Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors.
Unlike other air filter standards that focus on HVAC systems, the Standard 199-2016 test process analyzes how well filters actually clean and how dust collectors perform as a whole. It is the first standard to provide a methodology for comparing performance results based on true operating conditions.
Using a cartridge dust collector with four high-efficiency filters, the unit feeds dust into the collector under specified conditions, measuring pressure drop and downstream emissions. Camfil APC will use the test rig for both internal product quality testing and to help customers simulate real-world conditions to evaluate the compliance and effectiveness of various filters.
Camfil APC’s lab expansion also includes a highly sensitive scanning electron microscope for analyzing high-efficiency filtration media with nanofiber and PTFE membrane coatings. The lab also houses an array of equipment used for bench testing of customer dust samples to take the guesswork out of dust collection.
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