outperforms 99% OF AHAM CERTIFIED AIR

outperforms 99% OF AHAM CERTIFIED AIR
C-90B Electronic Air Cleaner
Second generation technology
Even higher CADR ratings
Safe, effective and energy efficient
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AHAM TESTED and CERTIFIED effective at
removing dust, tobacco smoke and pollen.
AHAM rated for areas up to 506 square feet.
Meets and EXCEEDS all government
recommendations for safe ozone emissions
(UL, EPA and FDA).
outperforms 99% OF AHAM CERTIFIED AIR CLEANERS
Clean fresh air... your good health and well-
TOP RATED AND NOW EVEN BETTER!
being depend on it. But according to the Environmental Protec-
The C-90 has been consistently top-rated by leading publica-
tion Agency, today's tightly-sealed homes and offices can have
tions. It quickly eliminates dust, tobacco smoke, pollen, pet
air that is up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air.
dander and other allergy and asthma triggers. The C-90B’s clean
An air cleaner is an excellent way to eliminate indoor pollutants.
The C-90B, Friedrich's second generation electronic air cleaner,
effectively cleans the air for a healthier, more pleasant indoor
environment. We've taken the best and made it even better.
PROVEN SAFE & EFFECTIVE
Growing concerns about ionizers and indoor ozone levels have
caused confusion about what is safe. The Friedrich C-90 has been
proven safe and effective by the Association of Home Appliance
air delivery rates (CADR) are as much as 18% higher than its
predecessor, the C-90A, which already outperformed 99%
of the AHAM certified air cleaners on the market *.
ENERGY EFFICIENT
The C-90B is ENERGY STAR® qualified. Products that have earned
the ENERGY STAR label help protect the environment and cost
less to operate. The C-90B uses about the same amount of
electricity as a household light bulb.
Manufacturers (AHAM). In recent reports, the C-90 was also
QUIET OPERATION
selected as the best safe and effective choice, producing only
The C-90B is quiet and unobtrusive. At times you may not even
minimal amounts of ozone. In standardized industry testing, the
know it's running. On the low setting it runs at 45.89 dBs, almost
C-90 produced only .014 parts per million of ozone, well below
as quiet as a PC. This makes it ideal for bedrooms and offices, as
the UL and FDA limit of .050 ppm.
well as family rooms and other high-activity areas.
* Based on CADR for tobacco, pollen and dust.
SAFE and effective
ADVANCED FEATURES
Powerful three-speed fan
quickly removes airborne pollutants.
Power indicator light
shows that the unit is operating properly.
Safety interlock switch
shuts unit off when access cover is removed.
HOW THE C-90B WORKS
1
The pre-filter catches the larger particles as room air is drawn
through the rear grille by a small yet powerful 3-speed fan.
2
The electronic cell charges billions of microscopic particles as
they pass through a powerful electric field.
3
Collector plates immediately attract these “charged” particles.
4
The activated carbon filter removes most common odors and
fumes as the “clean air” is circulated back into the room.
1
Self-regulating power supply
eliminates possible line voltage fluctuations.
Consider these important benefits when shopping for an air cleaner:
C-90B
Ionizers
HEPA
Meets UL/FDA safe ozone emission standard
Effective airflow
Cleanable filter
Helps remove odor
High energy efficiency ratings
Three filtering phases
AHAM certified
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Some models
Yes
Some models
No
Yes
Yes
No
Some models
Some models
Some models
Some models
Particles held after trapping
Yes
No
Yes
2 3
4
C-90B side view
EASY MAINTENANCE
You can keep the unit operating at peak efficiency by periodically washing the
electronic cell. Simply lift out the cell and submerge it in a bathtub or other
suitable container. It may also be placed in an automatic dishwasher.
The pre-filter can be rinsed with water as needed. The inexpensive carbon
filter only needs to be replaced occasionally, about every three to six months.
Ordering replacement carbon filters is easy– just go to bestaircleaner.com to
place a secure online order, or call us directly to place your order by phone. You
can also purchase replacement filters from your local authorized dealer.
Filter Type
Electronic cell
Carbon filter
Pre-filter
Maintenance
Rinse with water as needed
Replace every 3-6 months
Wash as needed
ELIMINATE INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS
FROM THE AIR YOU BREATHE
Notice a shaft of sunlight as it streams in through a window. The visible dust
and lint are only one percent of the billions of particles present. Most are
microscopic and will aggravate allergy symptoms, cause respiratory ailments
and contribute to overall discomfort. The C-90B effectively works to eliminate
these common indoor pollutants:
• Dust particles
• Plant spores
• Humidifiers
• Mold spores
• Pollen
• Fireplaces
• Pet dander
• Tobacco smoke
• Wood stoves
• Air fresheners
• Aerosol sprays
• Pesticides
Cost
$0
$19.95
$0
Pet dander is a common
allergy/asthma trigger.
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IN JUST A FEW YEARS THE
C-90B WILL PAY FOR ITSELF
Don’t let the price tag fool you. Yes, the C-90B initial purchase
may cost more than some other air cleaners, but other air cleaners
can cost much more to operate.
Compare the costs of a Friedrich C-90B purchased for $499, and
a popular HEPA-filtered air cleaner for $219. If you run each unit
on the medium fan setting for 24 hours per day for five years,
how much will each air cleaner cost then? In an average year, the
C-90B costs $182 less per year to operate than a typical HEPAfilter air cleaner. When you add operating costs to purchase price,
the C-90B has a five-year savings of $550.
1st year
2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year
5-year *
totals
FRIEDRICH C-90B (335 CADR)
Purchase price
Filters
Electricity
$499
$20
$63
–
$40
$63
–
$40
$63
–
$40
$63
–
$40
$63
$499
$180
$315
$ 994
HEPA PRODUCT (225 CADR)
Purchase price
Filters
$219
$0
–
$100
–
$100
–
$100
–
$100
$219
$400
Electricity
$185
$185
$185
$185
$185
$925
$1,544
* Cost estimates are based on available Internet prices for air cleaners, pre-filters and primary filters, with filters replaced
following manufacturer suggestions. Electricity costs are based on average rate of $.08 per kilowatt hour.
THE C-90B OUTPERFORMS
OTHER TECHNOLOGY
FRIEDRICH C-90B
The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) is the standard by which
portable room air cleaners are evaluated. You will generally
see CADRs expressed for the three most common types of
pollutants: tobacco smoke, dust and pollen. CADR refers to
the amount of clean air provided by an air cleaner each minute
of operation- measured in cubic feet. The Friedrich C-90B air
cleaner is rated for rooms up to 506 square feet.
With one of the highest CADR ratings in the industry, The
C-90B quickly removes airborne contaminants as small as .01
microns, approximately 1000 times smaller than the smallest
dust speck visible to the naked eye.
HEPA PRODUCT
STANDARD FILTER
BACTERIA
POLLEN
VIRUSES
TYPICAL
HOUSEHOLD
POLLUTANTS
TOBACCO SMOKE
HOUSEHOLD DUST
SMOG
ANIMAL DANDER
PARTICLE
SIZE
(MICRONS)
100
10
Visible with
naked eye
1.0
0.5
0.3
Visible with microscope
0.1
0.01
0.001
Visible with
electron microscope
SPECIFICATIONS 60 Hz / 120V
Electrical
Fan speed - CFM
Weight
Cabinet Dimensions
AMPS
WATTS
HIGH
MEDIUM
LOW
NET
28 Lbs.
SHIPPING 33 Lbs.
HEIGHT
WIDTH
DEPTH
.80
90
390
280
220
19.0"
15.0"
21.5"
506
326
384
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C90B-05
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MOST ADVANCED
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IQAir HealthPro Plus
The #1 Rated Air Purifier
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our family’s 40 year tradition of building the world’s best air cleaners has allowed us to develop the HealthPro Plus. Since the
HealthPro Plus was launched, it has received more #1 product reviews than any other air purifier on the market. Professional
reviewers consider many criteria in making their decision as to what really constitutes the “best” air purifier. The one thing
that none of our reviewers have failed to notice, though, is that they have never before evaluated an air purifier that has the
air cleaning power of the IQAir HealthPro Plus. We are proud and honored that so many experts agree.
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Consumers Digest
The HealthPro Plus has received Consumers Digest’s prestigious BEST BUY award. Consumers Digest
found the HealthPro Plus to be “ideal for allergy sufferers” and praised its ability to clean the air in
large spaces.
Reviewboard Magazine
The HealthPro Plus has been awarded Reviewboard Magazine’s EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD “BEST OF
THE BEST” for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005). The HealthPro Plus is the first product ever
to receive this award twice.
