Health Care

Air Purification Technology

  • Air Purification Technology

Aerisa’s ‘s ionization technology for health care applications is based on ions produced by an ion generator, configured either with needlepoint brush electrodes or tubes. These ion generators are mounted either inside a building’s air handler, in the supply ductwork or just downstream of the Phoenix Controls Theris valve. Highly ionized air with millions of ions (O2+ and O2-) are delivered in each cubic foot of air through the ductwork and into the treated space. Because of their charge, these ions proactively attack the contaminants at their source to vastly improve indoor air quality. Aerisa ionization technology provides the following benefits:

Airborne Particulate Removal

Because the ions have a charge, airborne particulates agglomerate and increase in size. Larger particles are trapped more efficiently by even poor quality return air filters. Larger particles also settle much faster and may then be removed by housekeeping. Either way, previously airborne particles are removed from the breathing zone. Particulate may contain bacteria, virus, mold and other allergens—thus, their removal creates a much healthier environment.

Odors

Aerisa ionization technology “casts a broad net” over a host of odorous compounds found in commercial applications, to include ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and acetaldehyde. Highly ionized air oxidizes these odor causing compounds into less objectionable molecules such as water, nitrogen gas and elemental sulfur.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

New carpeting, paint, furniture, office equipment, glue and solvents are only a few commercial materials that emit VOCs. Like that for odors, highly ionized air oxidizes VOCs, breaking these chemicals into simple, harmless compounds.

Bacteria, Mold and Virus

In addition to removing airborne particulate, ions oxidize the cell walls of bacteria, mold and virus. These microorganisms become inactivated (sterilized), can no longer multiply and die.

Critical Patient Care - Airflow and Pressure Controls

  • Critical Patient Care - Airflow and Pressure Controls


Ensure precise control of isolation room pressurization using Theris-TP or Theris-TX. Phoenix Controls pressure monitors integrate easily with Theris, providing local display, alarming and network integration.

Phoenix Controls healthcare systems are configurable to meet a broad array of room-level patient care requirements from comfort control to decontamination or isolation. Settings can be made for ACH, pressurization, temperature and humidity, for mode settings like Occupied and Standby, and more specialized functions like shutoff. Responsive to changing commands, Theris control makes transitions between room modes or pressurization and environmental changes on demand with no lag and no downtime. Commanded by the BMS,

Theris settings can also respond to overrides issued by local control from an APM2 typically mounted outside the room. The APM2 can also provide alarming for user specified events, display room status with on-screen banners, and provide live data for settings such as Humidity and Temperature – increasing staff efficiency and lowering care giver’s response time.

Fan Filter Units & Ceiling Grid System

  • Fan Filter Units & Ceiling Grid System
  • Fan Filter Units & Ceiling Grid System

MAC 10® Series of Fan Filter Units

While used for a variety of critical clean air applications, the MAC 10® line of Fan Filter Units (FFUs) are ideal cleanroom solutions for the worldwide industrial market. FFU's can be configured in 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 and 4x4 to accommodate the cleanroom design. The FFU design — a fan, motor, and filtration system all in a single unit — draws air into the unit via the filtration system and exhausts it across the filter face, supplying particle-free, laminar airflow to the room. Renowned for their ease of installation and operation, the MAC 10® line of FFUs offer low energy consumption, low sound levels, and a low profile.

Note: The LE models offer low watts, low profile, and low operating costs.

Additionally, Envirco can offer control systems for one unit up to hundred of units.

MAC-T Ceiling Grid System for Cleanrooms

Envirco’s cleanroom ceiling solution, a 2" Gasket Seal Grid Cleanroom Ceiling System, is fabricated using superior materials to provide both a structural grid system and zinc alloy die-castings. The building block of a cleanroom ceiling grid system is the connection and suspension system. Envirco offers a true, extruded aluminum 2" cleanroom ceiling system. It is the most cost efficient system for cleanroom classes for ISO 8 (Class 100,000) to ISO 5 (Class 100), or for any full HEPA coverage application.

General Health Care - Airflow and Pressure Controls

  • General Health Care - Airflow and Pressure Controls

The Theris® brand of products are designed specifically for hospitals and critical care facilities and can help facility owners reduce maintenance costs, reduce the spread of airborne pathogens and conserve more energy.

