Over recent months, the role of adequate ventilation in reducing the spread of Covid-19 has been stressed by numerous professional bodies and government advisors. REHVA* describe ventilation as the best engineering control we have for managing the infection. What’s more, UK government advisors have said that “ventilation should be integral to the COVID-19 risk mitigation strategy for all multi-occupational buildings.”
So, what steps can you take to mitigate the risk of transmission between your staff and keep your production running at maximum capacity?
Evaporative cooling presents a cost effective and smart solution for the ventilation of buildings while simultaneously providing an eco-friendly cooling system for staff and Machinery.
Thankfully, the risk of infection through airborne transmission is something that can be managed with adequate ventilation and air distribution, which dilutes the buildup of the virus in the air.
What makes an EcoCooling system a safe solution?
Ventilation and cooling, all in one box: EcoCoolers are installed as part of a mechanical ventilation system, Cooling boxes with inbuilt fans bring fresh air into your facility; these are paired with extraction systems to remove inside air, creating a ventilated building, which reduces the risk of virus spread. The cooling process works by cooling incoming air, therefore no recirculation of air is required during the summer months, unlike refrigeration based alternatives.
Modular and simple: Each EcoCooling system is specifically designed for the size and use of the building so that there is an adequate number of air exchanges per hour, so additional ventilation should not be required.
Specially developed controls: The EcoCooling controls can also help you manage the fresh air levels via its automatic and manual modes. For example, you can run the system in manual mode with 0% recirculation for 15-minute bursts to purge the room, or in automatic mode, you can reduce the supply temperature set point to boost the quantity of fresh air. Timers can also be adjusted to allow a burst of ventilation before and after the building is occupied.
Show your commitment to staff safety: There is no doubt the vital role ventilation will play in the battle against COVID-19, and we here at EcoCooling are proud to have a fresh air system that helps business manage that risk. We are a UK based company with stock held in Suffolk and an established installation network across the country.
*REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations