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    Ultra-Clean Energy Savings From NCSH Member Avidicare

    In Nya Malmö Sjukhus (NMS), rooms will be equipped with the green Opragon!

    Today's healthcare requires new and innovative solutions, not least to reduce energy consumption. NMS is preparing the first two operating rooms where staff will be trained to get the most out of improved work processes, installed with Opragon (Temperature-controlled AirFlow, TcAF) from our member Avidicare. At their website, you can follow the total energy savings of such installation in real-time, compared to traditional ultra-clean ventilation systems:

    Read more and find Avidicare's Energy Savings calculator

    Avidicare present this exciting news in more detail here:

    Among the most important benefits is that the operating staff will have maximized their space to perform their work, as the entire operating room is ultra-clean! The two theaters at NMS will be installed before the entire construction is completed, expecting another twenty operating rooms with the same equipment further on.

    With the innovative and scientifically proven technology TcAF, the Opragon system creates ultra-clean air throughout the room thanks to its stable and robust airflow, driven by gravity instead of fans. It is a smarter way to utilize the laws of physics through gravity, and thus save on energy consumption. This in comparison to mechanically pushing air into the spaces. Gravity ensures that the dirty air falls to the floor and minimizes the risk of infection-sensitive areas being exposed to bacteria and viruses swirling around.

    According to a 2017 study published in Hospital of Journal Infections, Temperature-controlled AirFlow is more efficient in making operating rooms ultra-clean than traditional ventilation principles. LAF was shown to create ultra-clean only in the center of the operating room, while mixing ventilation failed to make the whole operating room ultra-clean.
     
    "The new TcAF ventilation system maintained very low levels of CFU in the air, but TcAF used substantially less energy and provided a more comfortable working environment than LAF. This enables energy savings with preserved air quality." (Alsved, et al. 2017)
     

    Avidicare's Opragon systems offers a 30% lower cost of ownership compared to standard LAF. The Opragon boasts a low energy cost without compromising efficiency, while simultaneously providing an at least 5x larger ultra-clean work space.

    All in all, lowering the total energy consumption in medical facilities and minimizing the risk of infections.

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