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        Sustainability for a bright future
2    Reducing ventilation costs in HVAC systems
7    Gold Series® touch for Oystar’s dust
9    Full test treatment for one of America’s top hospitals
10   Lundbeck gets greener with energy-saving Hi-Flo XL
12   Filters at the core for Citicorp and AREVA certification in France

    Reducing ventilation costs
    In the last issue, I talked about our goal to become sustainable and how important it
    is to us. Leading efforts in this area is a way to maintain our global leadership posi-
    tion, retain the respect of the market and strengthen our credibility as the greenest
    air filtration company on the planet. This is summarized inside, but you can get all
    the details about our programme, our progress and what we expect to accomplish
    in Camfil Farr’s Sustainability Report, available for downloading on our website.
                               Energy conservation is closely linked to sustainability. In
                               today’s energy debate, governments are leaning heavier
                               on commercial and industrial building owners to master
                               the fundamentals of energy efficiency and increase
                               their greenness. Using the correct filters with the right
                               filter efficiency and lowest pressure drop will reduce
                               the energy consumption of HVAC systems sharply while
                               maintaining a healthy indoor climate for occupants and
                               enhancing the sustainability performance of buildings.
                                    We recently hosted a series of well-attended national
    seminars in Sweden on the theme of energy savings and caring for the environment.
    Guest speakers and our experts focussed on energy efficiency and climate change,
    energy classifications of filters, indoor air quality and related health problems, AHU
    fan performance, and heat exchangers and energy recovery, among other topics.
        The message was crystal-clear: building ventilation systems are energy-intensive
    (see also “Saving energy” page 4). We calculated – in the case of Sweden – that as
    much as 1.4TWh in energy is needed to move air through filters in all the country’s
    air handling systems. And we know from experience that the right filters with the
    right pressure drop can have a significant impact on this power consumption and
    the carbon footprint of Sweden’s buildings.
        This is only one example from one country, and we don’t have to mention the
    health benefits of using better quality filters. At one of the seminars, an external
    expert also noted how the use of poor quality filters reduces the efficiency of a
    ventilation system: for example, if a substantial amount of dust accumulates in a
    heat exchanger, its efficiency will fall about 50 percent, costing about 1,700 kWh
    in extra energy per year and apartment unit in a building.
        It’s no news to us – for years we have preached the benefits of certified filter
    performance, LCC analyses and high-efficiency filters with low pressure drop.
    Quality filters may cost a little more, but their longer term benefits – in terms of
    reduced energy consumption, higher IAQ, fewer filter changes, and less waste – pay
    off every time – and in many cases, several times over.
        Enjoy this issue and read about the latest air filtration solutions we have
    supplied to valued customers.

    Alan O’Connell
    President and CEO
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                                                                                                           By integrating lower energy consumption as an
                                                                                                           important target in product design, we could
                                                                                                           influence our long-term collaboration with raw
                                                                                                           material suppliers at an early stage while devel-
                                                                                                           oping customer awareness about the energy-
                                                                                                           saving benefits of selecting the right filter for the
                                                                                                           right filtration task.
                                                                                                               Our clean air solutions help customers
                                                                                                           become more environmentally friendly. On a
                                                                                                           daily basis, we advise them on the selection
                                                                                                           of the most energy-efficient filters. Now we will
                                                                                                           also focus on developing completely sustainable
                                                                                                           solutions, taking into account the entire product
                                                                                                           life cycle. We are also committed to maintaining
                                                                                                           and strengthening a partnership of trust with
                                                                                                           our clients by respecting the highest standards
                                                                                                           in business ethics, ranging from respect of
                                                                                                           intellectual property to fair competition or
                                                                                                           transparency in business affairs.
                                                                                                               This requires a strategy, tools, practices
                                                                                                           and approaches that take into account the

Aiming to become an industry                                                                               longer and shorter term effects of our opera-
                                                                                                           tions, as well as their more immediate impacts.