Advantages and Benefits
Flexibility

  • Less testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) means faster commissioning–Phoenix Controls venturi valves meter flow and don’t measure flow. Devices that measure flow, like a terminal box, must typically be field characterized for the installation condition. Imagine commissioning a new or reconfigured HVAC system by just turning the fans on. TAB is virtually eliminated with venturi valves.
  • Integrates easily with LonTalk® or BACnet® networks–Theris® is offered in a LonMark®-certified or BTL BACnet®-certified controller and seamlessly plugs into the open LON or native BACnet network.
  • Pressure-independent operation–Design up to 30% shorter duct runs throughout the HVAC system. Theris valves operate accurately even with short or angled duct sections. Precise airflow delivery rate is never compromised when there are changes in static pressure. Use the Theris -TX Shut-off Valve option to eliminate the need for extra dampers and controls to isolate the mechanical ductwork.
  • Shut-off capability–In healthcare, needs for gaseous decontamination or HVAC isolation are not always considered during the planning stage. Planning a valve up front that can control airflow precisely with low-leakage shut-off can save thousands of dollars.

Operational Costs

Energy Conservation

  • High turndown ratios saves energy–The design of the venturi valve body and cone assembly means higher turndown ratios than a traditional VAV terminal box–up to 20:1 versus 3:1. With better accuracy, you are saving energy with lower air volume and it will not compromise room pressurization. This is especially important in operating rooms that use high airflow and more outdoor air.

Reduced Maintenances Costs

  • No flow sensors means no maintenance – All venturi valves are characterized for their full flow range at the factory, with a 48-point flow table loaded onto the controller. This means there are no flow sensors to clean, ever.
  • Fewer controllers per room – The Theris controller provide a full electronic platform to control temperature and monitor humidity and pressure, eliminating the need for additional controllers in the space.
  • Tiered control platforms (TP, TX, SO/EO, and CV) – There are many different applications within a healthcare facility. Having a choice of four control schemes (TP, TX, SO/EO, and CV) allows you to distribute necessary costs and value only where it is required.

General Operating Room Ceiling Systems

  • General Operating Room Ceiling Systems

Precision Air Products [PAP] niche is the Operating Room or anywhere laminar flow is critical to the success of your project. PAP understands that a quality ceiling system goes beyond what you see from the room. It's the integrity of the diffusers, the quality of the components, the characteristics of the air, and your control of potentially harmful particulate.

From general operating rooms, imaging spaces, hybrid OR's and high-risk operating spaces PAP has solutions. PAP's value is that they know critical healthcare applications better than anyone - and we're willing to support you every step of the way! Their No-Fee Engineering Assist will get you the compliant design that you desire... no matter how complicated the ceiling!

Remember, the diffuser matters. You can't judge a diffuser by its face, and submittals reveal precious little about their construction. Take a closer look and you'll see striking differences. Why does the diffuser matter? Monolithic ceilings create important barriers intended to prevent potentially dangerous contaminants from entering an operating room from interstitial space. Some diffuser designs violate the integrity of the monolithic ceiling, creating pathways that can expose surgical patients to unnecessary risks. Furthermore, some HEPA diffusers are constructed in a manner that can result in filter bypass, allowing unfiltered supply air to enter an operating room directly above the surgical patient.

The Lami-Air family of integrated ceiling ventilation systems goes beyond industry standards and guidelines - and for good reason. Standards and guidelines represent minimum requirements, but surgical patients deserve more. Leverage our expertise and let our No-Fee Engineering Assistance simplify your project.

PAP's systems combine laminar or HEPA diffusers with a robust, gasketed framing system that forms a single-assembly in the ceiling. Framed openings accommodate general OR lay-in light fixtures. Fill-in panels complete the aesthetic. Functional, compliant ceiling systems that "look like they were meant to be there".


HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow Diffusers

  • HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow Diffusers
  • HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow Diffusers
  • HEPA Filtered Laminar Flow Diffusers
The Diffuser Matters

You can't judge a diffuser by its face, and submittals reveal precious little about their construction. Take a closer look and you'll see striking differences. Why does the diffuser matter? Monolithic ceilings create important barriers intended to prevent potentially dangerous contaminants from entering an operating room from interstitial space. Some diffuser designs violate the integrity of the monolithic ceiling, creating pathways that can expose surgical patients to unnecessary risks. Furthermore, some HEPA diffusers are constructed in a manner that can result in filter bypass, allowing unfiltered supply air to enter an operating room directly above the surgical patient.

