Carrier Rental Systems UK Rolls Out Healthy Buildings Solutions
WEST DRAYTON, UK, 23 Sept, 2021
Carrier Rental Systems, the UK’s leading provider of specialised temperature control equipment for hire, has launched a suite of advanced solutions to help support healthy buildings and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Carrier Rental Systems UK Ltd is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
The new healthy buildings rental fleet includes solutions that can be used alone or in combination as part of a comprehensive risk reduction and mitigation strategy to optimise built environments in ways that improve operational efficiency, positively impact occupants and inspire confidence in improved health, productivity and cognitive performance. It consists of high efficiency air cleaning machines, UV-C light-based disinfection systems, and a comprehensive range of high performance mechanical ventilation equipment.
Carrier’s OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber and Negative Air Machine is a portable negative air machine, which cleans and removes air potentially contaminated by the coronavirus. OptiClean was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020, and was selected Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year in the UK Cooling Industry Awards.
OptiClean can be operated in two modes. As a negative-pressure machine, it generates a vacuum effect in a room to limit the escape of contaminated air into adjoining spaces. Air in the room is drawn through the machine, filtered and expelled outside the building using flexible ducting. Alternatively, it can be used to support existing ventilation as a stand-alone air scrubber to reduce risks and mitigate airborne contamination.
Three model sizes deliver airflow rates of between 1000 and 2500 cubic metres per hour with a noise level as low as 51 dB(A) for use in sensitive areas such as hospitals, school classrooms, libraries and hotels.
OptiClean has two stages of filtration. An M5 pre-filter provides protection and extends its working life while H13/14 HEPA filters to European Standard EN-1822 operate with a rated efficiency of up to 99.995% at the most penetrating particle size. OptiClean is easy and quick to deploy with smooth-running castors to quickly move the machine to other areas requiring treatment. The EC motor is highly energy-efficient, ensuring running costs are minimised.
Carrier Rental Systems also offers the German-made TROTEC filtration and thermal disinfection unit, which targets airborne pathogens with a F7 pre-filter followed by an H14 high capacity HEPA main filter. Pathogens captured by filters are deactivated using bursts of intense heat treatment, automatically disinfecting filter media, reducing maintenance requirements and prolonging working life. The unit helps maintain high-quality air by removing dust particles, micro-fibers and contaminants for a cleaner, healthier indoor environment.
Carrier OptiClean units can be rapidly deployed wherever required.
A CRS TROTEC high resolution filtration and thermal treatment unit.
To broaden protection, activated charcoal filters can be used to reduce odours and absorb VOCs. Carrier offers air handling units (AHUs) equipped with UV-C lamps at strategic points inside the casing. The lamps flood the interior with UV-C light, targeting pathogens on the coil surface and drip tray.
UV-C light has been used for more than a century to disinfect public water supplies due to its ability to quickly and effectively inactivate potentially harmful pathogens. UV-C light disrupts the molecular structure of water and air-borne bacteria, viruses, spores and moulds, reducing infection risks.
A comprehensive range of high-performance commercial mechanical ventilation equipment complete Carrier Rental System’s suite of healthy buildings technologies. These units can be used to augment a building’s existing HVAC system to ensure adequate supplies of fresh air are introduced into the occupied space at all times to help minimise risks and improve IAQ.
A compact Carrier air cleaner equipped with UV-C and activated carbon filters for use in small offices and homes.
It is a legal requirement to ensure sufficient levels of fresh air ventilation in workplaces and public buildings. Carrier Rental Systems has a nationwide fleet available for rapid deployment.
In the UK, it is a legal requirement to ensure sufficient levels of fresh air ventilation in workplaces and public buildings. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advises that ventilation is a key part of any risk reduction and mitigation strategy for COVID-19. Carrier Rental Systems has a long history in the application of mechanical ventilation systems with a fleet of high-efficiency, modern systems available from its nationwide network of branches.
“A healthier future starts indoors,” said Marc White, Director and General Manager of Carrier Rental Systems UK. “Carrier Rental Systems is leading the way in helping customers confidently approach building environments with a focus on what matters most – the people inside.”