Lumin-Air Transit: Clean Air Solutions for Rail
Solutions to Safeguard Riders and Operators from Airborne Contaminants and Improve System Performance
Particulate reduction and inactivation is the technology at the core of Lumin-Air Transit. High efficiency, MERV 13 equivalent filtration removes and reduces harmful particulates from the airstream within rail vehicles.
Ultraviolet light supplements this filtration by applying a high dose of contained UV-C to inactivate particulates caught in the filter and moving through the airstream before it enters the HVAC system.
These methods provide cleaner, safer air for your riders and operators to breathe while improving the performance and carbon footprint of your HVAC system.
MERV 13 Equivalent Filtration in Rail Vehicles
How Does Lumin-Air Transit Achieve MERV 13 Equivalent Filtration Efficiency without Reducing System Airflow?
Low Pressure Drop: Active, polarized filtration allows better particulate capture even at smaller micron sizes, a higher dust holding capacity and a lower pressure drop than passive MERV 13 filters. By using all of the filter fiber surface area, less fibers are required to achieve more efficient filtration, minimizing reductions to airflow as the filter loads AND extending the duration between filter changes up to 3x longer than a standard transit filter.
How Effective Are Lumin-Air Transit Filters at Reducing Particulate Concentrations?
Efficacy: MERV 13 equivalent filtration is significantly more effective at particulate capture than standard transit filters.
Efficiency: Integrating MERV 13 equivalent filtration with your HVAC system maximizes Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR). CADR is a measure of the amount of clean air provided (in CFM) by a system.
How Do Lumin-Air Transit Filters Achieve a ROI While Being More Eco-Friendly?
Return on Investment: Integrating Lumin-Air Transit’s MERV 13 equivalent filtration comes with a payback. Active polarization allows for a higher dust loading capacity and lower pressure drop which allows the filter to be used up to 3x longer than a standard OEM filter. A longer interval between filter changes equates to less filter changes, less labor to change those filters and less filter inventory to store and manage. A lower pressure drop over the life of the filter means less fan energy is required to maintain airflow.
Green: Reductions in filter changes and energy usage means improving the safety and health of riders can be achieved while positively impacting the environment.
How Does UV-C Supplement Lumin-Air Transit’s Filtration Solution?
UV-C Supplmentation: UV-C is a powerful tool used to inactivate microorganisms on surfaces, in water, and in the air. Airspeed, treatment area, and the microorganism(s) of concern are just a few of the factors that influence the design and UV-C dose.
At Lumin-Air, we design our systems to treat pass by air, to treat particulates caught in the filter and to help remove the potential buildup of microorganisms on the coil of the HVAC system to both safeguard riders AND improve system performance.
Our UV-C systems are fully contained, meaning no UV-C energy shines on occupants.