Interfurn launches ‘state-of-the-art’ UCV canopies
Specialist hospital and healthcare engineering company, Interfurn, has recently launched its range of redesigned ‘state-of-the-art’ UCV canopies, the AIR-FLEX Series.
The company said: “The AIR-FLEX UCV Canopy Series deliver a complete range of low noise, energy-efficient, ultraclean ventilation (UCV) canopies for modern operating theatres. The AIR-FLEX Series provides the ideal solution for brand new theatres, like-for-like canopy replacements, or upgrades, or converting existing rooms into ultraclean theatres. All AIR-FLEX canopies can easily be integrated with most theatre equipment, lighting, and pendants on the market today.” The range includes:
- The AIR-FLEX+ -- a differential flow, screenless, flush-fitting ultraclean ventilation (UCV) canopy ‘ideally suited’ to ultraclean operating theatre or canopy upgrades requiring a 'like for like' replacement, or for new installations. Boasting ‘exceptional energy efficiency and lower than standard sound emissions’ (typically achieving NR45), the unit can be installed as a ‘like for like’ replacement for older canopies, including those from other providers. The main unit is designed to fit most existing ductwork ‘with little to no additional work’. Fully HTM 03-01 compliant, and available in three standard sizes, the AIR-FLEX+ also features Interfurn's ‘Intelligent Response Control System’ (IRCS), which provides full monitoring and control of the fans.
- The AIR-FLEX Custom – A fully HTM 03-01 compliant, custom-built UCV solution for ‘more difficult spaces’, such as building or room conversions. The low height profile (approximately half the depth of comparable UCV canopies on the market today) of the canopy unit makes it especially suitable for room conversions. Interfurn said: “Where structural features cannot be moved, the AIR-FLEX Custom is simply built around them, making it an incredibly adaptable UCV solution. Almost any size square or rectangular canopy is possible to fit the dimensions of your theatre exactly.” Screenless and flush fitting to the ceiling, the canopy maximises ceiling height and allows unobstructed access within the clean zone. Both low and high-level recirculation versions are available.
- The AIR-FLEX Curve – The AIR-FLEX Curve offers ‘a unique, adaptable and sleek’, skirtless, flush fitting circular or rounded corner UCV option, suitable for both new build and retrofit ultraclean operating theatres and clean rooms. By removing the canopy corners, entrainment is eliminated, which Intefurn says making the AIR-FLEX Curve up to 22% more energy-efficient than most conventional square and rectangular designs. The unit provides low-turbulence airflow within the clean zone, ‘eliminating sudden pressure drops and maintaining a temperature differential of only 0.5°C within the clean zone’. The circular canopy is available in two standard diameters – 3.3 6m or 3.92 m in diameter (to comply with HTM 03-01), while the square or rectangular rounded corner options are available in custom sizes.
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