Air Innovations Designs Environmental Control Unit for Medical Device OEM
An original equipment manufacturer's concept for an environmental control unit (ECU) that
protected the process chemicals in its medical device was made into reality by Air Innovations.
Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 7, 2009 -- An original equipment manufacturer's concept for an environmental
control unit (ECU) that protected the process chemicals in its medical device was made into reality by Air
Innovations. According to Air Innovations President and CEO Michael Wetzel, P.E., AI's task was to refine the
concept to meet the customer's performance and integration specifications, and then to manufacture it. "Because
the customer sells these units to a worldwide customer base, part of the challenge was designing an ECU that
could hold precise temperature and humidity levels across a broad range of differing environmental conditions
while operating 24/7 year-round.
"To maintain the OEM's environmental needs the cooling coil had to operate well below the point of freezing,
without defrost interruptions," Wetzel explained. "The solution that was developed relies upon two independent
cooling coils and process fans operating on an alternating basis managed by software and various sensor inputs to
determine switch-over intervals." Air Innovations' challenge was even more considerable because the
components had to fit into a space equivalent to the size of a small microwave oven. The OEM's product was
recently approved by the FDA and is now in full production.
Air Innovations creates specialty HVAC and environmental control solutions for original equipment
manufacturers around the world as well as its own branded products, including the patented IsolationAir®, a
portable contamination control unit for hospitals, nursing homes and emergency preparedness. The company's
focus is on the design, test and manufacture of products that require precise control of temperature, humidity,
pressure, and air filtration. These are used in mil