According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), maintaining a healthy work environment is crucial to protecting workers. One of the recommendations in this regard is improving the engineering controls using the building ventilation system.
The CDC suggests that activities to achieve this include increased ventilation rates and ensuring ventilation systems operate properly and provide acceptable indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for each space.
Uniphos Envirotronic Inc. has an affordable and effective tool to assist companies in monitoring ventilation. Rahul Singh, President, explained that smoke generation tubes, also known as air flow indicator tubes, will be useful to companies, particularly as cooler temperatures set in and more people are staying indoors.
The tubes have more traditionally been used to check for leaks in homes with air conditioning units but have become a common tool during COVID-19. “With COVID and new information we have on how it spreads, keeping ventilation going in office and workspaces is becoming very important,” said Singh. “You don’t want air stagnating. If there are a lot of people in an area and the ventilation isn’t working correctly, it can be dangerous.”
The smoke tubes help map out air flow in these types of working environments and shows you where air is stagnating.
“With a smoke tube, you’re able to generate a thick cloud of smoke which enables the user to quickly determine airflow,” he explained. “There are many other techniques available to test airflow, but this is one that is easy and cost efficient.”
Uniphos has a number of different tubes and kits available in both our KwikDraw and Uniphos brands. Visit our specialty tubes page for more information or call us toll free at 1-844-247-0450.