Newsweek
The HealthPro Plus passed Newsweek’s toughest test! Newsweek Magazine tested the
HealthPro Plus and reported in its April 5, 2005 issue: “We tested it in a basement that had
been collecting dust for 20 years, and after two days, that musty smell was gone.”
GUT
filtration of particles:
“very good”
9/98
test
Stiftung Warentest
Stiftung Warentest’s “TEST” magazine is sponsored by the German government and is considered the
toughest product review publication in the world. “TEST” awarded the HealthPro Plus the highest rating
for particle filtration ever and judged it the overall winner in its comprehensive air cleaner test.
Discovery Health
When the Discovery Health TV series set out to examine the world of air cleaning, they found the
HealthPro Plus to be the only air purifier to produce a “0” (zero) reading on a particle scan test. Their
sensitive testing equipment could find no particles escaping the unit’s powerful HyperHEPA filtration.
Allergy Buyers Club
Allergy Buyers Club reviews and rates products for individuals with allergies or asthma. The HealthPro
Plus is the only air purifier that receives Allergy Buyers Club’s top 5-star rating.
Consumer Search
Consumer Search reviews the reviewers and says the HealthPro Plus “is the best option for people
with severe allergies.” After looking at the many product reviews in the air cleaner category, Consumer
Search says that IQAir is clearly #1.
Certified Ozone-Free
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is 100% ozone-free. It is certified by the IAACM (International Association of
Air Cleaner Manufacturers) to produce absolutely no ozone. Ozone is a lung irritant that is emitted
from ionic air cleaners. Even small amounts of ozone are undesirable for allergy and asthma sufferers.
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What Makes the IQAir
HealthPro Plus the Best?
Not All Air Cleaners are Created Equal…
Not all air purifiers produce the same air cleaning results. The ability to filter and retain microscopic particles varies
widely among ordinary air cleaners, including true High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) cleaners. In contrast, the
HealthPro Plus is so efficient at removing these tiny particles that even sophisticated measuring equipment, using
laser technology, will find virtually no particles escaping IQAir’s patented HyperHEPA filtration.
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The HyperHEPA Difference
100%
IQAir
HealthPro
Plus
90%
80%
99.5%
Total
System
Efficiency
70%
with
HyperHEPA
Technology
60%
50%
Ordinary HEPA
40%
30%
20%
10%
Ozonators
0%
Total
System
Efficiency
Ionizers
2%
Total
System
Efficiency
37%
Total
System
Efficiency
Total System Efficiency (Particle Retention)
for Particle Sizes: 0.01 - 1.00 microns
The HealthPro Plus isn’t just a better air cleaner. It introduces a whole new level of air cleaning that has never previously been available for home use. Based on technology that IQAir developed for hospitals and multi-million dollar
clean rooms, IQAir created its patented HyperHEPA technology. Ordinary HEPA is advertised to filter particles only
down to 0.3 microns in size, but 90% of all ultrafine particles are below 0.3 microns. This means that an ordinary HEPA
filter is missing 90% of all the particles passing through it. Science tells us that it is the particles smaller than 0.3
microns that are the most dangerous and can do us the most harm. Add to this the leakage and poor manufacturing
quality of most residential air cleaners and you have a machine that will truthfully do very little to clean your air.
IQAir’s HyperHEPA is the most advanced filtration technology that has ever been made available for home use.
Guaranteed Performance for
the Smallest Particles
IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified to filter down to 0.003 microns in size with a guaranteed minimum
efficiency of over 99.5%. This is 100 times smaller than what can be achieved by ordinary HEPA technology. (This is
literally smaller than the smallest virus or bacteria.) There are no particles smaller than 0.003 microns, as anything
smaller becomes a gas. This means that IQAir’s patented HyperHEPA can remove all particle sizes, down to the very
smallest particles that can be measured, and it does so at an efficiency rating that has never before been achieved in
a home air cleaner. The HealthPro Plus is the world’s first room air cleaner with filters certified under the most
stringent filter standard EN (European Norm) 1822. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filter has received the official H12/H13 certification. This gives you the cleanest, freshest air that has ever been possible in your home.
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Actual - Not Theoretical Effectiveness
Efficiency statements of many air cleaners look impressive at first glance. Air cleaners with HEPA filters often advertise efficiencies
of 99.97% for particles of 0.3 microns (that’s about 240 times smaller than the width of a human hair) and larger. That sounds very
impressive, but these claims are based on the theoretical efficiency of the HEPA filter material used and not on the actual clean air
produced by the air cleaner. System leakage and inferior construction can greatly reduce the system efficiency, and independent
testing indicates that many popularly selling air cleaners don’t even meet 10% of their label claims. This is particularly true of many
air purifiers that rely on ionizing, electrostatic, and ozone technology. Some consumer testing magazines have reported that these
technologies appear to do almost nothing to truly clean the air, but they continue to be heavily advertised and marketed to consumers.
Advance testing with a particle scanner allows scientists to examine the ultrafine particles in ambient air and the actual filtration
efficiency of the HealthPro Plus. Some air cleaners that claim to be cleaning the air actually have millions of ultrafine particles
escaping their filters. The HealthPro Plus is the first air purifier ever to achieve a “0” (zero) reading on a particle scanner test.
This means that advanced testing equipment can find no particles escaping our advanced HyperHEPA system.
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Compare for Yourself
Air Outlet
IQAir makes the only individually tested and certified air
cleaners available for home use. This is a requirement
we have for hospitals, and we provide this same level of
testing and assurance to all of our customers. After all,
your home, like a hospital, is a very important health
environment. Each HealthPro Plus is individually tested
and certified before it leaves our factory in Switzerland.
Your HealthPro Plus arrives to you with a hand-signed
certificate of performance so that you will know the exact
efficiency of your air cleaner.
This is why the HealthPro Plus has more #1 product
reviews than any other air purifier. The HealthPro
Plus’ HyperHEPA filtration is #1 for filtration
efficiency, and IQAir’s patented V-5 filtration provides
the #1 most advanced gas and odor filtration
available. IQAir systems offer proven advantages
other air purifiers simply don’t have. Just take a look
below.
Special Features
Air Intake
The unique design of the HealthPro Plus helps to prevent
shortcutting, which reduces the effectiveness of most air
cleaners. Shortcutting occurs when the air outlet and air
intake of an air cleaner are positioned too close to one
another. This allows the newly filtered air from the air
cleaner to be immediately re-filtered, wasting precious air
cleaning capacity that should be used to filter polluted room
air. With its air intake and air outlet at opposite ends, the
HealthPro Plus virtually eliminates shortcutting.
Ozonators
Ionizers
Ordinary
HEPA
IQAir
HealthPro Plus
Captures Over 99.5% of Viruses
Captures Over 99.5% of Bacteria
Captures Over 99.5% of Pet Allergens
Captures Over 99.5% of Mold Spores
Captures Over 99.5% of Dust and Pollen
Low Maintenance Requirements
100% Sealed Filtration
Medical-Grade Filtration
Certified Ozone-Free by the IAACM
Filter Life Monitor
Advanced Gas & Odor Control
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Additional Features & Benefits
Easy to Use & Convenient
The HealthPro Plus comes with a number of advanced features that enhance your air purifier’s performance – and it’s easy
to use them. The control panel allows you to program your system speeds and times of day that you want your air purifier to
run. The filter life monitors tell you when it is time to change a filter or how much life your filters have left. And your system
comes with a convenient remote control!
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Advanced Gas & Odor Control
Say goodbye to Unwanted Odors!
Consumers also need to be concerned about the fumes from household cleaners and
other chemicals that can be found in their indoor environment. (And we all know how
unpleasant some smells can be!) Chemical fumes and odors come from gases, and
gases are filtered by a different technology than what is used to absorb fine particles.
Most air cleaners truthfully do very little to absorb chemicals and gases. In contrast,
the HealthPro Plus’ V-5 Cell is the most powerful dual chemical and gas filter that has
ever been designed for home use. IQAir based the V-5 design on filters we build for
industrial environments where workers are routinely exposed to dangerous chemicals.
It really has the power to take out cooking odors, pet odors, paint smells, and other
gas pollutants in your indoor environment.
Save Money on Filters
Independent Filter Stages - Conventional air cleaners often combine several filter types into one
filter cartridge. As a result, the whole cartridge has to be replaced even if only one filter type is used up.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus has a modular design, which allows each filter type to be replaced individually,
saving you money in the process.
