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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

Science-Backed Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Alex Michaud on June 21, 2022 at 9:55 AM

An Inside Look at Price’s Product Development Process

Price has been manufacturing products to improve indoor air quality for decades, but the COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to develop new solutions to specifically target airborne particles. With the US government’s recent commitment to educate everyone about the importance of clean indoor air and its Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, we anticipate that the increased focus on air quality is not a trend – it is the new normal.

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Topics: HVAC, Engineering, Design Engineering, CFD, Filtration

What Is an Active Chilled Beam Cabinet?

Posted by Price Industries on June 7, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Combining the Benefits of Chilled Beams and Displacement Ventilation

Chilled beam systems use the heat transfer capabilities of water to provide sensible cooling to a space. As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, when the system is in cooling mode, the induction process facilitated by the chilled beam nozzles causes warmer room air to mix with the colder primary air, providing the space with supply air with temperatures at 62°F to 66°F – much warmer than the 55°F supply air provided by conventional cooling systems.

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Topics: Beams, Displacement, HVAC Fundamentals, HVAC, Engineering

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