Crossing Over

The acceptance by some individuals that when we leave this earth we cross over to some other dimension or plane. Our souls moving among those other people that have crossed over and suspended in some semi-purgatory state. Absolute belief in what happens to us when we cross over is often based on centuries of superstitions that morph from story to fact.

Today, crossing over also refers to those individuals who are moving from country to country to find some form of normalcy. It is a very challenging and global problem that has more challenges than answers.

Companies often find it difficult when they try to cross over to a different market, demographic or geographical area where they are not recognized or have any specific customer base. Being successful in one’s back yard was never a guarantee that across the bridge and over the river would carry your name without difficulty. Great to be optimistic, better to be realistic.

In 1985, Pure Air Systems started a company to make, market and sell a commercial grade HEPA filtration system in one single market. Small amounts of success prompted the company to reach outside its geographical market and through the use of the internet and a growing line of high performance systems the company crossed all borders including the two oceans to make Pure Air Systems an international brand. Of course this only took 31 years, but making those strides was worth the wait.

PAS is the leader in high performance, fan powered, commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems in North America. Their systems use variable speed motors and they can produce from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM in 1% increments. In addition, these systems can be used either attached to ducted HVAC systems in a partial by-pass mode or they can be used as stand alone units.

The systems are used in a wide variety of markets including, commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential. The important fact to understand about the systems made by PAS, is they only make one grade. That means that Mrs. Smith in Arkansas gets the exact same 600HS unit that GM uses in their R&D laboratory in Detroit. There are few companies in this country that can say that and mean it.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA filtration systems from PAS, 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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Politics Is A Noun

With all the action now taking place on TV showing every candidate from both parties vying for the Presidency, one would think that all the rhetoric about what each candidate will do for the US when elected we would have one of the most progressive governments in the world. Unfortunately there is more fluff than reality in the promises made during these primaries. And we should know this as we have heard this song before since the early 70’s; same stuff different day.

The ability to make false promises and still have someone follow you is somewhat exclusive to politics. While small businesses have often done this to their customers it is not something we often see in larger companies and publicly held companies. And the reason is simple. Customers loyalty today is spelled with a small L. If you promise one thing and deliver another in very short order your company will suffer the exodus of customers as they seek to find a more truthful company path. In politics one can easily shift blame to the past office holder or the lack of agreement by the Congress or Senate and in most cases we buy into that excuse.

Pure Air Systems started promising a new way to clean the air in your home, office, factory or medical facility in 1985. Their goal was to provide true, commercial grade HEPA filtration systems using fan powered units capable of moving up to 2000 CFM. Their first attempt to move this commercial use technology into the home market was the introduction of their model 600H unit. Creating a HEPA system that could be used in a partial by-pass configuration designed to fit onto almost any forced air, ducted heating/cooling system was quickly accepted by the heating/cooling industry and customers alike and the continued success of this concept propelled PAS into developing five more systems.

Today, 31 years later, Pure Air Systems is still fulfilling its promises to the customers both old and new to provide the best HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered, commercial grade air filtration systems in the world.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA 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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HEPA Filters

HEPA filters or High Efficient Particulate Air or Absolute filters have been around since the development of the atomic bomb. HEPA media was created in Los Alamos, New Mexico specifically to remove or reduce the alpha particles that were produced in the development of atomic fission. Yes, 1941 was the genesis of HEPA filters that we know today.

This media has the ability to remove a higher percentage of particulate under 0.3 microns than any other type of mechanical media or device on the market today. This is the filter media that is used in all hospital surgery suites, the CDC, optical manufacturing, micro-chip manufacturing and all laboratories both medical and electronic around the world. It is also the main filter used by Pure Air Systems one of the major suppliers of HEPA based, fan powered, high performance air filters in North America.

Based in Indianapolis, IN. PAS has been in business since 1985 and over 32 years has provided the best performing HEPA filtration systems any where. They have incorporated the new variable speed motors that are rated at 120/240 volt, 50/60Hz motors that allow them to be used any where in the world. PAS began with one model, the 600H unit which became the 600HS unit and then moved onto develop the 1200HS, 2000HS and 500HS portable system.

