Ventilation Systems News

  • New York Building Science Experts Identify Ventilation Issues that Cause Indoor Air Quality Problems

    Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) of their homes, schools, and work environments is a critical component of their wellbeing.  Unfortunately, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • There’s suspense in the air - detected with Ionicon PTR-TOFMS

    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany investigated how the composition of the air changed when an audience watched movies from different genres such as comedies like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Buddy”, or fantasy movies like “The Hobbit” and the science-fiction thriller ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Confined Space Rescue Plan

    Do you need help with a confined space rescue plan? Confined space and enclosed environments are defined as any which have limited access and exits. Therefore putting workers at risk of fire, explosions, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation and drowning. They are also often places which have low natural ventilation, poor or no natural light, explosive gases, areas of water and extreme ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Puerto Rico’s Building Science Professionals Identify IAQ Issues Caused by Faulty Air Conditioners

    With Puerto Rico’s often hot and humid climate, a properly functioning air conditioner provides a comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. Depending on where people live, work or go to school, air conditioning is often a necessity to maintain an indoor environment conducive for learning, working and living comfortably.  Maintaining the air ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • The New Building is Growing and Spreading Out

    New ideas need room to develop. So Flottweg is responding to the continued growth in new staff by building a new office building on the company's campus in Vilsbiburg. The new building will be the home of the Flottweg Academy, Automation Technology, and Facilities Management. The overall volume of the project comes to 3.4 million Euros. The official move-in date is planned for September 2017. Ten ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Rescue Team Training Services

    Do you work in a confined space where there are significant risks? If so, the chances are you require a fully trained rescue team. Whether your staff are at risk of fire, explosions, loss of consciousness or drowning, it’s important all possible measures are made to protect them. Whether you work in a high-risk or low-risk environment, Civil Engineering Safety Limited can ...

  • Airplus has launched its new product: Axial Jet Fan

    AIRPLUS has launched its new product: Axial Jet Fan. Specifications of one of the models of new AIRPLUS Axial Jet Fan which was launched at ISK-SODEX Exhibition: AP-AJF-400-2/4 are as follows: Usage for smoke evacuation in case of fire and daily ventilation. It provides a safest way to remove smoke and high temperatures under control in case of fire (Ventilation at low speeds, smoke evacuation at ...

  • Rotork actuators perform vital fire safety duty on the Istanbul Metro

    High temperature specification Rotork RC200 scotch-yoke pneumatic actuators have been ordered for a vital fire safety duty in new subway tunnels under construction for the Istanbul Metro. The Istanbul subway system in Turkey is undergoing a significant expansion programme involving 900 kilometres of new routes that are due for completion by 2023. Tunnels on the new routes are fitted with ...


    By Rotork

  • Reducing the environmental impact of construction tunnelling

    The construction industry is among the top three drivers of resource use in the EU. This study investigated the environmental impacts of a common construction method, drill and blast tunnelling, using life cycle assessment. The researchers assessed 20 years of data on tunnelling in Norway to identify areas that could be targeted to reduce its environmental impact. They recommend reduced ...

  • Carbon dioxide leaks – and leaks, and leaks…

    The recently reported carbon dioxide incident at Greene King Brewery was just the  latest in a series of seemingly endless carbon dioxide leaks. Whilst breweries are a major producer and user of CO2, this is not the only industry whose staff, neighbours and ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Shore side electricity: key policy recommendations for uptake

    A new study quantifies the economic and environmental potential of powering docked ships in European ports using local electricity networks. The authors give key recommendations on policy actions to enable implementation in European harbours. Shipping is a large and growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. One billion tonnes are emitted each year worldwide and they comprised 4% of total EU ...

  • New Soldo limit switchbox for high temperature applications

    Soldo Controls, the specialist manufacturer of position feedback devices in the Rotork Instruments Division, has introduced a high temperature extension to its LSB range of compact limit switchboxes for valves and dampers. Manufactured with an aluminium or stainless steel enclosure, the new switchbox has been tested for operation in temperatures up to 250ºC for 2 hours or ...


    By Rotork

  • Strobic Air and Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions to Exhibit at 2016 AHR Expo – Booth 4864

    Strobic Air and Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions (Dean Pump) will be exhibiting at the world's largest HVACR event, the 2016 AHR Expo being held January 25-27, 2016 at the Orlando County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Strobic Air will be displaying their Tri-Stack® laboratory fume hood exhaust systems for pollution abatement, re-entrainment prevention, odor control, and ambient heat recovery; ...


    By CECO Environmental

  • Re-using PVC left-overs the smart way

    A €1.2 million investment in an upgraded recycling facility to handle PVC production left-overs paid for itself in 18 months at Protan Group, the Norway-based manufacturer of roofing foils and ventilation tubes for tunnels and mines. The investment, in equipment from German size-reduction technology specialist Pallmann, came through cost savings and increased capacity. Protan is now running ...

  • Gas leak in Ipswich restaurant – carbon dioxide hits the news again

    Last Monday (22 June, 2015) saw an incident involving a leak of CO2 from a drinks machine in McDonald’s on Tavern Street, Ipswich. The restaurant was evacuated for several hours to allow firefighters to ventilate the building. Members of staff were treated at the scene but thankfully no-one was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Safe Work in Confined Spaces – Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

    On 5 March 2015 we discussed the Third edition of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, published in December 2014, and its recommendations for hypoxic environments. Hypoxic environments are those in which the oxygen level is deliberately lowered – for example to reduce the risk of fire or to minimise oxidation in fresh produce. This post looks at the risks of non-deliberate oxygen ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New Confined Space Rule Issued by OSHA to Protect Construction Workers

    On May 1st, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it had issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.  The new rule provides construction workers with similar protections to those of employees from other industries who have had them for over 20 years.   OSHA reports ...

  • AirTest’s New Wireless RTUiLink Opens Large Opportunity For Building Operational Savings

    AirTest Technologies Inc. (“ATI” - TSXV: AAT) Following the launch of its exclusive new wireless CO2/temperature and wireless dew point sensors, ATI is introducing its new RTUiLinkTM product that offers a low cost, wireless method of upgrading the energy and operational performance of the more than 15 million existing Roof Top Air Conditioning and Heating Units (RTU’s) installed ...

  • Pennsylvania duct manufacturer faces more than $1M in fines as workers suffer dozens of injuries, including crushed and amputated fingers

    Lloyd Industries Inc. manufacturers the ventilation, duct and fire safety products used at places like New York's Chrysler Building, Philadelphia International Airport, and the stadiums the New York Yankees and Baltimore Ravens call home. In the last 15 years, the people who work for this southeastern Pennsylvania manufacturer have been left to worry about returning ...

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, approximately 5.4% of residents in Texas had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a healthcare professional.  That equates to over 1.3 million residents of the state that are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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