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Low Energy, Industrial Commercial High Efficiency Air Cleaner & Air Purifier System with HEPA Air Filtration IAQ Filtering Airflow Control
Air Quality Control Solutions for Ultra Fine Airborne Particulate and Hazardous Contaminates

Fleet Maintenance & Industrial / Commercial Applications

Airephase HE

Description

Airephase HE with HEPA Filtration and UV

A High Efficiency Air Cleaners / Air Purifiers with HEPA Filtration.

Optional Germicidal UV Ultra Violet Light Lamps for extra irradiation.

OSHA PEL Recommendations for Air Ventilation and Dust Collector Systems

There is no better degree of filtration than installing a HEPA filtration system. A HEPA filter is designed to remove virtually all airborne contaminants, even pathogens the size of bacteria. Which is why they are required use in hospital, medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical and electronic manufacturing facilities. There are various varieties of HEPA type filters with even higher efficiency than the minimum efficiency level requirement of 99.97% efficient on a 0.3 micron size particle. As previously stated these are a step above the MERV rated filters and should be specified when the highest filtration level is required. As a primary filter our Airephase HE utilizes the same MERV 8 rated prefilter as the other units, but a final HEPA certified filter is installed. Side loading housing makes it easy to install and separate access for the pre-filter and HEPA makes maintenance quick and safe. All design parameters are upgraded with a special fluid seal gasket on the HEPA that eliminates any possibility of bypass and provides virtually 100% containment of all airborne contaminants. As a further enhancement to filtration the unit can be equipped with a germicidal UV lamp system for irradiation of airborne pathogens, such as viruses. Viruses are smaller in size than bacteria. Therefore, a custom designed germicidal UV 254 um lamp is required to break down its DNA thereby making it non-virulent. The UV system is specifically designed for high volume, high velocity airflow.

Ideally suited for the capture of ultra fine or hazardous contaminants our high efficiency rated units exemplifies the Airephase HE.

One common benefit of all the units is the motor itself. It is an energy efficient design using ECM motor technology to deliver immediate energy and operational savings while using less than 75% fewer watts of power for unit than conventional PSC motors.

These comments apply to all the units since we are all above MERV 13 Sustainable component for a LEED/Green Building Initiative Exceeds LEED / Green requirement of MERV 13.

HE Side View

Photo above shows the side of Airephase™ chasis depicting air tight filter, change panels and externally mounted ballast to power internal high intensity germicidal UV Lamps. This version includes the baffle box diffuser mounted in rear. Click photo for component diagram

There are Three (3) Versions of the Airephase Air Cleaners which are designed with a progressive filtration system. These series of filters eliminates the contaminants in order of their size. With the higher efficiency models (ME & HE) the addition of odor and fume removal filters are incorporated.

To determine the level of filtration you require you need to know the size particle you need to capture. Please See Our Applications Chart to the right which can assist you.
See Links bottom of Application Chart

Applications Chart

Welding (Low & Med)
Machine Shops (Low)
Wood Shop (Med)
Body Repair Shops & Automotive Refinishing (Low & Med)
Manufacturing Facilities (All 3 Units)
Parking Garages (Low)
Grinding / Sanding Operations (Low Med)
Loading Docks (Low)
Printing Shops (Low)

Removes, Remove Removal / Reduces

Diesel & Exhaust Soot (Med & High)
Airborne Particulates (All 3 Units)
Welding By-Products (Med & High)
Saw Dust & Process Dust Powder (Low & Med)
Buffing Dust (Low & Med)

Source Capture (All 3 Units)

Source Capture (All 3 Units)
Dust Collection Systems (All 3 Units)
Commercial & Industrial Air Cleaners / Purifiers (All 3 Units)
Heavy Dust Loading applications (All 3 Units)
High Quality Industrial Air Cleaners (All 3 Units)
Ambient Air Cleaners (All 3 Units)
Standalone Dust Collectors (All 3 Units)
Green Industrial air cleaners (All 3 Units)
Torching (Low)

Why Go Green?

Why Go Green

Airephase goes green with a totally newly designed unit and blower/motor assembly, the very heart of our system. Our new energy efficient and high efficiency ECM (electronically commutated motor) replaces a PSC motor while using up to 75% fewer watts. New ECM motor technology advancement creates immediate energy savings translating to immediate operational savings.


ECM technology is based upon a brush less-DC permanent magnet motor, vastly more efficient than PSC motors while providing far quieter operation, better air quality and airflow control translating to significant cost savings.


