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Calls for Ice Rink air quality legislation.

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Source: PPM Technology

USA - Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is calling on state lawmakers to establish minimum air quality standards for indoor ice arenas in Iowa. Only three states — Minnesota, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — have established air quality standards for ice arenas. Braley envisions a law in Iowa that would require ice rinks to have air quality monitoring equipment and alarms that would sound throughout the facility when carbon monoxide levels are approaching a dangerous level.

PPM has supplied a number of Mini IAQ Profile instruments to monitor air quality in indoor ice rinks. IAQ is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas because fuel-burning equipment such as ice resurfaces are used indoors.

The parameters commonly monitored in ice rinks/arenas are temperature, relative humidity and also carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.

The monitoring unit is installed in the ice rinks 'scorer’s box'; the monitor continuously receives air samples from the rink, readings are transmitted in real-time to the office computer which stores the readings on easily read graphs.

Multiple alarm levels are available to activate exhaust fans, dehumidification systems, or signal an auto dialer. Energy savings can be achieved by operating the exhaust system more efficiently. 

 

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