Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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New in-duct air ionisation system’s enhanced versatility delivers better ion density for indoor spaces
Global Plasma Solutions has added the DM-2 to its air-cleaning needlepoint bipolar ionisation technology systems portfolio, which makes optimising ionisation easier. This in-duct air ionisation system has a low-profile design for mounting closer to the occupied space, optimising the delivery of ionisation to targeted areas within a building.
Featuring a quick-turn saddle mount adapter for simple installation and optimal positioning, the design also ensures the ion emitters are orientated correctly within the airflow. These features provide numerous benefits, including optimising the delivery of ionisation to targeted areas within a building, helping improve indoor air quality.
The system utilises GPS' patented NPBI technology to help clean the air by reducing airborne particles including certain odours, viruses and bacteria. Particles like dust, dander, smoke and even viruses and bacteria all can be suspended in the air. NPBI technology creates and releases ions into the airstream using an existing HVAC system as the delivery method. When these ions disperse throughout a space, they seek out and form bonds with particles in the air through a process called agglomeration. During this process, particles begin to cluster together and are thus easier to filter out of the air. Agglomeration can create an environment that enables the reduction of certain harmful viruses and bacteria without introducing harmful levels of ozone or other by-products.
The DM-2 is ideal for large buildings with complex duct set-ups and zone systems that are downstream of a Variable Air Volume (VAV) box, making ionising multiple rooms more effective.
This downstream solution will be further supported by the DM-2's quick-turn saddle mount adapter, which simplifies installation and allows installers to place the ioniser in an optimal position. When combined with this soon-to-be-released adapter, the duct-mounted, maintenance-free DM-2 will fit all standard size round or rectangular ducts, in contrast to other offerings in the space that often require unique adapters for each configuration of a duct. Users can mount the DM-2 almost anywhere, providing flexibility and freedom.
"Customers can change the installation point as needed and mount closer to the space versus the blower, allowing for improved ionisation within the space," explains Garry Fee, director of product management for Global Plasma Solutions. "We designed the DM-2 with customers in mind, offering unrivalled flexibility and additional mounting options that solve for complexity and save both time and money."
The DM-2 system builds on the success of GPS's existing line of innovative products, offering many of the same benefits - including multi-voltage input, auto-cleaning, and carbon fibre brush emitters. Like all GPS branded devices, the DM-2 is certified to UL's 2998 ‘zero ozone’ emission standard, which is below quantifiable levels of 5ppb (parts per billion).
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