FILTER: Wabtec Corp has launched BlueFilter, a filter designed to be retrofitted to current passenger train HVAC systems to ensure the provision of clean air on board.
The company says it can remove contaminants that are .01 to 1 000 μm size, smaller than current standard filters and including bacteria, dust and viruses.
‘Transport authorities around the world face a tremendous challenge as the pandemic dissipates and life begins to return to normal’, said Lilian Leroux, President of Wabtec’s Transit Business. ’They are looking for solutions that enhance safety, improve the air quality and reassure their passengers of a clean environment in the railcars. The BlueFilter provides that confidence by dramatically reducing contaminants compared to today’s standard filters.’