Advanced Software Tool Helps Speed Lifecycle Costing Of Air Filters
Camfil Farr has released the latest version of its proprietary Life Cycle Costing software for air filters. LCC 2010 was designed to allow customers and HVAC engineers to achieve the lowest lifecycle cost for an air handling unit (AHU) while achieving the highest indoor air quality (IAQ) through the use of Camfil Farr air filters.
Instead of using theoretical averages, the software calculates the pressure loss of filters and their actual lifespan using real-life data collected from thousands of installations and tests. This information guides users to the choice of the best-performing filter with the lowest possible energy consumption and environmental impact.
Rising energy prices have made building ventilation more expensive. By optimizing air filter choices for AHUs, customers can realize immediate savings without compromising IAQ. Air filters are the least-inexpensive and simplest component of an HVAC system to change. The average energy expense related to filters is typically 30% of the total AHU operations cost. By using quality air filters with the highest efficiency and the lowest pressure drop, customers can reduce both energy usage and operating costs.
LCC 2010 offers several potential benefits. It facilitates the preparation of reports and recommendations for environmentally friendly air filter solutions, allows transfer of data and information between users and their PCs and displays a broad range of valuable reference information. The software also recommends energy-saving fan speeds and generates multisolution calculations and graphical reports.