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COVID-19 & VIRUS Air Filtration: 2 - Retrofit Solutions

1. What is Covid 19?
Answer: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

2. What are the Covid-19 health concerns around aerosol spread?
Answer: Scientists and researchers are continually gathering new evidence about this disease, including routes of transmission. New data suggests that it is possible for COVID-19 to spread through the air among people who are in enclosed, crowded spaces with poor ventilation for a prolonged period of time. Factors contributing to the transmission may include activities that cause heavy breathing, such as singing, dancing or exercise, especially without precautions such as wearing a mask or keeping a physical distance. However, close, person-to-person contact with an infected person before they show symptoms remains the most common method of transmission.

3. Can mechanical air filtration systems make indoor spaces safe from Covid-19?
ANSWER: If you are in a room that can’t get enough outside air for dilution, consider an air cleaner, also commonly called air purifiers. These machines remove particles from the air, usually using a filter made of tightly woven fibers. They can capture particles containing bacteria and viruses and can help reduce disease transmission.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that air cleaners can do this for the coronavirus, but not all air cleaners are equal. Before you go out and buy one, there are few things to keep in mind.

In light of the WHO's confirmation that there is "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission of Coronavirus Lev-co has put together a series of products that may assist you in designing and procuring solutions that limit the spread of airborne particles such as the coronavirus. In this section you will find equipment that addresses each of these components required in a ventilation system tailored to capture and filter and return air to your facility:

4. What do the health experts say?
ANSWER: the EPA says: " When used properly, air cleaners and HVAC filters can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a building or small space. By itself, air cleaning or filtration is not enough to protect people from exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. When used along with other best practices recommended by CDC and others, filtration can be part of a plan to reduce the potential for airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors."

5. How do different systems work and what are the practical and health concerns?
ANSWER: See our list of Control measures listed below, Please note, the practical and health concerns are listed within each CM:

5.5 What are the common components of a Covid-19 Ventilation system
ANSWER: See Below:

  • Supply Air diffusers and/or Nozzles to direct the clean air to the occupant
  • Transport ducts and hoses
  • Powered and non-powered filter housings and air cleaners
  • Electrical controls (VFD and differential Pressure controls
  • Booster fans (Optional)
  • Capture devices

6. In what kind of environments can mechanical air filtration systems be most effective?
ANSWER: the environments that are best suited for mechanical ventilation are:

  • Nursing homes
  • Fitness clubs
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Meeting rooms
  • Lunchrooms and cafeterias

Here is an article from the CDC discussing this further: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-136/pdfs/2003-136.pdf

What are the pros and cons of Local Exhaust Ventilation versus HVAC solutions? Are there any other possible solutions?
ANSWER: Local Exhaust Ventilation is best suited to the control and filtration of the covid virus because it controls the virus at source and directs the virus aerosol to the filter unit, typically before it can be inhaled by another person where HVAC simply mixes or dilutes the contaminated air allowing other persons to breathe the air in before the air is filtered from the virus.

Here are a few links to articles written about the capture and control of Covid-19 emissions:
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MS200-CV - Non-Powered Filtration & Powered Return from Floor Level - No Fan (1,000-2,000 CFM)
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1,000 - 2,000 CFM MS-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing. The MS series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MS series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. Blower-less filtration housing designed with up to 4 stages of filtration for industrial applications. Designed to handle airflow between 1000 & 2000 CFM , (multiple units can be combined for greater CFM). Filter system comes standard with (1) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (1) 65% bag filter, 120ft² of media. System can be upgraded with different filter to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MS202-CV - Non-Powered Filtration & Powered Return from Floor Level - No Fan (2,000-4,000 CFM)
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2,000 - 4,000 CFM MS-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing. The MS series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MS series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. Blower-less filtration housing designed with up to 4 stages of filtration for industrial applications. Designed to handle airflow between 2000 & 4000 CFM , (multiple units can be combined for greater CFM). Filter system comes standard with (2) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (2) 65% bag filter, 120ft² of media (per filter). System can be upgraded with different filter to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MS203-CV - Non-Powered Filtration & Powered Return from Floor Level - No Fan (3,000-6,000 CFM)
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3,000 - 6,000 CFM MS-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing. The MS series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MS series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. Blower-less filtration housing designed with up to 4 stages of filtration for industrial applications. Designed to handle airflow between 3000 & 6000 CFM , (multiple units can be combined for greater CFM). Filter system comes standard with (3) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (3) 65% bag filter, 120ft² of media (per filter). System can be upgraded with different filter packages to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MSF120-CV - In-Line Filtered Supply & Powered Return from Floor Level - With Fan (1,000-2,000 CFM)
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1,000 - 2,000 CFM MSF-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing that comes complete with fan and optional silencers, pressure gauges, fan upgrades. The MSF series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MSF series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. 1000 - 2000 CFM Ducted Industrial Air Cleaner that comes standard with (1) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (1) 65% bag filter, 120ft² of media, and a 2.0 HP TEFC motor 208-230/460/575/3/60Hz. Unit can be upgraded with different filter and fan packages to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MSF240-CV - In-Line Filtered Supply & Powered Return from Floor Level - with Fan (2,000-4,000 CFM)
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2,000 - 4,000 CFM MSF-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing that comes complete with fan and optional silencers, pressure gauges, fan upgrades. The MSF series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MSF series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. 2000 – 4000 CFM Ducted Industrial Air Cleaner that comes standard with (2) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (2) 65% bag filter, 120ft² of media ea. and a 5 HP TEFC motor 208-230/460/575/3/60Hz. Unit can be upgraded with different filter and fan packages to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MSF360-CV - In-Line Filtered Supply & Powered Return from Floor Level - With Fan (3,000-6,000 CFM)
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3,000 - 6,000 CFM MSF-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing that comes complete with fan and optional silencers, pressure gauges, fan upgrades. The MSF series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MSF series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. 3000 – 6000 CFM Ducted Industrial Air Cleaner that comes standard with (3) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (3) 65% bag filter, 96ft² of media each, and a 10 HP TEFC motor 208-230/460/575/3/60Hz. Unit can be upgraded with different filter and fan packages to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MSF480-CV - In-Line Filtered Supply & Powered Return from Floor Level - With Fan (4,000-8,000 CFM)
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4,000 - 8,000 CFM MSF-Series package air cleaner is a industrial/commercial grade high efficiency, side servicing filter housing that comes complete with fan and optional silencers, pressure gauges, fan upgrades. The MSF series was designed for a variety of filter configurations allowing up to 5 stages.


Whether you are filtering respirable viruses, or VOC’s or paper dust, the MSF series will likely fit the bill. High quality side servicing filter housings are made from 16 GA powder-coated steel and come rated to a maximum of 10” WG. 4000 – 8000 CFM Ducted Industrial Air Cleaner that comes standard with (4) 4” deep 30% pleated pre-filter, (4) 65% bag filter, 96ft² of media each, and a 15 HP TEFC motor 208-230/460/575/3/60Hz. Unit can be upgraded with different filter and fan packages to suit a variety of applications and contaminants.

Clean Filtered Air leaves the diffusion hood and reaches the work table (roughly 1 meter below) after 1.31 seconds after the main filter unit is turned on!
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MS1500-D-CV - Commercial ''In-Line'' Filter Housing and Booster Fans (1500 CFM)
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Model MS1500-CV air cleaner 1500CFM w/2” polyester pre-filter, 95% main filter 54 ft2, ½” charcoal after filter, & ODOR/EX. ½HP, 115V, 2 speed motor, 9.9 amps, w/2 speed switch. Includes 16” dia. inlet & outlet collars, wall switch & cover plate.