viernes, 5 de junio de 2020

 Descargue esta útil infografía sobre una actualización recomendada de filtración en dos etapas.

 

Su edificio requiere controles de seguridad antes de reabrirlo después de este largo período de inactividad. Para ayudarlo en su preparación, incluimos una lista de pasos que puede seguir para sentirse más seguro en la limpieza de su edificio.


1. Limpie y esterilice todos los suelos, mostradores e incluso el aire de acuerdo con las sugerencias de la Asociación Europea de Higiene para la Ventilación. Para más información pulse aquí.
2. 2. Antes de arrancar su UTA a carga nominal nuevamente, reemplace los filtros de aire existentes con filtros limpios.

a. La seguridad es lo primero:  – Antes de reemplazar los filtros sucios, primero asegúrese de usar guantes, máscara y gafas de seguridad. A medida que retira los filtros de aire existentes, tenga especial cuidado con el polvo retenido, de lo contrario podría volver a introducirse en la corriente de aire dentro de su edificio.
b. Eliminación de bolsas:  – Una vez retirados los filtros sucios, colóquelos en bolsas y séllelas como protección adicional contra el polvo y las partículas acumuladas que pueden ocasionar daños al ser humano.
c. Instalación de filtros de aire limpio:  – Coloque filtros limpios dentro de la UTA con la flecha de la etiqueta en el sentido del flujo de aire.

3. No se recomienda trabajar con equipos de aire acondicionado de recirculación (si es posible), ni con unidades fan-coil o de inducción. Estos sistemas tienen un nivel de filtración de muy baja eficiencia frente a microorganismos.
4. Antes de reabrir su negocio, arranque su UTA a nivel nominal, permitiendo de esta forma que el aire circule durante un par de horas antes de que las personas entren al edificio. 

 

Importancia de la filtración de Aire

No es necesario cambiar los filtros de aire exterior per se, ya que es poco probable que el aire exterior sea una fuente importante de coronavirus. Sin embargo, los filtros deben reemplazarse de acuerdo con los planes de mantenimiento establecidos, para asegurar volúmenes de aire normales evitando la sobrecarga y las fugas. Sin embargo, los expertos en la salud de edificios sugieren reemplazar los filtros de aire como parte de este proceso de reapertura. En muchos casos, instan a las empresas a mejorar la eficiencia de sus filtros para capturar aún más partículas pequeñas, lo que ayuda a mantener a los clientes y empleados a salvo de posibles contaminaciones.

 

Partículas portadoras de patógenos

Los virus generalmente se trasportan sobre partículas de polvo o gotas más grandes, en el rango de 0,3 a 1,0 micras, viajando así a lo largo de nuestro edificio. Afortunadamente, la combinación adecuada de filtros de aire con una clasificación ePM1 o superior captura un mínimo del 95% de partículas en el aire en este rango de tamaño. 

 

 

La mejor solución para actualizar nuestra UTA 

Aún mejor, una combinación adecuada de filtros de aire captura casi todas las partículas en este rango de tamaño, eliminando las partículas típicas portadoras de virus de las corrientes de aire dentro de los edificios. 

Solución con enfoque en baja resistencia del sistema:
1ª Etapa: DriPak SX ePM10 70%
2ª Etapa: Varicel V XL ePM1 55%
Nº de renovaciones para capturar el 95% de ePM1: >3


Solución enfocada en mejorar la eficiencia:
1ª Etapa: DriPak SX ePM2,5 65%
2ª Etapa: Varicel V XL ePM1 85%
Nº de renovaciones para capturar el 95% de ePM1: >2

Nuestra solución recomendada para la máxima eficiencia con el menor número posible de cambios de aire:
1ª Etapa: DriPak NX ePM1 60%
2ª Etapa: BioCel V (H)XLA 95, E10 con 98% de eficiencia en partículas ePM1
Nº de renovaciones para capturar el 95% de ePM1: >1

 

Eficiencia de partículas frente a eficiencia energética

En general, una mejora en la eficiencia de filtros puede causar una disminución en la eficiencia energética. Además de traducirse en una factura de energía más alta, también podría producirse un aumento en el desgaste de su UTA. Sin embargo, gracias al innovador diseño de filtro y las múltiples opciones de media filtrante disponibles, encontrará una manera de mejorar su eficiencia de filtración sin poner en dificultades el resto de magnitudes, ni a su equipo.

