ISO 16890 defines testing procedures and a classification system for air filters used in general ventilation equipment. This new standard provides the first opportunity for global harmonization as it proceeds to replace the two existing localized standards; ASHRAE 52.2 which is dominant in USA and EN779:2012 which is dominant in Europe. Both standards coexist in Asia and the Middle East.
There are important differences between the ISO16890 standard and the existing standards.
As global leader of the air filter industry, Camfil totally support the introduction of the new standard. It is clear that implementation of ISO16890 will bring real benefits for specifiers, purchasers and users of air filters. For further advice on the benefits of the new standard and on filter selection according to the new standard, please contact your local Camfil office.