leader in sustainability
                                                                                                           This is why we are underscoring our commit-
                                                                                                           ment to sustainability by starting to package all
                                                                                                           our industry-leading initiatives into a comprehen-
Sustainability can be defined in a multitude of ways but it is basically about
                                                                                                           sive sustainability programme that was launched
balancing growing economies, protecting the environment and social responsibility
                                                                                                           in early 2009. You can read more about this in
to improve quality of life for today’s populations and future generations. Climate
                                                                                                           our Sustainability Report.
change and a growing awareness about conserving resources in society therefore
                                                                                                               As the first air filter manufacturer to formally
require responsible actions and solutions from the air filtration industry as well.
                                                                                                           approach sustainability, we feel the timing is
    Delivering high IAQ, reducing the energy consumption of air handling systems
                                                                                                           right. Interest in all things “green” will continue
with better filters, and continuing our cradle-to- grave approach to product
                                                                                                           to grow despite the current global economic
management will all play a role in this process.
                                                                                                           situation. The world needs to save energy
                                                                                                           and find more renewable resources. More
As part of our journey of continuous improve-        services, we are recognizing that the economy,
                                                                                                           companies are offsetting carbon emissions.
ment, we are cleaning our operations further to      the environment and social responsibility are
                                                                                                           Governments are establishing targets to reduce
drive the industry towards true sustainability and   all interlinked. As described in Camfil Farr’s
                                                                                                           landfill waste. Energy excesses are being turned
reduce our own environmental footprint.              Sustainability Report – the first in the industry –
                                                                                                           into energy efficiency and countries are moving
    In this respect, being recognized as a           our new sustainability mission aims to embrace
                                                                                                           from environmental sustainability to embed-
sustainable leader the air filtration industry,      all these aspects.
                                                                                                           ded sustainability, realizing the stronger ties
now Camfil Farr’s declared mission, will be a
                                                     Taking a tradition a step further                     between sustainability and human well-being.
contribution to ensure a better future by taking
a long-term approach to protecting the environ-      We have been greening our operations, as well
                                                                                                           Improving health
ment. In the case of enterprises like Camfil Farr,   as those of our customers, for years. When it
                                                                                                           Health and well-being is an arena where the
this will involve steady improvement of com-         comes to sustainability, we started to integrate
                                                                                                           international Camfil Farr Group is dedicated to
pany processes, practices and products from a        sustainable thinking at an early stage by pioneer-
                                                                                                           playing an important role. We are in the green
sustainability standpoint.                           ing life cycle assessments of air filters in the
                                                                                                           and clean business. Clean air and healthy condi-
    The bottom line of sustainability is equal       1990s. In this research, our R&D department
                                                                                                           tions for people is the most important benefit
to social benefits, human rights, environmental      identified the most significant environmental
                                                                                                           we offer to our customers through our wide
benefits and financial prosperity. By designing      impact of an air filter – its energy consumption
                                                                                                           product range and applications.
sustainability into Camfil Farr products and         when used in air handling systems.


    We know that air pollution is linked to disease        Green products                                               references in our profession. These efforts have
    and premature death. Each day we inhale                Camfil Farr’s products are developed to reduce               also increased customer awareness about the
    around ten kilos of air, and if it contains pollut-    their environmental impact during production,                importance of selecting the right filter for the
    ants, we inhale them into our bodies and they          use and disposal. Some of our products are                   right filtration application.
    can affect our health. To protect people’s health      also made from a significant percentage of                        Better technical information about filter
    and the environment, our air filtration and air pol-   recycled material, such as plastics for filter               performance in real-life operating conditions is
    lution control systems keep indoor and outdoor         frames and components. Our green products                    another result of our efforts to drive standardi-
    air clean. This is the core business of the Camfil     are energy efficient, lighter, require less pack-            sation issues within our industry to enable fair
    Farr Group.                                            aging and have a longer life span. The higher                comparisons of air filters and pinpoint mislead-

                                                           energy efficiency of our products usually differ-            ing performance claims.
    Saving energy
                                                           entiates Camfil Farr from competitors. Energy
    Camfil Farr welcomes a steady dialogue with                                                                         Caring
                                                           and resource conservation, waste management,
    customers to lower their energy consumption            control and reduced use of harmful chemicals in              Camfil Farr wants to be the leader in a busi-
    and operating costs. We also strive to develop         our production facilities are also included in our           ness that we are currently leading. We want
    new technologies and methods that make our             business targets.                                            people to follow us, and not us to follow them.
    customers even more environmentally efficient                                                                       Sustainability is essential to our future, and at
    and energy-aware.                                      Championing better IAQ                                       the end of the day it is all about how we are all
        Building ventilation costs are significant and     We have helped develop international stand-                  perceived to act. Camfil Farr is looking forward
    filters are the only component in a HVAC system        ards for evaluating filter performance, further              to having a bright and sustainable future with our
    that can be changed at reasonable cost. Energy         establishing the all-important link between high             customers, and yes we do care.
    normally accounts for approximately 70% of the         filter efficiency and good IAQ. These stand-
    total LCC of a ventilation system and the typical      ards are acknowledged today as technical
    energy cost of filters is approximately 30%.
    Selecting the correct filter, with the right filter
    efficiency and lowest pressure drop, can create
    significant savings on energy while maintaining
    healthy indoor air quality (IAQ).

    Improving IAQ
    Lowering energy use will not be enough – our
    products need to deliver quality indoor air at the
    same time. Camfil Farr has designed a balanced
    air quality/energy efficiency rating system to
    support customers in their filter selection proc-
    ess – the “ABCDEFG” air filter classification
    scheme. In the United States, the energy effi-
    ciency of our air filters is rated according to
    our 5-star rating system. This helps customers
    become energy-efficient and comply with the
    next regulatory framework, and it creates much
    more value than short-term savings.
        Customers are also using a battery of Camfil
    Farr tools to determine the optimum combina-
    tion of filters offering the lowest possible oper-
    ating cost. These value-added services include
    software to facilitate product selection and
                                                           YES, WE CARE: “Camfilcairing” – a concept coined from the words Camfil, our environment, caring and air – is
    reduce LCC costs, a Total Filter Management
                                                           our Group’s internal programme to integrate sustainability and good corporate citizenship. Camfilcairing involves
    (TFM) concept embracing all aspects of filter
                                                           everything from energy conservation and green transportation to reducing environmental impact. Tree planting at
    use and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses,        our plant in Malaysia (photo), hiring the disabled, fund raising for senior citizens and collecting food for the needy
    in addition to the above-mentioned energy and          are examples of volunteer community initiatives carried out by our employees in many different countries under
    quality rating systems.                                the Camfilcairing name (see for further information).