The ability to move filtered air at rates from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM at 1% increments make the Pure Air Systems filtration systems some of the most effective HEPA based air filtration systems on the market. And, over their 32 years of being in business, PAS continues to use the highest quality, made in America, components with over 10,000 units still in operation today.

HEPA filters are difficult to use in air filtration systems as they have a very high resistance and it requires very powerful motors to pull the air through the HEPA filters. Through the use of large industrial fans and motors up to 1 HP, the PAS units produce up to 2000 CFM of HEPA filtered air from their largest models.

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

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Got Pluto?

The New Horizon’s space capsule cameras took some great pictures of Pluto’s mountainous surface and the NASA faithful were ecstatic.  If memory serves me correctly Pluto was originally one of the nine planets, including earth, closest to the sun. Then the scientists said Pluto was too small to be a planet so they unplaneted the planet and called it a moon. Now, Pluto is back in the spotlight after a billion mile journey from one of NASA’s probes took lots of pictures, including a selfie if I’m not mistaken, of this far away place that has, for all intent and purposes, absolutely no effect on the daily lives of us mere mortals.

Businesses are often like Pluto. One day they are the talk of the town and mentioned in conjunction with other elite company’s and then the next day they are gone from discussion. This doesn’t mean the company is out of business just that it’s name is not thrust into the public’s eye every day. Like Pluto they only matter when they do something relevant.

Pure Air Systems was formed in 1985 and was one of the first companies to offer true commercial grade, HEPA based air filtration systems with powerful blower/motors and digital controllers for residential, commercial and industrial applications. They hit the market at a time when HEPA filters were just becoming known to the general public and started to compete with the older filtration technologies like electronic air cleaners, UV Lights and electrostatic air filters.

Unlike these filters, HEPA filters are very restrictive and require a prefilter in front of them to take out the larger 20 plus micron sized particles. The HEPA will remove all the particles below 20 microns down to less than .012 microns. Because of the unique nature of HEPA filters they are the primary filtration device used in surgery rooms, clean rooms, micro-chip manufacturing, optical glass manufacturing, isolation rooms in hospitals and clinics, electronic manufacturing and most medical and chemical laboratories in the world.

 Over time HEPA filters became more common and the public became more comfortable with their use and application. HEPA systems are more expensive so when the economy turned down company’s and the public stopped buying these units and used the lesser expensive filter systems. Even though the challenges with “hard to treat” bacteria that are now a real challenge to our health system, HEPA systems were not really considered until just recently and, like Pluto, the market now has a  new reason to look at HEPA filtration systems.

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 call us anytime on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

During the early days of rock music, most songs were recorded specifically to be played on the radio. Radio stations had selected song lengths to be approximately 3 to 4 minutes long. Probably to allow for more advertising and disc jockey talk time and pay for the cost of operating the stations. As a result, many musicians wrote songs to meet this artificial time limit, even though many groups had developed elaborate arrangements that ran up to 6 minutes long. The record companies would electronically shorten the play time cutting out sections they felt would not take away from the basic gist of the song. As a result, many listeners never heard the original recordings of the songs unless they purchased the records or tapes that had, in fact, both the radio version and the original version. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was one of those songs.

Iron Butterfly recorded this as a 10 minute string of lyrics, solo drum sections, solo guitar sections and some fade in sections. Unless you purchased the record or listened to some of the more radical FM radio stations, you never heard the original long version.

Pure Air Systems was formed in 1985 and developed a line of HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems. These systems were designed from all commercial grade components and unlike their plastic housed, cheaply made competitors units, the PAS unit used all steel construction. The PAS units were designed to run for long periods of time ( 10 years plus ) with very minimal maintenance requirements other than just changing the filters on a regular scheduled basis.

The plastic, inexpensive units would operate for a few years, if that, before they had to be replaced. In addition, the cheap units often performed very poorly and made very little difference in the levels of airborne particle reduction resulting in continued respiratory challenges by the users. The PAS units began a new recognition by the public and commercial users that air filtration systems could actually perform as marketed and run for years with the same performance year over year.

