11th May 2011
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JS Air Curtains,
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Intensse air curtains at new St Barnabas
JS Air Curtains has supplied four designer air curtains to the recently opened St Barnabas House hospice in Worthing. Two 1.5m and two 2m Intensse air curtains are preventing cold air from entering the reception of the newly built £13.5 million healthcare development.
The Intensse air curtain has an attractive oval design, strip lighting, a built-in fragrance option and germicidal UVC lamp to eliminate airborne viruses and micro-organisms, making it ideal for healthcare environments. A casing encapsulates the mounting arm to give a seamless finish to the air curtain’s design.
The air curtains were specified by sustainable design consultants, John Packer Associates in Uckfield, and installed by SMS Southern Ltd of Brighton. St Barnabas House offers specialist palliative care to patients, their families and carers living in Worthing and the surrounding area. It opened in March 2011 and was almost entirely funded by voluntary grants, donations and fundraising activities.
The Intensse air curtain is available in 1m, 1.5m and 2m lengths with fan powers up to 3,800m³/hr and heat outputs from 9.5 to 36kW, making the model ideal for entrances up to 2.8m high.
The air curtain at St Barnabas is dark grey with black colour trims. However, it is also available in two other standard metallic options; silver or champagne, and also any RAL colour on request. Strip colour trims around each end can be specified to tie-in with an interior and white, red, blue or green fluorescent lighting tubes can be fitted within the air intake section to provide attractive additional lighting to an entrance.
Fast heat wire elements and an energy saving power regulation system reduce energy consumption by up to 20% compared to standard electrically heated air curtains. The wire elements within the unit heat up to temperature in just 5-10 seconds rather than the 120 seconds it takes a stainless steel heating rod to reach temperature. Once the internal temperature nears its set point the air curtain will pulse the power to the elements, reducing the overall energy consumption and maintaining a more consistent internal temperature.
Control is via a digital wired remote control and up to six units can be chained under one control mechanism. Alternatively the Intensse can be linked to a building management system.
JS Air Curtains supplies an extensive range of air curtains, as well as bespoke solutions, for all commercial and industrial applications. JS’ in-house project management division can also provide a smooth, hassle-free installation service that walks the customer through from design specification to post-installed product training.