Designing a ventilation system for a laboratory is challenging not only because these facilities consume a lot of energy and may contain materials that are toxic, flammable, explosive, infectious, or radioactive, but because standards and codes concerning them are revised often to reflect stricter health and safety requirements and improvements in technology.
States that car park ventilation systems not only have to control the exhaust gases emitted by vehicles but take into account possible fuel spillages and the venting of smoke in the event of a fire. Explores ways of checking for compliance.
Standards dealing with Industrial Air Technology (IA T) are very fragmented, and a real need exists for new standards this very important field. These are required to facilitate trade and communication in this important area. Clarification of the requirements for these proposed standards is necessary before any new technical committee (TC) can be established, or before new work could be allocated to any existing TC. Since 1996, there has been little discussion about new activities, a few work items on related subjects have however commenced under existing Technical Committees.
In June 2000 ASHRAE's Standard Project Committee on "Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings", SPC 62.2P, recommended and the Board of Directors approved ASHRAE's first complete standard on residential ventilation for public review. The standard is an attempt by the Society to address concerns over indoor air quality in dwellings and to set minimum requirements that would allow for indoor air quality and energy efficiency measures to be evaluated.