Intelligent Filter Life Monitor - With ordinary air cleaners you have to either guess when to replace
filters or follow a rigid replacement schedule, such as “replace filters every six months.” IQAir’s intelligent filter life monitor calculates the life of each filter based on actual usage.
Super Efficient Pre-Filter - The HealthPro Plus features the most efficient pre-filter of any household air cleaner - the IQAir PreMax. The PreMax removes over 90% of the particle weight from the air
going through the air cleaner, allowing the IQAir HyperHEPA filter to last up to five times longer than
similar filters in ordinary air cleaners. IQAir filters are easy to change and snap in and out in seconds.
Long Lasting Filters - The filter replacements are inexpensive and filters rarely require changing.
A HyperHEPA filter will last between two to five years with normal use. The V-5 cell generally last about
two years. Most people need to change their pre-filters every six to eighteen months.
Ultra Quiet Design
The HealthPro Plus produces more clean air with less noise. Unlike most air cleaners,
which have the fan motor located after all filter stages, the HealthPro Plus has the fan
in the center, between its noise absorbing filters. A unique double-walled housing
design and eight vibration-absorbing rubber pads make the HealthPro Plus even more
quiet. The HealthPro Plus is suitable for even the most noise-sensitive environments
and virtually inaudible on the low fan-speed settings.
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Trusted by Doctors and Hospitals
IQAir is #1 in Hospitals Worldwide
IQAir makes the #1 air purifiers used in hospitals worldwide. Many people consider hospitals the most critical health environment – a place where clean air literally means the difference between life and death. Doctors and other caregivers need to
be protected from cross contamination of infectious disease while they care for patients. Patients need to be protected from
viruses, bacteria, and other microscopic airborne pollutants that can hinder their recovery. Patients with severe allergies and
asthma need relief from their respiratory symptoms. Patients with lung infections need an environment that is free of airborne
contaminants. IQAir is very proud of its history of providing hospitals with the very best in air filtration systems. Now you can
have this same medical-grade air purification in your home.
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Selected for the Fight against SARS
When the dreaded disease SARS began to spread, doctors quickly determined that this
highly contagious disease was spreading through the air. There was no cure or treatment,
and scientists determined that the only way to combat SARS was to stop the spread of the
disease. The Hong Kong Hospital Authority tested many of our competitors’ air cleaners.
They determined that IQAir made the only room air cleaners suitable to be used in the fight
against SARS.
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IQAir® Cleanroom Series
Professional Control
of Airborne
Microorganisms and
Particulate
Contaminants
The IQAir Cleanroom Series
offers a range of decentralized
HEPA air cleaning systems designed to meet airborne infection
control and particulate contamination challenges in critical indoor environments.
IQAir systems filter the air by
recirculation or by creating true
positive or negative pressure environments with special ducting
adaptors.
To guarantee actual filtration
efficiency and clean air delivery
rates, each system is individually
tested and certified.
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IQAir’s filtration efficiency, versatility and mobility make it
the most advanced
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and cost-effective
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Guaranteed
decentralized
filtration system
EN 1822
available today.
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Performance
&
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Professional Control of
Airborne Particulates
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The IQAir Cleanroom Series is a line of advanced air
cleaning systems designed specifically for the removal of
solid and liquid airborne particles.
HEPA and ULPA Filtration
The Cleanroom Series provides a choice of 2 models, each
with a specific filter efficiency and air delivery profile.
While health-care facilities may require higher air delivery
to achieve optimum control of microorganisms (e.g. in
ICUs or TB isolation rooms), a cleanroom facility may
need a filtration efficiency of 99.97% to meet strict manufacturing regulations or standards.
Cleanroom H 11
*99% 0.3 µm
350 cfm
Cleanroom H 13
*99.97% 0.3 µm
320 cfm
Positive & Negative Pressure Environments
Each IQAir Cleanroom system can be used as recirculation device, or can be connected to special ducting
adaptors to create positive and negative pressure environments. These pressure environments are particularly beneficial when the containment of harmful microorganisms
and particles, or the protective isolation of immuno-compromised patients is required.
WALL
WALL
IQAir with InFlow & OutFlow ducting adaptors for the creation of
pressure differentials to isolate airborne microorganisms.
Advanced Controls
The sophisticated control features of IQAir systems include a microchip controlled filter-life monitor that calculates when it’s time to change filters, taking actual use and
contamination levels into account. An integrated timer
allows the system to be programmed to switch on and off
at the desired times on the desired weekdays. Each IQAir
system also includes a remote control.
Medical Applications
include:
Commercial Applications
include:
• Protective Isolation Rooms
• ICUs
• Burn Units
• Operating Rooms
• Organ Transplant Wards
• Oncology Wards
• Research &
Microbiology Labs
• TB Isolation &
Anterooms
• FDA-Required
"Controlled Environments"
• Medical Device
Manufacturing & Packaging
• Food Processing &
Packaging
• Air Locks
• Cleanroom Gowning Rooms
• Critical Data Storage
Facilities
Cleanroom Series: Features
Air Outlet Diffuser
• returns clean, low turbulence, low velocity air
• optional: outlet adapter to create positive and
negative pressure environments (OutFlow)
HEPA Filter Element
• EN1822 type-tested and certified
• Choose between efficiencies of 99% at 0.3 µm
and 99.97% at 0.12 µm (class H11 to H13)
High-Performance Centrifugal Fan
• air delivery with filters: up to 350 cfm
• fan capacity: 700 cfm
• low energy consumption: 90-160 watts
Pre-Filter Element
• fine dust filtration with mini-pleat 55% efficient
media at 0.3 µm (ASHRAE 90-95%, class F8)
• prolongs life of HEPA filters
Dual Air Intake
• maximum distance from air outlet prevents
re-intake of already cleaned air (short-cutting)
• optional: air intake adapter to create positive and
negative pressure environments (InFlow)
IQAir is a registered trademark. Technical and other specifications are subject to change without notice.
The IQAir® Dental Series
Professional
Air Cleaning
for Dental
Environments
• Helps to protect dentists,
dental staff and patients
from harmful air pollutants
• Controls bacteria, viruses
and drill aerosols
• Helps to implement
infection control measures
• Reduces unpleasant odors
• Filters toxic mercury vapor
• Reduces exposure to
disinfectant compounds
• Controls airborne
latex allergens
&
UALLY TE
ID
Guaranteed
Performance
CE
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Air Quality – A Critical Issue in Dental Environments
The air we breathe can have a tremendous impact on our health and comfort. Dentists, staff and patients are being
exposed to a wide variety of air pollutants during their routine dental work. The use of chemicals and the execution of
dental procedures itself leads to daily exposure. Even relatively low exposure levels to toxic compounds can, over time,
lead to serious health problems. Elevated levels of airborne microorganisms can also increase the risk of infectious disease
transmission in dental offices.
Microbiological Air Contaminants
Disinfectants
The air in a dental surgery acts
as a carrier of a variety of
microbiological
particles.
These contaminants are
generated mainly during dental
procedures. The use of highspeed drills and ultrasonic
scaling equipment launches
tiny moisture
droplets
that contain blood, saliva and filling
particles into the air. These droplets
are between 0.5 and 5 micrometers (µm) in diameter, and are
light enough to stay airborne for
hours. Bacteria and viruses which
are contained in these microdroplets are easily inhaled and
constitute a potential source of
infection to the dentist, dental
staff and patients.
Chemical disinfectants are
being used in the dental
practice to decontaminate
hands, instruments and
surfaces.
Disinfectants
that kill germs, viruses,
and fungi spores often
contain
formaldehyde,
glutaraldehyde or phenol.
Aldehydes are well-known for their
sensitizing potential and their
inhalation toxicity. Exposure to
aldehydes at low doses on a continuous
basis may lead to chronic toxic effects,
the symptoms of which are mostly
unspecific (nausea, impairment of the
memory, motivation, reactivity or
dexterity). Even less toxic alcoholic
compounds, such as ethanol, isopropanol,
and n-propanol, can cause irritation of the
respiratory tracts and the mucous
membranes. An unpleasant disinfectant odor
is often the only sign that unhealthy air
pollutants are present.
Mercury (Hg)
Numerous studies show that
dentists and their staff have higher
than average levels of inorganic
mercury (Hg) in their blood and
urine. Since mercury is odorless
and transforms from solid to gas
at room temperature, the
dangers of chronic exposure to
mercury can easily remain
undetected. Mercury vapor is not
only released and potentially
inhaled when dental amalgam is
placed, but also when these fillings are
removed. The dental office itself can
become a secondary source of mercury
vapor exposure to dentists and staff.
Over the years, mercury may have gotten
into floors, cracks of chairs or sinks and
may now continuously release mercury
vapor into the room.
Latex Allergens
The use of protective latex gloves can cause
allergic reactions due to body contact or
inhalation of latex allergens. These
allergens adhere to the talcum
powder particles of the glove and
can thus become airborne.
X-Ray Development
Chemicals
For the development of x-ray films
several organic chemicals, such as
glutaraldehyde, are being used.
These chemicals give off gases that
can contribute to the contamination
of the ambient air in dental
environments.
For information:
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IQAir® – The Source of Clean Air in Dental Environments
IQAir Dental Hg FlexVac
Direct source-capture of drill aerosols
and mercury vapor
IQAir Dental Pro
Room air filtration for a wide range
of dental pollutants
The IQAir Dental Pro cleans the air
in a dental office by constant
recirculation. Usually positioned in a
room corner, the Dental Pro draws air
in through the bottom arches, passes it
through five filter stages and returns it
cleaned to the dental office through the
top diffuser. The Dental Pro is an allpurpose dental air cleaner designed to
help remove VOCs, mercury vapor,
formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and many
other gaseous contaminants and odors.
The final filter stage of both IQAir
Dental models consists of a highefficiency post-filter which traps even
the smallest of particles including
bacteria and viruses.
Advanced Air
Minutes
Reduction of mercury vapor with IQAir Hg
FlexVac in a 34.5 m3 (1220 cu.ft.) room at an
air flow rate of 220 m3/h (130 cfm)
Particles in thousands per liter air
The IQAir Dental Hg FlexVac
captures mercury vapor and drill
aerosols right at the source. A flexible
suction duct helps to remove harmful
aerosols and mercury vapors close to
the procedure area before they can be
inhaled or dispersed in the ambient air.
The unit’s outstanding ability to reduce
room levels of mercury has been
documented in a research report by
the renowned Institute of Hygiene at
the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Hg (µg/m3)
The IQAir Dental Series has been developed to specifically deal with airborne contaminants commonly found in dental
environments. IQAir Dental Series air cleaners are available in two models: the IQAir Dental Hg FlexVac and the
IQAir Dental Pro.
Minutes
Reduction of particle concentrations with the
IQAir Dental series in a 34.5 m3 (1220 cu.ft.)
room at an air flow rate of 220 m3/h (130 cfm)
Cleaning Technology
320° Air Outlet
returns low turbulence
filtered air
Post-Filter Sleeves
• provide final particle filtration
• up to 99% efficient at 0.3 µm
High-Performance
Centrifugal Fan
provides a large air
handling capacity
Gas Phase Media Cartridges
• Dental Hg FlexVac contains special
mercury binding media
• Dental Pro contains wide-spectrum
media to help remove VOCs, mercury
vapor, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and
many other gaseous chemicals and odors
Air Intake
draws in polluted air from
both sides (Dental Pro)
High-Efficiency Pre-Filter
• HEPA-type pre-filter holds back
over 90% of aerosols, dust, viruses
and bacteria
For information:
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1-800-480-3630
www.berriman.com
IQAir® GC Series
Professional
Control of
Gaseous
Pollutants
and Odors
Never before has gaseous
contaminant control been
more compact, versatile and
affordable.
A range of specialized gas
phase filter cartridges allows
customized control of almost
any gaseous pollutant or
odor problem.
With up to 17 lbs. (7.7 kg) of
specially
formulated
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1-800-480-3630
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IQAir® GC Series
Professional Control of Gaseous Contaminants and Odors
The IQAir GC series is a specialized line of advanced air
cleaning devices that meets almost any gas phase
removal need in residental, commercial or medical
environments. Since different gaseous contaminants can
only be effectively removed with specialized gas phase
media, the IQAir GC series is available in five gas phase
media configurations:VOC, Chemisorber, MultiGas, AM
and Hg.
Gas Cartridge Technology
The IQAir GC series uses four filter cartridges to hold
up to 17 lbs. (7.7 kg) of gas phase media.The cylindrical
shape of these cartridges allows for optimum contact
between the air and the gas phase media, while offering
low air flow restriction. The cartridges are very user
friendly and can be replaced in a matter of minutes.
High-Efficiency Particulate Filtration
The GC gaseous filtration process is complemented by
two particle filtration stages, one before and one after
the gas phase cartridges. This increases the service life
of the gas phase media by preventing its pores from
clogging. It also results in a total system filtration
efficiency for particles of 99% at 0.3 µm.
Advanced Controls
The IQAir control panel allows you to select from six
fan speed settings. A two-line LCD displays the
corresponding air delivery rate at each speed setting.
A sophisticated filter life monitoring system calculates
the remaining life of each individual filter. An integrated
timer allows to program the unit for automatic
operation. For added convenience, the GC units also
come with a remote control.
GC Series: Features
Post-Filter
• increases overall particle efficiency to 99%
• captures dust from gas phase media
Gas Phase Filter Cartridges
• four disposable cartridges with a total gas phase
media weight of up to 17 lbs. (7.7 kg) per unit
• five different cartridge configurations are available:
- VOC (volatile organic compound control)
- Chemisorber (formaldehyde, hydrogen
sulfide, nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide control)
- MultiGas (wide spectrum gas control)
- AM (ammonia and amines control)
- Hg (mercury vapor control)
High-Performance Centrifugal Fan
• max. air delivery with filters: 260 cfm (440 m3/h)
• fan capacity: 700 cfm (1200 m3/h)
• low energy consumption: 85-215 watts
High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter
• 97% efficiency at 0.3 µm (class H11/12)
• prolongs life of gas phase filter
Air Intake
• maximum distance from air outlet prevents
immediate re-intake of cleaned air (no short-cutting)
IQAir is a registered trademark. Technical and other specifications are subject to change without notice.
050311/105201030
IQAir® GCX Series
Professional
Control of
Gaseous
Pollutants
Never before has gaseous
contaminant control been
more versatile, powerful and
compact than with the IQAir
GCX Series.
A range of specialized gas
phase filter cartridges allows
for the control of almost
any gaseous contaminant or
odor problem.
With up to 32 pounds (14.6 kg)
of specially formulated gas
phase filter media, IQAir
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most powerful gas
phase control devices
in the IQAir range.
For information:
BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES
1-800-480-3630
www.berriman.com
IQAir® GCX Series
Professional Control of Gaseous Pollutants and Odors
The IQAir GCX Series is engineered to provide
maximum removal efficiency for gaseous contaminants
and odors. These high-performance air cleaning devices
can easily be customized to meet almost any gas phase
removal need, whether in hospitals, laboratories,
commercial or light industrial environments.
Gas Cartridge Technology
Each IQAir GCX model contains four filter cartridges
with up to 32 lbs. (14.6 kg) of gas phase media. Specially
formulated cartridges are available to maximize the
filtration efficiency for different types of gaseous
contaminants. The cylindrical shape of these cartridges
allows for optimum contact between the air and the gas
phase media, while offering low air flow restriction.The
cartridges are very user friendly and can be replaced in
a matter of minutes.
High-Efficiency Particulate Filtration
The GCX gaseous filtration process is complemented
by two particle filtration stages, one before and one
after the gas phase cartridges.This increases the service
life of the gas phase media by preventing its pores from
clogging. It also results in a total system filtration
efficiency for particles of 99% at 0.3 µm.
Advanced Controls
The IQAir control panel allows you to select from six
fan speed settings. A two-line LCD displays the
corresponding air delivery rate at each speed setting.
A sophisticated filter life monitoring system calculates
the remaining life of each individual filter. An integrated
timer allows to program the unit for automatic
operation. For added convenience, the GCX units also
come with a remote control.
GCX Series: Features
Post-Filter
• increases overall particle efficiency to 99%
• captures dust from gas phase media
Gas Phase Filter Cartridges
• four disposable cartridges with a total gas phase
media weight of up to 32 lbs. (14.6 kg) per unit
• five different cartridge configurations are available:
- VOC (volatile organic compound control)
- Chemisorber (formaldehyde, hydrogen
sulfide, nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide control)
- MultiGas (wide spectrum gas control)
- AM (ammonia and amines control)
- Hg (mercury vapor control)
High-Performance Centrifugal Fan
• max. air delivery with filters: 300 cfm (510 m3/h)
• fan capacity: 700 cfm (1200 m3/h)
• low energy consumption: 85-215 watts
High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter
• 97% efficiency at 0.3 µm (class H11/12)
• captures small size particles
• prolongs life of gas phase filter
Air Intake
• maximum distance from air outlet prevents
immediate re-intake of cleaned air (no short-cutting)
IQAir is a registered trademark. Technical and other specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mobile Extraction-At-Source Kit for IQAir® Filtration Devices
Airborne pollution from gases, fumes and dust is a
serious problem affecting the working environment in electronic, chemical, pharmaceutical,
healthcare and other industries. Direct source
capture of these pollutants is by far the most
effective way to reduce human exposure.
