Industrial Ventilation Solutions Ensure Healthy Air Quality
Ventilation is an important part of any industrial HVAC system and helps ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all employees. Placing fans at strategic points inside a building may not be enough to provide adequate ventilation for your workforce, especially if you oversee a factory or warehouse facility, or are around chemicals and other contaminants.
Government safety agencies suggest a better solution is using motorized building ventilation systems because they are designed to remove air and contaminants, reducing harmful elements to a safe level.
They are designed to work in one of two ways: Local exhaust systems remove toxins directly at the source, while general ventilation systems focus on reducing the amount of less-harsh contaminants in a room or building.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is important to workers’ health. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration links poor air quality to symptoms that can include everything from headaches and fatigue to eye, nose, throat and even lung irritation. Asthma is one health condition OSHA links to damp indoor environments, and exposure to materials such as asbestos or radon gas can lead to cancer. Poor ventilation is one factor that can affect indoor air quality. Others include trouble maintaining temperatures, low or high humidity and remodeling hazards, as well as mold, pesticides, cleaning solutions and more.
An industrial ventilation system offers a range of benefits, including:
Removing contaminants at the source, before they escape into the air
Ensuring work areas have an adequate supply of oxygen
Controlling the amount of toxins in the air
Removing unwanted odors in given areas
Controlling temperature and humidity in a room or building
Causes of Poor Air Quality
OSHA cites internal cases that identify the top three causes of poor indoor air quality. Those causes are inadequate ventilation, contamination that comes from a source inside the building and contamination that occurs outside the building.
To help maintain a safe indoor environment, OSHA recommends routine and proper maintenance of the facility’s HVAC system. Additional methods of containing contaminants include ensuring adequate ventilation during and after room renovations, as well as regular cleaning of indoor spaces and safe storage of chemicals and cleaning solutions.
Contact Carrier for Industrial Ventilation Needs
Carrier products include unit ventilators that meet strict guidelines for indoor air quality in hospitals, schools and residential buildings. We also offer an array of industrial ventilation options along with HVAC packages. Get additional information on professional ventilation solutions by contacting us through our online form.