General ventilation includes introducing fresh air into the workplace to dilute and remove contaminants while maintaining a safe indoor air quality level. This can be done with various methods, such as opening windows or using mechanical ventilation systems. It controls airborne contaminants by removing contaminated air and bringing fresh air into the building. Natural ventilation is achieved by simply opening windows or doors. Mechanical ventilation, on the other hand, is achieved by installing an air filtration system.
The Importance of Having a General Ventilation System
Most people are aware of the importance of ventilation in the home. After all, who wants to breathe in stale, stuffy air? But did you know that proper ventilation is just as important in the workplace? Poorly ventilated workplaces can lead to a variety of health problems for employees, including headaches, dizziness, and respiratory issues. General ventilation is a vital part of any workplace. Introducing fresh air into the building helps to dilute and remove contaminants that can cause health problems for employees. As we progress further in this blog, we will discuss factors you should consider when choosing your ventilation system.
When your HVAC equipment fails to meet ASHRAE recommendations for ventilation and filtration, removal of contaminants from the source or where higher risk activities occur is needed. There are a few preceding factors to consider, for instances, you should search for a general ventilation system that:
- Confirm the CADR of the unit is equal to or higher than needed at the fan speed and associated noise level that is acceptable;
- Remove particles or inactive viruses;
- Confirm your ventilation system is located in a space without an air inlet or outlet being blocked or causing gusts of air, and etc.
Maintaining proper airflow in the workplace ensures your employees are healthy at all hours.
Air Filtration System & Air Filters
Choosing your air filtration systems means choosing the right filters and air quality for your workplace. Air filters differ based on their desired function and the size of the area you would want to install your air filtration system. At AAF Asia, our general ventilation filters can be separated into three distinct categories; Panel & Pleated, Bag, and Compact Filters.
Panel and Pleated filters are designed to remove large particulates from the air. These filters can be used in general ventilation, paint booth, and kitchen exhaust systems. Bag filters are designed to remove medium to small particulates from the air. These filters can be used in general ventilation and paint booth exhaust systems. Compact filters are designed to remove small particulates from the air. These filters can be used in general ventilation, paint booth, and kitchen exhaust systems.
No matter your workplace, general ventilation is a vital part of maintaining a healthy workplace for your employees. Proper ventilation helps to dilute and remove contaminants from the air that can cause health problems. This blog discusses some of the key components of general ventilation systems. We hope this blog has been informative and helped you understand the importance of having a ventilation system in your workplace.
If you have any questions about general ventilation or air filtration, don’t hesitate to get in touch with AAF Asia today. Our team of experts would be more than happy to help you choose the right products for your fresh air ventilation system.