Hospitality Industry Air Filtration needs and requirements

Clean air in the enclose premises is the ultimate need of the occupants likewise providing pollution free air indoors is the responsibility of the building owners and the managers. Hospitality facilities like hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars and other similar premises are the places where large turnover of occupants takes place every hour, as well as these premises hundreds of employees for their guest’s facilitation. The larger picture tells us that the life and health of all the people housed by these commercial building is at stake without proper air filtration. The reputation and the profitability of these places hang by the thin thread as well.

Keeping the outdoor contaminants from entering indoor premises is one difficult task yet, taking care of odor, gases, smoke, bacteria and other air pollutants arising indoors due to the human activity is more complex, as the humans are active indoors and are more vulnerable to the pollution taking birth inside the enclosed premises.

This need for clean air indoors is taken care by the air filtration industry leader, Camfil. Camfil US looks at the need and the requirements of the hospitality facilities through their efficient, effective, long lasting air filters.

Questions may arise as to how Camfil US takes care of the stringent need while its competition does not. Well, while looking at the market competition we find many products competing each other and each claiming to be the high end product that would maintain the clean air inside the enclosed premises. Well, we need to indulge in the specifics and study the Camfil’s air filters. Camfil suggests that Camfil’s air filter, the Farr 30/30 is the appropriate air filter for such premises.

The Farr 30/30 is the MERV 8 stared high efficiency radial panel air filter with has approximately 30% higher dust holding capacity as compared to the other conventional air filters. It is guaranteed to extend longer efficient service and with the help of its mechanical particle capture capacity, while the other competitive air filtration products work on electrostatic charge, and hence their particle capture capacity decreases as the dust starts to load. Actual performance of such air filters could be accurately studied by studying their discharge MERV rating.

While summing up the need of the efficient air filter we can conclude that we have to look at air filtration solutions through various angles such as:

  1.        Efficiency of service
  2.       Long life efficiency
  3.       Energy saving efficiency
  4.       Larger dust holding capacity.
  5.       Fewer filter change outs
  6.      Lesser cost of maintenance
  7.     Low cost of ownership
  8.     Lower disposal cost

  For the hospitality facilities like banquets, hotels, conference rooms, restaurants, casinos etc, Camfil US suggests that Farr 30/30 MERV 8, 5 star air filters is the best solution as it bears a distinctive combination of energy saving, application flexibility and performance, reduced disposal impact, fewer change out of the air filter.

Camfil substantiates its claim by through the facts given below:

Poor Indoor Air Quality increases guest complaints about stuffiness, and odors from cleaning products and other sources.  A survey of frequent travelers conducted by Opinion Research Corp. and published in Filtration + Separation (Vol. 42) , indicated that more than 2/3 were concerned about air quality in US hotel rooms and 42% had complained to hotel management about air quality conditions.

Poor IAQ also reduces productivity and increases absenteeism. Now, new air filter technology addresses these issues.  Equally important:  this new filter substantially reduces energy costs, and extends the time between change outs.  One location of a 445-property hotel corporation converted to Camfil Farr’s filter, and the location’s number of air filters needed per year went from 8400 to 1680.”

The good news for the hospitality facilities is that with the Camfil’s Farr 30/30 you can aim at the 17% reduction in the energy saving cost and reduce the purchasing cost as fewer new filters “per year” are needed with 30/30. Significant saving by any standard.