The first operating theatre project in Germany utilizing Camfil Farr’s new recirculated air ceiling – CamHosp – was recently completed at a specialist clinic in Berlin, where operations are carried out via videoconferencing equipment with an associated clinic in Florida, in the United States.
This complex, high-tech ceiling installation incorporated a range of innovative equipment, such a new energy supply bridge from Drager, the latest LED surgical lights from Maquet and a video camera and four –armed TFT-LCD display.
The CamHOSP ceiling, measuring 3.2 x 3.2m, complies with Germany’s strict DIN EN 1946-4 standards for ventilation systems in healthcare facilities. The vertical security glass, serving as air flow between the CamHOSP and the energy supply bridge, was specially constructed and installed by Camfil Farr Germany. The glass also functions as an air flow stabilizer and prevents undesirable cross – contamination.
The ceiling provides the operating theatre with an air flow rate of 9,000m3/h achieved by four lateral connections supplying 2,400 m3/h of clean air. Six fans (three per side) supply the remaining 6,000 m3/h of recirculated air.
The air is pre-filtered in ten F7 compact filters (five on each inlet side). The design is so remarkable that the total pressure drop only amounts to 40 Pa with the flow rate of 9,000 m3/h and using H14 filters. The sound power level is a low 46 dB(A). With a lifetime of 10 years, the ceiling is also considered to be more sustainable solution.
Camfil Farr Germany is also supplying two CamHOSP ceilings for a novel operating theatre in the vincinity of Stuttgart.
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