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Clarcor Air Filtration - Model 2000-P and Model 4000-P Filter Housings

 Clarcor Air Filtration Products offers the Model 2000-P and 4000-P plastic, three-piece filter housing holding frames for swine buildings. Perry Hartmann, Clarcor sales manager, demonstrated how the compact filter housing encloses two, 24 x 24-in. and two, 20 x 24-in. single header filters. The filter housing box is designed for ceiling inlets. 

Lora Berg 1

July 15, 2012

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Clarcor Air Filtration - Model 2000-P and Model 4000-P Filter Housings
<p> Perry Hartmann, right, shows the New Product Review Panel how to change Clarcor Air Filters and how they are positioned within the filter housing box. </p>

 

Clarcor Air Filtration Products offers the Model 2000-P and 4000-P plastic, three-piece filter housing holding frames for swine buildings. Perry Hartmann, Clarcor sales manager, demonstrated how the compact filter housing encloses two, 24 x 24-in. and two, 20 x 24-in. single header filters. The filter housing box is designed for ceiling inlets.

“The lighter weight of the plastic, when compared to metal legacy designs, reduces shipping costs and simplifies handling and installation,” Hartmann said. “The solid-bottom design improves air flow by reducing back pressure when compared to an open-bottom design.”

A unique fastening system on the filters requires no loose clips for pre- and final-filter installation. Hartmann explained that the polyester filter does not absorb water.

Inexpensive pre-filters, similar to furnace filters, help protect the internal, main filters from dust and damage. Marcia Shannon asked how often the filters need to be changed.

“Some have been in buildings for around five years,” Hartmann answered, “But the product is new, so I don’t know the endpoint yet. I would suggest changing the pre-filters yearly and the other filters every three to five years, depending upon the amount of dust on the filters.”

The cost of a four-filter housing box is $250, plus $5 per pre-filter, and $130 per internal filter. Hartmann said the total cost for installation would be $150 to $250 per sow because the company makes certain the air filtration system is installed correctly.

 “We need to install a door on the gable end, in addition to installing walkways in the attic of the building and maintaining the filter system,” he explained. Contractors also seal up the interior of the building to make sure there are no air leaks or unfiltered air getting into the building.

Leon Sheets pointed out that porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an issue of great concern to the pork industry, which makes this product worthy of consideration. “There are always risks, but the chances of breaking with PRRS are reduced when using filters.” Paul Yeske, DVM, said, “I like that the filter box has a sealed bottom, meaning less chance to leak. The ease of putting it together and the lighter weight seem to be good features.”

“This product seems to be well thought out,” Ted Funk added. “The value in considering this product is that PRRS is a complicated issue. Of course, the whole barn and production system has to be considered when dealing with this issue, but this product could be part of a PRRS prevention system.”

Learn more at www.clcair.com.

About the Author(s)

Lora Berg 1

Editor, National Hog Farmer

Lora is the editor of National Hog Farmer. She joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, managing editor, contributing editor, and digital editor before being named to the editor position in 2013. She has written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. She was also the founding editor of the Nutrient Management e-newsletter.

Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork both as the state’s Pork Industry Queen and as an intern with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Lora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University in agricultural journalism and mass communications. She has served as communications specialist for the National Live Stock and Meat Board and as director of communications for the University of Minnesota College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. During her career, Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award at the national level in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition. She is passionate about providing information to support National Hog Farmer's pork producer readers through 29 electronic newsletter issues per month, the monthly magazine and nationalhogfarmer.com website.

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