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Ashrae 170 : 2017 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities


Ashrae 170  : 2017

 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities

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Changes to the 2017 version:
The addition of adiabatic humidifiers as an acceptable type of humidifier
A new type of exam room with lower requirements for less acute applications
Clarification that controls to change pressure relationships between spaces are prohibited for all spaces, not only airborne infection isolation and protective environment rooms
Reduction in requirements for electroconvulsive therapy procedure rooms
Reduction in requirements for laboratories when allowed by certain calculations
Higher requirements for higher hazard exhaust air streams
Coordination of space temperature requirements in the Sterile Processing Department with other industry groups
Clarification of the definition of the primary diffuser array in operating rooms
The 2017 edition is also organized into three sections; hospital spaces, outpatient spaces, and nursing home spaces to facilitate coordination between the standard and FGI documents.

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