05 Nov 2020

Safe indoor spaces with rentable ventilation

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    Dan Betts

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As the Northern hemisphere heads into winter and people spend more time indoors, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases will increase. The World Health Organisation states that COVID-19 is primarily spread through airborne droplets expelled when people who have the virus cough, sneeze and talk. Enclosed spaces can therefore become hotbeds for transmission. Recent research from the University of Colorado reveals that effective ventilation is one of the most effective ways to reduce viral transmission in indoor spaces.

Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has recently launched its Clean Air Solutions offer, which provides businesses with modular, rental ventilation systems. It will make it possible for those managing indoors spaces, such as offices, schools, restaurants and shops, to reduce the risk of infection on their premises. Clean Air Solution is already available in North America with potential for the product to be rolled out in other markets in the future.

The Clean Air Solution delivers up to 12 air changes per hour. Its air filtration equipment utilises UV light and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to remove up to 99.6% of bacteria and viruses from enclosed spaces. The overall result means that stagnant air is regularly filtered and replaced with fresh air, reducing the risk of transmission of harmful bacteria and other contaminants.

The use of rental solutions of this kind facilitates variable contract lengths, avoiding the need for CAPEX in favour of more flexible OPEX, allowing solutions to be designed to meet the unique ventilation needs of each indoor space.

Matt Parker, Aggreko’s Head of Temperature Control, said: “With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining an ever-present risk for many countries around the world, business leaders are quite rightly focused on keeping people safe on their premises. Our Clean Air Solutions can reduce the risk of transmission by ensuring that clean, fresh air is circulating throughout a particular building. The scientific evidence shows us that this is one of the most effective steps we can take to ensure that everyone in any indoor setting is kept safe.”