Carrier Rental Systems launches ‘clean air’ fleet
By Dan Colombini24 September 2021
Temperature control specialist Carrier Rental Systems UK has added a range of new rental products to support healthy buildings and improve indoor air quality.
The new products can form part of a risk reduction and mitigation policy, according to the firm.
Carrier Rental System’s new products
The fleet includes OptiClean Dual-Mode Air Scrubber and Negative Air Machine, a portable negative air machine, which cleans and removes air potentially contaminated by Covid.
It can be operated in two modes. As a negative-pressure machine, it generates a vacuum effect to limit the escape of contaminated air into adjoining spaces. Air in the room is drawn through the machine, filtered and expelled outside the building using flexible ducting.
Alternatively, it can be used to support existing ventilation as a stand-alone air scrubber to reduce risks and mitigate airborne contamination.
Three model sizes deliver airflow rates of between 1000 and 2500 cubic metres per hour with a noise level as low as 51 dB(A) for use in sensitive areas such as hospitals, school classrooms, libraries and hotels. The machine has two stages if infiltration.
An M5 pre-filter provides protection and extends its working life while H13/14 HEPA filters to European Standard EN-1822 operate with a rated efficiency of up to 99.995% at the most penetrating particle size.
“A healthier future starts indoors,” said Marc White, Director and General Manager of Carrier Rental Systems UK.
“Carrier Rental Systems is leading the way in helping customers confidently approach building environments with a focus on what matters most – the people inside.”
The firm has also launched the German-made TROTEC filtration and thermal disinfection unit, which targets airborne pathogens with a F7 pre-filter followed by an H14 high capacity HEPA main filter.
Pathogens captured by filters are deactivated using bursts of intense heat treatment, automatically disinfecting filter media, reducing maintenance requirements and prolonging working life.
The unit helps maintain air quality by removing dust, micro-fibers and contaminants.
To broaden protection, activated charcoal filters can be used to reduce odours and absorb VOCs. Carrier offers air handling units (AHUs) equipped with UV-C lamps at strategic points inside the casing. The lamps flood the interior with UV-C light, targeting pathogens on the coil surface and drip tray.
A range of commercial mechanical ventilation equipment is also part of the launch. These units can be used to augment a building’s existing HVAC system to ensure adequate supplies of fresh air are introduced into the occupied space at all times to help minimise risks and improve air quality.