Airflow Studies: The Basics
Are you experiencing heating, cooling or pressurization issues in your mission critical facility? As the facility manager, the last thing you need is an HVAC issue leading to product contamination or a production shutdown. If you are unsure as to the precise cause of these issues, you should consider hiring a licensed engineer to perform an airflow study to diagnose the situation.
An airflow study allows you to pinpoint root causes and develop clear solutions to address your HVAC problems before they become issues impacting your operations or the comfort and well-being of your valued employees. The study is done at a fraction of the cost of the eventual repair, and they save you money by properly addressing the problem the first time.
For what can be just 1-3% of the eventual capital expenditure, this assessment of your HVAC gives you a detailed remediation report to optimize your operations, and it provides you with the business case you need to get an approved Capital Allocation Request.
How it Works
The airflow study will consist of a site walk-through with your staff, subsequent field work by the engineers and data analysis of temperature, relative humidity, air particle counts, and air changes compared against room specifications.
The main objectives are to evaluate the existing conditions of equipment on site, evaluate the HVAC/air distribution issues in the facility and provide you with budgetary pricing for the proposed recommended fixes.
Over the years, the manufacturing clients of the C1S Group have benefited from us providing this crucial HVAC assessment. Recommendations vary from simple, quick fixes that restore system optimization and increase energy efficiency to large scale change-outs of existing equipment. Whatever your needs, your company can benefit from working with the C1S Group and our holistic approach. We can work with you from the initial assessment through any potential design and construction phases that might be necessary.
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Some of the benefits you could see:
Reduced Risk of Production Shutdown
Reduced Risk of Product Contamination
Improved Employee Comfort and Well-Being