As equipment designs and component pieces become simpler and less expensive, the public has been conditioned to built in obsolescence. So if it lasts only a few years, then we aren’t disappointed and just purchase the next one that was designed to replace the broken unit. The engineers and technicians at Pure Air Systems are trying to change that perception by continuing the process of making all of their systems from the best, commercial grade components that give you that extended play just like In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

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

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Hookah

In the song “White Rabbit” but Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick sings about a smoking caterpillar that approaches Alice. The caterpillar is called a hookah. I don’t believe that is the name of the caterpillar as a hookah is actually the water pipe he was smoking. But the lyrics make more sense with that sentence structure. It is interesting how we often sing song lyrics and never pay attention to the meaning or even if a word is correctly used in the lyrics.

Sometimes companies use words in their marketing propaganda or as part of their packaging that are, ,more often than not, misleading.  The words absolutely or guaranteed are used to express a sense of perceived satisfaction that the customer will experience when they use the product. But we know that is not often the case. Yet companies still use this marketing process to garner more business and hopefully new customers.

One of the main challenges with raising expectations for one’s product or service is the delivery. That is, if you promise one thing, but deliver another,  the customer will probably not purchase that product or service again. Funny how companies still believe that words have more power than performance. It is also a big mistake to mislead people as the use of social media now has so much power that one bad experience can be pushed to hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of minutes.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing and marketing HEPA based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985 and since the beginning it has marketed its line of commercial grade filtration systems as ” The Best Filtration Systems In The Market”.  Performance has always been its main promise and through its 30 years life has consistently performed at or above the expectations of its customers. Using the more expensive, commercial grade components, keeps PAS in the lead in the area of high performing HEPA systems.

Over the years PAS has added more products to its line, all of them using the same high performance components and fabrication techniques to ensure that customers buying any one of the systems would be completely satisfied with the product and its performance.

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

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HEPA Air Curtain

One of the major problems with the transfer of viruses and bacteria from human to human is…human contact. This type of contact exists every second of every day everywhere, with the possible exception of monks in Tibet. And, because humans are the greatest carriers of communicable diseases it is only natural to accept the fact that separation and/or elimination of contact will greatly diminish this transfer of pathogens from person to person.

Unfortunately this is not going to happen anytime soon as it is impossible to operate in a human void. It is with this understanding that I discuss the aspect of offering some revised air filtration system designs to help reduce the levels of airborne particulate and pathogens so as to minimize the transfer of viruses and bacteria from person to person.

Air Curtain HEPA Filtration Laminar Flow Systems. No acronym for this one. This device can create a laminar air flow curtain..top to bottom, for a opening like area such as those used in Pharmacies, Dr. Offices, Entry Windows in Public Offices, Wound Care, Room Isolation and anywhere you can separate people from other people with HEPA filtered air effectively.

One of the reasons this type of device is becoming more appealing is the rapid rise in infections that are more difficult and more expensive to treat than ever before. In addition, the lack of any development of new antibiotics creates a sense of urgency in finding ways to prevent the spread of disease ( at almost any cost ) rather than try to treat it once it is present in the body. Not only is treatment expensive, but often not totally effective is curing the disease. Sometimes there are other collateral damage issues to the body and in many cases death is the result of the disease transfer.

The Ebola issue is one that, while very deadly, is mostly isolated to a few small areas of the world. However, even a small number of infected traveling to other countries undetected can create a major medical emergency of grande proportions. The other issue is one of social demographics. Those individuals of lower income or with little or no access to continual health care are the most at risk and interestingly the ones who make more contact with other people during normal hours. Restaurant help is one area where most of the servers and cooks are in the lower wage category and are most likely to come in contact with large numbers of people in very small, crowded areas.

School children that are in the free lunch programs often are not seeing any medical professionals on a regular basis and again they are coming in contact with hundreds of students a day and then those students go home to see their respective families. Kind of a viral virus program.

More information on this type of HEPA Air Curtain product can be found at the following website: http://pureairsystems.com or by contacting this author at: donmusilli@gmail.com. You can also call Pure Air Systems at their toll free number: 800-869-8025.