                                                                                  An industry first
                                                                                  Camfil Farr is the first air filtration company in the world to publish a corporate Sustainability
                                                                                  Report. The recently released report, describing the company’s initial sustainability actions, goals
                                                                                  and performance indicators, is available for downloading at in an easy-to-read and
                                                                                  environmentally friendly online version. Excerpts from the report can also be found on special pages
                                                                                  that you can link to from the start page.
                                                                                      The report is being published on a voluntary basis to describe our efforts to become a truly
                                                                                  sustainable enterprise. In Camfil Farr’s view, sustainability is vital for continuing growth as well as
                                                                                  essential for understanding the social and environmental concerns of customers, employees and
                                                                                  other stakeholders. As described in the report, the company is setting up a consistent approach to
                                                                                  communicating sustainability through five main directions: energy efficiency, indoor air quality, green
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                                                                                  For further information about our sustainability programme, please contact:
                                                                                  Myriam Tryjefaczka, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Camfil Farr,
                                                                                  phone +33 344 29 33 40, e-mail:

Camfil Farr has also joined the United Nations Global Compact programme and endorsed its ten principles related to human rights,
environment protection and fair labour. Visit

Preventing contamination risks
with H1N1 filtration
The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide in much
the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
     H1N1, also referred to as the "swine flu", can be spread through airborne droplets
generated from coughing, sneezing or talking, or it can be contracted from contacting
body secretion from the eyes, nose or mouth. Most droplets created by coughing or

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sneezing are relatively large (over 5 microns) and most will travel only a short distance
(1-2 meters or 3-6 feet) before settling out of the air and onto surrounding surfaces.

The highest risk of transmission through the                                      • For exhaust air from risk zones, certified and         the equivalent European efficiencies are an effi-
direct inhalation of these droplets occurs in                                     tested HEPA filters are recommended to remove            ciency filter of F7 (EN 779:2002) to improve
close proximity to infected individuals after                                     droplets associated with virus transfer.                 the protection factor by approximately 1.5-2,
they sneeze or cough. The virus can live on dry                                                                                            compared to unfiltered air, and an H13 filter
                                                                                  • For inlet air, two-stage filtration is recom-
surfaces for about two hours, unless inactivated                                                                                           (EN 1822) to improve protection by a factor
                                                                                  mended, in which the first stage uses an air
by disinfectants.                                                                                                                          of 1,000-2,000 and a factor of 500-1,000
                                                                                  filter with a MERV 8 and MERV-A of 8 and the
                                                                                                                                           compared to an F7 filter. The risk of airborne
                                                                                  second stage a filter with a MERV 14 and
Recommended filtration solutions                                                                                                           contamination is then extremely limited. The
                                                                                  MERV-A of 14. MERVs are filter efficiencies
The size of the H1N1 virus is approximately                                                                                                five classifications between F7 and H13 will
                                                                                  evaluated under ASHRAE (American Society
80-120 nanometers in size (1 nanometer is                                                                                                  progressively improve the protection level.
                                                                                  of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
roughly 80,000 times smaller than the width
                                                                                  Engineers. MERV-A is an additional testing step          • Great care should be taken to the location of
of a human hair). The most penetrating size
                                                                                  that provides a value relative to the filter’s ability   the air inlet and exhaust to avoid cross contami-
for Camfil Farr’s HEPA and ULPA filter products
                                                                                  to maintain efficiency over time.                        nation, for example.
are between 0.1-0.15 micrometers. Camfil Farr
recommends the following filtration solutions:                                    • Based on a virus size of 0.08 to 0.12 microns,                                                       >>>


