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QUESTION: I need to know which standard H13 class vacuum cleaners HEPA filters fall under. - 12 Sep 2007 Victoria, Australia

Dear Sir/Madam,

I was hoping you could assist me with a technical enquiry as I have not been able to find the information I require.

I have a Nilfisk Vacuum Cleaner that uses the HEPA H13 Filter. I was hoping you could assist me with a technical question as I have been unable to find reliable information from any other source.

It is regarding my vacuum cleaner that uses an "H13" class HEPA Filter.

Can you please tell me which standard H13 class HEPA filters fall under? Is it an Australian Standard, American Standard or British Standard, etc.?

Also, for any HEPA filter to achieve an "H13" classification, is it tested using "DOP" or similar?

Thank you,

Kind Regards,

Robert Furmanczyk

ANSWER: 23 Jun 2009

Dear Mr Furmanczyk,

I tried to find a direct answer to your question regarding which standard H13 class vacuum cleaners HEPA filters fall under, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. I think the best thing to do is write to the Australian Consumers Association (ACA), who make choice magazine, and ask them. Their e-mail address is: [email protected]

ACA can help with many consumer inquiries. Anyone having difficulty deciding which vacuum cleaner will remove the most dust from their house, and have the most efficient filter, is advised to write to ACA to ask them to compare HEPA vacs, ducted vacuum systems and vacuums have power heads.

Regards, Iman Hegazi MBBS, MD. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Volunteer

Update 2012 - See: http://consumer.nilfisk.com.au/Other_Content/AU/HEPA,_,FILTER.aspx and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEPA

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