Parts and accessories, Service

Get active against aerosols

OMNIplus fits coaches with high-performance particle filters.

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By installing modern, high-performance particle filters, bus companies and fleet operators can further reduce the already very low risk of infection inside the coach. OMNIplus service workshops can get the job of installing active filters done quickly and easily. So that customers can do the retrofitting in their own workshop, active filter sets are also available to order.

Installing active filters in a Setra double-decker

The filters are installed in the air conditioning unit on the upper deck.

The right filters are quickly and easily installed.

Active filter sets can be ordered from OMNIplus and installed by your own workshop teams.

Installing the active filter in the front air conditioning box.

Installation in a Setra double-decker.

The plaque shows when the filters need to be changed.

The coach is labelled for passengers’ benefit with the words "fitted with active filters”.

High-performance anti-viral particle filters are an important building block allowing Daimler Buses to help make travel by coach even safer for passengers and drivers in times of COVID-19. The multi-layer, progressively designed high-performance particle filters have an anti-viral layer filtering out the finest aerosol particles. Studies show that by using these filters up to 99 percent o aerosols (>=0.3 µm) can be removed.

Installing the active filters at a regular maintenance checkup
Filters are available for the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo and Setra high-deck and double-decker models. All new vehicles have them fitted as standard. For bus and coach operators with an OMNIplus Service Contract, the active filters will be fitted during a regular maintenance service. Active filters are installed in the roof-mounted air conditioning unit, the air vents in the interior and in the front air-conditioning box of Mercedes-Benz and Setra coaches.

Plaques and labels for passengers’ benefit
Once the active filters have been successfully installed, the bus will receive a plaque, similar to the well-known TÜV plaque. This shows when the filters are due for renewal. The end result is vehicles will be clearly labelled as being "fitted with active filters” and passengers can see all the measures the operator has taken to minimise the risk of infection on board.

Getting the right active filters for yourself
Bus and coach companies wishing to install active filters in their own workshops can order them directly from OMNIplus. The filter size is tailored to the model, meaning inserting them in the coach air conditioning system is very easy.

Comprehensive on-board hygiene measures
Demand for active filters is high, as it is for many other hygiene measures offered by Daimler Buses to provide comprehensive protection on board buses and coaches. These include, for example, the provision of contactless disinfectant dispensers at entrances and the installation of driver protection doors and screens around the cab, available in polycarbonate for coaches on request. See more https://www.omniplus.com/uk/magazine/detail/a-range-of-services-for-more-safety/

Installing active filters in the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo

Installing the active filter in the roof-top air conditioning unit.

The right filters for the air vents.

OMNIplus can install the active filters during a regular maintenance service.

Installing the active filter in the front air conditioning box.

Active filter sets can be ordered directly from OMNIplus and installed by your own workshop teams.

A plaque shows when the filter inserts need to be renewed.

The coach is clearly labelled with the words "fitted with active filters”.