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airflow monitoring for cleaner air
Posted By: Alex Sargent

The covid-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in airflow and cleaning the air. Air cleaners, also referred to as air purifiers or sanitizers, use differing technologies including HEPA filtration, activated carbon filtration, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation, or multiple technologies such as filtration with UV disinfection. The ASHRAE Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning provides information on these […]

Posted By: John Callanan

Airflow is Essential for Critical Containment Engineering controls are used to protect laboratory workers. Examples include exposure control devices (ECDs) such as chemical fume hoods and biosafety cabinets (BSCs), which are ventilated to contain harmful toxins and odors, and safeguard against fume releases into the room. These critical containment cabinets differ in design, and airflow […]

sidewall air velocity sensing for critical containment
Posted By: John Callanan

Performance & Reliability with Sidewall Air Velocity Sensing Lab managers often choose to use sidewall sensors to maintain the face velocity of fume hoods and biosafety cabinets, instead of duct-mounted probe-style sensors, in applications where the exhaust flow is dirty or extremely hot. The long term exposure of probe-style sensors to depositing particulates or corrosive chemicals may compromise […]

amc filter clean room qualification
Posted By: Jan Fischer

AMC Filtration for Contamination Control Airborne molecular contamination (AMC), or chemical contamination, is the presence of gases or vapors in the atmosphere that may have a detrimental effect on process, equipment, and product in cleanrooms and controlled environments. AMC is a concern for the semiconductor industry, wafer fabrication, hard drive manufacturing, and other high technology […]

infection prevention with airflow monitoring
Posted By: John Callanan

Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to protect personnel, patients and visitors are well-established by laboratories, clean rooms and multitudes of other public and private entities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ASHRAE COVID-19 guidance, many are upgrading engineering controls for their facilities and refining strategies to remove hazards through air ventilation.   Environmental Health and […]

room pressure monitoring with rooster pressure100
Posted By: John Callanan

Hospitals and health care facilities recognize the importance of protecting patients, workers, and patrons from hazards. They evaluate their ventilation systems on an ongoing basis, and work continuously to make systems and engineering controls better for improved health and safety.  Healthcare organizations are installing room-based pressure monitors in all types of functional areas to further […]

f200 embedded airflow sensor and arduino
Posted By: Alex Sargent

Embedded Sensing Provides Benefits High performance electronics are increasingly being developed with built-in air velocity sensing to improve reliability, warn the user of a use-case or environmental issues, and to allow the OEM to track airflow starvation events that could mitigate product failure liabilities. DegreeC has developed cost effective and small form factor approaches to […]

airflow visualization tools
Posted By: Jan Fischer

HEPA Filtration Helps Prevent Airborne Transmission of Infectious Diseases A HEPA filter, high-efficiency particulate air filter, is used to describe a filter that exhibits a minimum efficiency of 99.97% at a test aerosol diameter of 0.3 micrometers, assuring a high level of protection against the transmission of airborne diseases. HEPA filtration is widely applied in laboratory, […]

data center cooling
Posted By: Jan Fischer

Better Cooling and Cost Savings Data centers need sufficient cool air, and data center performance is more efficient and reliable with balanced cooling. The portable °C Grate airflow measurement tool is specifically designed for quickly testing airflow rates over perforated floor tiles in data centers, office spaces and laboratory environments.  °C Grate provides accuracy to […]

airflow sensors for safe educational environments
Posted By: Alex Sargent

Back to School with Confidence As summer goes by, school personnel, parents, and students alike are working on their back to school preparations. Understanding airflow is a key element of school readiness, and there are resources available to help us make informed decisions: The CDC’s Considerations for Schools discusses ventilation as a strategy to maintain healthy environments. […]