The FlexVac kit converts any IQAir filtration unit
into a mobile, self-contained extraction system for
the capture of gases, fumes, vapors, smells and dust
particles at the air pollution source. Distinguishing
features of the FlexVac kit are:
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Reach
Maneuverability
Stability
Suction power
Durability
Ease of Use
Easy Maintenance
Expandability
Exceptional Reach
The FlexVac kit features a self-supporting suction
duct that gives the FlexVac a horizontal reach of up
to 7’ and a vertical reach of up to 9’.
Exceptional Maneuverability
The mobility of the FlexVac kit is ensured by six
casters, of which two are lockable. The suction
duct can be bent, twisted and turned into virtually
any position and will remain in place until
repositioned.
Exceptional Stability
The FlexVac suction duct is made of interlocked
polypropylene plastic. This makes the duct stiff
enough to be self-supporting and flexible
enough to allow for convenient positioning.
The interlocked construction also enables the
stiffness of the suction duct to be adjusted. In its
compressed state the duct is at its stiffest.
Extending it by pulling make the duct less stiff.
Exceptional Suction Power
The FlexVac kit has exceptional direct source
capture power for a system of its size and reach.
This is due to the 5” diameter of the suction duct
and the internal connection ducts to the main
filter unit. Adding a FlexVac source capture kit to
an IQAir filtration device typically reduces its air
flow by only 10-30% (depending on the model and
fan speed). At a typical air flow of 150 cfm the air
velocity in the suction duct is approx. 17 ft/s.
Exceptional Durability
All FlexVac components are designed for
outstanding durability. The suction duct is made
from shatterproof and chemically resistant polypropylene. It has flame retardant characteristics,
resists abrasion and withstands temperatures
from -13 to 180°F. The support column is made
from powder coated steel. The base platform
consists of solid 1.25“ PVC plates.
Ease of Use
Due to its self-contained design the IQAir extraction system requires no venting or ducting to the
outside.This makes the system completely mobile,
saves energy and expensive building conversion
work. Assembly of the FlexVac kit takes just a few
minutes and all required tools are supplied.
Easy Maintenance
Dust deposits inside the suction duct and the
internal ducting are minimal since there are no
internal support structures.The FlexVac kit is easily
dismantled for cleaning.
Exceptional Expandability
New accessories are under constant and ongoing
development in order to satisfy new application
requirements. Ask your IQAir authorized dealer
for further information.
Component Overview
5’
Suction duct
Support column
Connection tube
Suction adapter
Column cover
Base platform
Corner duct
The four main parts of the FlexVac kit:
Suction Adapter
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Screws to the base of the air filtration unit
to enable connection of internal ducting.
Base Platform
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Slides onto the unit’s base. Raises unit to
accommodate the suction adapter. Serves
as fixture point for the support column.
Support Column
•
Leads internal ducting to and supports
the suction duct.
Suction Duct
•
5” diameter, 5’ long self-supporting
polypropylene suction duct.
Inflow Pressure Ducting Kit for IQAir® Systems
The InFlow W125 kit allows any IQAir filtration unit to be adapted to draw outside air
through a wall or window vent into an indoor
environment. The InFlow W125 kit can be used
to create a clean area, to ventilate a room with
fresh, filtered air from outdoors or to create
negative pressure or positive pressure areas.
Clean Area & Cleanroom Use
The supply of filtered air into an environment
helps reduce air pollution in that environment by
dilution and the creation of positive pressure,
which reduces the influx of polluted outside air
into the clean area.With the InFlowW125 kit, the
filtration unit is positioned inside the clean area
or cleanroom, allowing for convenient control of
the unit.
Ventilation
No filtration system can add oxygen to indoor
air. Fresh, oxygen-enriched air from outdoors is
in any case essential. The InFlow W125 allows
undesirable pollutants to be filtered from
outdoor air before it is brought into an indoor
environment.
Isolation Areas
The control of airborne pathogens that can lead
to the transmission of infectious diseases, like
tuberculosis (TB), demands the creation of
negative pressure environments.With the InFlow
W125, the air filtration unit is positioned outside
the isolation area. This saves valuable space and
reduces noise exposure inside the isolation area.
Base extension blocks
Suction adapter
The InFlow W125 kit easily modifies any IQAir
filtration unit. Simply slide the extension blocks
into the air cleaner’s base and screw the suction
adapter to the base. All that is needed to install
the InFlow W125 ducting, internal flange, wall
tube and vent is a 132 mm (5.2”) opening in a
wall or window. The InFlow W125 kit includes a
damper and a protective mesh grille which
prevent backdrafts and entry of coarse particles
when the system is not in use.The large 125 mm
(5”) diameter of the ducting ensures low air
resistance, typically reducing the air flow of an
IQAir filter unit by only 10-30% (depending on
model and fan speed).
The flexible duct may be freely flexed to allow
control over the desired vent location. It is
expandable in length, from 250 mm (10”) in its
original compressed state, to 600 mm (24”)
when fully extended.
Technical Specifications
Aperture Diameter Required: 132 mm (5.2”)
Wall Tube Length: 100 mm (4”)
Flexible Duct
125 mm (5”) diameter
Minimum bend radius: 250 mm (10”)
Adjustable length from 250 mm (10”) to 600 mm (24”)
IQAir Compatibility
Compatible with all IQAir filtration devices.
Not compatible with the accessories PF40,VMF,
VM FlexVac and FlexVac.
Flexible aluminum duct
Wall tube
Mesh grille
Square-to-round duct connector
Internal flange with
backdraft damper
Vent
The indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements that can be achieved with IQAir units depend not only on the system performance, but also on factors which are specific to
the indoor environment, such as room size, type and concentration of contaminants and source intensity. Consult a qualified IAQ specialist to determine an effective and
comprehensive IAQ strategy. Source control and ventilation should be considered first in solving any IAQ problem.
© 2001 IQAir. All rights reserved.Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. IQAir is the trademark and the registered trademark of the IQAir
group. InFlow, OutFlow,TopFlow, FlexVac, MaxVac and VMF are trademarks of the IQAir group. U.S., European and Asian patents pending. Swiss Made.
InFlow W125/ENG/1301
Direct Filtered Air Through a Wall or Window Vent
The OutFlow W125 kit allows filtered air from any
IQAir filtration device to be directed through a wall
or window vent. The OutFlow W125 kit can be used
to create a clean area, deliver filtered air into a
cleanroom or to the outside, as well as create underpressure or over-pressure areas.
similar facilities demands the creation of underpressure environments to reduce the spread of
airborne microorganisms.The OutFlow W125 permits
operation of the filter unit from within the isolation
area, eliminating the danger of housing leakage into
the surrounding area.
Clean Area & Cleanroom Use
The supply of filtered air into an environment helps
reduce air pollution in that environment by dilution
and the creation of over-pressure, which reduces the
influx of polluted air from outside the environment.
With the OutFlowW125 kit, the filtration device is
positioned outside the clean area or cleanroom,
saving valuable space and reducing noise exposure. It
also eliminates the danger of housing leakage, making
it suitable even for certified cleanrooms.
The OutFlow W125 kit easily modifies any IQAir
filtration unit. Simply replace the top module of any
standard IQAir filtration unit with the TopFlow
adapter. All that is needed to install the ducting, wall
tube and vent is a 5.2” opening in a wall or window.
The OutFlow W125 kit also includes a damper and a
protective mesh grille which prevents backdrafts and
entry of coarse particles when the system is not in
use. The large 5” diameter of the ducting ensures
low air resistance, typically reducing the air flow of
an IQAir filtration unit by only 10-30% (depending
on the specific model and fan speed).
Emission Control
Legislation limits the emission of polluted air to the
outdoors.The OutFlow W125 filters air before it is
exhausted outdoors to help meet environmental
emission standards.
Isolation Areas
Infection control (e.g. tuberculosis) in hospitals and
The aluminum duct may be freely flexed to allow
control over the desired vent location. It is expandable in length from 10” in its original compressed
state to 39” when fully extended.
