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Camfil Software Calculates the True Cost of Hospital Air Filters

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05/25/2011 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil// Lynne Laake // (press release)

Hospital air filters aren’t always what they seem. Filters that are priced low and offer good initial performance often turn out to be surprisingly expensive. Featuring outdated designs — not intended for today’s sustainability-focused world — they can degrade quickly, requiring more energy to run, and more frequent replacement. Over time, the additional expenses — from change-outs, disposal, manpower, and energy — add up. Costs that looked too good to be true turned out to be just that.

A far more accurate measure of an air filter’s cost is its Life Cycle Cost (LLC). This doesn’t just look at the filter’s initial price — which, as many health care facilities have discovered, can be wildly misleading — but its cost over time, in an actual installation.

Of course, calculating air filter Life Cycle Cost (LCC) is no simple matter. That’s why Camfil has developed sophisticated software to tackle the task — and help customers hone in on the most efficient, cost-effective air filtration solution for their needs. Little surprise that as the world leader in air filter technology, Camfil was the first manufacturer of hospital air filters to develop this type of software. And we continue to improve it every year.

Camfil’s air filter Life Cycle Cost (LCC) software is based on numerous real-life measures of hospital air filters. This allows it to predict — with remarkable accuracy — a filter’s pressure drop and lifetime in an actual installation. After selecting a filter class, users can see LCC for 1-, 2-, or 3-step filtration — based either on change-outs after time or after final pressure drop. The program can easily be adjusted according to the specific characteristics of the customer’s environment — including its costs for hospital air filters, labor, disposal, cleaning, and energy.

The result: Customers gain insight into the true long-term costs of the air filters they are using, as well as the filters they are considering. That lets them make better purchasing decisions, avoiding hospital air filters that provide costly, sub-optimal performance, while embracing filters that do the job right — at the right price.

To learn more about Camfil software, or to request the use of LCC software to optimize your air filtration systems, contact Camfil today.

The world leader in air filtration systems and clean air solutions — for health care and other industries — Camfil provides the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections; all while lowering the total cost of ownership. We’ve helped hospitals, office buildings, hotels, and other facilities go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information on hospital air filters and our complete product line, visit our newsroom at http://breakingnews.green-air-filters.com, read about the Clean Air Solutions Company at http://green-air-filters.com, or call us at (toll free) 888.599.6620.

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