LOUISVILLE, KY --- September 2010 --- AAF® International, manufacturer of American Air Filter® and AAF products, announces the release of a new case study featuring its energy saving MEGAcel™ I filters.
A global engine manufacturer using competitor standard capacity HEPA filters for several years was approached by AAF with an energy savings solution using AAF’s MEGAcel™ I filters. The customer welcomed a call to show the potential cost savings through AAF’s exclusive Life Cycle Valuation (LCV) program. The results of the analysis showed a clear advantage when switching to AAF’s MEGAcel I filters.
AAF recommended replacing the current competitive HEPA filters with the MEGAcel I filters. MEGAcel I filters incorporate AAF’s unique Helior™ media, a proprietary, durable ePTFE media combining ultra-high efficiency with extremely low pressure drop. Lower initial resistance significantly reduces energy consumption, resulting in substantial energy savings and cost benefits.
The engine manufacturer provided system readouts presenting a substantial improvement when switching to AAF’s MEGAcel I filters. The energy being used to power the air handling unit reduced by 50%. In addition, the variable frequency drive reduced from 100% to 74%, meaning the same air volume was going through the unit while the motor was running at a lesser rate—consuming less energy. The 50% decrease in energy consumption will equate to an energy savings of $11,668 per year!
The full version of the MEGAcel I Case Study is available at www.aafintl.com.
AAF International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has more than 2,600 employees, 21 manufacturing facilities, and 5 R&D centers worldwide supporting sales offices in 69 countries. AAF designs, develops, and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation, fossil fuel plants, and nuclear power applications. It also provides inlet air cooling and sound attenuation solutions for high-speed rotating machinery.