Schools Fight COVID with Increased Ventilation & Airxchange® Interchangeable Segments

Posted 4 August, 2020 — News
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As schools and universities prepare to reopen, proper ventilation is of utmost concern.  To reduce airborne transmission of viruses, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force recommends educational facilities have air handling systems capable of achieving 150% of current minimum ventilation air flow standards.

Airxchange® Energy Recovery Wheels are built with interchangeable segments that allow schools to easily modify their ventilator systems and increase ventilation rates with PDX segments.  PDX segments reduce air resistance with a unique low air pressure drop design.

PDX segments can be installed in existing Airxchange® wheels with no unit modifications.  Simply replace the existing Airxchange® segments with PDX segments.  No other manufacturer offers this level of flexibility.

When used in conjunction with other system improvements, PDX segments can help achieve the 50% increase in ventilation recommended by ASHRAE.  To fully understand if there are other system impacts, consult a design professional.



In an effort to facilitate increased ventilation rates and keep students and faculty safe, Airxchange® has developed aSchools Fight Covid” incentive program.  For every low pressure drop PDX segment set ordered by a school district before Sept. 7th, 2020, Airxchange® will contribute two complimentary sets of equal or smaller size.

Contact our Sales Team with any questions or inquiries.