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Webasto Develops Compact HEPA Air Filtration System for Rescue and Local Public Transport Vehicles

Stockdorf/Munich – July 15, 2020 – Effective immediately, Webasto, the specialist in heating and air conditioning systems, is offering HEPA air filtration systems for rapid and simple retrofitting. The “HFT 300” and “HFT 600” filtration systems can be retrofitted to all vehicle interiors, for example ambulances, buses and streetcars. They are capable of filtering particles smaller than 0.3 micrometers – including airborne viruses, bacteria, aerosols and dust – from five to ten cubic meters of air per minute. They therefore comply with the requirements of HEPA filter class H14 and the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ecdc). The degree of purification corresponds to 99.995 percent. In rescue vehicles the filters, used in conjunction with personal protective equipment, significantly reduce the risk of infection of emergency medical service operators and patients.

Two filter variants are available in lengths of 60 cm and 120 cm for different sized vehicle interiors. They are capable of decontaminating 300 or 600 cubic meters of air per hour. Several filters can be combined to decontaminate larger spaces. They have a diameter of 20 centimeters, are very light at 3.1 kg and 5.5 kg, and can be mounted in any possible position. If desired, suitable mounting brackets are available from Webasto. Using these, mounting is possible in just 30 minutes. The filtration systems only require a 12 Volt or 24 Volt connection. Filters are replaced with no risk of contamination.

The air filtration systems will be available in Europe from August via the Webasto dealer network.

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About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2020 the company generated sales of around 3.3 billion euros and had over 14,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).