Over the past few years, we have seen a surge in various types of airborne viruses such as swine flu, avian flu, Ebola, Legionnaires’, mumps, meningitis, anthrax, tuberculosis, whooping cough, measles, and smallpox all have begun to reappear. With increased international trade and travel, regional disease outbreaks can become global issues quickly where we see viruses reappear that were once almost eradicated. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic there is an increased need for better indoor filtration that can handle airborne viruses. Changing the filters in the HVAC system to a more efficient filter is one option, but not very effective given the size of the particle we’re trying to capture. The COVID-19 particle is .1 micron in size (1 micron = 125,500 of an inch) and is transmitted through the air by attaching to respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets vary in size from 1 micron to 100 microns. Sneezing typically produces droplets in the 100-micron size range while coughing droplets are much smaller, around 1 – 5 microns. Respiratory droplets smaller than 50 microns will stay in a state of suspension in the air for longer periods of time while droplets larger than 50 microns will fall to the floor. Establishing an air pattern to capture the droplets and establishing a high air turnover, 6 – 8 air changes per hour, are extremely important components in the capture of biological particulates in indoor air filtration. Once the droplets are captured, they need to be filtered and killed. We do this using true HEPA filtration which is 99.9% effective at capturing particles as small as .3 microns. The MERV 13 filters in typical HVAC systems are only 50% effective at capturing particles in the .3 to 1 micron size. Once the particles are captured on the filter, they are killed using either bi-polar ionization or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). The UV energy is able to penetrate the cell wall and disrupts its structure by breaking the base pairs of the DNA structure. <a href="/contact/">Contact us</a> today for more information creating a safer indoor atmosphere and Breathe Clean Air.
For over 40 years, Clean Air Company has earned an outstanding reputation as the ambulance and fire truck exhaust removal system vendor that helps protect firefighters and EMT workers’ health, reduce liability exposure, and lower energy and insurance costs for fire stations and other public safety organizations. We’re known for customizing fire station vehicle exhaust systems to each facility’s needs to improve air quality and create a safer work environment for firefighters and other emergency services employees. Whether your fire station features single back-in bays or stacked vehicle bays, Clean Air’s experts have the skills and experience to design and install a fire truck exhaust removal system that will collect potentially toxic vehicle exhaust directly from your firetrucks’ tailpipes or overhead exhaust stacks and remove it from the building. As the preferred firehouse exhaust systems supplier, we represent Plymovent’s fire station exhaust removal systems and accessories that help fire stations comply with regulations and increase firehouse safety. The Clean Air team can supply you with a firehouse truck exhaust system that will help you lower your insurance costs and minimize your exposure to liability claims by limiting employee exposure to potentially toxic vehicle exhaust. Because Fire Departments and EMS Responders have different needs than fleet operators, our vehicle exhaust product line is segmented between Emergency Services and Fleet Maintenance Services.
Extraction arms sometimes referred to as snorkel arms, are the recommend method for providing point source capture. Benefits of point source capture include reduced air volume, energy savings, effective contaminate containment, user friendly, low purchase cost compared to custom hood design, and increased work radius. Extraction arms are used in almost every industry for effective control of welding fumes, pharmaceutical dust, gases, oil mist, grinding dusts, caustic vapors and nuisance dust.
Clean Air Company is committed to installing dust collection systems that help meet or exceed today’s strict NFPA regulatory guidelines governing your industry. The Clean Air Company provides fire and explosion mitigation solutions for all your industrial and manufacturing needs – including prevention, isolation, diversion, and venting. Our design team brings years of experience to the engineering, and installation of containment solutions for multi-application industrial dust collecting. We use our years of experience and our partnership with Boss Products solutions to the workplace either as individual components or as a seamless plantwide solution to meet your needs. <img src="/wp-content/img/fire-explosion-mitigation.jpg" class="center-block img-responsive">
KUA 160 -6 inch arm with 360 Degree grip on the hood for maximum control compatible with a number of portable and modular collection systems Working Radius: 7-14 Feet Tube/Hose: 6.25″ Rec Air Volume: 500-700 cfm Color Options: Yellow Model Options: Standing, Hanging or Traversing
KUA 200- 8 inch arm with 360 Degree grip on the hood for maximum control compatible with a number of portable and modular collection systems Working Radius: 11-14 Feet Tube/Hose: 6.25″ Rec Air Volume: 940-1200 cfm Color Options: Yellow Model Options: Standing or Hanging