Wall tube
Vent
Mesh grille
Wall flange with backdraft damper
Technical Specifications
Flexible aluminum duct
Hole Diameter Required: 5.2” (132 mm)
Wall tube length: 4” (100 mm) & 6” (150 mm)
Flexible Aluminum Duct
5” (125 mm) diameter
Minimum bent radius: 10” (250 mm)
Adjustable length from 10” (250 mm) to 39” (1000 mm)
TopFlow adapter
IQAir Compatibility
Compatible with all IQAir filtration units & accessories.
The indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements that can be achieved with IQAir units depend not only on the system performance, but also on factors which are specific to the
indoor environment, such as room size, type and concentration of contaminants and source intensity. Consult a qualified IAQ specialist to determine an effective and
comprehensive IAQ strategy. Source control and ventilation should be considered first in solving any IAQ problem.
© 1999 IQAir. All rights reserved.Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. IQAir is the trademark and the registered trademark of the IQAir group.
InFlow, OutFlow,TopFlow, FlexVac, MaxVac and VMF are trademarks of the IQAir group. U.S., European and Asian patents pending. Swiss Made.
OutFlow W125/USA/112299
Additional Coarse Dust Protection for IQAir® Devices
Each IQAir filtration device features a fine dust
pre-filter. For environments with elevated levels of
coarse dust, the PF40 kit can be added for
superior coarse dust filtration.This helps to extend
the life of the unit’s standard pre-filter element.
Quick to install, the PF40 kit consists of an upper
grille which screws into the filtration device’s base.
A synthetic coarse dust filter pad is held in place
by a lower grille that is secured by four clips. The
1/2 inch deep non-woven design of the PF40 filter
pad ensures superior coarse dust holding capacity.
The filter pad may be washed several times before
it needs to be replaced.
Technical Specifications
Upper & Lower Grille
Stainless steel
Filter Pad
Non-woven synthetic 1/2” thick filter pad
Filter area: 162 sq. inches
ASHRAE efficiency: approx. 40%
IQAir Compatibility
Compatible with all IQAir filtration units.
Not compatible with the FlexVac, MaxVac,
VM FlexVac, InFlow W125 accessories.
The indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements that can be achieved with IQAir units depend not only on the system performance, but also on factors which are specific to the
indoor environment, such as room size, type and concentration of contaminants and source intensity. Consult a qualified IAQ specialist to determine an effective and
comprehensive IAQ strategy. Source control and ventilation should be considered first in solving any IAQ problem.
© 1999 IQAir. All rights reserved.Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. IQAir is the trademark and the registered trademark of the IQAir Group.
InFlow, OutFlow, FlexVac, MaxVac and VMF are trademarks of the IQAir group. U.S., European and Asian patents pending. Swiss Made.
Wall-Mounted Direct Source Capture Kit
The VM FlexVac consists of a vertical mount fixture
combined with a flexible extraction duct system.
The suction duct of the VM FlexVac may be bent,
twisted and turned into virtually any position and
will remain in place until repositioned. It is made
from shatterproof, chemically resistant polypropylene (PP). Its large 5” diameter ensures low
pressure drop and exceptionally high suction
volume. The VM FlexVac typically reduces the air
flow of an IQAir filtration device by only 10-25%
(depending on model and fan speed). At a typical air
flow rate of 150 cfm the air velocity within the duct
is approx. 12 mph or 17 ft/s.
The VM FlexVac is designed so that all filters remain
fully serviceable while the IQAir filtration device
remains wall mounted. A locking mechanism
ensures that the air cleaner is safely secured within
the wall mount.
The VM FlexVac kit is supplied with six universal wall
plugs and screws suitable for concrete, brick and
dry wall.
The remote control, which is supplied with each
IQAir filtration device, ensures convenient operability even when the control panel is out of reach.
Technical Specifications
Vertical Mount
Material: 1/16” (1.5 mm) steel, white powder coated
Measurements: H 23.6” x W 16.1“ x D 15.2”
(H 600 mm x W 410 mm x D 385 mm) 14.7 lbs. (6.7 kg)
Suction Duct
Material: Interlocked polypropylene (PP), mint white
Dimension: 5” (125 mm) diameter, 5’ (1500 mm) length
Maximum horizontal reach: 4’ (1200 mm)
Minimum bending radius at 25°C (72°F): 360 mm (14”)
Service temperature range: -28 to 93°C (-13 to 180°F)
IQAir Compatibility
Compatible with all IQAir filtration devices.
Not compatible with the accessories PF40, MaxVac,
FlexVac, InFlow W125 or Mobility 56.
The indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements that can be achieved with IQAir units depend not only on the system performance, but also on factors which are specific to the
indoor environment, such as room size, type and concentration of contaminants and source intensity. Consult a qualified IAQ specialist to determine an effective and
comprehensive IAQ strategy. Source control and ventilation should be considered first in solving any IAQ problem.
© 1999 IQAir. All rights reserved.Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. IQAir is the trademark and the registered trademark of the IQAir group.
InFlow, OutFlow,TopFlow, FlexVac, MaxVac and VMF are trademarks of the IQAir group. U.S., European and Asian patents pending. Swiss Made.
VM FlexVac/USA/4799
Vertical Mount Fixture Kit for IQAir ® Filtration Devices
The VMF kit allows you to mount an IQAir
filtration device on virtually any structurally
sound vertical surface.The VMF kit is compatible
with all IQAir models and is designed to
compliment the elegant IQAir look.
The vertical mounting of an IQAir unit may be
desirable in areas where floor space is scarce or
the unit would present an obstacle. The vertical
mount may also improve the air cleaning performance of an IQAir device. Air pollutants with a
rising flow pattern, such as tobacco smoke, are
captured more quickly by positioning the device
higher in the room.
Vertically mounting an IQAir unit emulates the
effect of a fume hood. If directly mounted above
an air pollution source, the IQAir filtration
device helps to capture rising dust,
fumes or vapors.
The VMF kit is designed so that
all filters are fully serviceable
while the IQAir filtration device
remains wall mounted. The
removable bottom grille allows
easy filter replacement even
when the PF40 coarse dust prefilter accessory is used.
Technical Specifications
Vertical Mount
Material: 1.5 mm (1/16”) steel, white powder coated
Measurements: H 600 mm x W 410 mm x D 385 mm
(H 23.6” x W 16.1“ x D 15.2”)
6.7 kg (14.7 lbs.)
IQAir Compatibility
Compatible with all IQAir filtration devices.
Not compatible with the accessories MaxVac,
FlexVac, InFlow W125 and Mobility 56.
The VMF kit includes six universal wall
plugs and screws suitable for concrete, brick
or dry wall. The wide spread of the fixture
points allows for optimum weight distribution
on the wall. A locking mechanism ensures that
the air filtration unit remains safely fixed in the
wall mount.
The power cord is connectable to the air
cleaner on either side of the vertical mount.
The remote control, which is supplied with each
IQAir device, ensures convenient operability
even when the control panel is out of reach.
The indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements that can be achieved with IQAir units depend not only on the system performance, but also on factors which are specific to
the indoor environment, such as room size, type and concentration of contaminants and source intensity. Consult a qualified IAQ specialist to determine an effective and
comprehensive IAQ strategy. Source control and ventilation should be considered first in solving any IAQ problem.
© 1999 IQAir. All rights reserved.Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. IQAir is the trademark and the registered trademark of the IQAir
group. InFlow, FlexVac, MaxVac and VMF are trademarks of the IQAir group. U.S., European and Asian patents pending. Swiss Made.
Each HEPA Filter is individually tested and certified by manufacturer.
CERTIFIED
NOW 350 CFM
T.R.A.C.S. – Total Room Air Cleaning System
ABSTRACT
350
Self contained air purification system creating approximately 300 cfm of air flow at high speed, designed to
remove allergy causing particulate, microorganisms, and odors/chemicals from the air to create a healthy
environment. The system utilizes a carbon prefilter for removal of larger particulate and odors/chemicals
and gases, three UV lamps for destruction of bacteria, viruses (including Influenza), and molds, a True
certified HEPA filter (99.97% efficient at .3 microns) for removal of smaller particulate and bacteria, and a carbon
postfilter for additional odor, chemical, and gas removal..
Air enters from the upper end of the cabinet, travels through the carbon prefilter and past the UV lamps,
through the HEPA filter and past the motorized impeller, and finally through the carbon postfilter before it
exhausts out of the lower end of the cabinet. In addition to attacking airborne bacteria and viruses, the UV
lamps continually bathe the “dirty” side of the HEPA filter (the side of the filter on which the
microorganisms are collected) in UV light, thereby deactivating any microorganisms that have been
collected and preventing bacteria/mold growth on the HEPA.
