Evaluation of HEPA filter service life

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Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), has approximately 10,000 High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters installed in a variety of filter plenums. These ventilation/filtration plenum systems are used to control the release of airborne particulate contaminates to the environment during normal operations and potential accidents. This report summarizes the results of destructive and non-destructive tests on HEPA filters obtained from a wide variety of ages and service conditions. These tests were performed to determine an acceptable service life criteria for HEPA filters used at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). A total of 140 filters of various ages (1972 to ... continued below

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Fretthold, J.K. & Stithem, A.R. July 14, 1997.

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Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), has approximately 10,000 High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters installed in a variety of filter plenums. These ventilation/filtration plenum systems are used to control the release of airborne particulate contaminates to the environment during normal operations and potential accidents. This report summarizes the results of destructive and non-destructive tests on HEPA filters obtained from a wide variety of ages and service conditions. These tests were performed to determine an acceptable service life criteria for HEPA filters used at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). A total of 140 filters of various ages (1972 to 1996) and service history (new, aged unused, used) were tested. For the purpose of this report, filter age from manufacture date/initial test date to the current sample date was used, as opposed to the actual time a filter was installed in an operating system.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97008614

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  • Other: DE97008614
  • Report No.: RFP--5141
  • Grant Number: AC34-90RF62349
  • DOI: 10.2172/519156 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 519156
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693725

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Fretthold, J.K. & Stithem, A.R. Evaluation of HEPA filter service life, report, July 14, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693725/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.