Indoor air quality in schools is always a vitally important topic when it comes to the health of students and teachers. But it’s taken on even more urgency in recent months as they return to in-person classes following pandemic-related closures.
As part of Modine’s commitment to providing the best commercial HVAC solutions, we’ve partnered with Global Plasma Solutions to offer a state-of-the-art GPS’ patented needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI™️) technology, compatible with our major school products, to help ensure the highest quality classroom IAQ. The systems can be installed in existing Modine school products, offering facility managers another tool for keeping students safe.
The needlepoint bipolar ionization system is an auto-cleaning, with the capacity to handle up to 2,400 CFM. The patented technology eliminates airborne pathogens* and particulates to provide safe and healthy air.
Tests conducted by a third-party under controlled circumstances, in a laboratory environment, indicate the bipolar ionization system can reduce the presence of pathogens* in the air:
- Norovirus, 93.5%
- Human coronavirus, 90%
- Legionella, 99.7%
- Clostridium difficile, 86.8%
The NPBI ™ offers multiple mounting options. Its carbon fiber and composite construction is designed for durability. Other benefits include energy savings, reduced pressure loss, odor control, and particle reduction and smoke control.
Compatible with Modine Products
We’ll launch the new ionization retrofit kit for our school products install base on Sept. 1, 2020, and a factory installed option will be available soon. It will work with our top-of-the-line school HVAC products including:
- Airedale ClassMate® DX Cooling and Heat Pump
- Airedale SchoolMate® Water/Ground Source Heat Pump
- Airedale Sentinel® Vertical Unit Ventilator
- Horizontal and Vertical Unit Ventilators
Modine is proud to offer a selection of HVAC systems designed to meet the needs of any school facility or classroom. Our Airedale ClassMate® model DX cooling and heat pumps are engineered for unobtrusive operation in the classroom while providing maximum energy efficiency.
With a small footprint, the ClassMate® has been intentionally designed to be the quietest single packaged product of its type. Using an advanced blower and compressor technologies and a sound-deadening compressor acoustic wrap, it reduces operating noises to a minimum.
*DISCLAIMER: Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) uses multiple data points to formulate performance validation statements. GPS technology is used in a wide range of applications across diverse environmental conditions. Since locations will vary, clients should evaluate their individual application and environmental conditions when making an assessment regarding the technology’s potential benefits.
The use of this technology is not intended to take the place of reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens. It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments and health authorities as well as official guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html), including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks.