ISO 16890 REPLACES EN779:2012

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ISO 16890 REPLACES EN779:2012

The ISO 16890 standard is LIVE and is the new global standard for testing and classification of air filters, and replaces the existing EN779:2012 norm. This new ISO 16890 standard is a big change in the way air filters are evaluated.

Why a new filtration standard ISO 16890? 
The new ISO16890 test method shifts the focus on filtration performance to the classes of particulate matter size (PM) and is therefore a much more realistic test criteria than the theoretical EN779:2012.

What is different?
This means that with the new ISO 16890 standard filter efficiencies will be determined based on particulate matter size classes PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 (also called ePM1, ePM2,5 and ePM10), which are also used as evaluation parameters by the WHO (World Health Organization) and other authorities. Based on these parameters it will be easier for users to select the right air filter based on their requirements.

ISO 16890 – The new group classification

The new ISO16890 standard divides air filters into four groups. A prerequisite for each group is that a filter captures at least 50% of the appropriate particle size range. If a filter, for example, captures more than 50% of PM1 particles, it will be grouped as an ISO ePM1 filter. The respective efficiency is then reported, rounded in 5 % increments.

Alongside fine dust filters, the new ISO standard also evaluates coarse dust filters as ISO coarse: that is, filters that capture less than 50 % PM10.

What does PM1 mean?

PM1 means all Particulate Matter with size smaller than 1 micron (a thousandth of a millimetre), just to be clear:

1µ= 0.001mm (=PM1)
2.5µ= 0.0025mm (=PM2.5)
10µ= 0.01mm (=PM10)

The benefits of ISO 16890

The new ISO 16890 standard offers several improvements when compared to the EN779 Standard:

  • One global international standard
  • The ISO16890 records their performance at a particle spectrum of 0.3 up to 10 microns (versus the EN779 test which qualified fine filter performance at 0.4 microns)
  • Fractional efficiencies of the filter prior to and after IPA discharge of any electrostatic properties can be seen.
  • Filters can be chosen for their specific performance related to the need of the application.

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Ebola Outbreak

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Ebola Outbreak

21 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 17 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 3 May 2018. Two out five samples taken to Kinshasa for testing on 6 May, tested positive for Ebola.

This warning from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comes following news of reports of a confirmed Ebola case in the provincial capital, Mbandaka, in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“Local volunteers and health workers are the community’s alarm system,” said Ben Adinoyi, IFRC Regional Head of Health and Care, who is currently based in Kinshasa. “They are our eyes and ears on the ground. They are critical to the early identification and containment of new cases.

“They need to be activated across the province and even beyond. If we don’t, then the virus may spread too far and too quickly.”

At least 23 people have died of suspected haemorrhagic fever in an outbreak that was first confirmed on 8 May in Bikoro health zone, a remote part of the country. Three of those cases are confirmed to be Ebola. Fears of a flare up are mounting as cases have spread across three different health zones.“

A Red Cross team of experts is on the ground in Equateur Province providing training and support to local volunteers. They have brought essential supplies like stretchers, chlorine disinfectant, safe burial kits, informational posters and other supplies to support local communities and health centres.

Critically, more than 110 Red Cross volunteers in Bikoro and Mbandaka are alerting communities as well as disinfecting houses where cases have been suspected. The volunteers are also ready to provide safe and dignified burials if needed. The effective management of dead bodies is a crucial component of an effective Ebola response.

“DRC Red Cross has responded to all past eight Ebola outbreaks in the country and has a strong, in-country network of experts,” said Grégoire Mateso, President of the DRC Red Cross. “They are already in the communities and stand ready to expand awareness-raising, meticulous surveillance, infection control and prevention in areas that are at risk of further spread of the virus.

IFRC has released more than 216,000 Swiss francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to bring supplies and personnel to the affected area and is preparing to launch an international emergency appeal to increase its support to the DRC Red Cross.

