V-bank air filters hold more dust than standard minipleat, cartridge, and rigid cell air filters. They trap particles with high efficiency and can withstand difficult operating conditions such as variable air volume, turbulent airflow, and high humidity. V-bank air filters install in HVAC systems to remove contaminants from the air stream, which prevents contaminants from building up in the equipment and improves indoor air quality. They are used in healthcare, food and beverage, electronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and other applications that require very high levels of filtration. These filters have a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 11 to 16. A filter's MERV rating measures how efficiently it removes contaminants from the air stream based on the size of the particles it can effectively capture. The higher a filter's MERV rating is, the more effectively the filter traps small particles.