What is the MICROCON® (MAP-800)?
A: The MICROCON®
(MAP-800) is a portable air purifier which utilizes HEPA
filtration and a unique air flow pattern to help eliminate
TB bacteria from the air.
How was the design for the MICROCON® (MAP-800) arrived
A: In July
of 1991, BIOLOGICAL CONTROLS, INC. was approached by
a group of NY City health care facilities and asked to
design an air purifier specifically for the elimination
of airborne TB bacillus.
What features does the MICROCON® (MAP-800) employ
which sets it apart from other air cleaners?
(MAP-800) is not simply an "air cleaner", it
is an "air purifier". It utilizes a certified
HEPA filter to accomplish an extremely high degree of
efficiency levels of 99.99% on 0.3 micron size particles.
3. The air
is drawn in at the breathing zone for source capture.
4. Air is
exhausted at floor level to create proper air mixing
and dilution within the treated space.
5. The air
intake and exhaust are separated by space sufficient
to eliminate short circuiting.
6. A 360
degree CIRCUMFLO air pattern on both air intake and exhaust
in order to treat the air from all areas of the space
while enhancing air circulation.
7. High capacity
air volume for maximum air changes within a treated space.
8. UV lamps
for germicidal irradiation of bacteria.
for source capture and flexibility of application.
design for easy access to all components for service.
duty industrial design and construction for maximum durability.
resistant to protect the integrity of performance.
for maximum affordability.
Do I need a special power source for the MICROCON®
A: No! The
MICROCON® (MAP-800) can plug into any common 120V outlet.
Is it difficult to maintain or service the unit?
A: No. The
unit is designed for easy filter maintenance. The fan
and motor are the only moving parts of the unit and are
designed to perform for extended periods of time without
How often should I change the filters?
normal conditions, the pre-filters should be changed
on a bi-monthly basis (monthly in severe environments).
The HEPA filter should be changed based on the reading
of a pressure gauge which will indicate when the filter
needs to be replaced.
Why do I need the pre-filter?
A: The main
function of the pre-filter is not to remove TB from the
air but to protect the HEPA filter. The pre-filter removes
large particles from the air which would clog the more
expensive HEPA filter, shortening its useful life and
requiring more frequent replacement. Therefore, by protecting
the HEPA filter you are keeping the cost of running this
unit at a minimum.
Will the MICROCON® (MAP-800) remove odors from the
A: The standard
MICROCON® (MAP-800) is not designed for odor removal.
However, a special filter module which includes an odor
control filter, in addition to the HEPA filter, can be
If the MICROCON® (MAP-800) is moved to a smaller room
than the space in which it is currently being used,
won't the amount of air being supplied too great?
A: The MICROCON® (MAP-800) comes standard with a fully adjustable speed
control so that the air volume can be adjusted to the
requirement for the room in which it is being used.
Our facility is on a tight budget. Is it possible
to lease these units?
A: Yes. Two
and three year leases are available through the factory
with a buy out option at the end of the lease.
Our facility doesn't have anyone available to service
the unit. Does the factory provide service?
A: Yes. Biological
Controls, Inc. can provide a service contract for the
If I have additional questions or need more information,
whom can I contact?
A: You can
write or phone Biological Controls at the address or
number on this brochure. If you wish you may fill out
the contact form on the website and we will get back
to you ASAP.
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