Clean-Air Aust is now able to offer Aeroseal Duct Sealing to its customers. This is a patented breakthrough technology that tackles leaks from the inside.
Clean-Air Aust has often been asked to investigate and photograph issues with leakage in ducts and risers. Now we have the ability to provide a solution as well. Aeroseal can seal leaks up 15mm without having access the duct or pinpoint the leaks. The service can be carried out overnight with minimal disruption to tenants.
Aeroseal can reduce leaks by up to 90% improving energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality.
Contact us now for an on-site assessment of your system.
There are 2 new Australian Standards which will affect the HVAC Industry.
AS 4254.1 -2012 Flexible Duct and AS 4254.2-2012 Rigid Duct were released in October 2012. They have now been included in BCA 2013 which makes their requirements legally binding. Clause 2.2.4 of AS 4254.2-2012 requires leak testing of ductwork to 1.25 times operating pressure on systems over 3000L/s.
While large projects especially those with Greenstar ratings have been leak tested previously there has been very little leak testing of the majority of systems. The most contentious issue is how to seal the leaks if the duct fails the test.
Clean Air has been involved with many existing buildings where substantial leaks have been found in ducting especially risers which are very difficult to access and seal.
If you have any systems which have failed a leak test or you are suspicious that you may have excessive leaks in ducting please contact Clean Air to discuss a possible solution.
Confined Space Training
As part of our OH&S program we recently held a Confined Space Training Course.
Felix, our Field Supervisor sure knows the ropes.
Peter looks very relaxed during his Confined Space Test
Kyle Allen completes NADCA Ventilation Maintenance Technician Training Program.
Kyle recently undertook the online training course and examination for Ventilation Maintenance Technician. Kyle is the first of our field staff to complete a NADCA Certification. NADCA is the Nation Air Duct Cleaners Association from USA. NADCA represents qualified companies engaged in the inspection, maintenance and restoration of HVAC systems, and assist its members in providing high quality service to their customers. The goal of the association is for its members to be the number one source for consumers and other entities seeking HVAC inspection, maintenance and restorative services and air duct cleaning.
See www.NADCA.com for more information.
Geoff Kelly and Owen Ryan attended the recent Queensland IHEA (Institute of Hospital Engineering, Australia) Conference held at Victoria Park, Brisbane. Speakers included Glenn Rashleigh from the Queensland Department of Health, Jenny Hands from JMH Design, Jamie Hayes from NDYand Mark Collen from Nalco. Jim Meldrum a retired Engineer and highly respected member of IHEA amused all with his reflections on 40 years in the IHEA. Clean Air presented a stand in the trade show and received many comments regarding our prsentation of services and the ability to spray Anti-microbial products deep inside the air conditioning ducts. Overall it was a well attended and professional conference from Queensland IHEA.
Jim Meldrum with Geoff Kelly
Clean Air Stand at Queensland IHEA Conference
Clean Air Team Leaders Training Day.
As part of Clean Air's on going commitment to staff training the Operation Team led by Trent Giles, Operation Manager, recently held a Team Leaders Training Day. The day began with a BBQ breakfast prepared by Laura Tiong, Administration Manager and Owen Ryan, Business Development Manager. The training covered operational duties, site safety, equipment / tool management and of course getting the job paperwork and photos completed.
Our Team Leaders are responsible for the day to day delivery of our services. As there is no "Trade School" for HVAC Hygiene we take staff from a variety of industries with varying experience and train them how to carry out our various Clean Air services in the field. We thank our Team Leaders for their attendance and enthusiastic support of Clean Air.
Over 300 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors, Engineers and Tradesmen attended the AIRAH Trade Night on 11/7/2013. It was held at the Brisbane Racing Club Ascot. Clean Air was extremely happy with the response we received with a display of our services and the specialty tools that we use. Many long term and experienced HVAC people were unaware of the cleaning tools that we use. This included the specially developed “Duct Spider” which we use to apply Anti-Microbial coatings to the interior surfaces of ducts, deep inside a building’s HVAC system. To celebrate the Trade Night and the release of our new website we are offering a prize of a PC Tablet.
Geoff Kelly, Chris Bowd, Owen Ryan and Muni Kumar are ready for the Guests to arrive at AIRAH Brisbane Trade Night
Duct Spider - Painting duct with anit-microbial coating
Clean Air, Managing Director, Geoff Kelly is pleased to announce that all of Clean Air Sales Staff are now NADCA certified ASCS (Air System Cleaning Specialist) and VSMR (Ventilation System Mould Remediator). Owen Ryan, Business Development Manager is the latest to complete his training and pass the examination held at the Kryterion Testing Centre in Adelaide St Brisbane. He joins Muni Kumar, Sales Engineer and our most experienced NADCA representative Chris Bowd, Sales Manager who are both already ASCS and VSMR qualified.
More NADCA certified staff than anyone else in Queensland.
Chris Bowd – ASCS and VSMR
Muni Kumar – ASCS and VSMR
Owen Ryan – ASCS and VSMR
ASCS – Air System Cleaning Specialist
VSMR – Ventilation System Mould Remediator