Bringing down the energy costs of air filtration
Vokes Air has developed an online energy-consumption calculator for air filters. Entering requirements enables the energy consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions of current and optimised systems to be compared. The calculator also indicates the energy consumed and CO2 emitted during the manufacture and disposal of air filters.
Simon West, a director with Vokes Air, says, ‘It is no longer acceptable to merely fit a certain solution based on historical choice. It’s crucial to ensure that the optimum level of filtration efficiency is achieved, but at the lowest energy cost. We can, in effect, turn a cost centre to cost neutral or, even better, engineer a return on investment for the filters.’
Through this consultative process, three of the UK’s largest airports have saved £1.8 million in efficiency savings and 9600 t of CO2 emissions through testing and configuration to site conditions.