As new guidance on the role of good ventilation in addressing incidences of coronavirus is published, Gilberts has announced its Hybrid MFS ventilation has already achieve compliance.
Roy Jones, Gilberts’ Technical Director, commented: “The over-riding message of all relevant guidance in relation to COVID and building services is to increase the ventilation – to increase the amount of air changes and minimise CO2 levels to below 1000ppm.
“Our MFS can already deliver that requirement, giving peace of mind to existing users: MFS is the current product of choice for schools and has been successfully installed thousands of times to provide clean fresh air to the occupants.”
For further customer reassurance, Gilberts has developed new COVID-19 modes for the stand-alone MFS hybrid mechanical/natural ventilation units.
The options require no additional accessories nor equipment. In many cases, the building services manager can personally execute the change, by merely pushing a few buttons.
By changing the settings on the control menu on Gilberts’ Bespoke MFS Controller, the air is provided with increased outside (clean) air. The system can also be overridden with a boost facility as required by the occupant, in order to potentially further increase fresh air volume, by as much as 200%.
A simple adjustment of controls means the way the single sided space is ventilated can continue, but agility is increased by providing fresh air more often by adjusting the CO2 sensor set-point.
Gilberts has advanced the MFS Hybrid products abilities over the last five years, providing items such as heating coil options. Most customers now take up this option, as it reduces the need to provide a separate heating system in most applications.
For those provided with the coil option, Gilberts have a further advanced and protective system. The company can offer 100% fresh air and temper with the coils for the full operation of the rooms.
This will advance the ventilation and ensure a cleaner and safer environment, whilst guaranteeing indoor temperatures are not compromised at all.
This simple programme change to the bespoke controller is required with an option provided to the occupant to switch in and out of COVID mode, as the occupier determines. This option will have a small increase on the heating bill, but benefits the occupier with a still further clean air ventilation system.
Roy Jones added: “We already had a compliant product. With minor adjustments this can be enhanced to increase ventilation rates but without detriment to indoor environmental quality (IEQ).”
Gilberts of Blackpool,
Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941
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