The unit is designed for use in commercial offices, homes, or any area having indoor air quality concerns.
CABINET:
Dimensions:
15” x 15” x 24”
Construction:
20 gauge powder-coated steel cabinet with 2” casters and a convenient back
panel access to all components. 50 lbs.
Colors:
Standard colors are Beige and Black. Numerous custom colors are available
(for any order size) for a minimal surcharge.
Air Intake:
Air enters TRACS at the upper portion of the cabinet in the front, left, and right
sides, effectively taking in air from all areas within the room. By having air
enter through the top of the unit, dirty and contaminated air from the normal
breathing zone in the room (3-6 feet high) is immediately and efficiently drawn
into the cabinet and replaced with clean and disinfected air. Units that have air
intake on the bottom can have difficulty drawing in dirty air from upper areas
throughout the room because you have to hope that exhaust air will maneuver
dirty air to the unit intakes, and this is especially difficult if the unit is placed in
close proximity to furniture,. However, by having air intakes at the top of the
cabinet, dirty air from the normal breathing zone is in direct contact and easily
exposed to the air intakes, quickly and efficiently pulling airborne contaminants
into TRACS. Furthermore, units that pull in air from the bottom can actually
suck in and disrupt dust and dirt off of the floor and into the unit, thereby
creating a dirty environment around the unit and prematurely causing filter
loading.
Air Exhaust:
Air is exhausted from TRACS through the lower front, left, and right of the
cabinet. Outlets on three sides disperse and distribute clean air to all parts of the
room, regardless of unit placement. Air is directed outwards and upwards
through so as not to disrupt any dust or particulate on the floor.
And unlike
some top air discharge designs, the TRACS air exhaust works to corral dirty air
back into the unit’s intakes and replace it with clean and disinfected air. Air
exhaust is critical to the air flow pattern created, and therefore the overall
effectiveness of any air cleaner. Many units that exhaust air out of the top tend
to scatter and force dirty air away from the cabinet (because the exhaust literally
blows airborne contaminants away from the unit), and the air intakes are
inefficient at bringing dirty air back to the cabinet. However, the exhaust air in
TRACS evenly disperses clean air throughout the room but does not disrupt the
efficient contaminant removal by the air intakes. And in doing so, the exhaust
of TRACS keeps air 1-4 feet from the ground clean and safe, which is where
children (and pets) get their air to breathe. In all, unlike most air cleaners on the
market today, the air removal and air supply from the TRACS unit work
together in concert to effectively provide “Total Room Air Cleaning”.
FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES:
Carbon Prefilter:
A 14x14x1” carbon pack removes larger airborne dust and particulate to keep
the HEPA filter and lamps clean and extend their lifespan, but it also contains
over 3 lbs of blended carbon to adsorb odors, chemicals and gases. In addition
to removing regular household and office odors (styrene, food and pet odors,
mercaptans, aerosols, smoke), the special blend of potassium permanganate and
activated carbon oxidizes and removes difficult gaseous pollutants like
formaldehyde, ethylene, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and more that standard
carbon in itself would be inefficient in adsorbing.
The carbon filters in TRACS were designed for regular replacement, as
carbon in any system can quickly become saturated and therefore be ineffective
at removing odors, chemicals and gasses. Carbon acts like a sponge, and once it
is saturated it will actually expel trapped fumes and chemicals. Even systems
containing more than 10 lbs. of carbon likely need to be changed every six or
eight months or they will begin out-gassing trapped odors, chemicals, and gases.
This can be quite expensive in many air cleaners as the carbon filters can cost in
the hundreds of dollars.
Given prefilters in any air cleaner should be changed at least quarterly,
the manufacturer combined the prefilter function with the need for fresh
activated carbon in the TRACS design; instead of changing just a prefilter pad
on a regular basis, a carbon pack that combines particulate and odor removal is
changed. The key factor in this design is that the retail price of the TRACS
carbon prefilter pack (and postfilter pack) is actually LESS than the cost of
standard
prefilters/postfilters in many air cleaners on the market today.
Therefore, if changed regularly, (every three months), the odor, chemical, and
gas adsorption in TRACS will remain at peak efficiency and effectiveness while
still costing much less than larger, more bulky carbon filters. And the
cumulative amount of fresh carbon used over the course of a year in TRACS is
actually the same or greater than the amount of carbon used in other units.
UVGI Lamps:
TRACS utilizes three UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) lamps
contained in a highly reflective UV kill chamber that continually shines on the
dirty side of the HEPA filter (this is the side of the HEPA filter that the
particulate and biological contaminants are trapped on). UV radiation has been
proven to deactivate and destroy microorganisms under certain conditions.
Please review the UV Dosages Required for complete destruction of various
bacteria, viruses, yeast, molds, etc... in Appendix A. This is important because
most viruses are less than .3 microns in size, and HEPA filters are rated 99.97%
efficiency at .3 microns. While some viruses smaller than .3 microns can be
trapped by HEPA filters, they may not be trapped with high efficiency due to
their small size. However, viruses like Influenza are especially susceptible to
UV radiation and TRACS produces enough UV dosage to destroy even some of
the most difficult microorganisms on a single pass. UV dosage is a function of
the intensity of the UV light, and the amount of time the microorganisms are
exposed to that light (referred to as Residence Time). The limitation of most
UV systems is that there is rarely is enough UV dosage created to destroy
airborne bacteria or viruses, and the lamps are not located in effective areas as
they are located at the system’s exhaust (after the HEPA).
TRACS was designed to address both of these concerns. First, three
lamps are mounted in a highly reflective kill chamber that amplifies the UV
radiation to a level to make it effective against most airborne pathogens. The
UV dosage in TRACS is 18,415 microwatt sec/cm2, allowing it to destroy
smaller bacteria and viruses. However, even hospital grade UV systems rarely
create enough UV dosage to destroy large airborne molds, spores, and some
bacteria because their size requires a very high UV dosage for complete
destruction. Fortunately, such microorganisms can be easily trapped by the
HEPA filter. However, this can present a problem in non-UV systems and units
having the UV located at the exhaust.
While HEPA filters have been the standard for high risk infection
control in hospitals and laboratories (because they have been proven to remove
airborne microorganisms), they require at least annual replacement due to
biological contamination. As microorganisms collect on the HEPA filter over a
long period of time, there is a risk of bacteria and mold growth on the HEPA
filter as trapped bacteria/mold live, grow, and feed on the filter (especially in
warm and humid environments). This is sometimes called bacteria “growthrough” whereby microorganisms live and breed on the HEPA media,
eventually eating through the media. This ruins the integrity of the HEPA filter
and possibly creates more contamination within the room as the
microorganisms/mold is dispersed by the air cleaner.
However, by having the UV lamps located before and continually
bathing the dirty side of the HEPA filter, the bacteria and mold collected are
destroyed and deactivated over time. This is because an “infinite” residence
time is produced, as the trapped bacteria/mold is exposed to the UV light as long
as the unit remains on. In all, the UV in TRACS not only destroys airborne
bacteria and disease, but it also continually radiates on the dirty side of the
HEPA filter to extend HEPA filter life and ensure the destruction of larger more
difficult microorganisms.
HEPA filter:
TRACS utilizes a 14” x 14” x 3 5/8” True HEPA filter for dust, dander, mold,
allergen, and particulate removal at hospital grade efficiency. Unlike many
commercial/residential HEPA filters that utilize HEPA media but whose
finished filters are not tested, the HEPA filter used in TRACS is batch tested to
ensure the filter’s efficiency of 99.97% efficient at .3 microns. In some
commercial/residential units the media will be 99.97% efficient at .3 microns
but the media is not gasketed and sealed within the filter frame to prevent air
bypass around the media. As such, the filter itself may not be 99.97% efficient
at .3 microns even though the media is.
Carbon Postfilter:
Three 14 x 4 x ¾ ” carbon pads cover each exhaust area on the TRACS unit to
remove potential latent odors from the air and/or unit interior, and to buffer
noise from the fan motor.
UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES:
Airflow Pattern:
The key to any air cleaner is the airflow pattern that it creates. A device can
utilize the best air cleaning technology in the world, but if the dirty air is not
drawn into the unit from throughout the room and replaced with clean
disinfected air, then the device’s overall effectiveness and efficiency is limited.
The airflow pattern created by TRACS is designed to produce an excellent
mixing factor and clean all parts of the room. Furniture and other room masses
that can be disastrous to other unit’s ability to collect dirty air have limited
effects on the airflow created by TRACS. This is due to the location and design
of the unit’s intake area, the velocity of the air traveling out of the unit, and the
location and design of the air exhaust vents.
