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MAN's Genuine antiviral interior air filters protect against the transmission of viruses by reducing concentration of virus aerosols to a minimum.
MAN Truck & Bus introduced its new MAN Genuine antiviral interior air filters recently, which the company claimed could actively protect against the transmission of viruses by reducing the concentration of aerosols to a minimum.
“Sensible and effective safety measures against coronavirus are extremely important in regaining and increasing passengers’ confidence in bus travel,” says Rudi Kuchta, Head of Business Unit Bus at MAN Truck & Bus.
As of recently, MAN now offers high-performance microparticle filters with antiviral effect, alongside many other measures. These are available for all new MAN and Neoplan buses as optional equipment ex works, or as a retrofit solution via the MAN service network for vehicles that are already in use.
According to the company, this is made possible by the structure of the system, which has several layers of filters. These layers effectively filter harmful gas emissions as well as inorganic and biological particles and aerosols, capturing and neutralising them. Their concentration in the air is reduced significantly thanks to the high level of filtration provided by the first two layers. The antiviral effect of the third biofunctional layer almost completely disables any remaining viruses.
A very low risk of infection inside the bus is already ensured by the high-performance air-conditioning systems that are equipped as standard in MAN and Neoplan buses. Whatever the season, they guarantee an effective exchange of air, and therefore an optimal supply of fresh air. Every two to four minutes, the air inside the bus is completely replaced with fresh air. This exchange is much more frequent than is typical in offices or residential properties.
Another building block of MAN’s extensive concept for protection against infection with coronavirus is the hygienic protective screen for the driver's workplace. This is installed on almost all city buses, intercity buses and coaches from MAN and Neoplan ex-works, and is available via the MAN service network for retrofitting. Floor-to-ceiling panels protect against SARS-CoV-2 viruses and other infections. Therefore, this solution should play a major role in ensuring that bus drivers can go about their work as safely as possible.
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