Air cleaner for virus filtration in gyms and therapy rooms
Reliably filter out accumulations of aerosol from the room air! The professional high-frequency air cleaners by Trotec provide clean air for breathing and exercising
Fitness studio operators, licenced physiotherapists and other physiotherapeutic workers are too familiar with the problem: Depending on season and temperature, there is stagnant air in the training or treatment room, even with the ventilation system activated. The breathing air is additionally polluted with suspended matter, e.g. dust particles, nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde, but also with invisible pathogens like viruses and bacteria. The latter particularly enter the respiratory tract or the pharynx where they start to spread. Eventually, they will be emitted to the surrounding air through tiniest saliva particles as they occur upon speaking, coughing or sneezing. Such training conditions are not only a challenge for the health of physiotherapeutic workers, fitness studio operators and employees but also strain the immune system of exercising customers and patients. Not to mention the danger of becoming infected with coronavirus through airborne aerosol particles.
Prevent the gym buddy from becoming a ‘virus spreader’
Scientific studies prove that e.g. the Sars-CoV-2 virus can survive in the air for several hours in form of a particulate while remaining infective. Other airborne pathogens overcome even large distances – chickenpox and measles are only two examples. The more people absolve their training in a room at the same time, the higher is the danger of pathogenic germs, viruses and bacteria spreading through the air exchange in the entire training zone.
Wherever many people exercise together while sweating and maybe lifting weights in groups, there is an increased risk to become infected by inhaling airborne pathogens hazardous to health.
Separating walls only separate people, not virus-infected air
The problem of freely floating aerosols with viruses being attached to them is exactly what it is: They are floating! Protective screens or separating walls alone, e.g. installed in-between the individual training stations, do not prevent viruses from spreading through the air. Separating walls made of Plexiglas, similar constructions and also protective masks for mouth and nose indeed protect from direct ‘virus drizzle rain’ caused by certain manners of talking. However, they do not provide protection from many germ-laden aerosol particles that are released into the room air because of the fitness studio visitors breathing more heavily. For several hours, the particles will eventually continue floating in the air in the form of aerosol accumulations.
Airborne viruses are not familiar with social distancing rules
Combining the use of masks and separating walls is a first important approach to reduce the risk of a direct droplet infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, this measure does not protect from a far greater danger of infection – accumulations of aerosol particles floating freely in the room air!
Even talking persons emit both large visible droplets as some sort of ‘virus drizzle rain’ and, on a much larger scale, tiny aerosol particles, invisible to the eye and contaminated with viruses or bacteria if from infected persons.
This invisible danger is multiplied when exercising: If the training workload increases, the breathing frequency will also rise. With every exhalation, further aerosol particles are released into the room air. If only one person in the room becomes infected, the gym owners risk their training rooms to be closed again by the respective authorities – even if the studio had just been opened.
Aerosol accumulations spread like billows of smoke, only invisibly
The accumulation of aerosol consists of simultaneously emitted microfine droplets, comparable to billows of smoke. The particles will spread for several metres up and far across the room which is why they overcome physical barriers of sneeze guards barriers or separating walls with no problem. As a result, they can get that easily into the respiratory tract and eyes of other people staying on the other side of the separating wall.
Prevent your business from getting shutdown again with a 360-degree hygiene concept
Only a coordinated all-round solution with a direct sneeze guard barrier or a separating wall and additional high frequency air purification reliably and permanently reduces the risk of infection. For this reason, don't only rely on physical barriers such as protective masks for mouth and nose and separating walls for protecting your employees, members or visitors.
Aerosol particles in the room air don't stick to the distance rules – as they potentially transport viruses, they are the real source of danger! This is why the main objective is to prevent breathing air of all exercising persons from spreading throughout the room.
The best things come in threes! That’s why the formula to optimally prevent infections is: Plexiglas separator plus protective mask plus high-frequency air purification for virus filtration!
The last important component for an efficient master plan to decrease the risk of infection is to provide effective air purification in order to produce germ- and virus-free room air!
Trotec high-frequency air cleaners such as the TAC V+ are exactly designed to perform this task, for they efficiently and quickly reduce the intensity and time aerosol accumulations and suspended matter stay in closed rooms, creating zones with an extraordinarily reduced risk of infection for members, employees and guests.