The HEPA-Vent DS point of delivery HEPA unit offers important safeguards for surgical patients. A unique dual knife-edge coupled with the shortest Critical Seam Length on the market, provides multiple protections focused on improving patient outcomes.

The HEPA-Vent DS is a dual chamber diffuser with a dual knife-edge. The upper chamber, or pressure chamber, of the HEPA-Vent DS houses the Camfil-Farr Megalam® HEPA filter. The 0.063” thick plenum is stamped, and then fabricated with fully welded corners. The plenum box forms one of the knife-edges. The second knife-edge is formed by the faceplate extrusion. This design eliminates any potential for filter bypass while acting as an added protection against interstitial pathways. Combined, the HEPA-Vent DS creates the highest integrity HEPA diffuser on the market.

Protection against Interstitial Pathways

Critical Seam Length is the total amount of mating surface within a HEPA diffuser that must be caulked or sealed. Some competitive HEPA diffusers have more than 18 lineal feet of caulking as their primary seal between their split plenum box and interstitial space. Caulking can lose its adhesion over time and with handling. In some cases the caulking can fail before the diffuser is even installed.

Other than the inlet collar, the only critical seams on our HEPA-Vent DS are the corners, which are fully welded and caulked. The caulking becomes a secondary protection, not the only protection. Representing approximately 2 lineal feet, this dual protection against interstitial pathways creates the highest integrity plenum box of any diffuser on the market.

High Risk Operating Rooms - LIFESuite™

  • High Risk Operating Rooms - LIFESuite™

Procedures such as joint replacement, open heart surgery, organ transplant, spinal surgery and others carry a high risk of surgical site infection from bacterial-laden particulates generated within an OR during surgery. These High-Risk surgeries like demand ultraclean conditions. The LIFESuite™ Surgical Cleanroom is the successor to the Ortho-Island® and Cardio-Island® systems and is proven through thousands of lab tests. It delivers HEPA filtered air directly over the patient and surgical team to ensure a continual ISO Class 5 condition. Precise, rapid temperature control AND the ultimate patient protection! The LIFESuite™ HEPA filters have a typical lifespan of 5-10 years and cost of operation is minimal. Ultimately, the safety of your patients and the reputation of your hospital are worth protecting. Industry HVAC standards are minimum standards and fall dramatically short of their intended target. Precision Air Products LIFESuite™ Surgical Cleanroom can achieve >99% particle reduction over industry standards, so don't be led down an unsafe path.

Precision Air Products offers a NO-FEE ENGINEERING ASSIST program … design coordination … coupled with factory direct trade coordination activities. Design and trade coordination brings a lot of benefits to all stakeholders

Hospital Pharmacy - Airflow and Pressure Controls

  • Hospital Pharmacy - Airflow and Pressure Controls

In-hospital pharmacies frequently are required to prepare Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSPs) in cleanroom-like environments. Theris-TX helps organizations comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopeia Chapter <797> by providing all the ventilation and airflow control requirements needed for ISO Class 7 and ISO Class 5 environmental conditions.

Phoenix Controls offers a complete ventilation solution for hospital pharmacies that prepare Compound Sterile Preparations (CSP) under the regulation of U.S. Pharmacopeia Chapter 797. Products enable:

  • Reduced contamination of sterile environments
  • High-speed airflow control and shut-off capability for biosafety cabinets
  • Economical high-volume airflow to achieve required Air Changes per Hour (ACH)
  • Directional airflow control and monitoring to ensure cleanroom particle count compliance

Envirco's fan filter systems [FFU's] play and important role in these spaces to deliver clean air as required in these critical spaces.

Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's

  • Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's
  • Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's
  • Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's
  • Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's
  • Imaging Ceiling Systems - Hybrid OR's
Imaging ORs present significant design challenges

Take a complicated ceiling like those found in Interventional Radiology (IR), EP labs, Cath-Labs and Hybrid ORs, add the need to suspend million dollar equipment from it, and then ask it to meet FGI guidelines for proper laminar airflow coverage... and while you’re at it, make it easy to install with a clean aesthetic. The Lami-Air™ EQ helps you tackle those challenges!

