The Difference Between HEPA Type and True HEPA Vacuums

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High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums are in several applications because they can contain and eliminate even the most hazardous materials found on earth. However, there are significant differences between true HEPA filtration and standard HEPA filtration (also called HEPA type filtration). It’s important to know the main differences between the two before selecting the right industrial HEPA vacuum.

The Differences Between True HEPA vs HEPA Type Vacuums

Difference 1: True HEPA filters can remove 99.97% of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns and larger. While many other companies advertise that their industrial true HEPA vacuums can remove 99.97%, the fine print references that percentage being for airborne particles that are 2 microns and larger. The Department of Energy set the standard for HEPA filtration to remove up to 0.3 microns, which is the smallest particle that can physically be collected without difficulty. Only true HEPA filters are capable of meeting this standard.

Difference 2: True HEPA filters are from rugged materials like Fiberglass or Non-woven Fabric Material (like polypropylene). While competitor industrial HEPA vacuums are also made from HEPA filter media, they experience significant drops in performance as a result of bending with little filter media to form smaller filters.

Difference 3: Because HEPA filters are fairly expensive to manufacture, many competing companies have cut out on build quality and effectiveness to offer affordable options. True HEPA vs HEPA type filters are ruggedly built to effectively stand the test of time. The only way to lower costs is to lower the quality and the results that are delivered.

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