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Revolutionizing Clean Air: The Absolute VG HEPA Filter for Commercial HVAC Managers

By October 9, 2023 October 17th, 2023 No Comments
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In the world of indoor air quality, HEPA filters have long been regarded as the gold standard. Developed during the secretive Manhattan Project to protect against radioactive particles, HEPA filters have come a long way since their inception. Today, they play a pivotal role in ensuring clean air in critical applications such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical research facilities, microelectronics, and biosafety labs.

But what if there was a solution that addressed some of the challenges associated with traditional HEPA filters? Enter the Absolute VG, a product that is turning heads in the HVAC industry, particularly among commercial HVAC managers.

The HEPA Evolution:

HEPA filters have seen significant refinements over the years, with improvements in raw materials, production processes, and overall performance. As their capabilities became widely known, their usage expanded beyond their initial secretive origins to critical commercial applications. However, several inherent characteristics have limited their widespread application.

Challenges with Traditional HEPA Filters:

  1. Bulky and Heavy: Traditional HEPA filters are often considered heavy and bulky, which can make installation a cumbersome task. 
  2. High Airflow Resistance: HEPA filters come with a high resistance to airflow, necessitating the use of special fans and ductwork, increasing operational costs.
  3. Costly: Traditional HEPA filters can be expensive both in terms of purchase price and ongoing operational expenses.

Absolute VG: A Breath of Fresh Air:

The Absolute VG is poised to revolutionize the world of HEPA filtration for commercial HVAC systems. This product offers a unique set of advantages that cater specifically to the needs of HVAC managers in commercial settings.

Key Features of Absolute VG:

  1. Certified Efficiency: Each Absolute VG HEPA filter is certified to provide a minimum efficiency of 99.99% at 0.3 microns. This certification ensures that the filter delivers the necessary protection for critical applications.
  2. V-Bank Design: The high-strength, lightweight V-bank design sets the Absolute VG apart from traditional HEPA filters, making it easy to install and handle.
  3. High Airflow Capacities: With airflow capacities of up to 2400 cfm (4000 m³/hr), the Absolute VG offers efficient air circulation without the high-pressure drop associated with traditional HEPA filters.
  4. Energy Efficiency: The Absolute VG has earned a 5-star rating when evaluated per the Energy Cost Index (ECI), showcasing its superior performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability compared to similar industry products.
  5. Compact Construction: Its optimized, compact construction means it can easily fit into existing HVAC systems without major modifications.
  6. Environmentally Friendly: The Absolute VG is halogen-free, aligning with modern environmental standards.

Targeted Solution for Commercial HVAC Managers:

Commercial HVAC managers now have a solution that addresses the challenges posed by traditional HEPA filters. The Absolute VG offers not only superior filtration performance but also ease of installation and cost-effectiveness.

Targeted Solution for Commercial HVAC Managers


Dan Meldrum Master Class on HEPA Filters:

Dan Meldrum Master Class on HEPA FiltersIn a recent interview series with Dan Meldrum, a seasoned expert in air filtration technology, Camfil Expert Mark Davidson delved into the world of HEPA filters and their transformative impact on various industries. In this video master class for HVAC Managers, Camfil air quality expert Mark Davidson explored the insights gained from Dan’s responses in four informative videos, showcasing how the Camfil Absolute VG HEPA filter is changing the game in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and performance.

Video 1: HEPA Filters – From the Manhattan Project to Modern Applications

In the first video, Mark poses questions to Dan about the history and current applications of HEPA filters. Dan explains that HEPA filters find their niche in clean processes, such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical research facilities, microelectronics, and biosafety labs. These are areas where clean air is paramount to protect both products and health.

Video 2: Discover Camfil Absolute VG – a lightweight, strong HEPA filter alternative

Camfil Absolute VG is a lightweight and strong alternative to bulky and heavy HEPA filters. It weighs 21 pounds, compared to HEPA filters that can weigh 42 to 45 pounds, making it easier to install and handle. Its strength is achieved through innovative design with v-shaped sides and single-piece front and back plates, using less material. In addition to a lower initial purchasing price, the Camfil Absolute VG’s lightweight construction provides lower operational costs. 

Video 3: HVAC Cost Efficiency: Absolute VG – 40%+ Energy Savings

The third video dives into the economics of air filtration. Dan Meldrum emphasizes that operational costs, mainly energy costs, account for a substantial portion of a filtration program’s expenses. The Absolute VG’s design reduces resistance to airflow, resulting in remarkable energy savings, often exceeding 40%. Additionally, the extended service life of the filter further contributes to cost reduction, as it minimizes downtime and disposal expenses.

Dan Meldrum Video 4: Absolute VG – Efficiency and Certified Performance

The final video details why the Absolute VG can be expected to have a service life twice as long as traditional HEPA filters. Finally, the whole point of a filter is to remove contaminants from the air. Dan explains the minimum particle capture efficiency every Absolute VG must achieve and that each filter is individually tested and labeled with a certificate of conformance.


The Absolute VG HEPA filter is more than just a filtration solution, it’s a game-changer. Its lightweight design, coupled with enhanced strength and durability, offers unparalleled advantages over traditional HEPA filters. Moreover, the substantial reduction in operational costs and extended service life make it a cost-effective choice for critical applications. With its efficiency and certification, the Absolute VG is a reliable and certified HEPA filter, ensuring pristine air quality in environments where perfection is the only option. Make the smart move and consider the Absolute VG for your clean air needs – it’s revolutionizing the way we think about air filtration.