Safety standards worldwide are advancing due to this pandemic and as a result, ASHRAE is constantly revolutionizing their HVAC safety guidelines and recommendations with their new Epidemic Task Force for reopening schools and universities. And the next big thing on the list, Plasma (BiPolar Ionization).
As mentioned in the lastly updated ASHRAE presentation for the Epidemic Task Force, Plasma is the newly regarded safety method for schools and universities. This method utilizes special tubes that entrap oxygen molecules from the air and converts them into charged atoms that surround microparticles and deactivate harmful substances such as airborne mold, bacteria, allergens and viruses.
If a safety method by North America’s leading HVAC association is recommended for schools, doesn’t this pertain to offices and all similar settings as well?
This brand new technology has been through quite a tremendous amount of testing before ASHRAE recommended it specifically for schools. By entrusting this method with the care of children, we at Air Track believe this method can be implemented in similar settings as well (offices, entertainment venues, clinics, etc).
Various methods have already been highly regarded by industry specialists in the fight against COVID-19 and in pandemic situations as well, with the most popular methods being UV Light and HEPA Filters. What is the difference between UV Light and Plasma?
In most commercial spaces, schools, offices, and more, are at 6 air changes / hour. The only applications where the HVAC is truly designed to wash the air that goes back into the ventilation system is in hospitals, isolation rooms, labs, etc. This ground breaking method allows there to be a completely active disinfection system that is constantly discharging these ion particles, to ensure infectious airborne particles are covered at all times, no matter the type of space.
In addition to Plasma, there are various additional filtration system options that are being implemented throughout various businesses worldwide, such as UV lights, HEPPA filtration systems, etc. At Air Track, we are well ahead and already working side by side with ASHRAE and Public health updated guidelines to deliver industry leading filtration solutions through various applications, no matter the setting.
One of our most prominent clients, a private school, requested to have Plasma systems installed on all HVAC equipment. This has been extremely successful as with the aid of this system and the safety guidelines implemented at this school, there have been no reported COVID-19 cases thus far. This makes us confident that these systems truly do deliver what they are manufactured to do.
This is a hard time for all businesses without a doubt, to take that extra measure and protect your workplace environment from this virus is priceless. After all, without the employee there wouldn’t be a business at all!
Contact us today for a free site assessment and learn how we can provide your workplace with the best plausible solution to protect against this horrid solution today!