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Short And Sweet Is The New Trend

Marketing any product, service, company or individual requires the use of some form of media. Social media is certainly one of the more popular and effective methods along with print advertising, video and the more expensive radio and TV advertising. However, the massive growth and use of social media; especially Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, have changed the way people gather information. Since most social media uses short text or attachment concepts, and people are connecting with their mobile devices more often than they use any other digital device, the public has become conditioned to getting information in small bits and pieces, rarely ever reading anything longer than 250 words. These blogs are approximately 500 words for that very reason.

Pure Air Systems, a company founded in 1985, manufactures a line of commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based fan powered air filtration systems. In 1985 there was no internet and most of the marketing was done via phone, telex, print advertising and good old get out and meet the customer techniques. Having long conversations and providing pages of information and documentation was essential in gaining the favor of potentially new customers. They even wanted to contact your existing customers by phone or personal visit to confirm that what you were selling would actually work for their application.

The advent of the internet changed forever the way information was transmitted. Instead of just contacting one customer at a time, now you could have your information out for anyone, anywhere to view 24/7. And, they could contact you via email to get more information, orders your products or send you information on their specific application without ever leaving their office. The world was your oyster..so to speak.

The use of websites grew and they became your first face to the new customers. It now became important to have as much easily accessible data, including photos, specifications, drawings, etc. on your website so your new potential customers could evaluate your product or service without ever talking to you directly. Pure Air Systems had a website in 1995 and since that time almost 70% of all their new business is generated primarily from the website. Customers can order systems or replacement filters anytime through the store portal, pay by credit card or PayPal and receive their confirmation and shipping information within minutes of placing their order. Fast, efficient and very convenient.

As the speed of sending and getting information increased and the amount of information grew, the social media system developed new ways to send and share information in less than 140 characters. This is where we are today. As we become overloaded with data we, as a self-preservation technique, buy into the short and sweet method of communications. Pure Air Systems has a new system they are marketing and the new four page flyer has more pictures than it is text. It is the new way of connecting. Whether we like it or not.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA 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.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There are times when you really see something for the first time after seeing it over a 1,000 times. You know what I mean. We are blasted by the media with all types of  new terms now common or strange terms now common. Our acceptance of odd terms and crazy  advertising slogans is amazing. We seldom question these terms because we start using them ourselves. The title of this blog is one of them.

So…when can virgin be extra virgin? Can you be extra dead? Things can be extra special, although special is usually good enough for me. I suppose the term extra denotes that something is better than what you can imagine. Again, if I can’t imagine it, how can it be better? Quite the conundrum. Hm..can you have an extra conundrum?… Get the point.

Companies have a habit of trying to out-do their competition by using the word extra to describe how well their product cleans, or the amount of additional service you’ll get by choosing their company or my favorite….NO EXTRA CHARGE.  Which actually means we are over-charging you for the base service but throwing in some other services that we would normally charge for but you think are free when they really aren’t.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, certified HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985.  From the beginning the metal framed, high performance HEPA and Carbon based systems were designed for commercial, institutional and industrial applications and have exceeded the performance requirements by our customers.

Using ECM style, digitally controlled motors, that are rated 120/240 volt, 50/60Hz, these systems can and are used around the world in applications as simple as food storage pressurization to portable and stationary surgery suites in second and third world countries.  The ability to use motors up to 1 hp but operate on the electrical usage of a 1/3 hp motor which makes these units inexpensive to operate and maintain.

The PAS HEPA systems range in volume capacity, as measured in cubic feet per minute, from under 50 CFM to 2000 cfm. The variable speed controllers available on all units allow for incremental air volume adjustments in 1% increments to allow for finite control of the HEPA filtered air required for your applications. There are few commercial grade HEPA systems on the market that give you this type of control with a full range of systems.

The new HPS 350 and HPS 500 portable units are fast becoming one of the more popular HEPA units available from Pure Air Systems. These compact, yet powerful, HEPA units have four speed volume control and are only 21 inches long and 13 inches square. They weigh less than 24 lbs.  These new systems can be used stand-alone or even configured in a by-pass mode for use with existing HVAC systems.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA units and their applications, please go to our website at; www.pureairsystems.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or follow us on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pureairsystems. Of course you can always call us on our toll-free number. 800-869-8025..which by the way is at no extra charge…

 

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