Choosing the right air filter for a hospital and having good air quality in hospitals is essential for the health of your patients, employees and visitors. The main objective is to keep the number of post-operative wound infections (POWI) to a minimum. AFPRO Filters has over 35 years of international experience with air filtration in hospitals.
AFPRO Filters air filter for hospital
3 main functions of air filters in hospitals:
- Protect patients, employees and visitors against (bacterial) infections
- Reduce operational cost by reducing the energy need
- Protect Air Handling Units and equipment against contamination
The clean air requirements in a hospital vary dramatically depending on the department. In the offices and waiting rooms a normal air quality is sufficient, however in the largest part of the hospital a much higher air quality is desired. Understandably, areas such as operating rooms and the intensive care unit have the highest air quality demands.
Not only the fresh air coming in to these areas matters, but also the air leaving the “clean” rooms has to be filtered with the correct air filter to avoid contamination.
The energy consumption is the largest cost during the lifetime of an air filter in a hospital. Over 70% of the total filtration cost are related to the energy cost. Since the introduction of the energy labels by Eurovent, choosing an efficient air filter has become a lot easier.
The Eurovent energy labels apply to all air filters with the norm ISO 16890 and ranges from ePM10 – ePM1 filter classes. AFPRO Filters has launched the “low energy “series of air filters that have an A+ energy label to help hospitals reduce their energy bill and save money.
Please contact us to get a free advice to find the right combination of air filters to help avoid contaminations while at the same time trying to reduce the energy bill for your hospital!