Industrial HEPA Vacuums VS Standard HEPA Vacuums


High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums are used 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 referred to as 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 and HEPA Type Vacuums

Difference 1: True HEPA filters can remove 99.97% of airborne particles that are sized 0.3 microns and larger. While many other companies advertise that their vacuums can remove 99.97%, the fine print references that percentage being for airborne particles that are sized 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 made from rugged materials like Fiberglass or Nonwoven Fabric Material (like polypropylene). While competitor industrial 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 skimped out on build quality and effectiveness in order to offer affordable options. True HEPA filters are built rugged to effectively stand the test of time. The only way to lower costs is to lower the quality and results that can be delivered.

Our Vactagon Line of True HEPA Vacuums

Industrial Vacuum’s line of drum top and explosion-proof vacuums come with true HEPA filtration options for applications where maximum collection is required. Partner with Industrial Vacuum in protecting your workers by browsing our industrial HEPA vacuums online. For further information about how our industrial vacuums with true HEPA filtration, contact us today.