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The Future of IAQ Lies in Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

By Charlie Waddell, CTO Global Plasma Solutions It seems that every day in the news, we see a new potential solution for combatting COVID-19. In the world of air purification, a lot of our customers have asked us about the relationship between the global pandemic and ionization — technology that we at Global Plasma Solutions have leveraged for over a decade. While we would never claim that ionization is a silver bullet solution for COVID-19,… Read More

New Munters Whitepaper Explores How Humidity Affects Viral Infectivity and Longevity

There is a demonstratable link between humidity and the infectivity and longevity of a variety of viruses, such as influenza and coronaviruses, according to a new whitepaper by Munters, a global leader in energy-efficient and sustainable air treatment solutions. Titled “How Humidity Control Can Reduce Viral Infectivity and Longevity,” the scientific report addresses how it is possible to reduce the transmission and longevity of harmful viruses by controlling indoor Relative Humidity… Read More

CASE STUDY: Fabric Duct Solves HVAC Engineering Challenges for $48 Million Aquatics Center

The new $48 million Aquatic Center at Mylan Park (ACMP) is unquestionably the most state-of-the-art indoor pool complex in West Virginia and now stands as one of nation’s most advanced natatorium designs. The 90,000-square-foot Morgantown, W.Va., complex promises to be a recreation industry role model, because it combines a separate competitive swimming/diving pool and community pool under one roof. Aquatic Center at Mylan Park The design team, led by Morgantown firms, general contractor March-Westin Co.,… Read More

Airmaster Introduces Helpful Ventilation and Portable Cooling Device Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Airmaster, a leading manufacturer of air circulation and ventilation fan solutions, published a series of guidelines and best practices for increasing ventilation in the workplace during the COVID-19 crisis. According to the guidelines, since outdoor air is highly unlikely to be contaminated by the virus that causes COVID-19, increasing ventilation and creating a dilution strategy for a workplace can be very effective. It can be accomplished using permanent equipment such as… Read More

Carbon Monoxide: A Look at Side-Wall Power Venters

By David Richardson Side-wall power venters are an excellent venting option for non-condensing, fuel-fired equipment. They are an alternative to consider when an existing flue is unfit to use or undersized. Often, as I discuss them in class, I find it is the first time some students have seen or heard of them. This caused me to wonder how many technicians never encountered a side-wall power venter. With that in mind, let’s look at… Read More

CASE STUDY: Chaffin Air Conditioning Relies on Venstar Thermostats and Sensors to Protect Valuable Cannabis Crops

CHALLENGE: Maintain Temperatures and Humidity in Cannabis Grow Rooms Environmental controls are essential to ensuring successful crops. CBD production requires a very expensive and complex growing process. The plants need specific daytime and nighttime temperatures as well as consistent humidity to maintain the balance needed for a quality product. One environmental deviation could potentially lose the entire crop. Patrick Chaffin, owner of Chaffin Air, works closely with a Southern California-based cannabis grower with a large… Read More