C-90B Electronic Air Cleaner Second generation technology Even higher CADR ratings Safe, effective and energy efficient For further information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES www.berriman.com 1-800-480-3630 Click Here to Order 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. bestaircleaner.com 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" 506 326 384 421 Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. | P.O. Box 1540 | San Antonio, TX 78295-1540 | (800) 541-6645 | fax (210) 357-4480 | www.friedrich.com C90B-05 Printed in USA For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED AIR PURIFIER. IQAir HealthPro Plus The #1 Rated Air Purifier For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com Frank Hammes President of IQAir 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. 2 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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. 3 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. 4 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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. For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 5 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. 6 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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 7 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! 8 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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. 9 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. 10 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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. For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 11 For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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. D TE IQAir’s filtration efficiency, versatility and mobility make it the most advanced LLY TE A and cost-effective S DU Guaranteed decentralized filtration system EN 1822 available today. INDIV I For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com IQAi[r Performance & CE R TIFI ED Professional Control of Airborne Particulates For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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 R TIFI ED ST INDI V For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com ED For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 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 gas phase filter media, IQAir GC take LY TEST AL ED IQ ED r Ai[ eed ant nce r a Gu orma rf Pe FI INDIVIDU units are perfectly suited to & C E R TI control of gaseous contaminants in residential, commercial environments. or medical For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com 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 LY TEST AL ED IQA ED i[r ed nte e ara anc u G orm rf Pe FI INDIVIDU For information: BERRIMAN ASSOCIATES 1-800-480-3630 www.berriman.com & C E R TI GCX units are the 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: • • • • • • • • 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 • Screws to the base of the air filtration unit to enable connection of internal ducting. Base Platform • 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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