Estamos para ayudarte

AAF ofrece un conjunto de herramientas de filtración de aire, como nuestro TCO Diagnostic® y Sensor360®, para proporcionar la solución que mejor se adapta sus necesidades. Nuestro proceso comienza con una auditoría de sus instalaciones, que le proporcionará:

  • Un análisis profesional
  • Datos de referencia
  • Ideas para mejorar
  • Lista de filtros por UTA


Póngase en contacto con su oficina de AAF local para solicitar asesoría, y puedan proporciónale un asesoramiento personalizado.

 Download this helpful infographic on a recommended two-stage filtration upgrade.PDF icon

 

Your building requires safety checks prior to reopening after a period of downtime. To aid you in your preparation, we compiled a list of steps that you can follow to feel confident in the cleanliness of your building.

  1. Clean and sterilize all floors, counters, and even the air according to suggestions from the CDC’s COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employers.
  2. Prior to running your HVAC system at normal capacity again, replace existing air filters with clean filters.
    1. Safety First – Before replacing dirty air filters, first be sure to wear gloves, a mask, and safety glasses. As you slowly remove the current air filters, take care not to dislodge any of the dust and debris, which can otherwise re-enter the airstream inside your building.
    2. Bag Disposal – Now that you have removed the dirty air filters, place them into bags and seal these bags as further protection against the collected dust and particles harming people who are exposed to them.
    3. Clean Air Filters Installation – Place clean air filters inside the HVAC unit with the air flow arrow pointing toward the blower motor. You will find this air flow arrow on the frame of your air filter.
  3. View these additional tips & suggestions on filtration and disinfection of your HVAC system from ASHRAE (American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
  4. Before reopening your business, ramp up your HVAC system to normal levels, allowing air to circulate for a couple of hours before people enter the building.

 

Importance of Air Filtration

As noted above, healthy buildings experts suggest replacing current air filters as part of this preparation process. In many cases, they urge businesses to upgrade their filter efficiency to capture even more small particles, helping to keep customers and employees safe from airborne particles.

 

Pathogen-carrying Particles

Tiny virus particles generally piggyback on comparatively larger dust particles or droplets as they travel through a building. In general, virus particles tend to hitch a ride on particles and droplets in the size range of 0.3 to 1.0 microns. Fortunately, air filters with a rating of MERV 16 or higher capture a minimum of 95% of airborne particles in this size range.

Piggyback virus Particles Air FIlter

The Case for Upgrading

Even better, a combination of high-efficiency air filters captures nearly all of the particles in this size range, eliminating typical virus-carrying particles from airstreams inside buildings. For example, a MERV 11 prefilter in conjunction with a MERV 16 secondary filter removes 98.66% of particles in the 0.3-1.0 micron size range in one pass. By contrast, if you rely on lower efficiency filters such as a MERV 8 prefilter with a MERV 14 secondary filter, it would take three passes through the filters to remove the same percentage of particles.

Prefilter and Secondary Filter Set UP

Particle Efficiency vs. Energy Efficiency

Generally you can expect that an upgrade in particle efficiency will cause a decrease in energy efficiency. Besides translating to a higher energy bill, you could also be faced with additional wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. However, thanks to innovative filter design and media options, you can usually find a way to upgrade your particle efficiency without breaking the bank or causing undue damage to your HVAC equipment.

 

We’re Here to Help

AAF Flanders offers a suite of air filtration tools, such as TCO Diagnostic® and Sensor360®, to identify a solution that is tailored to your needs and circumstances. Our process starts with a complimentary facility audit, which provides you with:

  • Professional analysis
  • Benchmark data
  • Ideas for improvement
  • Standardized list of air filters by air handler unit

 

Contact a representative in your area to request a FREE air filtration audit, so you can get started on a custom air filtration upgrade.