The air cleaner for purifying areas TAC V+ is an innovative solution for creating training and relaxation areas with clean air that is free from viruses and pollutants – wherever it is needed. Ideally suited for fitness studios, training and health care facilities or indoor sports facilities and rehab centres.
Anywhere the mobile air cleaner TAC V+ is positioned, it creates “clean zone areas”, flooded with purified air and filtered from viruses. Within these zones, the surrounding air nearly completely stays free of airborne germs and viruses because the TAC V+ is able to take in large volumes of contaminated room air and to carry out effective H14 HEPA filtration. Moreover, the device is able to purify the room air zone in a flexibly adjustable manner with clean air that has been freed from viruses and aerosol particles.
High-frequency air purification with H14 HEPA filter
HEPA filters of class H14 filter out more than 99.995 % of all fine suspended matter, providing a transmittance of only 0.005 %. Or in other words: No more than five of 100,000 particles are able to pass the H14 filter. Thanks to this unique feature, these kinds of high-performance filters are also used in operation theatres or comparable hygienically sensitive areas in order to produce clean air. This way, you create optimum conditions to keep room air and breathing air free from germs and viruses in fitness studios, training and treatment rooms and other highly frequented areas with public traffic in times of spreading epidemics.
Trotec air cleaners with H14 HEPA filter: Effective against bacteria and virus accumulations
H14 HEPA filters by Trotec filter out particles larger than 0.1 µm. The filters are particularly recommend for filtering
- bacteria (0.6 - 1.0 µm)
- fine particulates (0.1 - 10 µm)
- pollen (10 - 100 µm)
- virus accumulations (0.4 - 0.5 µm)
Well-known viral strains such as SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV or Covid-19 have a particle size of 0.005 to 0.1 µm. Most of the time, they form accumulations with other particles (such as saliva or suspended matter) which increases their size up to 0.4 µm or 0.5 µm. These accumulations are referred to as germs and will be filtered out reliably by the Trotec H14 air cleaning filters.
All H14 HEPA filters by Trotec fulfil the highest quality standards that are obligatory for bacteria and virus filtration.
- Each H14 high-performance filter is tested individually and is assigned its respective serial number
- The test report is enclosed as certificate in duplicate with each H14 filter
- The original test certificate can be filed with the documents for the device. If required, the copy can be attached to the air cleaning device.
- HEPA high-performance H14 filters are tested in compliance with EN 1822 and EN 60335-2-69.
Also suitable for any TAC air cleaner with H13 filter
You can also use the new H14 HEPA filter with your TAC air cleaner if you already possess a TAC device. The H14 filters are available as an accessory, e.g. for the professional air cleaners TAC 3000, TAC 5000 or TAC 6500. Simply replace the H13 filter in the filter compartment with a H14 HEPA filter.
High performance air cleaner TAC V+. Effective protection against aerosols and viruses in the air.
This product video will tell you all about the virus protection effect, the function and the advantages of the TAC V+ high-performance air purifier from Trotec. According to the current state of science, the coronavirus is transmitted in over 80% of cases by aerosols in the room air. The aerosols contaminated with viruses are produced when speaking, coughing or sneezing and often remain in the room air for a very long time. Inhaling the infectious aerosols can infect people in the room with pathogens. Trotec offers the solution for this: The TAC V+ high-performance air purifier filters the air with an efficiency of 99.995%, which corresponds to the air quality of operating rooms. The room air contaminated with aerosols is diluted, pressed to the floor, sucked in and filtered. In the vicinity of the air purifier, aerosol and virus-free clean air zones are created. The viruses bound in the filter are automatically killed by heat, so that the filter remains hygienically clean for a long time. By using the TAC V+ air purifier from Trotec, you will protect your employees, customers and guests. Ideal for, for example, restaurants, fitness studios, hotels, open-plan offices, medical practices, shops, and supermarkets, etc. So that finally more people, customers and visitors can stay indoors again without the risk of infection.
Effective air purification technology for clean breathing air
The aerosol accumulations are invisible to the naked eye and spread several metres into the room, flowing through interior spaces as swathes of fog do – see the following real-time video: The TAC V+ sucks in large volumes of potentially contaminated air near the ground, filters out nearly all viruses and suspended matter within minutes and generates clean air filtered from viruses which is guided back into the room. The result is that suddenly occurring accumulations of aerosol are diluted with clean air in your breathing area to such an extent that virus load and risk of infection will be significantly reduced! Just as the room is entirely foggy at the start of the video to be completely fog-free after the treatment in the end, the TAC V+ can also free your room air from particulate matter, fine particulates or aerosol accumulations carrying viruses.
