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Manufacturer achieves energy savings through smart filtration

Clean room solutions from DELBAG, a member of the FläktGroup, have enabled a renowned producer of microelectronic wafers to achieve significant energy savings.

The company based in the Ruhr valley in Germany had discerned that there was great energy saving potential in optimised configuration and fine-tuned usage of air treatment systems. Intensive advisory discussions between specialists of the facility management on site and the team of DELBAG Air Filtration made it evident that any savings may not be at the expense of the air quality itself. A 100% air quality is the most critical production factor for microchip and wafer production.

Manufacturing microelectronic is by far the most prominent driving force for meeting future requirements in air filtration. The so-called Mini environments need be virtually completely dust free. Martin Klouda, head of DELBAG Air Filtrations’ R&D team, says: “Our filtration and clean room solutions offer a wide choice of components that are both ideal solutions for clean room as well as process filtration applications.”

A possible switch of air filters was an option only if the new filter products were to ensure the same air quality as the incumbent solution. Trusting DELBAG Air Filtration’s prime quality, a total of 68 conventional F7 bag filters were replaced by DELBAG MultiSack N85 made of NanoWave® fibres, as well as 75 conventional compact filters. DELBAG MultiForm 85 Premium compact filters, made of high-grade micro glass paper, replaced the latter. The modification saved an average of 740 kW/h of energy consumption annually for each single filter in the system.

For the entire air treatment system, consisting of 150 filter units, the gross saving through the optimised filter selection summed up to an annual energy saving of 100,000 kW/h. Besides having an impeccable energy scorecard, DELBAG air filters’ large dust loading capacities, in turn also extended the filter service intervals. The change consequently not only reduced the energy costs, but also the service and disposal expenses.

Technical head of the microchip producer says: “We are very content with the co-operation of DELBAG Air Filtration. They gave us a customised solution that works perfect on our central air treatment system.”


FläktGroup UK
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