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BES Healthcare tells CHP how its Meeting-Air® filtration system is enabling safer care home visits.

CHP: How does the Meeting-Air® help care home providers keep their staff and residents safe while combating the spread of coronavirus and other care home bacteria?

As care homes are starting to allow visits, the Meeting-Air® filtration system enables safer get-togethers by reducing the level of aerosol contamination within a room. It helps keep residents, staff and visitors safer from the risk of infection, during the current pandemic and beyond. When set to its highest speed, the Meeting-Air® can clear a room of excess aerosols to enable more visits and reduce the risk of cross infections.

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CHP: How does it work?

The Meeting-Air® uses an advanced HEPA filter to draw in potentially contaminated air particles from 360 degrees, the filtered air is then ejected upwards to enhance the airflow pattern and provide a cleaner localised environment. When positioned on a table it will prevent aerosols moving from one attendee to another in the room by drawing them to the middle of the table instead, and into the machine for removal.

CHP: How do you know the device is effective?

The Meeting-Air® has been tested in rooms using particle counters and microbiological air samplers. Particle counts show the machine can remove up to 99.975% of particles at 0.3 micron (this is called the MPP – the most penetrative particle size) and is used in DOP smoke tests for BS EN:1822 to validate HEPA filters. In a small single room, the machine can achieve up to 95% reduction across all particle sizes in the room itself, although the design is for use mainly in close proximity for visitors. On low speed settings the machine will consistently maintain a reduced aerosol level between 60-80% less than an untreated room.

CHP: How does the Meeting-Air® help care home providers comply with infection control requirements?

Infection control is a multi-layered science and whilst air is only one element, it is a growing issue with airborne diseases. When used in a meeting application (between people) it will reduce the accidental transmission of aerosols from one person to another and when used in Boost Mode it will help to reduce whole room aerosol saturation, which in turn will reduce precipitation of viable microbiology onto surfaces. Most disposable masks are not highly efficient at containing all aerosols so this additional measure will be a benefit to risk management.

CHP: What new innovative technology does it include?

Advanced filtration for better protection: While other, similarly priced filtration systems often use H12 HEPA filters, the Meeting-Air® uses the superior H14 filter for exceptional particle collection.

Increase the airflow speed for faster air change: The innovative device has three speed levels. The two lower speeds are quiet to minimise disturbance to conversation, while the higher third setting is able to clear the room of any excess aerosols (up to 290m3/hr).

Modern functional design: The conical form encourages the flow of air upwards away from those seated in the room, and the curved, black design integrates into many settings. Weighing less than 5kg, with a diameter of 18”, the Meeting-Air® is easily moved from room to room when needed.

The Meeting-Air® offers a cost-effective solutions for those looking to protect their residents and staff, and reduce the levels of risk during visitations. The system can also be used in office environments, meeting rooms, and living spaces, to keep the environment clean and those within them safe. BES Healthcare also offers larger air filtration solutions to suit your room requirements.

For more information or to book a demo of the Meeting-Air® filtration system, contact the team at BES Healthcare by emailing info@beshealthcare.net or by calling 0117 966 6761.

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