging. How can we help to keep your food processes safe?
Camfil offers a broad range of products designed for different environments. Here you can find some of our customers' common pain points and explore the right options for you. So, how can we help you?