Posted: 9 Jan '17

Improving Air Quality with Confined Space Air Movers

Improving Air Quality with Confined Space Air Movers

The nature of confined spaces may make maintaining a safe working atmosphere difficult for employers. Air quality must be maintained for the health of workers and to maintain production levels. The best way to change the atmosphere under these conditions is with confined space air movers.

Confined Space Air Movers Provide Necessary Ventilation

The easiest way to define ventilation is to state that it is a process by which fresh air is continuously moved into an area. As fresh air is cycled, the atmospheric hazards are diluted and forced out. Air movers are able to reduce the levels of contaminants such as gasses, vapors, fumes and dust to create an atmosphere that is breathable and that has increased visibility.

Effective Ventilation Systems Improve Production

Having a confined space work environment fitted with appropriate air movers improves production since employees take fewer breaks when they can breathe well and with improved atmosphere, their morale is improved as well. The other consideration is that cross processes can be performed when there is effective ventilation, meaning you do not have teams waiting for one unit to finish before they can begin their part. With greater visibility, workers can move around faster and more safely, reducing the chance of accidents and allowing them to complete their tasks quicker. Confined space air movers are an investment that can pay for themselves by offering employees working conditions that allow them to do their jobs faster and in a more pleasant atmosphere.

Benefits Far Outweigh Any Drawbacks

A common complaint with ventilation systems is that the air movers can be noisy, which seems amplified in confined spaces. Other factors include stirring up dust and the possibility of colder temperatures when the air being forced in is colder than the ambient temperature in the confined space.

When air is blown into a space, it creates a turbulence and increases the pressure of the air that does not allow gasses to settle and seep back into a space through cracks or other openings. This removes the risk of fire due to flammable gasses being pulled across the motors. The increased safety is worth a bit of noise in the confined space. As for the visibility and temperature controls, there are means available such as dust collection systems and heaters that can warm the air being blown into the workspace.

With improved employee production courtesy of a cleaner atmosphere and a safer work environment, a stronger return on investment may be reached. Contact us today at Innovative Ventilation Systems to learn more about how our confined space ventilation can improve safety and productivity.