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Better air distribution in hospitals

Building a hospital is complicated - especially the installation of the ventilation system. It is common knowledge that a hospital is full of bacteria thus making it a constant challenge to minimize the danger of infection and at the same time exchanging the air. Every year poor hygiene and poor cleaning in many Danish hospitals is very expensive for the local governments due to infections and readmissions.

In a long-term co-operation with Professor Peter V. Nielsen at the University of Aalborg, KE Fibertec AS in Vejen, Denmark, has been engaged in the developing of personal air distribution systems that isolate airborne infection from person to person. The idea is to screen off a person from other carriers by means of an active cushion fitted with air distribution.

Primarily this is designed for aircraft cabins, however, it would also be very suitable for beds in hospitals where they are facing the same challenges. Even though this product is not yet ready for production, KE Fibertec has already gained a lot of experience by supplying textile ducts for different types of hospital rooms.

Hygiene is everything

The unique feature of textile ducts in comparison to traditional steel ducting is the fact that they can be taken down and washed over and over again. Impurities are washed out and any blinding is removed to reestablish free passage of air. This ensures a cleaner and more hygienic environment but also energy efficiency as the power consumption of producing the required volume of air will be reduced with a clean duct.

A good indoor climate

For the hospital staff a good indoor climate is of the essense. It generates well-being and job satisfaction - important issues especially for  employees with long working-hours. The patients will experience fresh and and clean air in the room, and so the indoor climate will contribute to the patients being discharged sooner.

Broomfield Hospital in England was recently renovated, among other things with the installation of textile based ventilation ducts in the atrium. The textile ducts were designed to match and to become part of the building architecture and dyed in a colour to match the colour of the wall.

Tailored textile ducts

By applying textile ducts you obtain air distribution that is tailored to the room and not least the occupants of the room. Textile ducts are designed with all aspects considered which makes it possible to ensure regular exchange of air. Demands may vary and therefore the textile materials that are used for an atrium with walking areas such as at Broomfield Hospital are different compared to materials used for ex. operating theatres.

The flexible textile ducts are tailored to match the purpose 100%. Further, they are easy to install without leaving a messy installation site. This means that a solution with textile ducts is especially suited for renovation of existing rooms. Textile ducts are available in a wide range of designs and colours.

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