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Camfil introduces Megalam EnerGuard

New range of HEPA/ULPA filtration technology ideal for cleanroom industry, says company

| | Mar 31, 2020 | 8:25 pm
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 31 March 2020: Camfil on March 25 introduced the Megalam EnerGuard, which it described through a Press release as a major evolutionary advancement in HEPA/ULPA filtration technology. The Megalam EnerGuard, the company said, is designed and developed to provide high-quality air filtration and decrease the cost of operation in industries operating cleanrooms.

Camfil said that in cleanrooms, ventilation costs can be as high as 80% of the operational cost, due to high fallout rate at installation and low energy savings. Ordinary HEPA filters, the company said, are often damaged in the process of transportation, installation or maintenance, owing to the fragile filter media. The existing HEPA filtration technology, the company said, offers a tough choice “between longer lifetime but fragility, or shorter lifetime but energy savings”. This leads to high total cost of ownership (TCO) that is associated with the set lifetime of the filter, the company said.

The Megalam EnerGuard, the company said, makes the filter more robust, reliable and resistant to damage compared to traditional HEPA filters. Cleanroom industries, especially in Life Science, will be able to achieve a zero per cent installation failure rate during handling and operations along with longer life, consistency and optimal performance, the company said. Megalam EnerGuard, the company claimed, massively reduces the handling failure risk and protects the business from costs incurred due to accidental abuse during installation, maintenance and production.

The construction, methodology and science used in developing Megalam EnerGuard, the company said, assures the lowest possible energy consumption compared to the traditional filters. With 30-50% energy savings, the company claimed, EnerGuard provides best HEPA filtration and a longer service life. The filter maintains low pressure drop and ensures long period of filter replacement, the company further claimed. This also makes sure that energy efficiency over the time will lead to reduced carbon emission and sustainable contribution to environmental footprint, the company said.

In a 10-year lifecycle analysis, the company claimed, Megalam EnerGuard’s technology can achieve savings up to 50% in TCO, which is calculated based on initial cost, replacement cost, labour and disposal charges and energy consumption, compared to existing technologies.

“Megalam EnerGuard is an accomplishment, as it addresses important customer necessities, along with providing high level of endurance,” said Lionel Savin, Global Clean Process Product Manager, Camfil. “Its advanced technology is reducing cost of operation and total cost of ownership significantly. EnerGuard is the biggest change cleanroom industry experts were looking for in decades.”


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