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ventilation system

Public health An air system designed to maintain negative pressure and exhaust air properly, to minimize the spread of TB and other respiratory pathogens in a health care facility
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At present, ventilation systems have become a standard configuration of all energy-saving, green buildings in Germany; as the renovation of old houses for energy conservation and the implementation of financial and tax incentive mechanisms continue, ventilation systems have become a standard configuration of all buildings in Germany.
It changes the way you think about where bugs are and how best to optimise your ventilation system. It also may change the protocols about how people move around and how you isolate air in different parts of a hospital.
The car maker will inspect the heating and ventilation systems of Vauxhall Zafira B models after concerns parts of the cars caused fires.
Longitudinal tunnel ventilation systems provide airflow along the length of a tunnel; they are needed to satisfy air quality requirements or to control smoke movement in case of a fire.
can usually be accomplished relatively easily, however, physical space and structural constraints imposed by the existing structure often present a significant challenge when it comes to the tunnel ventilation system. NFPA 502 does recognize that practical constraints may prevent full compliance in some cases and the challenge for the ventilation designer is therefore to get as close to compliance as possible.
The tunnel ventilation system could be designed for environmental control using modified fire curves with conservative consideration of the detection and response times.
A heater connected to the ventilation system to control humidity in the facility overheated and caused the insulation and the electrical connections.
Michael Washbourne, SCS Group senior project manager, said: "A passive ventilation system avoids the everyday use of an expensive mechanical air conditioning system and ensures maximum comfort for staff while saving energy."
Dr Richard Suarez, consultant radiologist for Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our existing ventilation system struggles to cope with the amount of heat generated by the equipment we use, particularly in the rooms where we process and read the mammograms."
Norwood's new ventilation system pulls carbon monoxide gases through a system of hoods, into the facility's existing ventilation system, and out of the building using the natural convection created by cooling molds.
The company said that its Nord-Micro business in Frankfurt, Germany developed and manufactures the Airbus A380 Cabin Pressure Control System, Ventilation Control System and Avionics Ventilation System. All three systems have achieved type certification.
Filtration cannot be sensibly added to an exhaust-only ventilation system unless one considers the building envelope as part of the filtration system.