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September Chapter Meeting – Maintained Particle Filtration & Total Cost of Ownership in Air Filtration
September 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This presentation reviews the fundamentals of air filtration and minimum air filtration standards set by ASHRAE 170-2022 for healthcare facilities.
Types of filter media are reviewed with an emphasis on fine fiber media and course fiber media. A thorough explanation of air filter testing, as set forth by the latest ASHRAE 52.2 test standard, is explained. This includes the critical difference between MERV and MERV-A values. MERV-A values are important to the healthcare industry because they can differ from MERV values and are an indication of air filter performance in real life after the filter begins to load with particulate. Hospitals concerned about indoor air quality need to understand MERV-A values.
Participants in the presentation will understand minimum air filtration standards, MERV values, MERV-A values, and their importance to patients and staff of hospitals. The economic impact of filter choices based on their performance characteristics will also be discussed, along with filtration options for mitigating smoke and odors during wildfires.
About the Speaker
Kyle Petersen is the Western Region Manager for Camfil, USA. Kyle began his career with Camfil in 2011 as a member of the National Accounts team. That experience gave Kyle exposure to filtration applications ranging from commercial/industrial applications to microelectronics and life sciences. In 2017, moved into a new role as Healthcare Segment Manager, dedicating his efforts exclusively to the healthcare market.
In January this year, he assumed the role of Western Region Sales Manager. His responsibilities include managing new construction and aftermarket activities with Camfil’s network of independent distributor rep firms throughout the Western United States and Mexico.
Kyle lives in Las Vegas, NV.
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