When you're running a warehouse, factory or major commercial space, you want to make sure your indoor air quality (IAQ) is what it should be. That's why you can turn to AET Global Group for commercial or industrial air quality systems in the Conshohocken, PA area.
Our team will check for airborne toxins and irritants that you can't see to make sure your air quality is safe. We'll also make sure your HVAC system is operating efficiently and not costing you a lot of money on energy bills.
Call 866-610-1469 right now to set up a consultation right now to set up industrial or commercial air quality needs assessment.
In addition to the standard IAQ services you’d receive, AET Global Group offers services specific to commercial and industrial properties. Our commercial and industrial air quality evluation reports offer:
Make sure you know what’s going on inside your building—set up industrial or commercial air quality systems in Conshohocken, PA right now.
Indoor air quality affects everyone you encounter. Inclusive of every other living organism. Biological agents, virial, bacterial microorganisms, commercial cooking. Post combustion derivative compound off gassing. Fire, open flames, chemicals, are present everywhere both in and outdoor. Ambient exposure levels vary based on levels of density, potency, and propagation saturation. All living organism shed cells, plants, trees, flowers generate organic pollen compounds.
Our clothing generates fibers, collects particulate. Many other activities such as concrete (crystalline silica) and asphalt cutting, generate what is known air borne aggregate particulate, mixed with tar and other petrol chemicals. Windblown dry soil, sands, containing fertilizer, chemicals, feces, dried urine, tissue and coliform, decaying residual organic waste.
Primarily untreated and unknown hazardous laboratory medical biological research laminar flow exhaust hoods vented directly into air. Human waste off gassing from sanitary systems, or combination sewer / storm inlet system. (Poor or disabled restroom ventilation systems, can create serious health risks, to all building occupants, as well as their friends, and families.)
(Several frank bacterial pathogens have been shown to associate with, and in some cases, actually grow in biofilms, including Legionella pneumophila, S. aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter spp, E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium, Vibrio cholerae, and Helicobacter pylori. Although all these organisms have the ability to attach to surfaces and existing biofilms, most if not all appear incapable, of extensive growth in the biofilm.
This may be because of their fastidious growth requirements or because of their inability to compete with indigenous organisms. The mechanism of interaction and growth apparently varies with the pathogen, and at least for L. pneumophila, appears to require the presence of free-living protozoa to grow in the biofilm. Survival and growth of pathogenic organisms within biofilms might also be enhanced by the association and metabolic interactions with indigenous organisms.
Camper et al. showed that Salmonella typhimurium persisted in a model distribution system containing undefined heterotrophic bacteria from an unfiltered reverse osmosis water system for >50 days, which suggests that the normal biofilm flora of this water system provided niche conditions capable of supporting the growth of this organism.
Biofilms increasingly is one in which there is both heterogeneity and a constant flux, as this biological community adapts to changing environmental conditions and the composition of the communit.)
What we see as ubiquitous dust particles, never comprehending the incredible volume, complexity and composition of what it actually consist of. Typically, residual organic / non-organic derivatives residual "particulate". Gravity, humidity, temperature and saturation fallout (action cause and derivative effect) as to what you actually visualize, on a surface, but only considerably greater.
For Bio-Pharma, 797-Sterility Suites, Isolation Suites, Test Labs, Med-Surgical Suites, Certain Food, Chemical, Data, Aerospace and Electronics industries. We design-build mission critical "ISO Classifications" "Clean Rooms", most take term in a literal sense, of being exceptionally clean space. That would be partially correct, with several major, very difficult and expensive exceptions. Controlling the level of air borne micron size particulate (dust) and controlling the level of fresh human pathogens, tracked into or introduced, critical air changes, temperature and humidity.
It is not so much the "dust" itself, it's what that residuals particulate derivative "dust particle" consists of, and what has combined with that micron size particle, what has attached itself to it. Compromising (contaminating) the efficacy, pureness, and reliability of the derivative process. Then why not consider major surgery, in a parking space, of a busy gas station-convenience store, next to a hazardous material land fill, off an interstate highway.
Same holds true, for the air you breath, water you drink, and food you consume. For the most part, "dust" is just that, quite innocuous. The problems start when people, animals, fowl, introduce a significant volume pathogen into the equation, multiplied by population density, combining with other bacteria and viruses, it becomes a serious problem.
