Hospital owners and facility managers can become challenged with meeting ventilation requirements necessary to provide a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for surgeons, staff and patients. It is especially important to restrict air movement in and between specific areas such as operating rooms that require unusually low temperatures and low humidity, often below 60 percent, in order to prevent contaminating ductwork that could incur fungal growth and lead to a spread of infections.
Operating rooms require low temperatures of around 60°F/15.5°C to accommodate surgeons who may operate for as long as 14 hours, wearing several layers of protective clothing to guard against infection. Health care administrators now prioritize the provision of comfortable indoor environmental conditions, not just for the safety of the patient, but also to improve the efficiency and quality of work life for the operating staff. The key is to select the most efficient climate control technologies to eliminate wasted expense.
Since hospital applications require cooler temperatures and lower dew points, desiccant technology is an optimal method to achieve operating room conditions and reduce the cost of equipment investment. Munters’ dehumidification systems absorb moisture from the air. This reduces humidity in the process, helping facilities to comply with ASHRAE Standard 62 and 90.1. Munters’ systems incorporate a host of innovative features. The DesiCool product, for example, can use a source of waste heat to provide cooling!
Segments within Commercial & Public Buildings
We can help you with
Air Quality (Human Comfort)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is compromised by pollutants such as dust, pollen, mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).Read more
Corrosion, or the oxidation of metal, is heavily influenced by the presence of moisture in the air.Read more
When water evaporates it becomes water vapour. When this comes into contact with cool surfaces, condensation drips onto walls, ceilings and productsRead more
Mold and Bacteria
Moist air which is laden with bacteria can increase the potential for contamination in production and storage.Read more
Areas of expertise