K&N Engineering introduces a reusable air filter for data centres

K&N Engineering’s Industrial Group is introducing a washable, reusable, sustainability-focused air filtration solution for data centre and other industrial applications that comes with a 15+ year product lifecycle.

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The new, sustainable alternative to single-use filters is highly customizable to meet customer specifications and to ensure the highest performance, reduce waste and maximize savings.

Air filtration is critical for data centres, as dust buildup can lead to fan failures, overheating and costly disruptions in service. Dirty air filters can reduce operational efficiency and increase energy consumption and costs. As a safeguard, data centres and other mission-critical facilities change air filters often. These disposable filters end up in landfills around the world, where the filter media, cardboard and metal components pile up.

"Most are unaware of the negative impact that single-use filters have on the environment. As a result of dumping these filters in landfills, harmful greenhouse gasses and carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere," said Randy Bays, CEO of K&N Engineering. "Our proprietary air filtration technology is as sustainable as it gets with zero waste for 15+ years. Just one K&N filter replaces several years worth of disposable filters. What's more, our air filtration products are highly customizable to meet our customers' exacting size needs without sacrificing the performance our customers have come to know and expect."

The washable and reusable filter is available in V-bank and panel designs. The high airflow and low restriction filters are fully customizable to reduce energy consumption and increase performance. The filters are also easy to clean, requiring no cleaning solvents, pressure washers or hot water.