 Download this helpful infographic on a recommended two-stage filtration upgrade.PDF icon

 

Your building requires safety checks prior to reopening after a period of downtime. To aid you in your preparation, we compiled a list of steps that you can follow to feel confident in the cleanliness of your building.

  1. Clean and sterilize all floors, counters, and even the air according to suggestions from the CDC’s COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employers.
  2. Prior to running your HVAC system at normal capacity again, replace existing air filters with clean filters.
    1. Safety First – Before replacing dirty air filters, first be sure to wear gloves, a mask, and safety glasses. As you slowly remove the current air filters, take care not to dislodge any of the dust and debris, which can otherwise re-enter the airstream inside your building.
    2. Bag Disposal – Now that you have removed the dirty air filters, place them into bags and seal these bags as further protection against the collected dust and particles harming people who are exposed to them.
    3. Clean Air Filters Installation – Place clean air filters inside the HVAC unit with the air flow arrow pointing toward the blower motor. You will find this air flow arrow on the frame of your air filter.
  3. View these additional tips & suggestions on filtration and disinfection of your HVAC system from ASHRAE (American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
  4. Before reopening your business, ramp up your HVAC system to normal levels, allowing air to circulate for a couple of hours before people enter the building.

 

Importance of Air Filtration

As noted above, healthy buildings experts suggest replacing current air filters as part of this preparation process. In many cases, they urge businesses to upgrade their filter efficiency to capture even more small particles, helping to keep customers and employees safe from airborne particles.

 

Pathogen-carrying Particles

Tiny virus particles generally piggyback on comparatively larger dust particles or droplets as they travel through a building. In general, virus particles tend to hitch a ride on particles and droplets in the size range of 0.3 to 1.0 microns. Fortunately, air filters with a rating of MERV 16 or higher capture a minimum of 95% of airborne particles in this size range.

Piggyback virus Particles Air FIlter

The Case for Upgrading

Even better, a combination of high-efficiency air filters captures nearly all of the particles in this size range, eliminating typical virus-carrying particles from airstreams inside buildings. For example, a MERV 11 prefilter in conjunction with a MERV 16 secondary filter removes 98.66% of particles in the 0.3-1.0 micron size range in one pass. By contrast, if you rely on lower efficiency filters such as a MERV 8 prefilter with a MERV 14 secondary filter, it would take three passes through the filters to remove the same percentage of particles.

Prefilter and Secondary Filter Set UP

Particle Efficiency vs. Energy Efficiency

Generally you can expect that an upgrade in particle efficiency will cause a decrease in energy efficiency. Besides translating to a higher energy bill, you could also be faced with additional wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. However, thanks to innovative filter design and media options, you can usually find a way to upgrade your particle efficiency without breaking the bank or causing undue damage to your HVAC equipment.

 

We’re Here to Help

AAF Flanders offers a suite of air filtration tools, such as TCO Diagnostic® and Sensor360®, to identify a solution that is tailored to your needs and circumstances. Our process starts with a complimentary facility audit, which provides you with:

  • Professional analysis
  • Benchmark data
  • Ideas for improvement
  • Standardized list of air filters by air handler unit

 

Contact a representative in your area to request a FREE air filtration audit, so you can get started on a custom air filtration upgrade.


 First Stage Second Stage Installed # of Circulations to 
Capture 95% ePM1
Comment
 98% ePM1  -

BioCel V HXL E10, ΔP int. 150 Pa (E10), 
592 x 592 x 440

 > 1x   Single filter, high efficiency, secure
 70% ePM10  55% ePM1  

DriPak SF ΔP, int. 90 Pa (M6)

592 x 592 x 635

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VVXL 55% ePM1, ΔP int. 75 Pa (F7)

592 x 592 x 292

 > 3x  165 Pa system resistance
 65% ePM2,5  85% ePM1  

DriPak SX, ΔP int. 150 Pa (F7)

592 x 592 x 635

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VVXL 85% ePM1, ΔP int. 130 Pa (F9)

592 x 592 x 292

  >2 x  280 Pa system resistance, better selection 
 possible with lower resistance and higher efficiency