For a hospital to be compliant with ventilation guidelines (such as ASHRAE Standard-170), proper pressurization must be maintained in several spaces. Some of these spaces, like a linen closet, call for pressurization but do not require monitoring beyond a simple tissue test inspection.
However, continuous monitoring of a linen closet can be critical. Linens in a closet are assumed to be "clean" but can quickly become contaminated if the closet is not properly pressurized. Once contaminated, the linens could easily pass infections to patients.
Monitoring pressure ensures cleaned linens and other hospital room items remain free of potentially infectious air. Setra Lite™ is an easy to install visual pressure indicator that lets you see if a linen closet is properly pressurized, even from down the hall. Tying the Setra Lite into the Setra FLEX™ or a building management system further ensures patient safety through proper pressurization of the linen closet.