In an increasingly competitive market for industrial filtration products that meet or exceed HEPA requirements, many business owners are demanding higher levels of purity from their existing filtration systems. HEPA, which stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arresting, is the rate at which foreign particles are captured, or arrested, throughout an industrial filtration system.
In the United States alone, demand for productive, high-efficiency filters for factories and other production facilities should reach over $14 billion in the next three years. The demand for water treatment products alone should reach over $2.5 billion in the next five years.
The textile industry is growing in its capacity to offer full-time employment: over 370,000 people are employed in the field currently, and the number is rapidly growing. As more professionals move into the industry, overall standards for purity should become even more stringent: current technology makes it easier for companies to achieve high purity levels in industrial filtration.
The minimum allowable purity of filters that are HEPA-approved is 99.97%. This that only .03% of 0.3-micron particles are allowed to pass through the filter, ensuring a high standard of purity for textiles, water, industrial products, and other industries that use these filters.
There are other filters on the market that are nearly as effective, but without the HEPA rating, customers are less likely to invest and utilize these filters. Instead, they are looking for industrial filtration solutions that meet their needs for production and staff health.
The reason that HEPA ratings are so important is that even microscopic particles — 10 micrometers or smaller in diameter — can enter the lungs, possibly causing infection or illness for employees and customers alike.
Industrial filtration systems can mean the difference between a factory that passes inspection, and one that does not. Industrial filtration companies should be able to diagnose a factory’s overall “health” and indicate whether its needs are being met by its current industrial filters.
With the water and industrial filtration industries continuing to post major gains, consulting with a professional may be a good idea for interested companies who wish to purify their working environments.