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Increase Indoor Air Quality And Employee Comfort With AQE’s M1600 Industrial Shop Air Cleaner

M1600 industrial air cleaner

As we continue adapting to life amidst the current pandemic, employers and building owners face an increased need for enhanced indoor air quality. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. serves as your trusted clean air experts, and we’ve been working hard to continue delivering reliable, effective solutions in these unprecedented times. We’re proud and excited to introduce our latest innovation: the M1600 Industrial Shop Air Cleaner system. Read on to learn how this system can increase indoor…

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HEPA Filtration And Today’s Indoor Air Quality Needs

students wearing masks to protect against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of community health and how individual actions can affect those around us. This is particularly important as businesses and educational institutions reopen. To do so safely and successfully, individuals must follow expert guidelines for reducing the risk of transmission, such as face coverings, personal hygiene, and social distancing. In addition to these personal preventative measures, leading organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)…

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Understanding The CDC’s COVID-19 Office Building Safety Guidelines

office space post COVID-19

As companies prepare to re-open their offices, employers must take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information and interim guidance to help employers develop plans that protect the health and safety of their staff. Clean air solutions play a crucial role in combating COVID-19 in the workplace, and we at AQE want to help you understand and enact the COVID-19 office building safety guidelines…

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History of the XJ-2 HEPA Air Cleaner

XJ-2 AIIR air cleaner

How a unit originally intended to control spread of an ancient infection may now be used to combat the novel COVID-19 infection pandemic. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Quality Engineering has received urgent calls from hospitals all around the country for our medical-grade XJ-2 HEPA Air Cleaner. This system was developed to create negative pressure isolation rooms for the rising number of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the late ’80s and early ’90s. As…

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A Follow-Up from AQE President Jim Pinkowski Regarding COVID-19

production of XJ-2 isolation room air cleaner

A Message for Our Valued Customers: As we continue facing the challenges of COVID-19, I want to recognize the inspiring efforts of everyone at Air Quality Engineering, Inc. The innovation, adaptability, and commitment to providing clean air solutions that meet the customer needs and demands during this unprecedented time are nothing short of amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of our team. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working to increase our production…

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A Message From AQE President Jim Pinkowski Regarding COVID-19

Jim Pinkowski, President, Air Quality Engineering

A Message for Our Valued Customers: The COVID-19 event tests how we all respond for the good of our fellow citizens, from the family and friends in our local communities to those across the nation and globe. For over a month, our team has been developing and implementing contingency plans to ensure safe, efficient, quality business operations, including work from home for all employees able to perform their duties there. Our production capabilities remain at…

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The Importance of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

AUTOCLEAN F61 kitchen filtration unit

Earlier this month, AQE’s commercial kitchen exhaust team showcased our AUTOCLEAN® series of air cleaning systems at the annual AHR Expo. These state-of-the-art systems remove vapors, smoke, and other contaminants from the air with extreme efficiency, but why exactly does that matter for restaurant and business owners? Read on to learn about the importance of commercial kitchen ventilation. The Need for Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Cooking produces smoke, steam, and grease, which doesn’t seem like much…

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Air Quality Engineering at the 2020 AHR Expo

AHR Expo 2020 logo

From Feb. 3 – 5, AQE will be an exhibitor at the annual AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida. This year we’re sending our commercial kitchen exhaust team, and they’ll be showcasing our AUTOCLEAN series of air cleaning systems. Read on to learn more about Air Quality Engineering at the 2020 AHR Expo. What is the AHR Expo? The AHR Expo started in 1930 and is the largest HVACR event in the world today. Manufacturers of…

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Risks Of Hexavalent Chromium Overexposure

welder at workstation

“Hot work,” such as welding and thermal cutting, performed on carbon or stainless steel, exposes workers to toxic and hazardous fumes. Last month, we spoke with Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Mike Harris, PhD of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. about the dangers associated with manganese that welders face. We caught up with Harris again this month to learn about another major threat found in welding fumes: hexavalent chromium (CrVI). Read on to learn about the risks…

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The Health Hazards of Manganese on Welders

Dr. Mike Harris

“If you weld, your chances of being overexposed to manganese are just about 100 percent.” – Mike Harris, PhD, CIH Are you aware of the health hazards of manganese on welders? We spoke with Mike Harris of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. to find out just how toxic welding fumes can be. Harris is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) who teaches courses on welder health and safety for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). According to…

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