New Centre Dedicated to Air Filtration Innovation
AAF International now has a Clean Air Innovation & Research Center (Clean AIR Center) in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The $5.4 million Clean AIR Center, which is 33.000 square meter, represents a significant advancement in research and development efforts for both AAF International and the global air filtration industry.
Michael Osborne, Vice President, Global Research & Development, oversees project work at the Clean AIR Center. Nathaniel Nance, Director of Research and Development, and Rahul Bharadwaj, Senior Global Product Engineer, in addition to a dedicated team, work with Michael to develop innovative filtration solutions. Recent intelligent data tools that have been developed include TCO Diagnostic® and Sensor360®.
The new facility accommodates a total of 40 employees, primarily in research and development. At the public grand opening, Phil Whitaker, CEO, said that "This investment will help foster the innovation and success that will ensure our leadership position in air filtration for the next 100 years.”
The first floor of the Clean AIR Center features 25,000 square feet of lab, testing and storage space, including a media materials development lab and a fully functional machine room. Advanced testing capabilities include a dedicated UL filter testing room and TCO Diagnostic, a new proprietary software technology recently developed by AAF International that provides locally optimised air handling analysis based on filter environments.
The centre's first floor training room is equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and can accommodate up to 30 people. It is used for both AAF International team and customer training. The second floor includes 12 private, modern offices, 18 open workstations, and additional conference space.
To learn how the insights from intelligent monitoring technology, including TCO Diagnostic and Sensor360, can improve operational outcomes for you, contact your AAF Flanders representative. Click here to learn more about Sensor360.