camfil air cleaners data centres brochure
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Camfil Farr - Clean Air solutions
About Camfil Farr
Camfil Farr is a world Leader in clean air technology and
air filter production. Our Organisation specialises in the
field of air filtration solutions. We are focused on re-
search and development, state-of the art manufacturing
and marketing of air filtration products and services on a
The Camfil Farr group of companies is the worlds largest
designer and manufacturer of air filters with 23 manu-
facturing facilities around the globe.
Camfil Farr takes pride in the fact that our products are
of the highest quality, offering our customers air filters
with the longest life as well as the lowest operating and
Our efforts are driven by the need to offer our clients an
extensive range of products and services, catering to
many diverse requirements, whether based on technical
or commercial criteria
Camfil Farrs key goals is to improve indoor air quality
while reducing energy costs for all our customers around
the world. To do this, Camfil Farr, are working tirelessly
to improve industry standards.
Leading the way in clean air Technology
Helping improve standards
At Camfil Farr, we have always put every effort into im-
proving indoor environments. Thus, no one is more
pleased than Camfil to announce that, since Spring 2012,
a new air filter standard imposes tougher requirements.
Unfortunately, the requirements are not as tough as we
would have liked. For example, our Hi-Flo XLT7 (a class F7
filter) has a minimum filtration efficiency of 54%. For an
F7 filter, the new standard requires no more than 35%.
However, that does not meet the quality levels we have
Indeed, our developments of the markets most efficient,
energy optimised filters will continue.
So What does this mean?
With these new standards filters can now be compared
with each other more accurately. On the filter Certificate
the minimum efficiency now has to be displayed. This
shows the minimum efficiency that the filter will have
through its lifetime which can then be compared to its
energy rating index.
Camfil Farr aim to bring companies around the world the
most energy efficient filters that can bring companies the
best indoor air quality available on the market.
Energy & Indoor Air Quality
Ireland provides a sound economic base for the oper-
ation of Data Centres due to its climate. A data centre
requires some sort of cooling system to control the
heat generated from within the Server Rooms. Many
of the older centres relied on power hungry chilled air
units however a new technique has emerged in the
industry and this is known as Free-Air Cooling. What
does it mean?
This is where the Irish Climate wins over. Ireland has
one of the least needs of cooling or air conditioning in
the whole world, with only 19 cooling degree days
required, compared with 40 cooling degree days in
Iceland and 43 in Norway. Basically the Free-air Cool-
ing Technique uses the cool climate as its basis for
delivering cool air, this can result in savings of up to
50% of power consumption compared to the tradi-
tional cooling system as highlighted above. The air is
pulled from the outside through air handling units and
delivered to the Server Rooms. While there is a saving
to be achieved in the terms of power consumption
there is also a need to ensure that the air quality that
is entering the Data Centre is being delivered at an
acceptable level to protect equipment.
Energy Costs & Air Quality are important for
To achieve high levels of air quality there are percep-
tions in the market place that high grades of filtration
are required, however this comes at a cost in terms of
energy, product, labour and disposal. When it comes
to Data Centres where large volumes of air are being
moved it is important to take an economical approach
but without compromise to the level of air quality.
This is achieved by taking into consideration the Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) or Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of the
filtration system while at the same time using a filter
or filter combination that will not only deliver a low
overall TCO or LCC but a high level of air quality
throughout its lifetime.
Camfil Farrs LCC software highlights the opportunities
that can deliver by taking the above into considera-
tion, it does not only give the potential saving, but will
also give an indication of the level of clean air that you
Below is an example of the savings opportunity that
could be achieved by using two different combina-
tions. This calculation shows a site with 45 identical
Air Handling Unit running @ 31.5 m3/s.
Cost Savings 1 AHU 45 AHU Total Cost Savings Total CO2 Savings
Energy saving over 10 Years 48,408 2,178,360
3,354,480 9,765 TONS CO2 Emissions saving over 10 years 217 TONS 9765 TONS
Total Cost of filter change over 10 years 11,616 522,720
Labour & waste savings over 10 years 14,520 653,400
This is based on 600g/kw h
See average cost over 10 Years
See average costs over 10 years per change
When limited space exists in AHUs and where 50 or 100mm G4 grade filters are acceptable, Camfil
Farr recommends our superior 30/30 pre-filter. The filter has a unique radial pleat design and pro-
prietary media which ALWAYS delivers the lowest life cycle cost when it is compared to filters in its
This product features an optimised design of the pocket stitching, a so-called controlled media
spacing, allowing for the lowest possible resistance to air flow. Combined with a high quality glass
fibre material in order to guarantee excellent filter efficiency , it is the premium bag filter for keep-
ing the life cycle cost to a minimum. The Hi-Flo F7 is Eurovent Certified.
With an optimised design of the material configuration, together with an extensive filter surface,
the filter pressure drop is kept to a minimum and the lifetime of the filter is prolonged. By combin-
ing this with a high efficiency material we offer the best compact filter available for a low life cycle
cost. Like the other Camfil products the Opakfil is Eurovent Certified.
Better Air Quality and Greater Energy Efficiency
City-Flo XL is built on the same concept as the Hi-Flo XL series and its unique filter media and plas-
tic frame. The glass-fibre and carbon media, a proprietary Camfil Farr development, has a very low
initial pressure drop leading to good filter economy and efficient removal of dust, particles and
odours. The City-Flo is also highly efficient at filtering ozone and is Eurovent Certified.
Clean Air Purifiers
Server room conversion with a total of 1,000m2
Inadequate Air Quality
Inadequate Temperature Control
Solution: 16 x CamCleaner 6000 installed during the conversion, two in each server room as well as a number of additional ones in climate chambers.
Result: Optimal Air Quality and temperature. The server room was able to remain operational while the conversion is carried out. It also helped reduce energy consumption.
The CamCleaner is a self contained, moveable Unit that purifies and then recir-
culates the air through data centres. The CamCleaner is the only Air Purifier that
uses HEPA Filtration before recirculating the air.
The aim of the CamCleaner in Data Centres is to capture particles or potentially
harmful gases within the server rooms so that the equipment is better protect-
After the air is purified the air is then recirculated into the datacentre where it is
used to cool the servers without harming the electrical components.
The CamCleaner has been designed to help reduce energy costs as well as im-
prove indoor air quality. As the CamCleaner recirculates the air it automatically
helps cool the air. For every one Circulation of air through the CamCleaner the
HVAC system needs 3 circulations to match its efficiency.
The CamCleaner comes in a range of different sizes to suit different size server
rooms. The CamCleaner works in server rooms ranging from 25m2 to 2000m2.
The CamCleaner uses a G4 pre-filter with a HEPA Filter as its final filter stage.
(molecular filters are optional for AMCs).
The CamCleaner is virtually noise free meaning the servers can be maintained
without any unwanted distractions.
The CamCleaner doesn't just help reduce energy consumption but also uses
very little energy through its operation.
The CamCleaner has adjustable settings. This means that depending on the re-
quirement of your server room the CamCleaner can be adjusted to fit your
Features of the CamCleaner