The June digital publication of the ASHRAE Journal is ready for your viewing pleasure today. This month’s cover story discusses the results of a study that uses CFD to analyze the impact of HVAC configuration on the performance of operating room ventilation systems. Other articles discuss haloolefin refrigerants, the impact of water utility rates on chiller selection, and data centers and TES. Keep reading to learn the latest and greatest in HVAC&R this month…
Hospital Operating Room Ventilation Systems
Part II: Analyses of HVAC Configurations, By Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE
The Primary objective of the hospital operating room (OR) ventilation system is to minimize surgical site infection due to airborne bacteria and to provide a comfortable environment for surgeons and other staff in the room. The key factor in reducing surgical site infections is to minimize the entertainment of airborne particles from the non-sterile zone into the sterile zone. Continue reading the full article…
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June 2018 ASHRAE Insights
Seventy-five awards will be presented at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston June 23–27. Among the awards are the two most prominent individual awards for ASHRAE members, the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award and the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award.
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