Air Filtration

For those people who live and work in colder climates, the amount of time you spend indoors is proportionally more than those individuals who live in warmer climates. In addition colder air is much drier than warm moist air and as a result dust particles and other airborne contaminants tend to stay suspended in air for much longer periods of time.

As humans we inhale large quantities of air every time we take a breath. All of that air is filtered through our mucus membranes and lung linings and a large portion of the particulate are ( those particles larger than 20 microns ) air filtered out and most often projected out of the body when exhaling.

The smaller particles, those under 20 microns and especially those sub-micron particles, are trapped in the lung linings and not exhaled. They are absorbed by the body and then flushed out of the body. However, some of those particulate may be harmful to the body and these may be airborne viruses or bacteria or perhaps some other type of airborne contaminant. Collecting these particulate is what Pure Air Systems does with their HEPA based air filtration systems.

Started in 1985, Pure Air Systems created a line of Air Filters that specifically used true, commercial grade, scanned HEPA filters in all their systems. HEPA filters are the most effective mechanical device for removing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or lager and approaching 99.98% at particles as small as 0.12 microns in size.

These HEPA systems are all fan powered and use the newer ECM variable speed drive motors so they can be used on 120/240 volt 50/60Hz electrical systems and used any where in the world.

The systems range in capacity from 50 CFM ( Cubic Foot Per Minute) up to 2,000 CFM. They can be used either attached to an existing ducted HVAC system in the by-pass configuration or as stand-alone units. These Air Filtration systems can be used in residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial applications.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA based 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.

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Particulate Removal With HEPA Filters

The process of removing airborne contaminants that are small enough to potentially cause respiratory dysfunctions is somewhat challenging. For the most part particulate removal with standard air furnace type filters is effective on larger, visible particles many of which are aspirated in and then expelled out of the lung systems.

Sub-micron sized particles, those that are less than 1 micron in size, are easily aspirated into the lungs and much of this particulate will stay logged in the lung linings or mucus membranes. This is why particulate removal with HEPA filters is so necessary especially in where airborne allergens and harmful bacteria and viruses are present.

Originally designed during the development of the Atomic Bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico, HEPA filters have progressed to include filter medias that are more effective than the 99.97% at 0.3 microns. Today there are SULPA filters that have an efficiency of 99.99995% at 0.12 microns. These are the types of filters used in Class 10 clean rooms where micro-chips are manufactured.

Pure Air Systems began using HEPA filters for particulate removal in 1985 in their first system, the Model 600H. This fan powered HEPA based air filtration system could move up to 600 CFM of HEPA filtered air. Today, PAS makes 6 other HEPA based models including a portable HEPA unit capable of moving from 10 CFM to 250 CFM using the newer ECM motors. The largest system, Model 2000HS Plus moves up to 2,000 CFM of HEPA filtered air.

Over 70 years ago the HEPA filter was born to protect the technicians from beta particles produced during the design of the bomb. Today, particulate removal with HEPA filters is considered the best method for protecting us from harmful airborne contaminants.

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

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Isolation Room

Isolation is a word that means to separate from or detach from another area in all aspects. Isolation rooms are used often in the medical market to maintain a safe environment from the general public by isolating a dangerous or highly communicable diseased patient from the the general population.

Isolation is more than just separation by walls and doors. In the realm of airborne viruses you require a special filtration method to ensure that any air that is passed between the isolation room and the outside world is properly filtered. This is always done using HEPA based air filtration systems to remove even the smallest airborne particles to eliminate the possible transmission of deadly diseases.

Pure Air Systems has been providing commercial grade, certified HEPA and ULPA filters for a wide range of applications and markets since 1985. HEPA filters have been the only true mechanical filter type that has the ability to absolutely trap the airborne allergens and pathogens that are associated with creating serious illnesses and health issues since the early 1980’s.

Pure Air Systems also makes HEPA systems that can be used in the residential, institutional, commercial, industrial and military markets. After 32 years of being in business Pure Air Systems has well over 10,000 units in the field in both the US and overseas.

Seven different models are available from fan powered air volumes starting at 50 CFM to 2,000 CFM. All the systems use the new variable speed drive motors and they are all rated at, 120/240 volt, 50/60 Hz so they can be used anywhere in the world.

The all metal housings and commercial grade components ensure that these systems will provide high performance service over very long periods of time.  For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based systems, 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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Air Filtration For Dummies

The device that you or your HVAC contractor changes once or twice a year is designed, primarily, to keep the cooling coils clean. It has very little effect on the removal of airborne particles that maybe harmful to your health.

These general duty air filters are comprised of very open mesh or pleats that allow air to pass through easily but capture larger dust and dirt particles to minimize any deposit of dirt on the cooling coils which could, over time, significantly reduce the efficiency of the coils and also put dirt on the blower wheel.