Thusly infecting humans and pets spreads itself by transmitting primarily air borne (aerosol), via pulmonary system, eye mucus membrane (conjunctiva), secondarily via ingestion from (pathetically transmission) touching a virus / bacteria contaminated surface. Then touch what you or someone else consumes, or your eyes, mouth, or nose. Not thinking twice about washing your hands, or wearing the proper face mask, use of hand sanitizer or appropriate (PPE) today, could be quite personally costly.
From a contained and concentrated facilities environment standpoint, contagion transmission renders down to, either air borne or surface transmission. That being the current know methods of currently transmitting any virus or harmful bacteria. Other than infected water supply, or individual(s) in dietary / processing / restaurants, directly infecting via ingested food or drink. We have to start thinking past the current, extremely reactive, disruptive public health issue and consider a comprehensive proactive solution approach.
Clean-up you act, thoroughly. Historically, for the last 4-four decades of personal firsthand experience regarding mechanical systems. Opening up roof top units-(RTU), air handler units-(AHU), water towers, heating ventilation air conditioning-(HVAC) systems and associated ancillary equipment. The greater majority have rarely, if ever, been properly cleaned.
Turning those vital indoor environment systems, into nothing short of large Petri culture dish. Remember everything and everyone contributes every day in many ways. Have your systems maintenance completed properly. As if your heath, and that of your family, friends, clients and your very livelihood, depended on it, because it actually does!
Question the service company, and the service tech, have an in depth conversation regarding the industrial hygiene of your equipment. Whom is paying whom here, and what am I actually getting in return? Are they actually concerned for my safety? Are they familiar with any of these technologies? If the outside air is actually working? Most currently do not function, some have never functioned, or has it even existed? If they have no answer, fail to understand your concerns, or the importance, find another service company or letter to the landlord.
The type of air filters, the last time all of the coils and the drain pan, was thoroughly cleaned. When was the last time they treated them with an biocide, 3,6,9,12 months, never? When was the last time the cooling tower water was checked for pathogens?
Think about this scenario, from a risk management loss perspective. How much longer before some smart personal injury law firm, creates another extremely lucrative revenue stream. Think those release waiver indemnification and hold harmless document will protect, think again, where there is a curve, there is a legal angle. Definition of insanity, is repeating the same action, changing nothing, year after year, and then, like magic, expecting a different outcome.
A safe, highly proven highly effective, inactivating microorganism by destroying nucleus acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving unable to perform cellular functions, excellent surface, secondly air sanitizing, no side effects. Common application mistake, inadequate arrays, poor location, inadequate dosing (potency levels), and exposure duration (dwell time) = Efficacy.(effectiveness)
A safe, proven method, non-ozone producing technology, excellent at sanitizing and combining air borne particulate, making it easier to collect in a correctly designed and configured HVAC unit air filtration media system. When you combine the two, amazingly effective technologies. Your particular system, may not require additional or be able to lower percentage of required (O/A)-outside air. This technology provides an added significant plus, you are introducing positive ions into your (IAQ) environment.
Regardless of particular air filter manufacture selected, on commercial applications recommend, Pleated HVAC unit return air filter media of no less than 2" deep preferably, 4". Minimum of a MERV-13 with impregnated activated carbon. On high risk exposure applications, preferably MERV-15 or better. You shall notice the filter media shall load up significantly faster than previously. Typically requiring changing out media, (filters) 30-45 days on average. Before removing the filer media, turn off the air handler and ALL air / unit treatment systems. Use extreme caution. Don your PPE protecting your entire face, ware disposable gloves when handling and disposing, immediately bag the spent media (filters) and gloves and disposable masks. Rinse reusable face shield. Combining all of the above proven technology provides an extremely effective, common occupancy IAQ tool.
Have a qualified, accredited, third-party, industrial hygienist pull the air quality and surface swab samples for laboratory testing. Creating an existing conditions operational base line (bench mark) established, prior to deployment.
Have the same third party industrial hygienist pull air quality sample and surface swab samples for laboratory testing, Establishing post deployment operational testing performed to validate level of efficacy.
Consideration should be given, only if the application can sustain cost justification. Installation of constant monitoring (IAQ)-indoor air quality validation instrumentation. Device efficacy / output monitoring, typically these systems and devices, are interfaced into a facilities BMS, DDC Honeywell Tridium and or other management systems. Typically these systems are testing quarterly, managed and calibrated yearly.