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What Is an Integrated Operating Room Ceiling System?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on August 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Price Ultrasuite Combines HVAC and LED Lighting in One Revolutionary System

Integrated operating room ceiling systems consolidate multiple services in a single system to streamline supply, installation and on-site coordination. Price Industries’ Ultrasuite® system (pat. 10,401,049) combines hospital-grade LED lighting with precision-equalized laminar airflow diffusers to eliminate the traditional “light ring” and open valuable ceiling space for surgical equipment – all while mitigating contamination in the surgical zone.

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Topics: Diffusers, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Critical Environments, Lighting, ASHRAE 170

How Is ASHRAE Standard 170 Applied to Hospital Operating Rooms?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on July 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM

An Overview of Air Distribution and Filtration Requirements

The main goal of operating room air distribution design is to maintain a contaminant-free surgical zone around the patient and surgical team. Patient well-being is critical, and a well-designed air distribution system can help mitigate surgical site infections.

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Topics: Diffusers, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Critical Environments, ASHRAE 170

What Is Laminar Flow?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on July 5, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Examining the Science of Laminar Flow and How It’s Used in HVAC Applications

Laminar flow is a type of fluid motion characterized by smooth parallel layers, or laminae, that can slide relative to each other with little to no mixing. This is in contrast to turbulent flows, where chaotic changes in pressure and velocity can be observed as vortices, or eddies (reverse swirling currents), and where much more mixing occurs within the fluid.

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Topics: Diffusers, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Critical Environments

What Are USP 797 and USP 800?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on April 26, 2022 at 11:11 AM

A Look at What’s New in the USP 797/800 Standards for Pharmaceutical Compounding

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in the 1820s by a group of physicians and is enforced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). USP sets standards for the identity, strength, quality and purity of medicines.

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Topics: HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Critical Environments

What Is a Protective Environment Room?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on December 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Understanding the ASHRAE 170 Requirements for Protective Environment Rooms

A protective environment room, or PE room, is a type of isolation room that is intended to protect an immunocompromised patient from airborne contamination. PE rooms are designed according to the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

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Topics: HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Critical Environments, ASHRAE 170, Filtration

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