With advanced motor control features 6 different speed settings (at 1/2 & 1 HP) providing a wide range of operational options. The motor is designed to provide constant torque operation, thereby automatically adjusting its performance based upon any changing operational conditions.

Features like rotational sensing allow for the motor to automatically adjust for the correct operational direction. 120,208,230, 50/60Hz voltage wiring modes allows connection to virtually any power source, anywhere. The motor’s intelligent controller monitors incoming voltage and frequency, then automatically adjusts to operate at the existing conditions with no performance loss.


Power surging is a thing of the past as the intelligent controls gradually ramp up the speed to avoid electrical surging. Motor efficiency improves by over 25% power consumption may be reduced up to 75%. The motor’s operation being better controlled and monitored provides for much quieter and longer lasting modes of operation. Thermal overloads and sealed ball-bearings provide years of maintenance free operation.


When not operating at its optimum speed setting, the motor can be run at a fractional HP setting or in Constant Fan (CF) mode. This reduces energy consumption while keeping air constantly moving, filtered and redistributed throughout a facility. For less than 50* cents a day the CF mode filters airborne particulate, odors, and fumes that cause a stale, musty and stagnant air build-up during the off-hours. The low energy, almost silent CF mode can be manually activated by user or set to function automatically during regular working hours when combined with our optional (TSCMM) Timer Control hardware.


Besides having more systems installed worldwide and being the most documented system in the market, now we are more cost efficient to operate more versatile and user friendly. You would think it would make the competition green with envy.

..Go Green & Go Clean

* Calculation based upon 13 cents average cost per KWh.

PREFILTER
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FILTRATION SYSTEM

The first filter in line in our progressive filtration design is a pre-filter to capture the larger size particulates. That would otherwise clog the final filter and reduce its life expectancy. This filter is composed of a blend of high loft synthetic and natural fibers for better than 90% arrestance on particles as small as 4µ in size. This filter has a MERV 8 rating. more details ...

PREFILTER AND HEPA FILTER
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The HEPA is a specially constructed air filter designed to perform with an efficiency rating of at least 99.97% on particles 0.3 microns in size. Particles of this size have been determined to be the most penetrating or difficult particle size to capture whereas particles larger or smaller are filtered out even at higher efficiencies.This assures there is a high level of protection against airborne disease transmissions. more details ...

GERMICIDAL UV LAMP
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GERMICIDAL UV LAMPS

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a highly effective method of sterilization that utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light in the short wavelength (UVC) to breakdown micro-organisms. UV light is electromagnetic radiation that operates in the 253.7 Angstrom (254nm) range. UV irradiation destroys the nucleic acids by breaking their molecular bonds within micro-organismal DNA which in turn removes their growth and reproductive more details...

BLUE GEL SEALANT
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LIQUID SEAL

One of the most critical aspects of a HEPA filter is to insure that efficiencies are maintained throughout its service life and remain at their highest level, and this involves a leak-free filter seal. The seal is the interface that exists between the filter and the mounting surface of the hardware. Compression seals that normally involve a neoprene type of closed cell sponge gasket can dry out and deteriorate or leak due to under or over torquing more details...

AIREPHASE™

OPTIONS
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ACCESSORIES

The Baffle Box: is a rear exhaust atttachment that can be used when the Airephase™ is more details...
Differential Gauge: This gauge allows a constant monitoring of the performance more details...
Hour Meter: Another means of identifying total run time is the installation of the electronic more details..



Biological Controls
Equipment and Systems for Hospital Isolation Rooms

Mobile Hospital Air Purification

The MICROCON® is a high capacity mobile air purifier specifically designed to remove hazardous microbial airborne particulate. It is the only system more details...

Negative/Positive Pressure Isolation Ceiling Mounted

The MICROCON® EXhaust product line is a series of HEPA filtration systems designed to exhaust controlled amounts of room air to create negative more details...

Negative/Positive Pressure Isolation Window or Wall Mounted

The MICROCON® EX Series was developed to exhaust air directly to the outside. This is suitable for rooms with direct outside exposure more details...

Negative or Positive Room
Pressure Monitor

The ACCUSTAT® room pressure monitors are designed specifically for monitoring low, negative or positive pressure differentials. Accurate pressurization
more details...

Mobile Isolation Enclosure

The ISOPORT™ is a heavy-duty vinyl enclosure that encapsulates the patient and isolates them in a negative pressure setting while aerosolized
more details...

