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Letter from President
* MERV, Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value,
+ Energy Cost Index, or “ECI,” is a filter rating
is a number from 1 to 16 that is relative to an
air filter’s efficiency, according to a universal
filtration standard. The higher the MERV, the
more efficient the air filter is at removing
system that looks at the filter’s efficiency over
its lifetime and the energy required to move air
through that filter. ECI compares filters of similar
construction, under the same conditions of
operation and provides an indicator of true
performance. Specifically, the formula is dollars
per percent of filter efficiency. The lower the
value, the better the filter. A filter with an ECI
of five stars maintains its efficiency over its
life and uses less energy to move air through
the filter. It is in the top 20% of all filters
evaluated. A four star filter has a lower
ECI value, and the pattern continues down
to one star, the poorest performers.
New MERV 8 Filter Slashes
Change-out Frequency and Cost
New technology is ideal for overall plant filtration
Camfil Farr, a world leader in industrial filtration products, has introduced the first true MERV 8*
(ASHRAE 52.2-2007) “30/30” air filter.
The 30/30® is a high-efficiency radial pleat panel filter that is ideal for many applications in industry,
from offices and cafeterias to manufacturing, receiving and packaging areas. It is ideal as the first
phase of filtration in large AHUs, helping to create a healthful and productive work environment,
while containing energy costs.
For labs, infirmaries, or quality inspection areas, where HEPAs or other high efficiency filters are used,
the MERV 8 30/30 is a high-performing pre-filter with a long service life and a very low end-of-life
Key to the 30/30’s ability to minimize energy use is its high dust holding capacity, Tests show the
30/30 has 30% higher dust holding capacity than a conventional MERV 8 filter. This reduces the
frequency of changeouts, while keeping airflow resistance low. In fact, this MERV 8 filter has the
lowest average pressure drop of any MERV 8 filter, and has earned five stars on the ECI
(Energy Cost Index+) – the highest performance ranking. Low pressure drop translates
directly into lower energy costs.
The MERV 8 30/30 was designed to deliver the greatest overall value in medium efficiency filtration.
Its distinctive design provides full use of the media. This means a longer service life, and a reduction
in waste management burdens and inventory expense. It also reduces the labor required for
The media for the 30/30 filter is a proprietary blend of cotton and synthetic fibers which loads with
exceptional uniformity. The media is all-mechanical, rather than electrostatic, and maintains
consistent, high removal efficiency throughout the filter’s life. In contrast, other MERV 8s are
made with electrostatically charged media, whose efficiency plummets as dust loads.
The Camfil Farr Performance Guarantee Program guarantees that the 30/30 will maintain its
efficiency over time, and will last longer than any pleated panel filter. An important case study,
just released, details how the extended life of the 30/30 saved one of the world’s largest computer
hardware manufacturers $34,786 annually, while also reducing labor costs.
High structural integrity is another advantage of the 30/30. Its radial media pleats are secured by
a welded wire grid, spot-welded on one-inch centers. The grid is treated for extended corrosion
protection and is bonded to the media to prevent oscillation.
A high wet strength beverage board frame creates a stable, non-yielding media pack.
The media pack is bonded to the frame and diagonal support members are bonded to each pleat
to enhance rigidity through bridge-style engineering. Filter bypass is virtually eliminated.
The 30/30 MERV 8 filter is guaranteed to 2.0” w.g. without media pack failure.
The 30/30 MERV 8 filter is UL Class 2 or 1, and is available in configurations suitable to virtually
The Camfil Farr 30/30 may be used to meet requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council
any filter bank used in industry. Its unique combination of performance, energy savings and
applications flexibility makes it ideal for the broadest range of manufacturing, processing and
gas turbine applications.
(“LEED”) in terms of efficiency, energy savings and reduced disposal impact. Detailed test data
can be made available to qualified inquirers.