Ventilation Systems News

  • LEV III™ - Local Exhaust Ventilation Hoods

     LELAND, NC, July 13, 2018 — Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing is now shipping the LEV III™, an addition to its expanding line of standard enclosures. ...


    By Flow Sciences Inc

  • Measuring Carbon Dioxide as an Indicator of Indoor Air Quality Conditions

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas that naturally occurs in the atmosphere as a trace gas. Humans and animals also exhale CO2 as an end product of cellular respiration. In a home or building, CO2 levels can vary ...

  • Rotork awarded Doha Metro ventilation actuation contract

    Rotork has won the contract to supply 2,500 ROM electric valve actuators for tunnel ventilation dampers on the new Doha Metro. Rotork ROM actuators are robustly constructed to provide quiet and reliable operation for dampers and louvres, as well as all kinds of small ball and butterfly valves. Standard features of the compact design include an IP68 watertight enclosure, self-locking operation, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Successful fire test performance secures major order for Rotork actuators

    Following the successful completion of a severe fire test, more than 1,300 Rotork RC200 actuators have been ordered for tunnel ventilation damper control in the latest stage of the Thomson Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore. The order from a local damper manufacturer is for RC200 high temperature pneumatic actuators for installation on the fully underground sixth section of the MRT line. ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Opening Ceremony for the New Building

    The new office building was officially opened for business on April 12, 2017. Among other things, it houses the Flottweg Academy, Research and Development, the Design department, and the human resources department. Both the high-quality office furniture as well as the architecture of the building itself reflect our company's values both inside and out. We find the consistency of ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify Indoor Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, 5.9% of residents in New York had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a health care professional.  That year, the percentage equated to over 1.15 million residents of the state being afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Department Unveils 3D-Printed Building; New Initiatives During Industry Day

    The Energy Department announced several new and exciting innovations and programs during Industry Day held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee Sept. 23-24. This included unveiling a 3-D printed building with integrated energy storage via bidirectional wireless power transfer to and from a vehicle, revealing the first-round winners of ORNL’s crowdsourcing competition to ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 plc

  • Is Your Home, School or Place of Business Suffering from Sick Building Syndrome?

    As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be widespread ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

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