Using True HEPA Filters For Residential Applications

The use of portable HEPA filter systems in homes has been a common process for many people with airborne allergies. However, most of the portable HEPA units use a very minimally effective filter media which is more like a high end furnace filter than a true HEPA filter.

True HEPA filters are very dense and have a high resistance thus needing a fairly powerful blower/motor assembly to pull the air through them. 90%  of all the portable HEPA filters or Air Purifiers on the market use small fans with very small blowers and usually cost between $35.00 to $90.00. In reality, a portable HEPA unit with a True HEPA filter should cost around $300.00 to $500.00. These units use more power but also move more air and are much more effective at removing small, sub-micron particles than the less expensive units.

It is also important to make sure the unit says it is using a True HEPA filter. HEPA filters cost between $90.00 and $150.00 each, so any air purifier under $200.00 is probably no using HEPA filter media. If your situation requires the removal of fine airborne allergens, then you really need to purchase the high end HEPA systems.

Pure Air Systems has been making HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985. You can get more information on their website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com    or call them on their toll-free number at;  800-869-8025.

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HEPA Systems For Every Application

 

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Innovation Is The Path To A Better Economy

As the world continues to adjust to the changing economy, one thing is certain, the companies and countries with the most innovative technologies will have stronger economies, better job opportunities and better way of life. If you look at the new wave of AI, Robotic, LLM and Additive manufacturing processes you are looking at the beginning of a new technology revolution that will help create new businesses and business opportunities for people around the world.

It is interesting that innovation research is being done in many countries around the world and the U.S. is trying to stay in the hunt. New technologies usually come from a younger generation of entrepreneurs and youth oriented business models. Almost all of the older technology that the senior generation is familiar with is going through major changes or is being discarded for the more innovative processes. In addition, the Stock Market is finds many of these innovative companies and start-ups to be more attractive for their investors than some of the old line companies that are in the twilight of their business innovation cycle.

Many of the older generation is seeing their old ways of doing everything being changed or eliminated, much to their chagrin. While the younger generation is adapting to new technology at a blazing speed, many of the senior population is still having challenges using the new cell phones and computers. It is truly a sign of the times.

Pure Air Systems has been making high end, commercial grade HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985 and is now one of only three companies in the world still making this type of metal framed, fan-powered HEPA filtration systems for the international market. For more information on the complete line of products please go to our website at:   htttp://www.pureairsystems.com    or call us on our toll free number at: 800-869-8025.

Pure Air Filtration Product Grouping
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The Challenges of Manufacturing In The USA

The vast majority of Americans are aware that much of the products they use are made in other countries other than the US. Mostly believing it to be China. While 63% of all products in the world are made in China, other countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand also produce a lot of products sold here in the US. The biggest reason…the cost of labor, laws and rules.

It is now very expensive to manufacture products here in the US due to a number of reasons. First and foremost, is the cost of labor. The lack of cheap labor and the advent of the tech market have driven prices skyward. In truth, it is no longer possible to find any type of labor for the minimum wages now supported by the US. $20.00 an hour for working at McDonalds is now the norm. In manufacturing it is even more challenging as many of the young people have stayed away from any type of manufacturing job or job training and opted to be on their own or work from home for higher wages in the tech world.

And, all of the experienced individuals that worked in manufacturing have died or retired and most of them have not be replaced. For every 7 trained, skilled labor individual who retires, only one individual takes their place. In addition, there are very few, if any, new manufacturing plants being built in the US and those that are being built are primarily microchip manufacturing plants.

If you ask 100 people if they are involved in the development or process of putting a manufacturing plant in place, 99.5 people will tell you no. All the manufacturing and much of the R&D is being done overseas. This is the current future of the US as it moves into a more Technology driven economy. 

Pure Air Systems began manufacturing high end, commercial grade, fan-powered HEPA based air filtration systems in 1985. Today, that company is 39 years old and one of only 3 plants in the world making these types of industrial grade HEPA systems. For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems please go to our website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com    or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

Complete line of HEPA based filtration systems.
Size for any application.

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Using AI To Improve Design Efficiency

Artificial Intelligence is now mainstream and the use of this technology has reached global proportions. Companies, research centers, Universities, military establishments, social media operations, financial institutions, etc, have all incorporated various versions of AI into their day-to-day operations. And, they are all seeing the benefits in the use of AI. In fact, most companies are new facing an up-hill battle in the area of advanced technologies if they have not incorporated AI into their mainstream operations.

Companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Boeing, NASA, Airbus, GM, Ford and other major manufacturers are seeing huge benefits in equipment design and enhanced processes never before achieved using the old add-on technology process. The quantum leaps in Bio Chemical science are a result of using AI which have now altered the way certain drugs are now being modified for use in more applications with better results.

The Chinese have been using this technology to try to compete with SpaceX to offer reusable rockets for less expensive launches of their satellites. The European countries are now using AI in almost every aspect of their business economy and especially with their continued efforts in the reduction of green house gases.

Pure Air Systems offers a complete line of HEPA and Carbon based fan-powered, air filtration systems for the commercial, industrial, institutional and medical markets. Our website is: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or you can call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

600 HS PLUS Plus Diagram - Components with Descriptions
600 HS PLUS – Split Housing Design

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Pure Air Systems. Staying the course after 37 years.

In today’s global, fast-paced, ever changing business world, companies that last longer than 10 years is unusual. Typically newly formed successful companies are either acquired shortly after they become public or they merge with some similar technology firm to expand their customer base quickly.

Pure Air Systems began its journey in 1985 with one HEPA filtration system that was large and difficult to use or install. HEPA systems were just beginning to be accepted in the residential and commercial markets and the cost of making the systems was steep due to the fact that the housings had to be all metal and the HEPA filters, motors and fans were all commercial grade components that required large quantity purchases to obtain any type of cost reduction. Even at that, the first unit, Model 600H cost over $600.00 in components and another $50.00 in assembly time.

Marketing the systems was somewhat difficult in that the use of computers to promote products was somewhat limited so mail and direct marketing in the form of door-to-door selling was incorporated. It wasn’t until a year later that Pure Air Systems set up it’s first and only URL. www.pureairsystems.com . The ability to use the internet to promote the systems allowed for quick introduction of a unique and highly sought after HEPA air filtration system.

By 1992 PAS had set up a series of distributors and added two more systems to its portfolio and began to outsource its production and assembly to a company in northern Indiana. By 1995 PAS had enough business to start looking for a place of its own to produce the systems and have enough space to store all the replacement filters necessary to feed the hundreds of units now in place across the U.S. In 1998 PAS broke ground on a new 9,000 sq.ft. building. In 1999 the move into the new building allowed for more R&D which produced 4 more HEPA unit designs along with a brand new HEPA portable that was one of the best on the market. 

By 2001 PAS was selling seven different models of its fan powered, HEPA based, ECM motor driven air filtration systems. The use of the new GE ECM motors allowed for use with 120/240 50/60Hz power. Thus allowing for the use in overseas markets which expanded the companies footprint out the U.S. for the first time. 

Today, Pure Air Systems is one of only three companies in the world that make this high performance, commercial grade HEPA air filtration system. The units now range in volume from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM and use programable ECM motors with high end digital controllers.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems offered by PAS please go to our website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll free number at: 800-869-8925,

Residential Industrial and Commercial Applications
HEPA Systems For All Applications

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Filtered Air Makes for Better Manufacturing

Manufacturing in many cases requires large pieces of equipment that may generate large amounts of particulate during their operation. This is especially true for milling, grinding and cutting machinery. While many of these systems may have some general duty dust collection equipment, fine, airborne particulate may float in the air and land on the various parts and other equipment located in the manufacturing operation.

Fine metal, plastic or wood particles that are sub-micron in size ( not visible to the naked eye ) can get inside areas of a part like threads, gasketed connections, glass layers or liquid containers prior to being filled. Over time these particles will affect the quality and potential performance of the part or parts that are being manufactured.

Pure Air Systems, a manufacturer of commercial grade HEPA based air filtration systems, has been installing their fan powered multi-stage equipment in commercial and institutional facilities since 1985. These fan powered units can be used in either as stand-alone units or configured to attach to existing HVAC units. 

The PAS systems can move up to 2,000 CFM and can be ducted to a hood that is located either over the manufacturing process or using close capture hooding for best reduction/removal of the small sub-micron airborne particulate. Over the past 37 years PAS has installed many of these systems in similar applications with the end result being a greater production rate with fewer rejects and part returns.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filters please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Multi Configuration HEPA Systems

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Only 3 Companies Like This In The World

When Pure Air Systems was established in 1985, there were a number of companies selling HEPA like and HEPA type air filtration systems. Many of these were used in the Asbestos Abatement projects that were prevalent at that time. In fact, Pure Air Systems was a spin-off from HEPA unit designed for abatement but never got into production.

