Museums are pristine buildings which require very high care and upkeep of the buildings interiors and the artifacts that are on display, that are always of high value as well as importance. In museums the visitors and also the art pieces require good air quality for the survival. We say the art pieces require good air quality because if the humidity in the air is high, mold will start to grow not only on the buildings but also on the expensive material on display. Similarly, true if the germ and dust count is high in the air, this can cause issues such as these substances coating the artwork. Keeping these priceless artifacts in pristine conditions is of otmost imporant for any Museum facility, while also at the same time keeping visitors healthy and safe by maintaining good indoor air quality.

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High humidity can have a tremendous impact on the artwork on display at any museum, as high humidity can easily cause rot and mold to grow anywhere. You can see the impact of humidity on old books sometimes where there are various marks that appear on the paper and there is a certain smell to it too. High humidity is vital to control and can be quite easily achieved with the use of InviroTech Heat Pipes. The cooling coil in the air handling units will remove the required water from the air for the needed moisture level in the room, however, this air will be too cold with too high relative humidity, if supplied directly to the room. This is where reheating of the air is required in order to lower the relative humidity in the room and also maintain and comfortable temperature. 

Most devices for reheating are either expensive to buy/ install or have very high running costs. InviroTech’s Heat Pipes avoid these negatives by being cost effective upfront. It does the reheating at no additional cost. Thus, saving massive amounts of energy over the long run for the reheating and also for the coil, because heat pipes precool the air before the air reaches the cooling coil as well. This makes Heat Pipes are an ideal solution to maintain low relative humidity in museums!

During times of high footfall in museums, such as on weekends, public holidays and school holidays, the amount of carbon dioxide indoors will start to build up, thus requiring more fresh air. When fresh air is increased, so is the exhaust air which is at room temperature. This cooled exhaust had energy spent to cool it down but now would get wasted because it is being discarded. However, InviroTech Straight Heat Pipes can recover this energy. Straight heat pipes can transfer heat from one air stream to another, thus, the warm fresh air coming into the building to be cooled than supplied can actually be precooled by the exhaust air with the use of Straight Heat Pipes. This will lower the load on the cooling coil and will save lots of energy overtime and will have small payback period since buildings are always exhausting air.

As with any place with lots of visitors, there are bound to be a few people who bring diseases with them. These infections can be transferred to one another in high footfall environments such as museums. Spectra UVGI Systems can help keep the air clean and free of germs whilst saving energy and paying for itself. UVGI systems can be installed in air handling units or the ventilation ducting to sanitise the air using UVC lights in a matter of seconds. This is because UV deactivates and breaks the DNA of microorganisms thereby killing them and stop them from replicating. Spectra UVGI was shown to have 99.99% efficacy for the disinfection of COVID-19 in less than 3 seconds. UVGI Systems can also help with saving energy for the cooling coil by eliminating the biofilm that forms on it due to the damp and dark environment in air handling units. Studies have shown that UVGI systems can improve the heat transfer of the cooling coil by 15% or more.

Dust and other particulate matter are all always around, more so indoors, especially when a lot of people are around. This holds true for museums as well, where people bring with them dust from outside and walk around the various artworks. This dust can stick to priceless artwork which can affect the look of the art and also require extensive cleaning overtime. ZenAir Electronic Air Cleaners can help solve the issue of large amounts of particulate matter in the air indoors using the concept of electrostatic forces. Electronic Air Cleaners can capture large to minuscule particles with astonishing efficiency that only goes up with recirculating air.