Critical Environments in healthcare are those areas where patient safety is most important, especially as it relates to the control of airborne pathogens. The primary HVAC standard in healthcare is ASHRAE Standard 170.
In hospitals and free-standing surgery centers, one of the essential duties of an HVAC system is to filter and control the spread of airborne infectious agents.
The healthcare industry has been focused on infection control for many years, and people and procedures continue to change to adapt to dangerous pathogens. Managing this critical environment reliably and accurately keeps patients and staff safe from contagions.