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- Wall Mount Fans
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Indoor air quality in hospitals is paramount in order to protect against the spread of communicable diseases. For this reason, hospitals must maintain strict IAQ protocols that are in accordance with all ASHRAE codes and the applicable rules and regulations of the local, state and federal governments. Adding additional fresh and venting exhaust air via supplemental mechanical ventilation can help improve employee, patient and visitor comfort while helping improve adherence to all applicable regulations.
Air Quality Hazards in Hospitals
Hospitals are unique in their air quality needs because different areas and rooms need different types of ventilation. Most of the ventilation requirements are controlled by the hospitals complex HVAC system. However, additional ventilation devices are often needed in order to meet some of the regulations and keep doctors, nurses, patients, maintenance men and visitors comfortable while removing harmful bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
For example, a hospital wouldn’t want virus and bacteria contaminated air to flow through the building, potentially infecting other occupants. In order to limit the travel of certain air contaminants, roof exhaust fans are often used to vent stale, polluted air and limit the movement of airborne pathogens.
A certain number of air exchanges must also occur in order to prevent virus and bacteria contaminated air from staying in the building. For example, a surgical suite must have at least 25 air exchanges per hour. Clean rooms may need even more air exchanges, depending on whether they are in-use, at-rest or as-built.
Types of Ventilation to Improve IAQ in Hospitals
For certain areas, additional mechanical ventilation may be needed in order to eliminate stale air, prevent virus and bacteria contaminated air from circulation and to increase occupant comfort. Here at Industrial Fans Direct, we offer ceiling ventilation fans, floor, desk and workstation fans, evaporative cooling fans and inline duct fans.
Bathroom Fans and Fan Kits
Bathrooms contain a lot of moisture and can be a source of airborne infection. If the bathrooms are not ventilated properly, this can result in mold and mildew growth as well as the spread of infections. Our bathroom fans and fan kits can help remove moisture-laden, contaminated air quickly and effectively. Our standard bathroom exhaust fans have CFMs from less than 500 to 2,500. Our bathroom exhaust fan kits contain everything you need to install a fan in a new bathroom and can be ordered with CFMS of less than 500 to 2,500.
Drum and Barrel Cooling Fans
When you need to quickly ventilate equipment rooms, lower levels receiving and loading docks and dry freshly mopped floors, you can count on our drum and barrel cooling fans to get the job done. These large fans have the ability to move between 2,501 and 40,000 cubic feet per minute.
Evaporative Cooling Fans
Evaporative cooling fans are great for non-medical areas that need a little more cooling, like administrative offices, equipment rooms with workstations and unique areas, like gift shops, the in-hospital pharmacy and other staff offices and rooms. Our ample line of evaporative and swamp coolers have CFMs of between 501 and 40,000.
Inline Duct Exhaust Fans
Hospitals often place their mechanical ventilation equipment near the ceilings on walls or in the ceiling via the air ducts. This is to help control dust and the airflow of particles, like viruses and bacteria. In order to achieve a certain amount of air exchanges in a specific room or area of the hospital, additional inline duct fans may be needed in order to vent stale air and allow additional fresh air into the space. Our square inline duct fans can be purchased in CFMs ranging from less than 500 to more than 14,000. This type of duct inline exhaust fan can be utilized where space is limited.
Roof Supply and Exhaust Fans
Rooftop mounted fans also help limit the movement of contaminated, hot, stuffy and stale indoor air while increasing the amount of fresh air that’s allowed into certain areas of the building. This helps improve indoor air quality and lowers the risk of spreading infections. We have upblast and downblast roof exhaust fans, including downblast axial roof exhaust fans, with CFMs of less than 500 to 40,000, and aluminum roof supply fans with CFMs between 501 and 5,000.
Our venting fans can provide extra exhaust power wherever you need it. These fans are great for storage rooms, bathrooms, break rooms, kitchens and administrative offices as well as anywhere else you need to vent moisture-laden, stale, hot air. We offer ceiling and cabinet ventilator fans with the ability to vent less than 500 cubic feet per minute to more than 75,000 CFMs.
Wall-Mounted, Pedestal, Desk and Workstation Fans
Cool, comfortable employees are often more productive employees. In hospitals, small spaces, like offices, cubicles, reception areas, waiting rooms and employee workstations in basements and near heavy equipment may not receive an adequate amount of airflow. For these spaces, we offer many models and types of air circulator fans; pedestal fans, floor and desk fans, wall mounted fans and workstation fans with CFMs ranging from 500 and 15,000.
Industrial Fans Direct offers a full line of centrifugal upblast roof exhausters, downblast roof exhaust fans, lavatory exhaust fans and restroom venting kits, filtered and hooded roof air intake fans, wall mount and pedestal air circulator fans, portable drum fans, duct inline exhaust fans, cabinet ventilators, floor fans, workstation fans and evaporative cooling fans for hospitals, clinics, and other medical type facilities. We offer top brands like Canarm, Soler & Palau, TPI Corp., Triangle Engineering, Airmaster Fan and Hessaire.
To learn more about our hospital ventilation solutions, call us at 866-727-1060.