Sila - Professional Dust ManagementPublished 8/7, 2021 at 18:44
Sila AB has a long family history in the construction industry. It all started in the 70's with the company Ermator and a vacuum cleaner that could handle concrete dust.
Eric Lundin and his sons Mats and Torbjörn introduced many products, functions and methods for professional dust management that are today industry standards. Sila AB is run by Mats and Andreas (son of Torbjörn) with a focus on finding new effective products and solutions for the construction and demolition industry, with Silas air cleaner / air scrubber being manufactured in Sweden.
Sila’s air cleaner for the construction industry
Sila's air cleaners are used to create negative pressure and circulation. This protects contractors from airborne dust that may contain, for example, quartz and other harmful particles. The air cleaner are designed with contractors’ safety and everyday life in focus, with the air cleaners’ ‘H13-class’ HEPA filter being screwed on, with the equipment being designed according to a two layer principle. The coarse filter hatch protects the HEPA filter while the hatch makes the coarse filter change effective. Additionally, Sila’s patented ‘Decontamination Frame’ saves time and money when building temporary work zones. All Sila air cleaners are delivered with the H13 filter as standard, with an optional upgrade to ‘H14’ filter also being available.
‘Sila 600A3’ – ‘best in test’ according to Construction Worker magazine
According to Sila, the Sila 600A3 is probably the smartest designed air cleaner on the market. To take up as little space as possible in a doorway, it is ‘built on the height’ and also has a large filter surface to be as efficient as possible. Furthermore, Construction Worker magazine deemed it to be the best performing in tests. Likewise, the Sila ‘1000A3’ is an air cleaner for really tough jobs, being ideal for larger demolition work. It utilises a large HEPA filter surface in combination with a high flow making it able to work in large rooms with few filter changes, proving to be a powerful air cleaner that is easy to move where and when it is required.
Being designed to be a flexible air cleaner for large spaces, the Sila 2000A3 has a capacity of 2,000m3/h, which means that it can handle very large rooms, 80 - 140 m2 . The HEPA filter has a filter area of 13.4 m2, which makes the Sila 2000A3 highly cost effective. It is also equipped with large wheels and a height adjustable handle, so it can be easily transported, with the roll bar protecting the engine and electronics. It also has a step less potentiometer which allows the user to regulate the flow to provide ideal negative pressure.
The Sila ‘5000A3’ has a capacity of 4,000m3/h and runs on one phase power. With 2 x 500W it covers very large areas up to 160m2 or more, and is equipped with two coarse filter hatches that make the coarse filter change quick and easy while protecting the HEPA filter from shocks and impacts. Its two H13 filters, set vertically, totalling 26.86 m2, make the Sila 5000A3 very efficient and inexpensive to operate. It also has a step less potentiometer to regulate the flow for the ideal negative pressure, whilst the upper filter is always less loaded with dust, which prolongs the capacity of the air cleaner.
Decontamination Frame - a patented accessory
A design detail that distinguishes Sila's products from others on the market is the Decontamination Frame. This is a simple but smart - and patented - accessory that Sila says that has impressed its customers. It has been developed to deal with the requirements of companies working in decontamination, demolition and renovation, who are more than aware how much work is involved in building temporary plastic walls to prevent dust from spreading to other areas. The Decontamination Frame makes this work significantly safer, cheaper and less time consuming.
The Decontamination frame is placed on the temporary plastic wall against the air purifier with the help of built in magnets. The contractor then cuts off the plastic that lies against the coarse filter, which provides a solution that requires no taping and no wasting of time. When the job is completed, the user simply attaches a new piece of plastic and places it against the coarse filter hatch frame on the air cleaner. Clamp the plastic with the Removal Frame, and the contractor has instant transport protection.