A maker of cleanroom solutions this week introduced a mobile air filtration system to help curb the airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors.
Grand Rapids-based Clean Rooms International said it rolled out Guardiair, a mobile air filtration system that minimizes airborne contagions and particles with 99.99% efficiency at a 0.3 micron size.
“As businesses across the globe begin to cautiously call employees back to work, it’s essential to reassure staff, customers and other guests that the air they’re breathing is as safe as possible,” said Tim Werkema, president and CEO of CRI. “We saw an immediate need for effective air filtration systems that decrease the risk of infection and build trust between organizations and the people entering their environments. Guardiair offers the highest quality air filtration and the presence of the mobile unit signifies to people in the vicinity that the air around them is being filtered.”
Research on the transmission of COVID-19 shows the disease can spread through airborne respiratory droplets and aerosols, CRI said.
Drawing on its 38 years of cleanroom grade equipment manufacturing and utilizing standard HEPA filters, CRI’s engineering team developed Guardiair, which collects airborne particles and aerosols. Additional integrations, including a UV-C lamp and ULPA filter, can further increase the level of filtration, making it well-suited for schools, health care settings, corporate environments, restaurants and retail, according to the company.
“Adjusting our surroundings in response to COVID-19 is essential to mitigating risk and offering peace of mind,” said Bret Asper, COO of CRI. “Our company is dedicated to creating spaces for human innovation, and Guardiair is just one way we are bringing the power of cleanroom technology to new contexts.”
- HEPA filter: 99.99% efficiency at 0.3 microns
- Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) 8 prefilter
- Indicator light for changing the HEPA filter
- Variable speed control, perforated aluminum face screen and casters with brakes
- Power cord
- Optional integrated UV-C high-output germicidal lamp
- Optional ULPA filter 99.9995% efficiency at minimum particle penetration size (MPPS)
- A variety of powder-coat color options