IQAir is a world leader in the field of Air Purification and has been since 1963.
The particular strength of the IQAir air purifier’s high-performance air lies in providing cost-effective decentralised airborne infection control for hospital and professional health-care applications, such as dental surgeries. The air purifiers provide a great level of medical filtering to recirculate within the building, whether for surgeries, reception areas, or dental waiting rooms.
HEPA – High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance – has been the gold standard in the medical industry for many decades and this particular system by IQ, has been tried and tested for 12 years as the leading choice in hospitals.
Why do we believe the IQAir Series of Air Purifiers is the right unit for your Practice in your fight against Covid 19
The IQAir ‘Cleanroom Series’ is the dedicated IQAir product line for advanced airborne infection and particulate control. The HyperHEPA filter of the IQAir Cleanroom models has been tested, and classified in accordance with the world’s most stringent filter test norm for HEPA filters – European Norm EN 1822.
The awarded “H13” classification means that the IQAir Cleanroom systems have an absolute minimum efficiency of 99.97%, even for the tiniest and most infectious particles known to mankind – including the coronavirus (see further evidence below). It also offers great long term benefits in reducing pollen, dust, diesel soot, mold spores, and other harmful germs like the common cold or flu, providing a good long term investment – not just for the current pandemic.
Air Purification for your Dental Surgery
The key is in utilising proven technology that is capable of purifying the air in a proven way and directing the air into the unit – rather than the deco, the target air now is just above the oral cavity.
For a surgery, we can supply either a portable or wall-mounted system (Cleanroom 250 or H13), and then link up with the IQAir ‘FlexVac’ which directs the exhaled air/aerosols into the filter, which have an anti-microbial surface to neutralise viruses on contact. The air is also filtered through 2.5kg of high quality activated carbon, before it passes through a large capacity medical-grade H13 HEPA filter with no leakage and a sealed unit. Leakage means the air that is allowed to bypass the filter and not be treated – this is vital to observe when considering an air purification unit. Run at the maximum capacity in an average-sized surgery air could be filtered over 15 times an hour.
Fallow time for surgery example:
Current guidance from PHE based on advice from NERVTAG, recommends a fallow period of 60 minutes in a single room with six air changes per hour following AGPs.
If you have surgery, that’s typical dimensions are: 3.85m x 2.60m x 2.40m high = 24m3
The IQAir ‘H13’ machine for example on full power (530m3/h) will produce over 22 air changes per hour, or will achieve the six air changes in just over 16 minutes. A practitioner can choose to adjust the fallow period accordingly – as long as clearly documented in your surgery risk assessment. So, therefore, the fallow time can be reduced right down to just over 16 minutes.
We will happily calculate this for your surgery.
Air Purification for the Communal Areas of your Dental Practice
As above, we can offer either a portable or wall-mounted system (Cleanroom 250), but for the communal area, you can use an air quality monitor with a small screen that will be put on the wall showing the air quality outside and inside, i.e. you are informing/ reassuring both staff and patients that medical-grade HEPA filters are being used for air quality and that the outside air quality is X parts per million (=ppm typically 30,000) and the inside is Y typically 0-100.
How can the Hague Dental team support you
Hague Dental are authorised suppliers for the IQAir Series in the UK. We can supply only, provide installation, and offer on-going support with annual maintenance. Please speak to my equipment and refurbishment team to know more.
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