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Filter Seal Integrity: Clips, Gasket, and Tape

Filter Seal Integrity: Clips, Gasket, and Tape

One of the primary requirements for making sure a filter system works is to ensure that it is SEALED. Research has shown thatMERV 15 filter elements can be reduced to as low as MERV 6 efficiency if the seal integrity of the installed elements is not properly addressed...

How Long Can A Filter Remain In A System?

How Long Can A Filter Remain In A System?

I have seen debates on this question for as many years as I have been in the filter business. Over the years "experts" have been giving their opinions on filter life for various reasons and trying to defend their position with mostly anecdotal support data. Some make...

ELECTRET – Upgrade Filtration or Hoax?

ELECTRET – Upgrade Filtration or Hoax?

Currently, there are too numerous electret enhanced products to keep track of in the air filtration industry. Interestingly, as soon as ASHRAE published the MERV system of testing filters the effort to identify and expose the performance issues with electret media was...

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