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The Role of HVAC Insulations in Health Care

This article examines the two primary HVAC air-handling insulations—duct wrap and duct liner—as well as acoustical silencers, a common noise-control product.

Hospitals contain many different types of environments, including public areas, sterilization facilities, soiled-laundry rooms, operating rooms, intensive-care units, and neonatal-care units. Certainly, there are many biological and chemical contaminants in various areas of a hospital that impact the safety of patients and staff members in the rest of the building. An HVAC system and its associated control system is the primary means of keeping contaminants in one part of a building from

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