The Lami-Air EQ System is an integrated ceiling ventilation system for ORs with imaging equipment that moves on the ceiling mounted rails above the surgical patient. Each system is customized for this demanding application and includes the ceiling-level Unistrut®, custom pre-welded single-assembly framing sections, Lami-Vent™ Laminar Flow Diffusers or HEPA-Vent DS (HEPA Diffusers), blank panels around boom supports, framed openings for lay-in light fixtures, and access panels. Functional, compliant ceiling systems that "look like they were meant to there" and easy to install.

Imaging OR design can be easy. Consider that Precison Air Products offers a NO-FEE ENGINEERING ASSIST program … design coordination … coupled with factory direct trade coordination activities. Design and trade coordination brings a lot of benefits to all stakeholders.

Integrated Plenum OR Ceiling Systems

  • Integrated Plenum OR Ceiling Systems

An Integrated Plenum (IP) for tight interstitial...

Complicated ceilings, tight interstitial spaces, and compliance with FGI guidelines make the Lami-Air™ IP System ideal, especially in retrofit applications. Each system is custom-designed to accommodate the demands of these unique spaces. This plenum system can deliver laminar flow, with or without HEPA filtration, in as little as 12" of height. For help in laying out your Lami-Air IP System, remember Precison Air Products has a NO-FEE ENGINEERING ASSIST program … design coordination … coupled with factory direct trade coordination activities. Design and trade coordination brings a lot of benefits to all stakeholders.

Laminar Flow Diffusers

  • Laminar Flow Diffusers
The Diffuser Matters

You can't judge a diffuser by its face, and submittals reveal precious little about their construction. Take a closer look and you'll see striking differences. Why does the diffuser matter? Monolithic ceilings create important barriers intended to prevent potentially dangerous contaminants from entering an operating room from interstitial space. Some diffuser designs violate the integrity of the monolithic ceiling, creating pathways that can expose surgical patients to unnecessary risks. Furthermore, some HEPA diffusers are constructed in a manner that can result in filter bypass, allowing unfiltered supply air to enter an operating room directly above the surgical patient.

Why does the diffuser matter?

In an operating room it gets very real very quick. Contaminated air entering an OR above the operating theater can put a surgical patient at risk. Lower cost, split-plenum box diffusers often create dangerous pathways between interstitial space and the OR. Contaminants from interstitial space can be drawn into such diffusers where they mix with clean air and are delivered into an OR directly above the surgical patient.

Furthermore, some single chamber diffuser designs do little to characterize air flow. This can lead to turbulence, aspiration, and particle entrainment that can similarly put a surgical patient at risk.

Design and construction of the Lami-Vent Laminar Diffuser minimizes the potential for pathways and eliminates the possibility of aspiration.

The Lami-Vent™ is a true dual chamber laminar diffuser. Its construction, performance, and appearance earned a position as Basis-of-Design for Master Specifications throughout the United States. The Lami-Vent™ sustains the reputation for "best-in-class" construction, performance, and aesthetics. This diffuser has offered un-matched value since its introduction in 1974.


MRI Spaces

  • MRI Spaces

Airtelligence, Inc. represents manufacturers which build solutions for both air distribution and O2 depletion monitoring for use in these spaces.

In today’s MRI units, superconducting magnets are the most commonly used type of magnets. Their construction is similar to that of a resistive magnet—a current of electricity is passed through coils or windings of wire—to create the required magnetic field. The wire is continually bathed in a plumbing labyrinth of liquid helium that is maintained at 452.4 degrees below zero. This extreme cold drops the wire’s resistance to zero, reducing the electrical requirements for the system, making it much more economical to operate. The other main component of an MRI system is a very powerful computer system that enables the transmission of RF (radio frequency) pulses into the patient's body while they are in the scanner.

The large quantity of helium required to maintain the magnet’s operating temperature creates a critical safety concern. A helium leak can cause an oxygen-deficient atmosphere that can place the patient at risk. At times, MRI patients are sedated and are unable to signal any potential problem to the MRI operator. In addition, early detection of oxygen deficiency caused by a helium leak can offer protection to the MRI unit itself by signaling a shutdown event.

Airtelligence, Inc. solution is unique and economical which offers fast, reliable protection from the hazards of oxygen defiency caused by helium coolant leaks.