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    Isolating H1N1 patients                                               In critical situations, air changes should be                                        Camfil Farr has developed the
    Isolating the patient is the most important fac-                      increased to the maximum ability of the HVAC                                         Pandemic Barrier 20 and 2000, two
    tor for infectious disease control. The isolation                     system serving the area. Variable air volume                                         highly efficient air filters for particle
    room should be under negative pressure to                             systems should be modified to operate at full                                        sizes less than 80 nanometers in
    prevent droplet nuclei – the virus carrier from                       capacity and the fan on all systems should                                           size, to protect against bacteria or
    sneezing and coughing – from transferring to                          be in the constant-on position. If an air filter                                     viruses, such as H1N1. The purifica-
    other areas of the facility. The area should also                     can remove 90% of all 1-micron size particles                                        tion coefficient of these filters is 20
    include a ventilation system that reduces the                         within a space in 23 minutes, the same filter                                        and 2000, respectively.
    droplet nuclei.                                                       only requires 9 minutes if the air change rate is
                                                                                                                                                               Pandemic Barrier 20 and 2000 are used
         When air in infectious isolation rooms can-                      increased to 15.
                                                                                                                                                               for final filtration in air handling systems
    not be 100% exhausted, HEPA filters should be
                                                                          Protecting maintenance staff                                                         with high security and hygiene requirements
    used in duct systems discharging into general
                                                                                                                                                               to protect against viruses or bacteria dur-
    ventilation (recirculated air), in ducts for indi-                    In air handling units, the virus may survive for a
                                                                                                                                                               ing pandemics. These very high efficiency
    vidual room recirculation, in exhaust ducts from                      while in filters. Maintenance staff should wear
                                                                                                                                                               filters are compact and designed for easy
    booths and enclosures, or in exhaust ducts to                         appropriate protective equipment when chang-
                                                                                                                                                               exchange of regular fine filters with a 25 mm
    prevent droplet nuclei from being discharged to                       ing used filters, which should be packed in
                                                                                                                                                               header frame. The filters are incinerable and
    other areas.                                                          plastic bags for proper disposal.
                                                                                                                                                               come with a closeable plastic bag for secure
                                                                          For further information                                                              disposal.
    Air changes
                                                                                                                                                                   Pandemic Barrier 20 and 2000 have an
    Depending on the pandemic level and risk level,                       Your local Camfil Farr company, distributor or
                                                                                                                                                               efficiency of ≥ 95% and 99.95% for virus and
    the proportion of fresh air could be increased                        representative can tell you more about applying
                                                                                                                                                               bacteria particle sizes > 0.08µm.
    in proportion to recycled air in the HVAC (heat-                      H1N1 air filtration in medical or critical care

    ing, ventilation and air conditioning) system in                      facilities, as well as assist engineering and
                                                                                                                                                               For further information contact your
    order to reduce potential airborne contaminant                        contracting firms in new system or room
                                                                                                                                                               local Camfil Farr company, distributor or
    diffusion.                                                            design.

    *This is a summary of the article “Pandemic influenza H1N1 Air Filtration”, by Charlie Seyffer, Camfil Farr Manager of
    Marketing & Technical Materials in the U.S. The paper was prepared to brief customers and medical/critical care facilities on
    recommended filtration solutions for preventing contamination risk.


Dust collection that’s
                                                                                                           Dust containment for
                                                                                                           Oystar’s customers
                                                                                                           Since ATEX and full containment of dust are of

as good as gold for Oystar                                                                                 paramount importance to Oystar Manesty’s cus-
                                                                                                           tomers, the company needed a dust collector
                                                                                                           supplier that could offer these features world-
An international leader in pharmaceutical equipment needs a top-notch dust
                                                                                                           wide together with technical backup.
collector partner that can offer genuine global support. An example is UK-based
                                                                                                               The choice fell on Camfil Farr and the
Oystar Manesty, one of the world’s leading tablet equipment manufacturers for
                                                                                                           GSC series due to the collector’s build quality,
over 80 years.
                                                                                                           strength and very simple and extremely quick
    Oystar Manesty’s tablet presses and coaters incorporate the very latest in
                                                                                                           filter-change system. The GSC’s flexibility in
manufacturing technology to meet the toughest pharmaceutical demands. The
                                                                                                           terms of door position and explosion vent-
company supplies a wide range of machines for tablet production applications,
                                                                                                           ing panels were other features that attracted
including drying, coating, pressing, blistering, filling, wrapping, sealing, packing
and palletizing.
                                                                                                               “We chose Camfil Farr APC and continue

This equipment, supplied to pharmaceutical           containment dust collectors in North, South and       to have a very good and close relationship

manufacturers in Europe, Africa, Asia, the           Central America, Asia and Europe today.               because the equipment is extremely robust,

Pacific Rim and North and South America, can             The GSC combines high efficiency filtration,      flexible in terms of size and specification and

produce from 9,000 to more than 1 million            safe-change capability and ease of maintenance        includes the safe change containment options,”

single, bi-layer and effervescent tablets per hour   while protecting the workplace and environ-           says Ian Harrop, HVAC & Installation Engineer

in a variety of batch sizes. The company’s coat-     ment from fugitive manufacturing particulates.        at Oystar Manesty. Other factors were Camfil

ing systems are the state-of-the art in aqueous      Safe-change containment systems are supplied          Farr’s APC’s ability to respond quickly to enquir-

film coating of pellets and tablets. Key Oystar      for the filter cartridges and discharge system        ies and non-standard drawings, offer backup

products include the Xpress WiP and AccuSpray        underneath the collector. The BIBO (bag-in, bag-      and support to both Oystar Manesty’s internal

systems.                                             out) method is utilised for safe cartridge changes,   and external project and sales engineers, and

                                                     while the discharge uses liner technology.            the quick lead-times for the GSCs.
Meeting ATEX regulations                                 Camfil Farr APC also supplies secondary               Today, Camfil Farr APC Europe is Oystar

Oystar Manesty exports most of their machines        safety systems using HEPA filters after the           Manesty’s main supplier of dust containment

and the new EU safety directives in Europe,          dust collector. This backup system also allows        systems in the global market.

known as ATEX, are highly important to com-          recirculation of the filter air back into the HVAC
panies like Oystar which manufacture and sup-        system, significantly reducing energy costs.
ply equipment for use in potentially explosive
atmospheres (also known as hazardous areas).
These EU directives also apply to the customers
using Oystar’s tablet production machines.

