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  • Airclean Exhibiting At Construction Expo 2016 4th October 2016

    On 6th October 2016 Airclean are exhibiting at the Kent Construction Expo Conference and Exhibition being held at Kent Event Centre, Detling. This free exhibition claims to be the largest FREE exhibition and conference for the construction sector.

    If you are already attending or fancy a trip out to see whats going on in your industry, please drop by our stand and say hello! More details about the event are available at www.kentconstructionexpo.co.uk

  • Smoke and Odour Control for Catering Kiosks 5th July 2016

    An increase in commercial catering kiosks opening in cities and towns across the UK has seen local authorities tightening their guidelines on the potential discharge of nuisance smoke and odour from outlets.  Our technical sales teams have seen an increased demand for low profile outdoor filtration systems for catering kiosks to meet DEFRA and local authority guidelines on nuisance smoke and odour control.

    odour control for catering kiosks
    Low profile grease smoke and odour filters for food kiosks

    Our range of low profile Kitchavents which are less than 400mm in height are proving beneficial to catering kiosk designers as they can be mouted externally on the roof without impacting the visual design of the catering booth.  This low profile kitchen odour control system was originally designed to fit in low profile ceiling voids, but has found a new popularity for the semi permanent and mobile catering kiosks.

    Airclean’s Kitchavents are fully welded and painted, and can have an optional weather proof roof fitted to withstand all outdoor conditions.

    Airclean’s Kitchavent range offers grease, odour and smoke control for kitchen extract airflow duties from as low as 0.13m3/s up to 10m3/s.

    Click here to check out our webpage and data sheet for the Kitchen Grease, Smoke and Odour Control System, or give the sales team a call to discuss your requirements – 01622 832777

  • Technical Bulletin – “Bringing the outside in” 1st July 2016

    Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery systems are being installed into new homes as part of building regulations.  These regulations ensure that humid, or contaminated air is removed from homes, whilst replacing it with air from outside, and a heat recovery system ensures this is done in an energy efficient method.

    MVHR systems have been proven to benefit health, and can reduce the symptoms of respiratory illnesses.    However in some cases it can actually be the cause of respiratory and health problems due to the air supply being drawn from contaminated air outside of the building, usually in towns and cities where air pollution is high from car and industry pollutants, both particulate and gaseous.

    Awareness of outdoor air pollution has greatly risen over the past decade, and as a result we have actually experienced vast improvements since the days of the smogs that used to hang over our towns and cities.  Despite this, outdoor air quality across the UK regularly fails to meet legislated targets set out in the EU Directive 2008/50/EC.

    The main pollutants of concern commonly exceeding Limit Targets, include Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), and Nitrogen Dioxide.  Other pollutants are included in the directive, however they do not exceed limit values as regularly.

    MVHR systems therefore present us with contradictions in health benefits depending on the surrounding air quality.

    Where air quality is known to be poor, architects and home owners installing MVHR systems are now looking to the filtration industry to clean up the air and preventing pollutants from entering the home, to protect and improve the health of the occupants.

    By using both Particulate and Gas Filtration, harmful pollutants including particulate matter (PM10, and PM2.5), Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, Ozone and VOC’s, can be reduced to levels below those values as directed in “The UK Air Quality Strategy”.

    By combining filtration technology with MVHR systems in both new and existing homes the benefits in health can be realised in domestic properties.  The installation of such a system can be both reactive, for occupants who already suffer from respiratory illnesses, but also proactive where evidence shows the increase of respiratory illness and shortening of life due to outdoor air pollution.

    Click here to download the full Technical Bulletin

  • Thin Filter Media Replacements 26th May 2016

    The Polyfoam Air Filter Media shown below was taken from one of our production machines here at Airclean. Dirty and perishing, our maintenance guy knew it was time for a change.

    Filter Foam Media
    Dirty, Broken Filter Foam taken from a production machine.

    Filter foams / medias don’t last forever and we often get calls from clients who are struggling to find a suitable replacement.  Common uses and applications are as follows, but there are limitless uses for our thin medias.

    – Electronics Cabinets
    – Machine Control Towers
    – Ventilation Systems
    – Humidifiers
    – Warm air heating systems
    – Stand alone air conditioning units

    Airclean’s Washable Polyfoam Filters and Disposable Synthetic Air Filter Medias are available in sizes from 2 x 1m, and can be cut to size using scissors for your required application. Various thicknesses are available from 6 to 50mm.

    Call the sales team now on 01622 832777 for a price, or drop us an e mail explaining your requirements to sales@airclean.co.uk

  • “Every Breath We Take” – Report from Royal College of Physicians 9th April 2016

    A recent report published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) claims that 40,000 deaths in the UK are attributable to exposure to air pollution each year.

    Vehicle emissions and second hand smoke are acknowledged as two of the most significant causes in poor air quality. The report also highlights the importance of considering overlooked sources of poor indoor air quality, such as, kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly sprays and air fresheners, which can all contribute to poor air quality in our homes, workspaces and schools.

    Among suggestions to tackle poor indoor air quality, the report calls for further research, and emphasises the need for quantifying the relationship between indoor air pollution and health; developing more efficient indoor air quality monitoring technologies and investigating the economic impact of air pollution.

    Such proposals are vital given the rise in installations of mechanical ventilation systems (MVHR) in inner city areas that are designed to bring “fresh” air into offices, homes and schools and the few regulatory controls on indoor pollution, despite acknowledgement from the medical profession that air pollution plays a part in many of the major health challenges of the present day.

    It is reported that regular exposure to high levels of air pollution can be linked not only to cancer, asthma, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, but may also have detrimental effects at every stage of life.

    Click here to find the full report from the RCP and RCPH.

    Airclean offer a number of products that remove airborne pollutants entering the home, including particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5), Nitrogen Dioxide and VOCs. These include: The Ezee Breath Air Purifier which recirculates and filters air to reduce particulate matter and remove low concentration pollutant gases; and the Indoor Air Quality Filtration System for use in conjunction with MVHR systems.