Kinshasa/ Nairobi/Geneva, 17 May 2018—www.ifrc.org

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FILTECH 2018

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FILTECH 2018

March 13 – March 15Filtech: March 13-15 2018, Cologne, Germany Meet Irema at hall 11.1 stand a20

FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide.
This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. FILTECH is the international platform and solution provider for all industries covering every market segment.

Irema  launched our new ISO 16890 standard Media “MICROMELTB”  and everyone who came to see us on our stand in Cologne Germany for the 3 days  got to talk and Discuss the New standard and see first hand the New Media.

The ISO 16890 standard is LIVE and is the new global standard for testing and classification of air filters, and replaces the existing EN779 :2012 norm. This new ISO 16890 standard is a big change in the way air filters are evaluated.

Irema have an established track record at Filtech of new business, and 2018 proved to be a bumper year in new sales contacts.

We look forward to the next time see you all Oct 2019 in Cologne.

 

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Palas-Air Filtration Seminar -ISO 16890

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Palas-Air Filtration Seminar -ISO 16890

Irema were invited to the first international Air Filtration Seminar on the new ISO 16890 by PALAS in Karlsruhe, Germany on the 21st & 22nd of November 2017

The Seminar was held as a forum, to discuss and debate current issues in filter testing.there were exciting lectures by speakers from universities and institutes, as well as from the industry regarding the following important points:

ISO 16890, new standardization for indoor air filters

Test of compressed air filters

New developments of filter test systems

Ageing effects on filter elements

 

The moderator, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schmidt from the University of Wuppertal, guided everyone through the seminar program.

 

Following the Air Filtration Seminar, we  did a workshop including the demonstration of  filter test rigs at Palas® on the next day (22nd November 2017). This workshop gave  additionally  insight into PALAS calibration laboratory with the new calibration test rigs for aerosol spectrometers and condensation particle counters.

 

 

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Medica 13th-16th Nov 2017

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Medica 13th-16th Nov 2017

MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector,  Düsseldorf / Germany from 13 – 16 November 2017

MEDICA has passed and once again the fair proved to us that it is one of the most important events for  IREMA. We can look back on a very successful and interesting week.
Many visitors came to see what was new in the different areas and we were able to meet customers with whom we can look back on more than 30 years of partnership.

 

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A+A-People Matter. Dusseldorf, Germany 2017

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A+A-People Matter. Dusseldorf, Germany 2017

A+A- Safety,security, Health at work-Dusseldorf 17th-20th Oct 2017

People matter -very much underlined the huge importance of health and safety at the workplace. – now more than ever. This is underscored by the huge interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to A+A 2017, once again allowing the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security and health at work held from 17 to 20 October to post top marks. A total of 1,930 exhibitors from 63 nations and over 67,000 trade visitors came to the world’s largest trade fair for this industry in Düsseldorf.

Some of the main areas of interest for Irema Visiting the Show in October ,plus also got a chance to visit some of our excising clients in the PPE sector.

  •  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Health at work
  • High-risk prevention
  • Envionmental protection at work
  • Avoidance of damage to property and reduction in quality
  • Measurement technology for the avoidance of malfunction/accidents

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Filtech 2016

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Filtech 2016

Thanks to everyone who visited us at our stand at Filtech 2016. It was great to meet old friends and make so many new ones. Already looking forward to Filtech 2018.

Filtech 2016
Filtech 2016
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Swine Flu

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Swine Flu

A young child has died from the flu virus at a Dublin hospital.
The HSE has confirmed the child had been suffering from H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu.
It is believed the child had the same strain which was responsible for the 2009 outbreak.
The child is understood to have been from the west of Ireland, but had been transferred to Dublin for treatment.

Hospital Beds
Hospital Beds

People in at-risk groups are once again being urged to get the flu vaccine in the wake of the incident.
10 people, including a young child, have died from the flu virus so far this season.

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Filtration 2015

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Filtration 2015

Filtration 2015 international conference & Exposition took place from November 17-19 2015 at Navy Pier, Chicago. Irema attended this Exposition and met old friends and some new. Irema supply products now all over the world and are active in the USA and Canada. Should you have any enquiry feel free to contact us via the contacts page.

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