RESPA Filtration Program: Standards & Ratings


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Recirculated Air Filters for RESPA-CFX2, CFX, FFX2

Type and Length Sy-Klone
Part No.
Filter Classification
(standard, classification @ nominal airflow)
Minimum Average Efficiency Effective Against Applications

Standard length

FEFF211
Closed filter cap

ASHRAE 52.2,
MERV 16
@ ≤ 150 CFM
(255 m3/h)

 

EN779:2002,
F9
@ ≤ 150 CFM
(255 m3/h)

MERV 16:
≥95% on 0.3 µm to 1.0 µm particle size

 

F9:
≥95% on 0.4 µm (Em) particle size

All 0.3 μm to 1.0 μm particulate, including:

  • All bacteria
  • Most tobacco smoke
  • Droplet nuclei (sneeze)
  • Respirable crystalline
  • silica (RCS)
  • Diesel particulate matter (DPM)
  • Other respirable particulate within the size range
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 2 cab filter requirement
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Waste, indoor recycling
  • Mining
  • Forestry/logging/mulching
  • Rail maintenance of way
  • All applications where respirable dust is present

Standard length
FEFF220
FFX2 only
Louvered filter cap

Extended length
FEFF212
Closed filter cap

Standard length
FEFF210
Closed filter cap

HEPA

EN1822-1,
H13
@≤ 100 CFM
(170 m3/h)

ISO 29463-1,
ISO 35 H2
@≤ 100 CFM
(170 m3/h)

Membrane media


Initial Efficiency ≥99.95% at MPPS1
(0.063 µm)
Δp = 0.4 kPa

All MERV 16 contaminants, plus all 0.06 μm to 1.0 μm particulate, including:

  • All combustion smoke
  • Carbon dust, sea salt dust
  • Carcinogenic materials
  • Friable asbestos
  • Sub 100 nanometer particulate, such as:
    • Viruses greater than 60nm
      (COVID-19 is 60nm - 100nm)
    • Respiratory droplet nuclei
    • Ultra fine aerosols
  • ISO 23875-compliant filter
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 3 cab filter requirement
  • Mining
  • Demolition
  • Waste, indoor recycling
  • Forestry fire fighting
  • Rail maintenance of way
  • Industrial processing of cement, rock, aggregate, man-made stone
  • Any applications where harmful particulate or ultra fine aerosols are of concern, or required by regulations

Standard length
FEFF222
FFX2 only
Louvered filter cap

Extended length
FEFF213
Closed filter cap

NOTES: µm = micrometer or micron. Mishandling can result in loss of efficiency rating. Change filter based on cabin pressure. Hazardous gas or particulate environments require additional monitoring.
1MPPS = Most Penetrating Particle Size. Each filter passes breach test at time of manufacture.
2Filter tested in accordance with the standard procedure: Penetration 99,95 % for MPPS in accordance with ISO 29463-1. The filter class is ISO 35 H.

 

 

Fresh Air Filters for RESPA-CF2, CF

Type and Length Sy-Klone
Part No.
Filter Classification
(standard, classification @ nominal airflow)
Minimum Average Efficiency Effective Against Applications

Standard length
FEFF208
Ejective filter cap

ASHRAE 52.2,
MERV 16
@ ≤ 150 CFM
(255 m3/h)

 

EN779:2002,
F9
@ ≤ 150 CFM
(255 m3/h)

MERV 16:
≥95% on 0.3 µm to 1.0 µm particle size

 

F9:
≥95% on 0.4 µm (Em) particle size

All 0.3 μm to 1.0 μm particulate, including:

  • All bacteria
  • Most tobacco smoke
  • Droplet nuclei (sneeze)
  • Respirable crystalline
  • silica (RCS)
  • Diesel particulate matter (DPM)
  • Other respirable particulate within the size range
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 2 cab filter requirement
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Waste, indoor recycling
  • Mining
  • Forestry/logging/mulching
  • Rail maintenance of way
  • All applications where respirable dust is present

Extended length
FEFF209
Ejective filter cap

Standard length
FEFF218
Ejective filter cap

HEPA

EN1822-1,
H13
@≤ 100 CFM
(170 m3/h)

ISO 29463-1,
ISO 35 H4
@≤ 100 CFM

Membrane media

Initial Efficiency ≥99.95% at MPPS1
(0.063 µm)
Δp = 0.4 kPa

All MERV 16 contaminants, plus all 0.06 μm to 1.0 μm particulate, including:

  • All combustion smoke
  • Carbon dust, sea salt dust
  • Carcinogenic materials
  • Friable asbestos
  • Sub 100 nanometer particulate, such as:
    • Viruses greater than 60nm
      (COVID-19 is 60nm - 100nm)
    • Respiratory droplet nuclei
    • Ultra fine aerosols
  • ISO 23875-compliant filter
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 3 cab filter requirement
  • Mining
  • Demolition
  • Waste, indoor recycling
  • Forestry fire fighting
  • Rail maintenance of way
  • Industrial processing of cement, rock, aggregate, man-made stone
  • Any applications where harmful particulate or ultra fine aerosols are of concern, or required by regulations