Aerosols and the corona virus: This is how the virus spreads through the indoor air
While larger droplets do not fly far when speaking and quickly sink to the ground, the smaller and lighter aerosols float in the air for several hours and are distributed throughout the room. The TAC V + air purifier offers reliable protection against infectious aerosol particles. The room air is cleaned with high frequency and infectious viruses are filtered out and inactivated in the new HEPA filter.
Our recommendation for virus filtration in gyms, indoor training and health care facilities
The TAC V+ or TES 200 Trotec air cleaners for purifying areas
The vertical construction of the mobile high-frequency air cleaners TAC V+ and TES 200 serves for establishing particularly efficient “clean zone areas” with surrounding air filtered from viruses. Setting up several devices with some distance in-between will provide areas filled with clean air serving as both passage zones or training, relaxing or waiting zones with a low aerosol concentration.
The one who exercises, exhales more forcefully. This breathing air is the reason how aerosol particles that carry viruses attached to them get into the surrounding air. Freely floating in the room air, they continue to present a high risk for several hours.
High-frequency air purification eradicates accumulations of aerosol particles in minutes
By deliberately positioning several high-frequency air cleaners of type TAC V+ or TES 200, patients, members, trainers, course instructors and other employees will be way better protected from suddenly appearing droplets and accumulations of aerosol particles in cash, service or training zones. Due to the high air change rate, the particles will be filtered out within the shortest time. Besides, areas will be permanently filled with large amounts of virus-free room air which will significantly reduce the risk of infection in the “clean zone area”.
H14 special filter with thermal self-regeneration function
This air cleaning performance is made possible by a synchronous system of efficient prefiltering and final particulate air filtration, provided by the integrated H14 HEPA filter by Trotec in a special heat-resistant version. This special filter is integrated in the devices TAC V+ and TES 200 and is heated up in intervals which will inactivate all viruses remaining in the filter, serving for a 100 % decontamination of the filter. The thermal self-regeneration function of the H14 special filter is unique in the world and exclusively available at Trotec!
TAC V+ and TES 200 are part of the same assembly and therefore provide the identical fan performance and HEPA air purification function. Along with the HEPA air purification, the TES 200 can, however, also be used for combined room heating, thermal decontamination of rooms and surfaces and thermal pest control. The reason for this are the additionally integrated, powerful electric heating module and enhanced programming options for various air treatment scenarios.
Thanks to their combined technology of filter and decontamination techniques which are unique in the world, TAC V+ and TES 200 provide safety by reducing an airborne risk of infection in all areas with a lot of public traffic – ideally suited for fitness studios, training and health care institutions or indoor sport facilities and rehab centres.
Always a good investment – even in “post-corona times”
TAC V+ or TES 200 devices both serves for cleaning the room air from viruses and filtering out odours.
Endurance training is of course a sweaty affair. Therefore, perspirations can quickly spread in the surrounding air, causing expectable odour nuisance since a lot of suspended matter absorbs these unpleasant odours for longer time. If the air is not sufficiently cleaned or ventilated, the particles can even attach themselves permanently to textiles, carpets, wallpapers etc.
On top of filtering viruses, the high filter efficiency of the H14 HEPA air purification also guarantees to neutralise odours by filtering suspended matter carrying these odours. The result is clean room air all around!
It is you who decides which safety level is best suited for your requirements:
The higher the air circulation and the respective air change rate (ACH), the lower is the time viruses stay in the room air, which results in the infection risk decreasing. The number of the air change rate is also the factor for determining the operating range of each high-frequency air cleaner.
5 ACH achieve basic protection. However, we recommend using air change rates between 10 and 20 ACH for fully occupied rooms in order to obtain significant risk protection. After all, the main objective is to prevent breathing air of different persons from spreading as effectively as possible.
Whether for sale or for rent: Trotec offers the right air cleaners
Whether you like to rent a high-frequency air cleaner on a short-term basis or whether you prefer buying it to benefit from a long-term use – at Trotec, devices and respective filters are always available from stock. Our expert consultants are also happy to advise you with regard to integrate your device into your AC system.