Dust particles you can see are about 20 microns in size or lager. As a comparison, your hair is about 100 microns in diameter. However, airborne particles that may harm you body when inhaled are usually smaller than 1 or 2 microns in size. The efficiency of the general duty air filter on these sized particles is about 25% at best. Meaning your health is not protected in any way from indoor airborne contaminants with these general duty filters.

Perhaps the best way to get some real basic information on how filtration actually works is to go to the Pure Air Systems website. ..https://pureairsystems.com  There you will find a section entitled “Pure Air University.” This is broken down into simple sections detailing how filtration actually works and the reasons why you may want to look beyond the general duty filters if you really want to clean up your environment.

PAS produces high end HEPA based, fan powered, air filtration systems and has since 1985.  32 years of experience in working with all types of airborne contaminant applications allows them to share their experience and knowledge of this process with anyone who cares to go to their website.

If you have any other questions you can always call the technicians at Pure Air Systems. You can reach them on their toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Climate Change Particulate Effect

Climate change is more than warming of the earth or oceans at an unprecedented rate, it is the change in atmospheric conditions that alter the environment in every way. In places where the usual amount of rain has been dramatically reduced, the levels of airborne dust particles is increasing. Walking on or driving on packed soil creates tiny sub-micron particles to be released into the air at a faster rate as there is less moisture to keep the soil intact upon impact.

These airborne particulate consist of both organic and inorganic materials some of which can be harmful when inhaled in small quantities over a long period of time. While our lungs can usually handle particles that are 10 microns or larger, the smaller particles tend to get trapped in the lung linings and mucus membranes and are slow to be released.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was formed to produce and sell HEPA based air filtration systems for the residential market. In the past 30 years, PAS has grown from one system to seven and now provides true, commercial grade, HEPA systems to the commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential markets and sells its’ systems all over the world.

While homes and buildings have developed a much better process to keep them close to air tight, the higher levels of sub-micron particulate are still present in the buildings. More importantly, these particulate are at very high concentrations when the air is stagnant or on hot, dry days. The PAS HEPA systems have proven themselves to be  extremely effective at removing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger and close to 99% of smaller particles.

Extreme weather produces extreme environmental conditions and it is important to understand the relationship especially if you live out west in the dryer climates.

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

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Comprehensive Coverage

When purchasing insurance for home or auto you often look at the section marked “Comprehensive Coverage.” This tells you what is covered under the policy with the price quoted to you. This can include covering medical costs, with certain dollar limits, uninsured motorist, which is good to have and a number of other conditions. It does not, however, cover acts of God, which include Aliens crashing their space craft into your car or large creatures eating your seats while you are parked outside your favorite restaurant. No..Comprehensive does not really mean Comprehensive.

HEPA, high efficiency particulate air ( absolute) filter labels do not necessarily mean that this is a true HEPA filter.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems opened it doors offering their first true, commercial grade HEPA filtration system in their model 600H. These metal framed, scanned, 99.97% at 0.3 microns were the most efficient HEPA filters at the time. Fast forward to today and Pure Air Systems offers the same HEPA filters only these are all rated at 99.99% at o.3 microns and work well in the industrial, commercial, institutional, medical and residential markets. In truth, these filters offer Comprehensive Coverage.

The reduction and/or removal of sub-micron airborne particulate is extremely important in many process and medical applications.Hospitals use 100% HEPA filtered air in their operating rooms to reduce the high risk of infection and all clean rooms that manufacture micro-chips use multiple levels of HEPA and ULPA filters to obtain particulate free room levels down to 99.9995% at 0.12 microns. These are normally listed as Class 10 clean rooms.

In the world of filtration, nothing is as effective in removing harmful airborne particles as HEPA filters. All the CDC labs in Atlanta and WHO facilities around the world use HEPA filters to reduce the potential release of extremely virulent bacteria and viruses as these pathogens can often be deadly.

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

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Reducing Odors In Your Home

Odors can trigger memories that are both pleasant and repulsive. You walk into your old school building and it has that same smell you remember as a young child and it instantly brings back memories of your days at that institution. You open up the trash can lid that is full of garbage and the odor instantly reminds you of the days you worked in landfill in the summer between college semester.Both odor are significant. One positive and one negative.

Our olfactory senses are more keen than our visual processes and smells and odors often affect us more than what we see.

In 1980 Pure Air Systems was formed to provide high performance, fan powered air filtration systems that would incorporate both HEPA filters and Carbon media. The HEPA filters remove a high percentage of sub-micron particulate and the carbon media removed a large percentage of odors and gaseous pollutants.

It is difficult to see any airborne particle that is smaller than 100 microns in size ( about the diameter of your hair) so it is often difficult to know if the HEPA system is actually working. If you suffer from allergies triggered by airborne pollen, ragweed, etc. and you notice that while you are in your air filtered living environment that you have fewer issues with your allergies then one can assume the filtration system is working. When you have specific odors in the house, be they animal, cooking or smoking odors, a significant reduction or removal of the odors is notice immediately upon entering that room or living environment.

The systems manufactured by Pure Air Systems can incorporate up to 60 lbs of granular activated carbon in replaceable 15 lb framed cartridges. The smaller unit can carry up to 30 lbs of carbon. These high density, high capacity systems can significantly reduce odors and gaseous pollutants in commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential applications.

Typically these carbon filters need to be changed on a 3 to 6 month basis depending upon the nature of the odor and the amount of time the systems are running. For most home applications 6 months is a good change out frequency. These systems can be attached to an existing, ducted HVAC system or used as stand-alone units. The variable speed ECM motors used in these systems allows for incremental control of the speed and air flow.

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

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Obsession

Having been an owner of a company that produced actual hard technologies and not just a service or digital technology process I have been obsessed with finding a way to help people understand the value of making something of value and making a living at it.

Pure Air Systems was started in 1985 with one air filtration system in our product line. We had adapted a commercial HEPA filtration system that was used in the Asbestos Abatement Industry to work with any ducted HVAC system be it residential or commercial. In addition we modified it to work as a stand-alone unit for any application requiring the reduction or removal of sub-micron airborne contaminants.

The acceptance of the product by consumers and commercial operations was gratifying but we soon realized that our original model 600H unit ( producing 600 CFM of HEPA filtered air) was not adequate for many of the commercial customers applications.

To resolve this issue we decided to bring two new HEPA filter systems into the product mix. One rated at 1200 CFM and the largest rated at 2,000 CFM. We were able to adapt the same size blower and housing for both air flows by simply adding a 3/4 HP motor to the 1200 HS unit and a 1 HP motor to the 2000HS unit. In this way customers could actually increase the capacity of their 1200HS ( should they need it ) to 2000 CFM. This was both cost effective and made it easier in the manufacturing end.

The other issue presented to us was the configuration of the filter housing itself. We had originally designed the units so they were built in two sections that were symmetrical giving us the ability to orient the inlet and discharge of the units to adapt to any type of HVAC system. We then added another modification to allow for any of our systems to have either a straight through air flow from end to end or a top inlet and side discharge. These housings could even by changed in the field should the customer realize one orientation was better than the other.

Being obsessed with making the systems customer friendly was always my goal. Pure Air Systems is now 31 years old and the obsession with maintaining high performance HEPA based air filtration systems is still a priority.

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

 

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Made In The USA

The USA Olympic team continues to rack up medals this past week and the cheers of “USA USA USA” are prominent at every event. It is interesting that we support our teams with such fervor and yet when it comes to rooting for our own USA based companies we tend to fall flat in our willingness to support Made in the USA products.

In 1985 Pure Air Systems was founded and produced one of the first true commercial grade HEPA filtration systems for the residential market. These units used all American made components and were fabricated from steel and were designed to last for years. Each unit had a sticker on it that had the American Flag and text reading Made In The USA.

Competitors that had alternate air filtration or air purifier systems were often made overseas or assembled in the US with parts from Japan and the US. The PAS systems were more expensive but much more powerful and commercially rated so they had a much better efficiency in removing sub-micron particulate than any of their competitors. Yet, people would look at the price first rather than the country of origin.

Today, Pure Air Systems are made using 100% USA made components with the Made In The USA stickers on each unit. The website proudly states that our products are made in Indiana, USA and they have been for the past 31 years. And while the reputation for high performance is still one of the real features of the PAS line of filtration systems, customers still tend to try the lesser expensive, off-shore filtration systems.

Pricing continues to be the major reason why people purchase a certain product. Perhaps it is due to the large influx of cheap products that have now fallen into the “disposable” column giving customers the rationale that if it only last 2 or 3 years and they will just buy a new one. Buying on-line has also changed the playing field. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon or some of the other on-line stores. Price comparison is easy and again country of origin is does not often come into the decision making process.

Pure Air Systems is Made in the USA.  For more information on our complete product line please go to our website at: https://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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No Time To Wait

Time, time, it’s all we got and not a lot. So make your time count for you can never get it back. Next week, next month…perhaps next year. You believe you can always find it when you need it.

In my 60 plus years of creating different businesses I have learned one valuable lesson. Procrastination is deadly. Along those same lines, relying on someone else to make important things happen for you is like playing Russian Roulette.

Creating Pure Air Systems was rewarding as it was difficult. Creating a business model in a market that had little understanding of HEPA filters and even less willing to spend money on a product 20 times more expensive than other air filtration systems during the mid 1980’s. The one thing that made this product very different from its competition was the simple fact that it worked better than anything else at that time.

If I had waited for the market to become better educated there is a good chance Pure Air Systems would have never been stated. There is no right time or better time to bring a good idea to the market. The real key is doing your homework and making sure there is a market or potential market for your concept or product idea.

Pure Air Systems is 31 years old this year. It is a testament to the continuing dedication to staying true to its original mission to provide the best commercial grade HEPA based, fan powered air filtration in world.

The company started with one system and added six more over 15 years. Today, new design ideas are still being introduced to make the existing product line even more durable and effective for its very broad base of customers and the over 60 different applications to which these systems have been used.

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

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