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SAN-AIR scores Purple Tick accreditation

The SAN-AIR technology has been awarded the Purple Tick accreditation, having satisfied the criteria for businesses that offer products or services that deliver high levels of performance in indoor public spaces. An independent organisation, the Purple Tick aims to build consumer and community confidence by promoting the safety and cleanliness of air conditioning systems. According […]

News

Quarantine restart: What have we learnt?

This week, international travellers began arriving in Melbourne again, and are re-entering Victoria’s revised hotel quarantine facilities. Numbers have been capped at 800 per week and will increase to 1,120 per week on April 15 provided that key recommendations are addressed – including many relating to ventilation. Focus on airborne transmission It has been almost […]

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ASHRAE issues ‘unequivocal’ COVID advice

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in buildings. “Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is significant and should be controlled,” says the statement. “Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.” […]

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New study looks at ideal placement of air purifiers

Researchers from the Department of Engineering, University of Minnesota, have published findings on the efficacy of air purifiers in achieving ventilation rates close to values prescribed by the World Health Organization. The same report claims that purifiers also help to achieve aerosol removal times within the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommended guidelines. The […]

Events and conferences

Building ventilation and COVID-19 transmission

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), in collaboration with IEA EBC Annex 86, are organising a free webinar discussing the impact of building ventilation on COVID-19 transmission. The webinar, titled “Building ventilation: How does it affect SARS-Cov-2 transmission”, is part of a series of three webinars. This session will address the potential mitigating role […]

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Purafil launches PuraWard air filter

Purafil’s PuraWard air filter is designed as a solution for the removal of airborne microbial contaminants. Available in various sizes and particulate filtration grades, PuraWard filters consist of specialised polymer fibres engineered with a US EPA-registered antimicrobial agent. According to Purafil, this filtration media has been evaluated to remove a range of bacteria, fungi, and […]

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Temperzone launches virtual exhibition

Temperzone has announced the launch of a new virtual exhibition showcasing Temperzone and Hitachi products. According to the company, the site was partly created to circumvent COVID-19 restrictions that have made it difficult to present their products at physical exhibitions. The virtual tour provides a visual perspective of the products as well as the ability […]

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Safe Work releases guidance on workplace ventilation

A new COVID-19 fact sheet on improving ventilation in indoor workplaces has been developed by Safe Work Australia. The fact sheet highlights practical steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and improve ventilation in indoor workplaces. The advice covers three main points. Ensuring HVAC systems are operating properly. This includes checking that systems […]

Events and conferences

VASA Wire & Gas Convention postponed until 2022

VASA, Australasia’s peak trade association for specialists in auto air conditioning, electrical and thermal management, has postponed its flagship Wire & Gas conference until 2022 due to logistical risks posed by ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. Wire & Gas, originally scheduled to take place from July 31 to August 2, 2020, was postponed until the equivalent weekend […]

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Activ8 COVID disinfectant earns TGA approval

Activ8 Barrier Guard HVAC is a Queensland-made, TGA-registered COVID disinfectant designed for use in the HVAC industry. According to air conditioning system supplier Complete Air Supply (CAS), it is the only HVAC TGA-approved COVID disinfectant on the market. Available in 5L and 15L containers, the product includes non-toxic products that are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal as well […]