Protecting Precious and Priceless Objects

In preservation environments, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a primary concern. The pollution levels in this indoor air can be up to five times higher than outdoor levels, and in some cases 100 times higher. Controlling airborne pollutants and gaseous contaminants is fundamental to protecting priceless collections of artefacts, national historical assets and documents, artwork and literature.

Damage to these objects can be caused by: 
  • uncontrolled temperature
  • relative humidity
  • dust and dirt
  • gaseous pollutants, such as ozone and sulphur dioxide 
Temperature and humidity, if not controlled properly, speed up the rate of chemical reactions that cause the deterioration of sensitive objects. Dust and dirt contamination causes artefacts to discolour. Gaseous pollutants may cause significant and irreversible deterioration of artefacts, metals, historic records, photographs, and marble through chemical reactions.

Worried That Your Objects Could Be at Risk? Here is How We Can Help:

The solution to these issues begins with a thorough air filter audit of your HVAC systems by AAF International. Our collaborative and consultative solutions approach is undertaken with the objective of understanding your complete air filtration needs, applications and goals for total air quality. By conducting this audit, we will be able to understand exactly how you compare to the best practices of facilities that are similar to you. This customised air filtration audit will cost you nothing and could give you significant benefits by helping you reduce risks and save both money and time. 
After evaluation, AAF International can design custom solutions to provide carefully controlled environments for any museum or historic preservation setting. 

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