Every two weeks, a $15 billion food manufacturer was switching out filters on its main production air handling units – thanks to sugar particles from breakfast cereals plugging up the filters. The plant was using a competitor’s headerless rigid bag filter. AAF completed an audit to uncover solutions for helping reduce costs and maintenance hours.
AAF recommended replacing the plant’s current filters with the AAF DriPak® 2000 filter with a header.
The DriPak 2000 filter has a unique, ultrasonically welded pocket design to allow complete inflation and eliminate crowding and leakage. Reinforced pocket support frames eliminate flexing or buckling, even in turbulent operating environments.
Using DriPak 2000 filters with a longer pocket size would allow the plant to extend the time between changeouts. The customer agreed to install the DriPak 2000 filters in one of the six AHUs on a trial basis.
Switching to AAF DriPak 2000 filters extended the life of the filters from two weeks to five weeks — two-and-a-half times the prior service life. The results convinced the customer to replace all the existing filters with AAF's DriPak 2000. The result was product cost savings of $23,720 for the six AHUs.
Also, the plant calculated additional maintenance and freight savings using the new filters. That added up to a total cost benefit of $25,175 per year.
Targeted to your HVAC total cost of ownership, TCO Diagnostic provides clear insight to find the best filtration options and tailor to your specific needs for a comprehensive clean air solution – improving air quality, energy savings, and operational flexibility while reducing your life cycle costs.
The DriPak 2000 filter has improved performance with an ultrasonically welded pocket configuration, employing complete pocket inflation and eliminating crowding or leakage. DriPak 2000 filters are ideal for healthcare facilities, automotive paint booths, commercial buildings, and a variety of industrial applications.
Clean air is vital in Food and Beverage manufacturing facilities to protect customers, staff and products from concentrated particulate air contaminants. We understand the importance of clean air and work with companies on solutions to understand their complete filtration needs by conducting an air filter audit.
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