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  • A Samaritan worker from the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund operates the Webasto HFT 600 HEPA air filtration system.

    Filtration Systems Support
    Our Everyday Heroes

    Innovative ideas are needed in the fight against the coronavirus. Webasto came up with one back in 2020:
    high-performance
    air filtration systems.

    We show you how the system can be used in real-life situations.

  • Air Filtration System In Use At The Größer Patient Transport Service 

    Werner P. has to go to the place where nobody wants to be right now: the hospital. He’s in his mid-50s and has regular dialysis sessions there.

    “Of course I’m worried, now, at the peak of the pandemic, but what can I do? Toxins need to be removed from my blood,” explains the IT specialist from Stahnsdorf near Potsdam, Germany.
    As usual, the Ford Transit van from the Größer patient transport service stops outside his apartment and Werner P. gets in. But something's different this time.

    The patient notices the noise and asks the driver, “What’s this new device?” - “It’s our new air filtration system,” the driver proudly responds. “It’s an even better way to protect our patients and ourselves.” She cheerfully winks at Werner P. and sets off.

    Curiosity piqued, the patient looks at the source of the noise: a metal cylinder roughly as big as a standard 60cm fire extinguisher, painted white with countless holes in it.

    Webasto HFT 300 HEPA air filtration system in a vehicle transporting dialysis patients. Like a respiratory mask for vehicles: a Webasto HFT 300 filtration system.
  • Highly Effective Against The Coronavirus

    The retrofitted device, a Webasto HEPA air filtration system, is highly effective at fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The compact, lightweight HFT 300 device uses H14 HEPA filters.

    As the driver explains to Werner P.: “This thing filters 99.995% of even the tiniest particles out of the air, for example airborne viruses, bacteria, aerosols and dust.”

    Most importantly, this includes the coronavirus. Depending on their size, the filtration systems can decontaminate between 3 and 10m3 of indoor air per minute.

  • The Reassuring Feeling Of Extra Protection

    Ilka Größer from the Größer patient transport service describes the company’s situation as follows: “Before the pandemic, we sometimes transported two or three patients in one round trip. Now we can only take one passenger per journey. Even though we receive no public funding whatsoever, we want to offer the best possible protection to everyone in our vehicles. So we opted for Webasto HEPA air filters, which can be retrofitted in our vans.” HEPA, if you didn’t know, stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air (filters). These kinds of filters are used in medical cleanrooms and aircraft interiors.

    Patients also like the Webasto air filter. “The noise reassures me,” says Werner P. “And, of course, I think it’s great that I’m so well-protected here. My immune system is pretty weakened, so I’m highly vulnerable.”

  • Reliable Protection For The ASB Ambulance Service In Berlin

    Two emergency vehicles from ASB Berlin. The everyday heroes from the ASB ambulance service in Berlin trust in the Webasto HFT 600 HEPA air filtration system.

    The ASB ambulance service in Berlin also bought itself a Webasto HEPA air filtration system for its intensive care ambulance – all seven vehicles will be retrofitted with this filter at some point. They currently plan to upgrade five vehicles in 2021 and two in 2022.

    “We carefully considered how best to protect our patients and staff during the acute phase of the pandemic, and we involved our colleagues in the decision,” says Maximilian Barletta, Head of Central Services at ASB Berlin.

    “We need fit paramedics who are able to help others,” he continues. At first, ASB Rettungsdienst equipped its intensive care ambulance with an HFT 600, which can decontaminate 10m3 of air per minute, because over 90% of the patients transported in this vehicle have COVID-19.

    Werner P. thinks they should take it a step further: “These filters should be used much more often, for example in school buses and on public transport. Preferably as soon as possible.”

     

  • Dear everyday heroes,Hands holding "thank you" letters

    ... for your tireless efforts!

    Where would we be without you?!

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  • Product HFT600 Filter

    HEPA Air Filtration System

    To combat the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses.
    In conjunction with personal protective equipment, these filters reduce the risk of infection for emergency personnel and patients.

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