Two key dust concerns
There are two key concerns when handling
potential dust generated in connection with the
production of pharmaceuticals: the potent, toxic
or allergenic properties of the compound as it
relates to personnel exposure, and the explosion
properties of the compound. In most cases, dust
containment is required.
    Camfil Farr’s Air Pollution Control (APC)
experts recommend the Gold Series® Camtain™
(GSC) for a variety of pharmaceutical dust col-
lection applications, including tablet presses,
coating, fluid bed drying, spray drying, blend-
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ing, granulation and general room ventilation.
Pharmaceutical companies are using these


    Proving superior
                                                                                                                                    in-situ test in four air handling units (AHUs) over
                                                                                                                                    a period of four months.
                                                                                                                                        The objective of the test was to demon-

    product performance
                                                                                                                                    strate that coarse-fibre filters can lose their effi-
                                                                                                                                    ciency. Another goal was to show the customer
                                                                                                                                    how filter costs could be reduced by eliminating

    for one of America’s
                                                                                                                                    redundant banks of pre-filters and reducing
                                                                                                                                    the pre-filter maintenance schedule from four
                                                                                                                                    changes a year to only two with Camfil Farr

    best hospitals
                                                                                                                                    filters. This would also consolidate the cus-
                                                                                                                                    tomer’s inventory for better control and simplify
                                                                                                                                    the ordering process.

    Camfil Farr performs long-term tests                  The complex includes internationally renowned                             Testing Durafil (Opakfil) and Hi-Flo
    in real operating conditions all over the             centres of excellence in transplantation, cancer                          The test was designed to verify the performance
    world to determine the performance of                 and neurosurgery. It is also ranked as one of                             of Camfil Farr’s Durafil® ES MV14 and Hi-Flo®
    its filters with great accuracy.                      America’s best hospitals.                                                 MV14 filters versus a coarse-fibre pocket filter
                                                              Over the years the university medical centre                          and coarse-fibre rigid box filter from two com-
    In the U.S. Northeast, the medical centre of a
                                                          has purchased air filters from the same sup-                              petitors.
    major university is one of the largest and most
                                                          plier and used a variety of air filtration brands.                            Durafil, with wet-laid micro-fine media, is
    highly recognized healthcare facilities in North
                                                          However, after meeting a local Camfil Farr                                recognized for its high-efficiency performance
    America. This treatment, research and teach-
                                                          distributor, the centre learned about Camfil                              in a compact V-bank design. In the U.S., it has
    ing complex generates USD 7 billion in annual
                                                          Farr’s fine-fibre filters and TCO (Total Cost of                          an Energy Cost Index (ECI) of five stars, making
    revenue and has more than 50,000 employees.
                                                          Ownership) concept and decided to order an                                it the most efficient ASHRAE-grade air filter in
                                                                                                                                    the North American market. (In Europe, Durafil
                                                                                                                                    is sold as Opakfil.)
                                                                                                                                        Hi-Flo incorporates high-lofted air-laid micro-
                                                                                                                                    fibre glass media. This high-quality filter material,
                                                                                                                                    with small fibre diameter and uniform lofting,
                                                                                                                                    guarantees a consistent and reliable sub-micron
                                                                                                                                    particle capture throughout its lifetime.
                                                                                                                                        The in-situ test results proved the superior
                                                                                                                                    performance of fine fibres and the Durafil and
                                                                                                                                    Hi-Flo filter designs. The customer has now
                                                                                                                                    requested Camfil Farr to carry out a complete
                                                                                                                                    survey of all 130 air handlers on the premises
                                                                                                                                    and will receive a detailed filtration study to
                                                                                                                                    document the total cost savings and benefits of
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                                                                                                                                    switching to Durafil and Hi-Flo.

          Tests vs. real-life efficiency
          “A number of filter manufacturers are promoting filtration products that use filter media that will not perform in service as well as it
          performs in standard ASHRAE testing,” comments Danja McMillan, Camfil Farr’s Northeast Region Sales Manager in the U.S. “Because of
          this discrepancy, filtration users think they are purchasing a product that will deliver a level of filtration based on an ASHRAE test report.”
              “However, these products do not achieve the level of particle removal efficiency shown in the ASHRAE test report when the filters
          are installed in the user’s system. Thus, the user needs reliable information on what the differences are between ‘real-life’ efficiency filter
          efficiency and ‘test report’ filter efficiency. With our in-situ tests, customers get the proof they need, right in their own AHUs, right on their


                                                                                                              Pioneering railroad

                                                                                                           Diesel-electric locomotives need large quantities of
                                                                                                           cooling air to cool the electrical motors and gener-
                                                                                                           ators in locomotive traction systems. Early diesel-
                                                                                                           electric locomotives used panel filters to clean this
                                                                                                           air, but as locomotive power grew, the volume of
                                                                                                           cooling air grew accordingly and the face area and
                                                                                                           maintenance requirement of the increasing number
                                                                                                           of panel filters became excessive.
                                                                                                               Camfil Farr developed the Dynavane inertial air

