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New Camfil White Papers Explore How Molecular Air Filtration Thwarts Corrosion

By October 12, 2015 No Comments
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Written by Camfil chemical and molecular experts, the papers take a close look at corrosion: its dangers, risk factors—and how to keep potential problems at bay

As the global leader in clean air solutions, Camfil has long been active in all facets of indoor air quality—and in getting the word out to end users about the technologies, standards, and techniques that can help them in their business. In a pair of new white papers, Camfil builds on this tradition to educate customers on the selection and application of molecular filtration technologies—a key weapon in the war on corrosion.

“While Camfil is well known for its work in particulate filtration for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities, our mission comprises leadership in every aspect of optimizing indoor air, says Kevin Wood, vice president of sales and marketing at Camfil. “This includes the molecular filtration, or removal, of gas molecules that can impact highly sensitive manufacturing processes, such as electronic chip manufacturing.”

The two new white papers—written by chemical and molecular PhDs tasked with developing the latest technology for airborne molecular filtration—take a close look at corrosion, and how to control it.

Corrosion—a key concern in today’s highly computerized and electronics-dependent world—occurs when metal surfaces are subjected to airborne pollution and the material is broken down or destroyed because of the resulting chemical reactions. As explained in the first white paper Corrosion Hazards for Electronic Equipment—corrosion has induced equipment failure ever since the introduction of mechanical telephone switches in the 19th century, when an oxide layer covering the mechanical connectors would make connections unreliable.

In this white paper, Camfil’s experts discuss how gaseous contaminants in the indoor environment can damage sensitive electronic components, and look at the various solutions for preventing that harm. For example, electrical and electronic equipment can be protected for extended periods—well past their typical replacement cycle—through the integration of proper particle and molecular filtration in key locations, such as an electrical control room or server room.

The paper also addresses the steps end users can take to implement an optimal strategy on corrosion, including a site survey to identify risks for corrosion, corrective measures for a room or building, and continued monitoring of indoor corrosivity.

The second white paper—Measurement of Corrosivity—discusses the proper equipment, methods, and techniques for measuring gas phase contaminants—a key step in determining proper filtration selection.

Applications where corrosivity measurements are of particular importance include communications and data transfer facilities, industrial process control installations, and sensitive production and cultural heritage premises. In the white paper, Camfil experts explain how corrosivity varies in a location, the different standards for corrosivity and environmental parameters, and available measurement techniques.

Developing—and educating users on—the latest in clean air solutions has long been a core mission, and mandate, at Camfil. Leveraging its global network of a half dozen research centers, Camfil has created a new generation of energy-efficient air filtration products that do a better job in removing harmful particles than traditional solutions—but have lower lifetime costs.

The result: a compelling ‘win-win’ for Camfil customers—whose ranks include leading companies within the biotech, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and health care sectors: filters that last longer and require less energy, while achieving better performance.

The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections — all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit us online at or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.