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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

What Is an Airborne Infectious Isolation Room?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on November 30, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Understanding the ASHRAE 170 Requirements for Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms

An airborne infectious isolation room, or AIIR, is a type of isolation room that isolates patients infected with organisms that can spread via small airborne droplets (less than 5 µm diameter). The purpose of an AIIR is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from an infected patient to others. AIIRs 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

What is a Fan Filter Unit?

Posted by Price Critical Environments on June 15, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Understanding a Popular Solution for High Volume Filtered Air Needs

A fan filter unit, or FFU, is essentially a filtered laminar flow diffuser with an integrated fan and motor.
The integrated fan and motor provide enough static pressure to overcome the pressure drop of the internally mounted HEPA or ULPA filter.

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Topics: HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tech Tip, Critical Environments, Filtration

Pandemic-Ready Patient Rooms

Posted by Price Industries on February 9, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Easily Change from Normal Operation to Isolation Mode

The new pandemic-ready patient room solution from Price Critical Environments and Antec Controls provides operational flexibility, allowing the user to easily change from normal operation of a patient room to isolation mode.

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

HEPA Filters versus Particle Size

Posted by Price Industries on May 19, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Understanding the Fundamentals

High-efficiency particle air or HEPA filters are used for air filtration where room cleanliness and contaminant control are of the utmost importance, including in cleanrooms, laboratories, pharmaceutical compounding facilities, protective environment isolation rooms and airborne infectious isolation rooms.

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Topics: Outlet Conditions, System Efficiency, HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Engineering Update, Critical Environments, Filtration

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