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Why Not Put Employees In Respirators?

That seems like a perfectly sensible question to ask. If there is an airborne health hazard, wouldn’t it be reasonable to use respirators to control employee exposures? It is not, however, as simple as just calling up the safety supply house and ordering some respirators. There is a federal regulation, 29 CFR 1910.134, that governs the use of respirators for controlling health hazards in the workplace. This is the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and it imposes a number…

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Why HEPA Air Cleaners Are A Top Choice For School Nurses’ Offices

Keeping our kids safe is a top priority, especially in higher-risk areas like school nurses’ offices. Although your nurse’s office space may be cleaned and disinfected frequently, it’s important to take precautions that will minimize the potential transmission of airborne viruses. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of portable air cleaners with HEPA filters, which are some of the products we offer at Air Quality Engineering. What Are…

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How To Clean An Electronic Air Cleaner Cell

How do electronic air cleaners work? Two stage electrostatic precipitators are composed of two sections, a charging section and a collection section. The charging section uses ionizer wires to impart a positive charge to the incoming smoke, fume and dust particles. The charged particles are then drawn into a secondary electric field where they are collected on a series of metal plates. Then, the electrostatic precipitators re-circulate clean air into the general airstream. Over time, the collector section metal plates become…

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Air Filtration Units for Shelters & Other Shared Spaces

Homeless shelters, women’s shelters, auxiliary rooms at churches, and similar facilities provide an essential service by helping to protect some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community. As such, it’s important for these spaces to be comfortable, safe, and healthy, especially regarding to air quality. To mitigate airborne transmission of allergens, dust, viruses, and more in these high-risk areas, we offer HEPA air filtration units that will meet your indoor air quality needs. Take…

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Comparing ISO 16890 To ASHRAE 52.2

If you are looking for an air cleaning unit for your environment, what measurement is there to determining how efficient any particular unit is, and what does that data mean? The two standards you will probably come across are ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2017 and ISO 16890. They are different in what they report, but they can be compared to help you understand how effective an air filtration unit is. Why we need air cleaners The American…

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How Auxiliary Air Filtration Can Assist In Upgrading Your Office Air Quality

There are a numerous sources of indoor air pollutants. These include materials such as office furnishings and office carpets, as well as building materials such as paints, lacquers and plastics which may emit volatile organic compounds or VOCs. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sources of VOCs may include cleaning supplies, waxes, pesticides, office furnishings, carpets, air fresheners, moth repellents and dry-cleaned clothing. On top of this, building HVAC systems are designed to…

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Learn About HEPA Filter Efficiency, Certification, And Testing (US Standards)

When researching air cleaners for your healthcare setting, office, school, or home, you’ve likely come across terms like “True HEPA” or “HEPA Like.” But what does HEPA mean? How do you know which air cleaner offers the best results? To help you select the right product for your situation, we’ve highlighted what HEPA filters are, how they’re certified, and what makes them a top choice for your air cleaner system. Understanding HEPA Filters & Their…

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How to Use Our Autoclean Electrostatic Precipitator Model (Video)

One of our most popular models in helping with kitchen exhaust is the “AUTOCLEAN Electrostatic Precipitator”. It features a fully automated wash system, doing the hard work so you don’t have to. Watch the video below to see how it works and tips for best usage from an AQE expert, our U.S Business Development Manager for Kitchen Exhaust Products, Steven Sickle. Please accept marketing-cookies to watch this video. You will need to mark the checkbox…

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How To Properly Maintain Your Industrial Air Cleaner

In many environments, industrial air cleaners are a must for businesses. These systems are highly useful in workplaces and settings that produce a lot of dust, oil mists, or other particulate matter. Having a good industrial air cleaning system means protecting your employees’ health, your workplace, and increasing overall productivity. And as you know, these systems are a long-term investment. And how can you make that investment last even longer, while working as efficiently and…

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Cost Effective Mist Collectors

Are all mist collection systems created equal? Some boost better filtration rates, but neglect to mention the noise pollution they cause. Others may have hidden maintenance fees, which add financial and time costs. Here at Air Quality Engineering, we believe in offering the best of the best for your business and your budget. That would be the MistBuster collection of mist collectors. As you explore the MistBuster line, you will find that they are: More…

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