The protection of staff during the COVID19 pandemic has been a key area of research and investment for Smurfit Kappa since the emergence of Coronavirus in 2020. In response to this management teams at manufacturing facilities in both Brno and Olomouc in the Czech Republic sought to install air purification systems to minimise the chances of transmission and keep staff safe.
Following a survey of both facilities, PureAir units were specified for installation in their changing rooms and canteen areas. This provided protection at the point of entry to the main manufacturing space, neutralisingcontainments whilst staff changed in to their work uniforms, as well as providing protection in the canteen where people would congregate in the highest numbers.
You may not be able to see the many benefits of the PureAir system, but the results speak for themselves:
Following installation of the PureAir system staff at both facilities are now able to work in confidence, reassured that they are provided with an extra level of protection from COVID19, as well as 99% of all communicable illnesses. This not only ensures the safety of staff but also reduces sickness and absenteeism. The improved airflow and recirculation of high level heat also reduces energy costs.
How does the PureAir Series PHI Cell kill bacteria and viruses in the air and on surfaces?
The PureAir PhotoHydroIonisation (PHI) Cell is a kind of UV light that emits advanced oxidation plasma. Included as part of a fan system, the PHI cell distributes hydro-peroxides, superoxide ions and hydroxide ions throughout the space, neutralising 99% of micro-organisms in the air and on surfaces.
PHI cells produce a group of oxidants known as hydroperoxides. Far from new to our world, hydroperoxides have been around for 3.5 billion years – and today they are commonly used in food processing environments, where they offer an anti-microbial treatment without leaving chemical residues.
Choosing an Airius PureAir PHI Series destratification fan with its integrated PHI Cell is a simple way to reduce bacteria, viruses and odours in your environment.
Multiple studies have been conducted on Airius PureAir Series PHI Cell technology and they are widely approved for use to control airborne and surface-based bacteria, viruses, smoke and odours.
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Airius fans are commonly used to purify air and balance temperatures for both heating and cooling applications in a wide variety of environments – from homes to warehouses.
Adding an Airius PureAir Series air purification, infection and odour control ventilation fan is a simple way to continually clean the air, creating a safer and healthier environment for your facility.
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