Making headway in subways
                                                                                                           filter in the 1950s to address this problem and iner-
                                                                                                           tial air filters soon became standard equipment on
                                                                                                           locomotives that were required to operate in high-

with good filtration                                                                                       dust concentration environments. Since inertial air
                                                                                                           filters operate at three times the face velocity of
                                                                                                           panel filters, the intake area can be smaller at the
Camfil Farr is the leading supplier of air filters for subway (underground) cars in
                                                                                                           same time as demands for cooling air increase.
North America and deals with all major mass transit authorities in the U.S. The
                                                                                                               The maintenance requirements of the all metal
major filtration applications are for cooling air for traction motors that drive the
                                                                                                           Dynavane are minimal – going through the locomo-
cars, and for breathing air in subway cars.
                                                                                                           tive “car wash” every few months is usually all the

Filtering the cooling air of traction motors keeps the interior of the motors clean, allowing them to      cleaning they get between locomotive overhauls,

run cooler. It also reduces motor failures due to overheating, or electrical short circuits caused by      which are typically every seven to eight years.

contamination of the commutators (coils). Good filtration of breathing air improves the cleanliness of         The Dynavanes currently in operation in the
                                                                                                           different parts of the world are contributing in a
car interiors and the efficiency of the heating and cooling coils in air conditioning systems.
                                                                                                           greener planet by filtering thousands of tonnes of

Pleated panel filters                                                                                      dust every year without landfilling anything.

Because of size and pressure drop limitations, pleated panel filters give the best combination of
                                                                                                           Keeping railroads on track
efficiency, pressure drop and life in on-board subway air filtration systems. Many subway systems
                                                                                                           In the early 1990s, Camfil Farr Railroad first
start exclusively as underground systems, but as they grow into the suburbs, they are often run above
                                                                                                           developed the RF180 Hybrid Bag filter for engine
ground because of the lower construction costs involved.
                                                                                                           combustion air, which not only increased efficiency
     In many such systems, the air intake designs did not consider the challenges of removing dust,
                                                                                                           over previous bag filters but also could reliably run
rain water and snow from the intake air and water penetration can be a major problem. In the U.S.,
                                                                                                           for six months regardless of locomotive operating
Camfil Farr developed the R30/30WR panel filter specifically for mass transit applications where the
                                                                                                           conditions. The six-month Model 400 Lubricating
air cleaning efficiency needed to be at least MERV 7 (G4), and where efficient inlet water separation
                                                                                                           Oil Filter and Model 400 HE Fuel Filter were also
could not be retrofitted.
                                                                                                           introduced for longer reliability and improved filtra-
     R30/30WR media, frame and adhesives are completely water-resistant and rain will not penetrate
                                                                                                           tion efficiency in electronic fuel injection systems.
the filter.
                                                                                                               As a result of these Camfil Farr initiatives,
                                                                                                           more than half of the long-haul diesel locomotives
Mass transit relieves massive congestion
                                                                                                           in North America run a six-month filter maintenance
Many of the largest and fastest growing metropolises have reached the point where congestion in            schedule today. Prior to 1995, filters had to be
individual transportation – whether by cars, motorcycles or bicycles – is threatening to choke growth      changed every three months.
and impacting quality of life. The solution has been to build mass transit systems – either elevated           This major change in railroad maintenance
above ground or underground.                                                                               schedules over the past 15 years has saved an
     Mass transit systems run on electricity, and regardless of how this electricity is generated, their   estimated 16,000 metric tonnes in used filters and
energy consumption and emissions are a fraction of those of the individual transportation vehicles         boxes, as well as over 4,000 metric tonnes in used
and diesel buses they replace.                                                                             oil and fuel impregnated in the used filters.


                                                                                                             Farr’s new Hi-Flo XL series and decided to test
                                                                                                             the air filter in real operating conditions against
                                                                                                             existing air filters in an air handling unit (AHU).
                                                                                                                 A frequent user of Camfil Farr’s life cycle
                                                                                                             cost (LCC) calculation programme, Morten
                                                                                                             Sehested had fed data for his system in the
                                                                                                             software and discovered that Hi-Flo XLT offered
                                                                                                             what he was looking for in terms of pressure
                                                                                                             drop development and lifetime efficiency.
                                                                                                                 Camfil Farr’s programme enabled him to
                                                                                                             determine the LCC costs for Hi-Flo XLT, based
                                                                                                             on the Lundbeck plant’s unique operating
                                                                                                             conditions and requirements. On a step-by-step
                                                                                                             basis, the software is designed to calculate the
                                                                                                             specific cost for filters, taking into account all
                                                                                                             important factors such as installation issues,
                                                                                                             the condition of ducts, filter changes, energy
                                                                                                             consumption and purchase, maintenance and
                                                                                                             disposal concerns.