HRSA National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program

HRSA currently is awarding Grants (see our Links page above) to hospitals nationwide. Awardees must identify at least one regional healthcare facility in each awardee hospital preparedness region that is able to support the initial evaluation and treatment of at least 10 adult and pediatric patients at a time, in negative pressure isolation room within 3 hours post-event. Further, HRSA has all states BT Managers working in creating collaborative planning models, that hospitals, local public health agencies, and emergency medical services EMS can use to jointly prepare for, and respond to public emergencies specifically for hospital surge capacity. 

HRSA Guidance Document on Surge Capacity (HRSA Grants)

"Ensure that all participating hospitals have the capacity to maintain, in negative pressure isolation room, at least one suspected case of any highly infectious disease (e.g. Avian Flu 5HN1 Influenza) "Surge capacity is defined as to 10 or more patients, in such an emergency" it would be to a healthcare facilities' advantage to have extra Portable MICROCON Mobile Purification units available to quickly convert patient rooms into additional negative pressure isolation rooms to house suspected or diagnosed patients of Avian Flu or for any febrile patient with a suspect rash or other symptoms of concern who might possibly be developing a potentially highly communicable disease.

While this is the minimum criteria for surge capacity as defined by HRSA, "everyone has their own individual agenda and have taken steps in the past that might help meet this criteria, while others are adding. The big question still remains "How much is enough?" The Interorganizational planning process, hospitals participate in regional emergency preparedness planning. Differences in the state public health management systems, use the state hospital associations as emergency preparedness planning subcontractors, and state and community planning models affect hospital participation in regional emergency planning.

As the primary recipients of federal preparedness funds, state health departments are charged with ensuring hospital surge capacity and response planning. While a few states have contracted this work to hospital associations, hospitals and hospital associations typically participate in the planning process through the state's bioterrorism preparedness planning committee.

Airephase™ as a negative pressure isolation air filtration system fits your needs as specified above. Airephase™ can filter the air  and capture the virus in a 12,000 cubic foot space and create a negative pressure isolation area. This is a large surge capacity area and could house 20 to 50 patients. Mobile tents can be quickly erected with an Airephase™ unit providing purified air thru air a HEPA filtration system and creating the negative pressure area for isolation.

Improvising is the key to any housing shortage. Being able to erect special shelters, or over flow health facilities that needs to be set up quickly. Utilizing school auditoriums, shuttered hospitals, hotels, university dormitories etc. Airephase™ can provide air handling purification which will isolate these areas, purify the air from potential spread of the influenza virus and keep the all persons isolated and safe.  

A worse case scenario would be that it might not be possible to transport patients to neighboring hospitals. Instead second level triage facilities may be needed to be established  out of mobile field hospitals for surge capacity. Again, Airephase™  meets the needs of a HEPA filtration system mandatory for isolation rooms for hospital use.

World governments, institutions, private business sector, and residential families are planning for a pandemic. Biological Controls' Airephase™ air filtration system can help the blueprint for a unified and coordinated response to an infectious disease emergency in any given situation.  

Homeland Security DHS Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources

(In the Links button above.) The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide is one of the practical tools DHS has developed for business owner-operated and their contingency planners to enhance pandemic planning.  A must read for the business community for pandemic preparedness.

It is essential for the private business sector both large, medium and small to start preparations now for a pandemic or any other health emergency event. Our entire economic  infrastructure could be devastatingly effected, if not. Pandemic Flu: Potential for U.S. Economic Recession specifically details the potentially strong negative effects an outbreak of Pandemic Flu would have on the U.S. economy.

Soft Walled Shelter Tents and Modular Enclosures protecting Key Personal in any given area:

nbsp;will take at least six weeks for it to pass and or persons become immune to the virus. All forms of Government, businesses, and state and local agencies etc should take the precaution of establishing "Safe Rooms" for key personnel. Airephase™ should be used to create a positive pressure isolation room in developing a "Safe Room,"  

The Airephase™ unit can be used for recirculation. The high intensity UV and high efficiency HEPA filters which will kill virtually anything that goes through them, virus and or bacteria. For protection the rooms should be under positive pressure. The Airephase™ unit can do that by drawing air from outside the room and exhausting it inside the room to produce positive pressure.

Eighty-five percent of critical infrastructure resources reside in the private sector, which generally lacks individual and system-wide business continuity plans specifically for catastrophic health emergencies such as pandemic. Many businesses have extensive contingency plans in response to threats from diverse natural and man made disasters. While useful for their intended purposes, these plans may prove ineffective given they do not account for the extreme health impact assumptions and containment strategies projected for a severe pandemic influenza.