The model 600H unit was a unit with a prefilter, carbon media filter and true commercial grade HEPA filter with a 1/3HP GE motor and Lau Blower. It was in one large section which was subsequently broken into two sections. This was the beginning of the PAS Line of HEPA systems. 

As the popularity of the 600H unit grew, PAS introduced the new ECM motors from GE to make the HEPA system available as a stand alone unit as well as using variable speed motors that were then being introduced by all the HVAC companies.

By 1999 PAS had grown the line from one unit to seven different systems including the new portable unit. It has also moved into a new 9,000 square foot building. As of this date, 90% of the units are still built with parts made in the USA and it is now one of only 3 companies in the world that make this type of HEPA with the size and flexibility in size range and air flow control.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon air filtration systems, please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.air filter applications collage

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Pure Air Systems Still Use All Metal Housings

Pure Air Systems began its journey in 1985 producing one of the first true, commercial grade, fan powered air filtration system that could be used in either commercial or residential applications. These units were made from 20 gauge mild steel that is powder coated for a durable, long-lasting finish. 

Today, the line up of 7 different systems made in variations in both size and air flow design are still made from the same high-grade 20 gauge powder coated steel housings now using the latest iteration of the variable speed drive motors that are digitally controlled. The HEPA filters are all 99.99% efficient at .3 microns and larger and the prefilters and carbon filters come standard with each unit. 

The HEPA Shield systems come in air flow ranges from a low of 50 CFM from our portable unit up to 2,000 CFM on our largest model 2000HS unit. These systems can also be modified to be attached to an existing HVAC duct work system or as stand-alone units. 

Pure Air Systems are all made here in the USA with most of the components manufactured in the US. Some of the original units are still in operation and the average longevity of any of the systems is better than 15 years. Making the PAS units one of the best economical purchases for any air filtration system on the market today.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon air filtrations please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Typical Air Flow Diagram
Partial By-Pass System

 

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The Price You Pay For Performance

Amazon and other online stores have created a scenario where people look at items that seem to be similar with various pricing. This has led people to believe that all products are similar and price becomes the deciding factor. For the manufacturers of these products it is difficult to up sell the their products. People will typically go to the best priced selection and read some reviews then make their choice. It is for this reason that many of the companies that make high-end products or products with proven superior performance elect not to market their products on Amazon and other similar online websites. They, instead, market them on their own websites.

So, for the astute buyer, often times you are better served to purchase the products from your selected company product website. They may charge a little more and often don’t offer free shipping, but their products are usually far superior and will last and perform better than many of those lesser expensive copies from your favorite online store.

Pure Air Systems has been offering their products online since 1990. Their commercial grade, fan-powered HEPA air filtration systems are some of the best in the world. With an average operating time of 15 to 20 years, these made in the US systems perform as advertised and the service from PAS is second to none.

For more information on the complete line of air filtrations please go to our website at:   http:/www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Exploring Carbon For Odor Control

Standard Carbon Filter for 600HS/600HS Plus Series
Standard Carbon Filter for 600HS/600HS Plus Series

Carbon that is used for odor control if often made from expanded cocoanut shell carbon. This type of carbon has a high surface area and very high ratio of molecular adsorption to weight of carbon. This makes this material suitable for both adsorption of organic and inorganic odors and gaseous pollutants in both air and water applications.

For general odors found in most homes; typically pet, cooking and carpet odors, carbon filters placed in the HVAC system will be capable of removing about 50% of those odors with a replacement cycle of once every two months.

For commercial and industrial applications, it may be necessary to use large carbon beds, 10 – 20lb pads of carbon, to significantly reduce the the gaseous pollutants. And, in some cases, a catalytic material like zeolite may be required to enhance the adsorption of the gaseous pollutants. Depending upon the amount of pollutant being released it may be necessary to replace these carbon pads as often as once a week. 

Odors such those produced by cigarettes are some of the most difficult to remove as the nicotine smoke produces a sticky residue with adheres to almost any surface and releases that odor for long periods of time. Carbon can help in these cases but replacement of the carbon can be up to once a day.

For more information on carbon and other filtration processes please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll free number at:  800-869-8025.

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