     Lundbeck makes                                                                                          Test proves savings
                                                                                                             During the test in real operating conditions at

     its case for energy
                                                                                                             the Copenhagen plant, the pressure drop in the
                                                                                                             AHU was continuously measured and the results
                                                                                                             showed that it increased only very slowly over
                                                                                                             time with Hi-Flo XLT, helping to keep energy

                                                                                                             consumption low.
                                                                                                                 A rule of thumb, for a typical installation
                                                                                                             running half time over one year, is that one less
                                                                                                             Pascal in pressure drop over a filter reduces
     In today’s increasingly energy-conscious society, all kinds of manufacturers are
                                                                                                             energy costs by 1 euro. In Lundbeck’s case,
     reducing the energy consumption of their facilities to cut costs and improve the
                                                                                                             using Hi-Flo XLT is estimated save the company
     overall greenness of their operations.
                                                                                                             1 euro for each Pascal in reduced pressure drop
         Selecting the right air filters for their air handling systems is one way to save
                                                                                                             when the plant’s ventilation system runs 5,600
     energy. The typical energy cost of air filters, as a percentage of the total ventilation
                                                                                                             hours per year, and would save even more
     system, is approximately 30%. When manufacturing plants use the right air filters
                                                                                                             money if the system ran 24 hours a day.
     with the right design and lowest average pressure drop, they can cut their energy
     use while maintaining high air quality for sensitive clean production processes.                        Camvane eliminates moisture
                                                                                                             Based on his extensive experience from work-
     This was the clear choice for Lundbeck, an        clean, requiring the right kind of air filters for
                                                                                                             ing with ventilation systems, Morten Sehested
     international pharmaceuticals company head-       high-efficiency filtration and long operating life.
                                                                                                             also knew that pressure drop and efficiency
     quartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lundbeck        Reducing the power consumption of ventilation
                                                                                                             are affected if air filters get wet. To solve this,
     develops and sells pharmaceuticals for the        fans was also important at Lundbeck in its
                                                                                                             Camvane weather louvers were installed outside
     treatment of neurological disorders, including    mission to become more energy-efficient.
                                                                                                             a number of key air intakes at the Copenhagen
     depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease,
                                                       Testing Hi-Flo XLT                                    plant. This highly efficient moisture eliminator
     Parkinson’s disease and insomnia. The com-
                                                                                                             stops water droplets from entering a ventilation
     pany is also a world leader in pharmaceuticals    At the Copenhagen plant, Lundbeck’s air han-
     for treating central nervous system (CNS)         dling systems are the main focus of Morten
     disorders.                                        Sehested, a specialist who has been working
                                                                                                             Reducing greenhouse gases
         At Lundbeck’s Copenhagen plant, the ven-      with Camfil Farr Denmark for almost 12 years
                                                                                                             Lundbeck’s goal over the next few years is
     tilation system for pharmaceutical production     to solve ventilation problems and improve clean
                                                                                                             to maintain the same level of carbon dioxide
     and comfort air has to be fail-safe and ultra-    air processes. In 2007, he learned about Camfil

emissions in 2016 as its operations emitted in              to take care of our air filtration technology problems             20% savings in operating
                                                                                                                                 costs with Hi-Flo XL

2006. This will require a further review of air filter      and reduce our energy consumption. Our coopera-
choices and the overall air handling system to cut          tion will be important for our future energy savings
energy use and help reach this goal. Lundbeck’s             and reducing our overall carbon footprint,” says
continuing collaboration with Camfil Farr will be part      Morten Sehested.
of this.
    “Camfil Farr has the knowledge and expertise                                                                                         difference

                                                                                                                      Standard filters                      Hi-Flo XL

Hi-Flo XL is efficiency at its best
                                                                                                                        Energy-efficient Hi-Flo XL reduces the
                                                                                                                          biggest cost component: energy

Camfil Farr’s energy-saving Hi-Flo XL is being re-launched
in the Scandinavian countries with new design features and
                                                                                                                                                      Service, disposal
improved performance. A new marketing campaign is high-
lighting Hi-Flo XL’s optimum design and how it makes the                                                                                              Filter purchases

pocket filter highly efficient in terms of providing consistently                                                                                     Energy

                                                                                                                      Total cost for a ventilation system
high air quality and low energy consumption.
                                                                                   Hi-Flo XLT
                                                                                                                             Perfectly conical pockets for
                                                                                                                                a lower pressure drop
Hi-Flo XL combines cost efficiency, environmental thinking and low energy consumption all in the same filter
series. The Eurovent-certified Hi-Flo XL range has been streamlined and now features 36 models instead                                                          Standard filters

of 134, making selection and stocking easier for customers and distributors. Hi-Flo XL’s new one-piece
                                                                                                                                                                Hi-Flo XL
plastic frame and high-tech filter media are proprietary designs developed by Camfil Farr’s R&D Department.
The low-weight media and frame are also eco-friendly because they are completely incinerable and cheaper to
dispose of. When it is time to change the filter, you simply place the used filter in a burnable bag.

