If you’ve ever seen any information on commercial air filters, you might have run across the terms “arrestance” and “efficiency.” What do they mean, and why are they important when it comes to purchasing the right sort of filter for your facility’s exact needs?
A Brief Explanation
Arrestance is the measurement of how well a commercial filter removes particles such as dust, dirt, lint, and hair from your indoor air. It’s an industry-standard measurement that tells you how a commercial filter performs when it comes to larger particles. But it doesn’t tell you a whole lot about how it filters out smaller particles – ones that can endanger the health of workers and damage sensitive equipment.
That’s where efficiency comes in. This shows you how well a filter does at removing bacteria, dust mites, smoke, pollen and other, smaller particles. These are microscopic particles that can enter the nose and mouth, leading to an increased risk of severe diseases.
Talk to a Professional
The arrestance and efficiency of different filters can vary. These measurements are important – more so in some applications than others. There are a lot of different types of filters – so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to tell what kind is right for your specific needs. An expert with Clean Liquid Systems can help you sort through the confusion.
We’ll recommend the exact type of filter that will be best for your facility. Call 713.253.0100 or contact us online to learn more about the services we provide.