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Keeping the outside air outside

Outdoor air can enter and leave a building by infiltration, natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation. This means that pollutants that lurk outdoors can often be found indoors too. where they can join other irritants to produce a cocktail of contaminants that trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath and []

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AHUs – refurbish or replace?

The word ‘maintenance’ sounds rather mundane and unexciting. It seems to describe a holding operation, implying a continuation of existing conditions and preservation of the status quo. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. As well as lowering operational costs and raising environmental performance, maintenance can also be a powerful tool for improvement. []

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Breathing space

Although the COVID-19 outbreak is relatively new, we have developed a good understanding of its cause and effects, and we are also learning a great deal about how the pathogen is transmitted. Until now, however, the emphasis has been on spread of the virus through contact with contaminated surfaces – hence the advice to wash []

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ECEX fights coil pathogens with powerful chemical-free disinfectant

ECEX now supplies and installs CoilCare CC-X, a powerful automated, chemical-free disinfectant that harnesses UV light to prevent bacteria, viruses and organic growth from taking-hold on cooling coils. CoilCare CC-X – manufactured by US-based BioZone Scientific International – can be retrofitted into existing ventilation units to instantly start fighting the bacteria that builds-up on cooling []

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AHU refurbishment at Brentwood Community Hospital

Site maintenance provider, Integral, called in air handling unit specialist, ECEX, to survey three AHU’s. The units, at Brentwood Community Hospital in Shenfield, Essex, were suffering from advancing internal corrosion within the humidifier and filter sections. ECEX carried a detailed technical survey, recommending treatment with non-toxic anti-corrosion paint to arrest the corrosion, then over-skinning the []

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AHU refurbishment at Devonshire Square

Refurbishment of extract air handling units London’s Devonshire Square, situated in the historic area between Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields, comprises 630,000 square feet of prime office and leisure space, spread over a five acre campus including numerous refurbished and re-configured 18th century buildings. Devonshire Square Management, part of BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPRE) are the Managing Agents []

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