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Ventilation and Air Quality in Ships

Posted on February 24, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

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Just like homes and commercial properties, these type of properties need maintenance on their complete HVAC systems and so do sea vessels and ships.The cleanliness of a ship is important in maintaining good ventilation and great air quality. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) all ships and yachts should have a regular ventilation system and air duct cleaning preventative maintenance program. Since the sea air provides a moist environment, bacteria and fungal can grown. Poor air quality in ships can create problems that can cause allergies to individuals. To eliminate any risk on allergens, the HVAC system must be maintained on a regular basis. How do those who manage for example ships know if the ship is up to code and healthy for passengers? The Vessel Sanitation Program at the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) conduct a sanitation inspections. The Vessel Sanitation Program also contribute to providing and making sure that ships have a healthy environment by:

-Inspecting cruise ships, including sanitation inspections and scheduled construction inpections

-Investigate or respond to outbreaks

-Train cruise ship staff on what are the best public health practices to use to maintain a healhty environment and help keep the air quality in a comfortable condition

A clean HVAC system is key to ensuring that your vessel operates both properly and efficiently. With six NADCA Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists and one NADCA Certified Ventilation Inspector on staff, AirTek is the industry-trusted choice for clean air on your vessel.

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