The RapidVac Smoke Evacuator System is a powerful, efficient device that quietly filters airborne contaminants from the operating room environment. The Smoke Evacuator features an ultra low penetration air (ULPA) filter with 99.9995 percent efficiency at trapping particulate matter as small as 0.12 microns. The device's maximum air flow is 30 percent greater than that offered by previous models, but it operates quietly, without significantly contributing to the ambient noise in the OR. The system works in both open and laparoscopic procedures, and its flow rate can be adjusted to meet the specific surgical need. The RapidVac helps protect patients and OR personnel from the potential hazards of surgical smoke helps staff maintain a clear view of the operative field.