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HVAC Solutions for Reducing Airborne Pathogens

Posted by Price Industries on August 25, 2020 at 1:22 PM
 

Reduce the airborne concentration of pathogens with ventilation and filtration

From improved filtration to alternative supply air methodologies, changes to your HVAC system can reduce the probability of exposure to airborne pathogens within workplaces, schools, and other high occupancy areas.

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Topics: GRD, Diffusers, Grilles, Terminals, Displacement, Underfloor, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip, Filtration, Airborne pathogens

Operating Room Ceiling Design

Posted by Price Industries on July 28, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Considerations for Modern Operating Room Air Distribution

Due to the ever-increasing demand for valuable ceiling space, modern operating room (OR) ceiling and air distribution systems must continuously improve and adapt to meet the demands presented by ceiling mounted medical equipment.

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Topics: Diffusers, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Tech Tip, Engineering Update, Critical Environments, Lighting, ASHRAE 170

Improve Air Quality in Schools with Displacement Ventilation

Posted by Price Industries on June 2, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Leveraging Displacement Ventilation & Displacement Chilled Beams

There is a growing demand within North American school districts for their schools’ buildings to perform more efficiently within shrinking budgets, while simultaneously accommodating the introduction of new technologies into the classroom and operating for 50-70 years in an ever-changing environment.

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Topics: LEED for Schools, Beams, Displacement, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Tech Tip, Engineering Update

Fan Filter Units in Retrofit Isolation Rooms

Posted by Price Industries on March 26, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Application of Fan Filter Units in Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms 

Airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIR) are used for patients with easily communicable airborne disease. When there is a shortage of AIIR, existing patient rooms (or hotel rooms in temporary care facilities) can be converted to negative pressure isolation rooms. Price Fan Filter Units (FFU) can be used in three configurations to retrofit these existing spaces.

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Topics: hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tech Tip, catalog, Engineering Update, Critical Environments

Swimming Pool Ventilation

Posted by Price Industries on March 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Design Considerations for Natatorium Ventilation

Designing a ventilation system for a swimming pool can be tricky. For occupant comfort, these facilities require 40 to 60% relative humidity to be maintained year round. For swimmers, a humidity range of 50 to 60% is most comfortable. However, humidity levels below 50% can significantly increase energy consumption, while humidity levels above 60% can cause damage due to mold, mildew and condensation.

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Topics: GRD, Grilles, Thermal Comfort, HVAC Fundamentals, hvac, engineering, Design Engineering, Training, Tech Tip, handbook, ASHRAE 62, Engineering Update

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