COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid Updates

Covid Ventilation Assessment

Background

AVID Engineering LLC (AVID) and Quality Engineered Solutions Ltd. (QES) are sister companies that operate in the United States and Canada, respectively. Both companies have vast experience in the evaluation and design of ventilation systems to capture and control airborne contaminants.

ASHRAE POSITION ON SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

“Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure to the virus should be controlled. Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air- conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.” 

“On April 14, 2020, the ASHRAE Board of Directors approved the ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols. This position document outlines ASHRAE’s position that facilities of all types should follow, as a minimum, the latest published standards and guidelines and good engineering practice.”

PURPOSE OF VENTILATION EVALUATION

The purpose of the evaluation is to assist a facility in understanding its current ventilation system and to provide recommendations, to utilize ventilation, in the reduction of the spread of infectious airborne pathogens.

EXAMPLES OF FACILITIES EVALUATED

Commercial

Offices

Food Service

Call Centers

Institutional

Schools

Jails / Prisons

Hospitals

Manufacturing

Food Processing

Assembly Halls

Industrial Manufacturing

EXAMPLES OF Items To be EVALUATED

Airflow

Airflow Direction

Outside Air Flow

Air Exchange

Equipment

Capacity

Filtration

Control

Technology

Ultra-Violet

Ozone

Filtration

EVALUATION DELIVERABLES

  • Summary of Evaluation 
  • Recommendations to follow ASHRAE Guidelines and Good Engineering Practices.