With TRACS, dirty air is drawn in through the top of the unit through
intake vents. This allows for the most efficient removal of contaminated air
from the normal breathing zone (3-6 feet high), as the dirty air has easy and
direct access to the unit’s air intake. Air then passes through the five stages of
filtration before being exhausted out of the lower portion of the unit. The
exhaust air is directed outwards and upwards by the exhaust vents molded into
the cabinet, effectively distributing air throughout all corners and within all
levels in the room (please see picture below). The velocity of the air being
exhausted is high enough to effectively move large volumes of air long
distances, ensuring total room air cleaning.
The airflow pattern created by TRACS is better than other air cleaners
that may have the air intake on the lower portion of the cabinet and the exhaust
on the top. If a small air cleaner is located on the floor (underneath the normal
breathing zone), top exhaust can suspend dirty air 4-6 feet in the air without
cleaning it. This occurs as the exhaust continually pushes dirty air upwards and
away from the unit, scattering but keeping dirty air 4-8 feet from the floor and
away from the air cleaner. Furthermore, dirty air that is suspended in the
breathing zone cannot easily be cleaned if the air intakes are next to the floor,
especially if the unit is placed next to furniture so that a portion of the intake
panel is blocked from direct access to the air. TRACS, on the other hand, works
to actively collect, consolidate and remove air directly from the breathing zone.
TRACS does not wait and hope that exhaust air will maneuver dirty air back to
the unit. Instead, the air intake system of TRACS aggressively takes dirty air
out of the normal breathing zone (virtually “vacuuming” contamination out of
the air) and cleans and disinfects it for redistribution into the room. In doing so,
the exhaust of TRACS also maintains clean air in the lower levels of the room
(1’-4’ from the floor), keeping that air level safe and clean for children and pets.
Furthermore, TRACS draws in and exhausts air out of three sides of
the unit (front, and both sides). Therefore, the airflow pattern described above
not only occurs in the area directly in front of the unit, but also on each side.
Please see the drawing below showing the ceiling view. In all, with this design
TRACS can effectively clean all corners of a room, and all levels of air within
the room.
Finally, please review the table in Appendix B showing the air changes
per hour that TRACS can achieve in various room sizes. The unit is designed to
create approximately 350 cfm of airflow on high speed.
Position of UV Lamps:
The UV lamps in TRACS are located before and radiating on the dirty side of
the HEPA filter (the side on which the particles and microorganisms are
trapped). Large mold spores, bacteria and other microorganisms that virtually
all UV systems cannot destroy on a single pass because of their large size (it
would require a UV dosage in the hundreds of thousands of microwatt
seconds/cm2 to destroy many molds) are easily trapped by HEPA filtration.
However, many such trapped molds and bacteria can live and breed on the
HEPA filter, and can eventually compromise the integrity and eat through the
filter over time. As a result, many HEPA-only air cleaners should have their
HEPA filters changed at least on a yearly basis (or sooner) to maintain filter
efficiency. With TRACS, however, because the UV lamps continually bathe the
dirty side of the HEPA filter, the HEPA can last much longer, as all trapped
microorganisms are destroyed over time because they are exposed to almost an
infinite UV dosage (because the residence time is unlimited as long as the unit is
running). NO OTHER RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL AIR CLEANER ON
THE MARKET TODAY HAS UV LAMPS INSTALLED IN THE SAME
POSITION AS TRACS.
HEPA Sealed in cabinet: The HEPA filter in TRACS is gasketed and sealed within the cabinet with a
locking mechanism that forcefully prevents air from bypassing the high
efficiency filtration. Given high velocity air will choose the path of least
resistance, if the HEPA filter is not adequately sealed and gasketed within the
cabinet, dirty air will completely bypass this primary means of filtration and be
exhausted back into the environment. However, easily accessed thumb screws
in the HEPA filter rail compress the HEPA’s gasketing to the HEPA shelf. This,
along with the filter rails creates an effective seal within the TRACS cabinet to
ensure maximum unit efficiency and prevent dirty air bypass.
Ease of maintenance:
All filters and UV lamps are easily accessed and replaced by simply removing
the back panel and sliding/pulling the parts out. Only a screwdriver is required
for removing the back panel screws, but the unit can remain upright in normal
operating position for all maintenance procedures if desired.
Safety Interlock:
TRACS is equipped with a safety interlock that shuts the unit’s power off when
the back panel is removed for filter and lamp maintenance. This safety feature
looks to prevent direct contact with electrical components, an engaged blower,
or direct exposure to illuminated UV lamps.
Low Maintenance Costs
Please review the section above outlining the design and function of the carbon
prefilter pack. To review, when changed regularly the cumulative annual
amount of “fresh” carbon will equal or exceed that of most other
residential/commercial units. But because the carbon pack also acts as the
prefilter, (and they are priced as standard prefilters despite their significant
carbon content), annual maintenance costs are considerably cheaper than units
having prefilters/postfilters and separate carbon filters. Furthermore, the
manufacturer acknowledges that in order to keep an air cleaner running at peak
performance, regular replacement of filters and lamps must occur. Therefore, all
replacement parts used in TRACS are priced well below market value (and
much less than competitor’s units) to encourage regular maintenance and
optimize unit efficiency and effectiveness.
All wiring covered
UV radiation can have harmful effect on some wiring and other components
over time, making them brittle, discolored, and potential electrical hazards.
However, all internal wiring and the electrical ballast are completely shielded
from UV radiation by metal compartments within the cabinet, ensuring safe
long-term operation.
Unit Aesthetics
The shape of TRACS, especially the flat top, along with the quiet operation
allow for discreet operation within any room. If desired, objects like doilies,
plants, magazines, and pictures can be placed on the top of the cabinet to help it
blend into the surroundings. Furthermore, the unit is available in a wide array of
custom colors to match walls and furniture.
APPENDIX A
UV dosage required for complete destruction of various microorganisms
Dosage in micro-watt sec/cm2
MOLDS
ASPERGILLUS AMSTELODAMI
ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS
ASPWERGILLUS GLAUCUS
ASPERGILLUS NIGER (BREAD MOLD)
MUCOR RACEMOSUS
OOSPORA LACTIS
PENICILLIUM CHRYSOGENUM
PENICILLIUM DIGITATUM
PENICILLIUM EXPANSUM
RHIZOPUS NIGRICANS (CHEESE MOLD)
77,000
99,000
88,000
330,000
35,200
11,000
56,000
88,000
22,000
220,000
BACTERIA
BACILLUS ANTRACIS SPORES
BACILLUS SUBTILIS SPORES
CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI
CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPPTHERIAE
DYSENTERY BACILLI
ESCERICHIA COLI
LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA
(LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE)
INFECTIOUS JAUNDICE
MYCOBATERIUM TUBERCULOSIS
RHODOSPIRILLUM RUBRUM
SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS
SALMONELLA TYPHOSA (TYPHOID FEVER)
SALMONELLA
SHIGELLA DYSENTERIAE-DYSENTERY
STAPHLYLOCOCCUS AUERUS
STREPTOCOCCUS PYROGENES
STREPTOCOCCUS SALIVARIUS
6,000
10,000
6,100
10,000
26,400
6,160
3,400
6,600
4,200
4,200
VIRUSES
INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS
INFLUENZA
8,000
3,400
YEASTS
SACCHAROMYCES CEREISIAE
SACCHAROMYCES ELLIPSOIDEUS
13,200
13,200
46,200
22,000
23,100
6,500
4,200
6,600
2,760
APPENDIX B
Square feet of room*
80 ft2
100 ft2
150 ft2
200 ft2
250 ft2
300 ft2
350 ft2
400 ft2
450 ft2
500 ft2
550 ft2
600 ft2
650 ft2
700 ft2
750 ft2
800 ft2
850 ft2
900 ft2
Air changes per hour created**
28 ACH
23 ACH
15 ACH
11 ACH
9 ACH
8 ACH
6 ACH
6 ACH
5 ACH
5 ACH
4 ACH
4 ACH
3 ACH
3 ACH
3 ACH
3 ACH
3 ACH
3 ACH
* 8’ ceilings assumed
** Air Changes Per Hour: Term used to measure room airflow (ventilation) rates. ACH is a measure of
the rate (time) it takes to clean/remove all of the air in the room, and replace it with clean/fresh air. For
example, if 9 ACH are created in a room, then all of the air in the room will be cleaned 9 times per hour.
Industry standards recommend a minimum of 3 ACH to achieve a satisfactory reduction in indoor air
contamination.
*** 300 cfm used to make calculations.
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