Smith System® Launches New, Mobile Air Purifying Unit for Learning Spaces
Last updated on August 14th, 2021
Cascade® Air collects 99.99% of respiratory droplets; powers up to six air changes per hour in an average classroom
CARROLLTON, TX – (June 2, 2021) – Smith System® is helping teachers and students return to school safely with the launch of Cascade® Air. The high-performance, commercial air purifier for learning environments. Using well-proven HEPA air filtration technology, Cascade® Air cycles air to remove airborne contaminants .3 microns and larger, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, allergens, and odors.
The highly effective, mobile purifier gives schools greater control over where air filtration is needed, in a low-profile design that blends seamlessly into classrooms. Jim Stelter, President at Smith System®, said, "Students and teachers are excited to be learning in person again, so there’s a lot of talking going on in classrooms. Cascade® Air lets schools create safer learning, room by room, with localized air filtration. It’s a great mitigation strategy for busy spaces.” Stelter said the unit also includes variable speeds so that teachers can control background noise.
"Students and teachers are excited to be learning in person again, so there’s a lot of talking going on in classrooms. Cascade® Air lets schools create safer learning, room by room, with localized air filtration. It’s a great mitigation strategy for busy spaces.” Stelter said the unit also includes variable speeds so that teachers can control background noise.
Partnering with Air-Handling Experts
The compact, wheeled unit pairs Smith System’s PreK–12 educational furniture expertise with Clean Rooms International (CRI), experts in commercial air-handling equipment for education, healthcare, aeronautics and other sensitive spaces. Cascade® Air features a CRI’s SAM MicroSound GS air purifier with HEPA filter housed inside Smith’s Cascade® mid-cabinet storage unit. The unit is part of Smith’s popular Cascade® classroom storage systems line with versatile options in mobile storage units and teacher desks.
99.99% Effective Against Respiratory Droplets
Cascade Air uses a two-step air filtration process. Room air flows through an HVAC pre-filter in front and a certified HEPA filter in the back with zero bypass. Together, they collect particles as small as .3 microns, including respiratory droplets, with 99.99% effectiveness.
Unlike other school air purifiers, Cascade® Air uses an energy-efficient motor that powers up to six air changes per hour in an average-size classroom. Experts recommend five or more air changes each hour. Most competing units offer two. Other notable features include:
Commercial Air Purifier
Meets Funding Guidelines
Cascade® Air qualifies for government funds (CARES Act, ESSER Fund and GEER Fund) earmarked to improve air quality, reduce the spread of COVID-19, and maintain school operations during and after the pandemic.
Easy Filter Replacement
Most big box home improvement stores carry the unit’s pre-filter. The custom HEPA filters are available through Clean Rooms International.
Cascade® Air from Smith System® is a compact, mobile air purifying unit for school environments that helps prevent the respreading of airborne contaminants, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, allergens and odors.
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