The energy saver
                                                                                                                          Air flow
The new Hi-Flo XL generation is specifically designed for energy savings over a wide application range. The
                                                                                                                          Lower pressure drop development
filters are designed to fit virtually all types of air handling units used in commercial and industrial ventilation              for greater savings

    Compared with most standard pocket filters on the market, Hi-Flo XL can reduce the operating cost of                                              Standard filters

a ventilation system by more than 20 percent since it keeps pressure drop low over a longer period. The
ventilation system operates more efficiently, over a longer period of time, and uses less energy as a result.
                                                                                                                                                                 Hi-Flo XL
It has been estimated that Hi-Flo XL can save building owners more than 1 euro per Pa (pressure drop) per
filter and year.
    When air flows as freely as possible through the pockets of an air filter, with no resistance, the filter will
perform better. In Hi-Flo XL, this is achieved with perfectly conical pockets based a newly developed seam
                                                                                                                      Hi-Flo XL retains its high efficiency until
design and stitching technique.                                                                                                it is time to change it

Four filters meeting all needs
The Hi-Flo XL range includes the ten-pocket Hi-Flo XLT (F6, F7, F9); the six-pocket Hi-Flo XLS (G4, F6, F7, F9);
City-Flo XL, a combined particle and molecular filter meeting the new European standard for IAQ,
EN 13779:2007, which also effectively removes ozone; and the six bag Hi-Cap XLS (G4), a basic filter with
high dust holding capacity that is typically used as a pre-filter to remove the coarsest particles in air handling
    With such a wide range of standard Hi-Flo XL sizes and non-standard versions, Camfil Farr can now cover
                                                                                                                               Particle efficiency: 87% (F7)
all customer needs with a new market platform. Camfil Farr plans to gradually introduce the energy-saving
Hi-Flo XL family in other European markets within the very near future. Your local Camfil Farr company, agent
or distributor can tell you more.

                                                                                                                                     U PC O M IN G E X HI BI TI O NS
                                                                                                                                     Meet Camfil Farr at the following events:

                                                                    AREVA, ranked first in the global nuclear power
From left: Arnaud Paque, Managing Director of Camfil Farr France,   industry, recently named Camfil Farr France a
Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of AREVA and Bertrand Estrade, AREVA
Commodity Manager and Corporate Purchasing Productions.             certified supplier.                                                                 2009

                                                                                                                                                   Cibus Tec 2009
To become an AREVA Certified Supplier, a company has to meet almost 25 different criteria regarding quality,                                  Oct. 27 - 30, Parma, Italy

sustainable development values, competitiveness, innovation, R&D, safety, security and the environment.                                             Dec. 8 - 12
                                                                                                                                              Power Gen International,
     “Maintaining trusting, long-term relations with suppliers has been one of the keys to AREVA’s success, which
                                                                                                                                               Las Vegas (NV), USA
is why we wish to thank them and renew this trust by giving them the tile of AREVA Certified Supplier”, says
Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of AREVA.
     AREVA operates all over the world to provide customers with nuclear power solutions for carbon-free power
generation and electricity transmission. The Group has 75,000 employees and more than EUR 13 billion in annual                                    February 9 - 12
                                                                                                                                              Interclima, Paris, France
sales revenue.
                                                                                                                                               March 23 - 26
                                                                                                                                        Nordbygg, Stockholm, Sweden

                                                                                                                                     Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2010

Core contract with Citicorp
                                                                                                                                          March 23 - 27, Milan, Italy

                                                                                                                                          May 12 - 14, Bologna, Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        C O VE R P H O T O : G E T T Y I M AG E S
In the United States, Citicorp – management                            “Our full service offering includes local stocking and
company for Citigroup’s real estate holdings                           shipping, providing the highest quality air filters in the
in North America – has signed an exclusive                             industry, local sales and service, technical assistance      CAMFIL FARR AIRMAIL is a world-wide
                                                                                                                                    publication for Camfil Farr customers.
national air filter agreement with Camfil Farr                         and expertise, facility surveys, continuous air filter

                                                                                                                                                                                 Edition: 30,000 copies. Printed in Sweden
                                                                                                                                    Available in nine languages.
for the supply of high-performance pleated,                            programme improvements and selecting products on
                                                                                                                                    Published by:
bag and rigid air filters for installation at                          the basis of their life cycle cost (LCC).”
                                                                                                                                    Camfil AB, Sveavägen 56E
Citigroup facilities in the U.S. and Canada.                               Throughout the U.S. and Canada, Citigroup has            SE-111 34 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
                                                                       more than 100 corporate high-rise buildings with major       Tel +46 8 545 12 500
“This is Citicorp’s first major national air filter agree-                                                                          Fax +46 8 24 96 50
                                                                       campuses in Florida and Texas. Citicorp also manages
ment and Camfil Farr will be replacing products that                                                                                E-mail:
                                                                       over 1,000 Citi Bank branch locations.
were previously purchased based on local site deci-
sions,” says Tom Rumpler, National Accounts Manager                                                                                 Publisher:
                                                                                                                                                                                 PRODUCTION: CAMFIL-FARR, THORN PR SWEDEN AND YMER REKLAMBYRå.

                                                                                                                                    Alain Berard, VP,
at Camfil Farr in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                    Director Sales and Marketing
                                                                                                                                    Camfil Farr Group

                                                                                                                                    Margareta Swahn Forsling
Want to know more?                                           Head Office
                                                                                                                                    Tel +46 8 545 12 513
For further information please contact the                   Camfil AB, Sveavägen 56E, SE-111 34 STOCKHOLM,
Camfil Farr subsidiary or agent closest to                                                                                          Fax +46 8 24 96 50
                                                             Sweden. Tel +46 8 545 12 500. Fax +46 8 24 96 50
you, or phone, write or fax to Camfil Farr                                                                                          E-mail:

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