Balancing Clean Air (CONT’D FROM PAGE 24)
Board Converting NEWS INTERNET DIRECTORY
since many viruses, including COVID-19, are spread by airborne transmission, HVAC measures should be tak- en to reduce potential exposure. • HVAC can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by incorporating evolving best practices that focus on SMART whole building ventilation in order to dilute airborne viruses and filtration to remove dust and air- borne particulates. This can be accomplished by: a) Increasing whole building ventilation using SMART ventilations controllers that compare indoor and outdoor air quality, control outdoor air intake to prevent mold growth while maintaining minimum outside air flow to re- duce the risk of airborne illness transmission. b) Improving filtration to MERV-13 or the highest effi- ciency level feasible, and ensuring that filters are sealed properly to prevent bypass. c) Using SMART whole building ventilations controllers to provide outside air for several hours both before and after occupancy each day. d) Consider adding UV sanitizers to the HVAC system as a secondary method to the fundamental measures list- ed above. Pointing out that post-COVID-19 ventilation standards will increase energy usage (though not cost) with a SMART controller -- Experts analyzed the energy use impact of three measures to reduce virus transmission risk and rec- ommended: • Extending HVAC hours to provide additional outside air for several hours both before and after occupancy each day; • Upgrading to MERV 13 from MERV 8 filters; and • Letting in an additional 50 percent outside air above minimum standards. Experts found that these changes would result in a three to five percent increase in building energy usage, depending on the climate and region. SMART whole building ventilation controllers, however, yield up to 30 percent energy savings. Therefore, implementing new post-COVID-19 ventilation standards with a SMART whole building ventilation controller will still yield a net energy savings. With a professionally installed whole building ventila- tion and annual maintenance, any HVAC system can and will remove airborne viruses and other indoor pollutants before they impact the health of employees, customers, and families. Health measures have never been more im- portant than in a post-COVID 19 world.
ARC INTERNATIONAL www.ARCInternational .com
ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nano-technology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufac- turing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.
BAUMER HHS CORPORATION www.baumerhhs.com
hhs is a global leader in advanced gluing, camera verifica- tion and quality assurance systems for the packaging indus- try. Zero-defect quality and elevated production speeds are key parameters in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes; hhs systems ensure efficiency and precision across the board. With hhs Xcam Box Monitoring and non-contact flap gluing of corrugated board, hhs offers every option for au- tomated quality assurance in the production of corrugated boxes with flexo folder gluers. BLOWER APPLICATION COMPANY (BLOAPCO) www.BloApCo.com BloApCo has served the corrugated industry since 1933 with a variety of scrap handling solutions, including Hori- zontal Floor Shredders, Trim Cutters, and Material Handling Fans and Conveying Systems. BloApCo Shredders allow for continuous shredding and pneumatic removal of sheet waste stacks of all sizes, roll slab, cores, carton scrap and much more.
CIMEX CORP. www.cimexcorp.com
Cimex writes affordable yet powerful CAD/CAM software for the packaging and diemaking industries. We also offer numerous samplemakers, etc., to fit all needs and budgets.
CORRUGATED MACHINERY SPECIALISTS www.cmsretrofits.com
Leading manufacturer and installer of quality retrofits, up- grades and replacement parts for S&S and Prime Flexo Folder Gluers. Specialists in reconditioning of S&S Flexo Folder Gluers, including ink, air and electrical systems.
CORRUGATED REPLACEMENTS, INC. www.corrugatedparts.com
Corrugated Replacements, Inc. is a production powerhouse that manufactures high quality machine parts and replace- ment parts for the corrugated and paperboard converting industries. CRI can redesign, engineer, and manufacture any part while providing a rapid turn-around rate, keeping machines running at their peak performance and limiting down time.
Mona Kelley, RN, MSN is Managing Member & Regulatory Affairs Spe- cialist with the Lake Wales, Florida based Natural Air E-Controls, LLC. Visit www.naturalair.com for more information
July 20, 2020
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