The “Selfie” and the Heavy Duty HEPA Vac

Selfie – “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” – was named the “Word Of The Year” by Oxford Dictionaries editors. This news broke yesterday*, and, little did I know, the practice has been around for quite some time…

OK; maybe you SHOULDN'T believe everything you see on the Internet
OK; maybe you SHOULDN’T believe everything you see on the Internet

The folks at Oxford pick their Word Of The Year by, primarily, an increase in the frequency of usage. Turns out, they search a variety of mainstream media sources, and count how many times the word appears, per billion words. “Selfie” was the runaway hit this year, going from a frequency of about 500 appearances per billion words in January 2013, to over 5,000 appearances per billion words in October.


Earlier this year, EXAIR introduced our Heavy Duty HEPA Vac Systems for 55 Gallon Drums to meet the demand for a rugged, reliable, large capacity High Efficiency Particulate Air vacuum system…and it has indeed met that demand. So much so, in fact, that we decided to develop an even larger capacity unit, which became available for purchase yesterday*: the Premium 110 Gallon Heavy Duty HEPA Vac Systems. Like our other Premium Industrial Vacuum Systems, this comes complete with a steel drum & dolly, a Static Resistant Vacuum Hose, 20 feet of compressed air hose with a shutoff valve & pressure gauge, Heavy Duty Aluminum Tools, and a Magnetic Tool Holder, which attaches to the drum for easy storage & access.

Selfie with the very first 110 Gallon Heavy Duty Dry Vac
*To celebrate the coincidence, here’s a selfie with the very first 110 Gallon Heavy Duty HEPA Vac

If you’d like to find out more about our Industrial Vacuums, or any of our Intelligent Compressed Air Products, give us a call.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
(513)671-3322 local
(800)923-9247 toll free
(513)671-3363 fax

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