The Toxgard II Monitor incorporates a sample draw pump system that uses no metal components near or inside the actual MRI room, eliminating RF interference from the MRI system. The Toxgard II Monitor is mounted in the operator’s office for almost instantaneous notification of a leak via the local audible alarm and flashing LED display.

Pandemic Response - Airflow and Pressure Controls

  • Pandemic Response - Airflow and Pressure Controls

Phoenix Controls healthcare systems provide immediate room conversions that contain highly contagious disease and assure the integrity of surrounding spaces and their occupants. Activated by either the BMS or a local wall switch mounted external to the room; Theris Pandemic Mode overrides normal control to achieve negative room pressure, drive return valves to shutoff, increase exhaust, and command supply to a predetermined setting including shutoff.

Environmental settings for heating, cooling, auxiliary control, humidity, and other parameters can also be configured and activated when the room converts. If an APM2 is wired into the room, a status banner can be displayed on-screen and an audible alarm sounded to alert healthcare staff and provide live data for pressure, ACH, temperature, and humidity.

Once the crisis is past, on command the room can be seamlessly moved to decontamination mode, then reverted to use without down time or lengthy transitions.

Particle & Patheon Control

  • Particle & Patheon Control
  • Particle & Patheon Control
  • Particle & Patheon Control
  • Particle & Patheon Control

Particle Control Technologies. Based upon technologies developed and employed by semiconductor cleanrooms, SecureAire has advanced and further developed a number of highly sophisticated air purification technologies that make “air flow the dominant transport mechanism for airborne particles.” In addition to its lineup of air filtration and purification technologies, SecureAire has also developed an analytical tool, the AQM-100, which provides anyone with the ability to measure and quantitatively understand how their current filtration and purification systems are performing. See Operating Room white paper.

Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Appliance

  • Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Appliance

Enviralab Sterility Module [ESM]

Envirco's self-contained, clean bench features a modular design and unique vertical and horizontal airflow pattern that sweeps around obstructions, minimizes reverse turbulence, and maximizes cleansing within the critical work area. The ESM workstation provides an ISO Class 5 product protection environment using an aerosol-challenged HEPA filter.

Features

  • ISO Class 5 (Class 100) clean air in a stainless-steel work zone.
  • Positive-pressure vertical airflow.
  • USP 797 IV application.
  • Sizes: 3', 4' and 6'.
  • Can be used with the Theris Exhaust valves from Phoenix Contorls

Portable Isolation Spaces

  • Portable Isolation Spaces
  • Portable Isolation Spaces

The Hospi-Gard® is a portable, self-contained high effciency particulate air (HEPA) fltration system designed to easily and economically create a negative pressure isolation room that will meet OSHA and CDC T8 guidelines.

The IsoClean® can be used as a positive pressure clean air recirculating system in clinics, waiting rooms, hospital emergency rooms and other confined areas or as a partial or complete exhausting system to create a negative pressure isolation room for possible use with patients known or suspected of having TB, SARS or other infectious diseases.

As a recirculating unit, the IsoClean®’s powerful motor/blower can deliver from 560 CFM (951 m3/hr) up to 800 CFM (1359 m3/hr) to provide a large number of room air changes per hour to minimize the spread of airborne diseases to patients and health care workers.

As a negative pressure unit, the air passing through the HEPA filter is cleansed of 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 micron and may be exhausted directly to the exterior through a window, or through a wall simply by connecting flexible ducting to the 6 in. (152 mm) collar located on the top of the IsoClean®.

The Hospi-Gard® IsoClean® filter contains 220 square feet (20.4 square meters) of media to extend its usable lifetime before filter loading occurs, resulting in decreased

Surgical Spaces - flow & pressure control

  • Surgical Spaces - flow & pressure control

Theris-TX includes full airflow control and the high air change rates required in operating suites. One Theris controller can manage temperature control, humidity control, pressure monitoring, network integration and up to 5000 cubic feet per minute of airflow.

Theris provides a complete airflow and climate control system for surgical procedures in a single-board control and mechanical package, delivering:

  • Energy savings using the industry’s highest turndown ratios
  • Reduced maintenance because there are no cross-flow sensors to clean
  • Accurate and consistent room pressurization, temperature, and humidity control
  • Economical high-volume airflow