International Pandemic Preparedness and Surge Capacity

Indonesia has had 100 human H5N1 cases with 80 deaths, more than any other country. WHO data show that from January through May of this year, the country had 26 cases with 21 deaths, versus 31 cases and 24 deaths for the same period in 2006. Indonesia is one of three countries, along with Egypt and Vietnam, where the H5N1 virus is endemic in poultry.

Government funded case studies, both federally and locally have mixed findings about the perceptions of pandemic risk here in the US. CIDRAP Center for Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota's physician survey, at a recent conference in Europe finds that half of physicians in Europe who respond to the conference said they thought  an influenza pandemic was very likely in the next few years. An infectious disease coarse at Oxford university in England, found that half of the 161 physicians, mostly from Europe was anonymous. There where many other very mixed messages derived at the conferences, but one message that really stands out, is a statement form Peter M Sandman, PhD, a risk communication expert from Princeton, NJ. " It is good news that many respondents still think a pandemic well may be imminent. But it would be better news if they realized that nobody has a clue whether a pandemic is imminent or not, and if they understood that preparedness doesn't depend on whether a pandemic is imminent or not."

SPECIAL REPORT

CSTE Avian Influenza Page

Rapid Response Training: The Role of Public Health in a Multi-Agency Response
                  to Avian Influenza in the United States

Overview:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) provided three day training courses adapted from the DHHS/CDC Guidance for State and Local Health Departments for Conducting Investigations of Human Illness Associated with Domestic Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Animals.  Training courses were provided in Washington DC; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA in early 2007.  The trainings included 295 participants and facilitators and represented local and state health agencies, federal agencies including CDC and USDA, wildlife, agriculture, public health laboratories, public health veterinarians, nursing, and industry.  Training was provided to representatives of all fifty states and Washington DC; several large cities including Seattle, Chicago, Houston, and New York City; Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.  All participants were individuals responsible for the identification, surveillance, or response of avian influenza (AI).  This three day training course, developed in conjunction with the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, provided guidance for state and local health departments in identifying and controlling human infections and illness associated with high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI).  The training focused on the human health perspective during an avian influenza outbreak or case clusters and provided a mechanism through didactic lecture, reference materials, cases studies and tabletop exercises to facilitate discussion, interaction and planning with individuals within the same or neighboring states.  Although the curriculum focused on human health, this training provided a context for officials working together with key agencies with different but related responsibilities during an AI outbreak. 


Training Objectives:

  • identify potential for human health problems associated with cases of HPAI,
  • minimize the risk of spread or further human infection if human infection or disease is identified,
  • provide guidance to individuals who are involved in the response to an HPAI cases and other HPAI exposure settings,
  • protect against the risk of infection and disease and minimize the risk of viral reassortment (i.e., mixing of genes from human and avian influenza viruses) should an outbreak of HPAI occur,
  • provide guidance for multi-disciplinary rapid response teams to discuss, plan, and to facilitate discussion between all state and local avian influenza rapid response teams, and
  • provide funding for state and local health agencies to conduct their own rapid response training session(s).
The finalized course materials presented at the regional trainings are now available and provide a standardized curriculum to state and local public-health responders about how to identify and control human infections and illness associated with avian influenza A (H5N1).  Users are encouraged to download and use these free materials including presentations, case studies, and tabletop exercises and adapt the materials to meet the training and preparedness needs of individual state health agencies. 
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Jennifer Lemmings at 770-458-3811 or jlemmings@cste.org.

To download materials in PowerPoint or Word format, please click ?save? when prompted and save the file to the appropriate location on your computer

   
 
Module 1 - Surveillance

 
 
 

 
Module 2 - Case Management

 
 
 
 

 
Module 3 - Personal Protective Equipment

 
 
 
 

 
Module 4 - Poultry Farm Investigation

 
 
 

 
Module 5 - Management and Public Health Action

 
 

 
Module 6 - Laboratory

 
 
 
 

 
 
Case Study

 
 

 
 
Supplemental Materials

 

 
 
Additonal Resources

 
CDC (www.cdc.gov)
 
   
 

USDA (www.usda.gov)

 
   
 

FDA (www.fda.gov)

 

State Epidemiologists
POC Chronic Disease
POC Environmental Hlth
  POC Infectious Disease
  POC Injury
  POC MCH
  POC Occupational Hlth
  POC Veterinarians
  Executive Committee
  CSTE Staff


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