Extended length
FEFF219
Ejective filter cap

Standard length2
FEFF131 Ejective filter cap HEPA
EN1822-1, H13
ISO 29463-1, ISO 35 H
and
ISO 11155-2,
Odor Retention
@ ≤ 50 CFM
(85 m3/h)
Initial efficiency ≥99.95% at MPPS1
(0.126 µm)
  • General odors caused by particulate and non-toxic gas contaminants
  • Particulate as listed above for HEPA filters, excluding sub-100 nanometer items
  • Applications that involve non-toxic odors
  • ISO 23875-compliant filter
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 3 cab filter requirement
  • Farming and ag spraying equipment
  • Waste and indoor recycling
  • Applications as listed above for HEPA filters

Extended length
FEFF130
Ejective filter cap
HEPA
EN1822-1, H13
ISO 29463-1, ISO 35 H
and
EN12941:1998 + A1:2004 + A2:2008,
Gas ABEK1
@ ≤ 50 CFM
(85 m3/h)
Initial efficiency ≥99.95% at MPPS1
(0.126 µm)
  • Ammonia gases
  • Inorganic gases
  • Sulfur gases
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Particulate as listed above for HEPA filters, excluding sub-100 nanometer items
  • For use in known toxic gas environments3
  • ISO 23875-compliant filter
  • Agricultural, meets
    EN15695 Category 4 cab filter requirement
  • Ag spraying equipment
  • Industrial processing, ore processing
  • Applications as listed above for HEPA filters

NOTES: µm = micrometer. Mishandling can result in loss of efficiency rating. Change filter based on cabin pressure. Hazardous gas or particulate environments require additional monitoring. For latest information, see sy-klone.com
1MPPS = Most Penetrating Particle Size. Each filter passes breach test at time of manufacture.
2Fits RESPA-CF2; RESPA-CF requires Odor Filter Retrofit Kit.
3Additional steps should be taken to monitor gas exposure. Use appropriate replacement interval.
4Filter tested in accordance with the standard procedure: Penetration 99,95 % for MPPS in accordance with ISO 29463-1. The filter class is ISO 35 H.

System Compatibilty Table

System Type RESPA Model Powered MERV 16 HEPA Odor/HEPA Gas/HEPA
Fresh Air Precleaning & Filtration RESPA-CF2 & CF •* •**
Recirculated Air Filtration RESPA-CFX2 & CFX
RESPA-FFX2
* RESPA-CF may require installation of Odor Filter Retrofit Kit
** Gas/HEPA filter for use with Extended Length RESPA-CF2 only.

 

Part Number Conversion Table

Filter Part Numbers
(200-series replaces 100-series and original series)
New Part Number Replaces Part Numbers Rating Type Length
FEFF208 FEFF108, FEFF008 MERV 16/F9 Ejective (Fresh Air) Standard
FEFF209 FEFF109, FEFF009 MERV 16/F9 Ejective (Fresh Air) Extended
FEFF210 FEFF110, FEFF010 HEPA/H13 Closed (Recirc. Air) Standard
FEFF211 FEFF111, FEFF011 MERV 16/F9 Closed (Recirc. Air) Standard
FEFF212 FEFF112, FEFF012 MERV 16/F9 Closed (Recirc. Air) Extended
FEFF213 FEFF113, FEFF113 HEPA/H13 Closed (Recirc. Air) Extended
FEFF216 FEFF116 Engine Ejective Standard
FEFF217 FEFF117 Engine Ejective Extended
FEFF218 FEFF118, FEFF018 HEPA/H13 Ejective (Fresh Air) Standard
FEFF219 FEFF119, FEFF019 HEPA/H13 Ejective (Fresh Air) Extended
FEFF220 FEFF120 MERV 16/F9 Louvered (Recirc. Air) Standard
FEFF222 FEFF122 HEPA/H13 Louvered (Recirc. Air) Standard

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

It is important that you select the RESPA Filter that best fits your application.

MERV is an acronym for "Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value". The MERV rating on an air filter describes its efficiency as a means of reducing the level of 3 to 10 micron-sized particles in air which passes through the filter. Higher "MERV" means higher filter efficiency. The purpose of the MERV standard is to permit an "apples to apples" comparison of the filtering efficiency of various air filters. <Read more about MERV and HEPA filter ratings>

HEPA air filters are not MERV rated as they exceed the ASHRAE test protocol 52.2 used in determining the MERV ratings. In fact, HEPA air filters are the ONLY mechanical air filters that are tested and certified to meet a specific efficiency at a specific particle size. All HEPA air filters must meet a minimum efficiency of 99.97% at 0.3 microns. <Read more about MERV and HEPA filter ratings>

Comparison of EU Standards to ASHRAE 52.1, 52.2 (MERV Ratings)
Considerable differences exist between filter ratings in North America and Europe. This article helps the reader to understand the differences between ASHREA and EU standards for Filtration. Additional light is shed on the significant differences in the HEPA filtration standards between the US Government and the European standards. This article will help the reader to appreciate the filtration offered by Sy-Klone International. <Read more about European filter standards and how they compare to MERV ratings>