“What is most flexible in the worldwins what is hardest in the world.”(Lao Tzu)Never before has the strength, the value of a product and of a company been encapsulated in their flexibility and ingenuity. Only a few months ago the world dreamed of landing on planet Mars, worrying about the traces of water that were supposed to represent the minimum living conditions. The great visionary businessmen were flying high on how to populate and extend tourism to the moon, how to improve connections. We started developing 6G even before we installed 5G, flying taxis and other futuristic systems but we have forgotten, in all this frenzy, that our way of living, now partly virtual, needs a fundamental element for survival: air. A human being can survive several days without drinking, several weeks without eating but can only survive a few minutes without air.We are building the future without dedicating sufficient resources to improving one of the most precious and cheapest gifts of almost all living beings, the air we breathe. Unfortunately, this year, for the first time in the last hundred years, we have understood how important and even more how valuable healthy and safe air is.It is well known that not always and not all air conditioning, ventilation and filtration systems are adequate to guarantee the correct healthiness of the air, which is mandatory by law (Italian Legislative Decree 81/08), both in commercial and civil environments. The further tightening of laws and rules at national level has led to a major revision of all plants and equipment to adapt them to the new conditions dictated by the fight against this pandemic.The solutionSabiana has always paid particular attention to indoor air quality (IAQ) and for almost three decades it has designed and produced highly efficient electronic filters to be applied in fan coil units, air treatment units and also in many other products. For extending the offer to situations where the Crystall filter cannot be installed in the existing air conditioning system, Sabiana has designed a new solution to improve the quality of the air we breathe indoors.SkySafe is a purifier equipped with a certified and patented Crystall 50 filter, applicable on the ceiling in almost all contexts, both in the recessed version with the award-winning aesthetics of the ABS or metal intake grille, and in the visible version with the ABS cover cabinet. There is also a third possibility of installation that allows the customer, or architects, to freely choose the coating in any material, to allow a style harmonized with the interiors.The SkySafe purifier retains all the smallest airborne particles, starting with fine particles PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 and even bacteria, moulds, fungi and viruses up to a diameter of 0.1 micron. The filtration efficiency on these particles is certified by independent laboratories according to the international standard UNI EN ISO 16890.The benefitsIn addition to its great building and aesthetic flexibility, the SkySafe air purifier only needs a power supply line, absorbs very few watts and moreover does not need any special maintenance. The Crystall 50 high-efficiency filter installed inside is washable with running water and therefore infinitely regenerable. This allows Sabiana to go beyond “the friendly climate” to the “climate for the environment”. The simplicity and maintenance of the equipment is unparalleled: thanks to the Sabiana patent, the dust collection surface has no electrical components and can therefore be handled for cleaning by anyone, without the need to go to specialized service centres, saving time and money.The applicationsVersatility and flexibility are the watchwords of the SkySafe purifier that find the ideal application in different environments:• Offices and business centres• Shops, supermarkets and businesses• Restaurants and bars• Hairdressers and beauty salons• Doctor’s practices• Schools• Common areas of accommodation and hospital facilitiesSkySafe complements existing air conditioning systems, compensating for the limited filtration capacity of smaller fine particles, allowing for very high ambient air quality and significantly reducing the risk of pathogenic substances spreading to occupants.DOWNLOAD THE BROCHUREDOWNLOAD THE TECHNICAL CATALOGUE
The current pandemic and resulting health crisis that is putting humanity and the global economic and production system in great difficulty, has increased awareness about the quality of the air we breathe, especially in indoor residential environments and in the workplaces, to which we all hope to be able to return in the coming months. This invisible enemy, much more dangerous and difficult to fight, spreads in the air we breathe and when it infects us it attacks the entire respiratory system. The social distancing measures adopted on a national but also on an international level, which involve our staying in our homes for a long time, makes us increasingly reflect on how important it is to be concerned about and deal with the quality of the air we breathe in our homes, where we will be spending much more time, also due to the new ways of working remotely or restrictions on mobility. Since viruses and bacteria spread in the indoor air of confined spaces, which we all breathe for many hours a day, its quality is, and will necessarily be, entrusted to Ventilation systems equipped with adequate Filtration. This will increase the attention of public institutions, individuals and all operators in the industry and will become the engine that will drive new engineering solutions in the coming months and years.Every day we read and hear from the various media of new scientific research that links the increase in the spread of infections and the fatality rate of the Covid-19 virus to fine dust (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1), which the WHO has always considered as the main cause of diseases affecting the respiratory system and which claim tens of thousands of victims per year.For over 25 years Sabiana has promoted the concepts of indoor Air Quality and the importance of designing air conditioning and ventilation systems in a rational manner and aimed, also and above all, at protecting human health. With its courses it has trained and raised the awareness of thousands of professionals in Italy and will continue in this campaign, which, now more than ever, is of extreme social utility.The Sabiana Crystall electronic filters (or active electrostatic plate filters), patented and available on all hydronic terminals, are the concrete and easy-to-implement response to the risk associated with the spread of both chemical and microbial pathogens in the environment.The solutions equipped with the Crystall electronic filter have 3 fundamental effects on reducing the risk associated with the spread of pathogens in the environment: 1 they retain fine particles, with an efficiency of up to 95% for PM1 (new Crystall 150 filters); since fine (liquid and solid) particles are the main carrier that conveys all the substances present in the air into our lungs, reducing dust in the environment is a first step towards the reduction of the risk associated with the spread of pathogens;2 electronic filters have an effective biocidal action on transiting air, certified by the University of Ancona: such action is effective on various microbial pathogens, both due to the action of the high voltage electrostatic field and to the slight production of ozone around the plates;3 electronic filters have a high biocidal action on what is deposited on the filter: the filter is therefore no longer a passive element that amplifies biological contamination (like traditional mechanical filters), but an element of the ventilation system that reduces it. In short, as well as retaining part of the substances suspended in the air, the minimal percentage that is not filtered is partially passivated and what is deposited on the filter is almost entirely passivated.For this reason, we can say that they are more than filters: they are actual air purifiers.The removal action is as effective on fresh air and recirculation air on an AHU as it is crucial on a fan coil (secondary air), which handles at least 5/6 volumes of ambient air in an hour and therefore purifies the ambient air repeatedly (it purifies all the ambient air every 10/12 min).Sabiana Crystall filters are certified according to Standard UNI EN 16980 and feature several other advantages in terms of reducing ventilation consumption on an AHU, reducing the contamination of the duct connections, reducing maintenance costs, etc. For further information, please refer to our documentation.Crystall electronic filters can be applied to the following SABIANA products:• Fan coils with casing,• Cassette fan coils,• Recessed fan coils,• Controlled Mechanical Ventilation (CMV) units• Air Handling Units, also applied to already installed AHUs made by other manufacturers• Systems for duct or outlet installationFinally, we wish to point out that the correct design of air diffusion systems, which promote good ventilation efficiency with several supply points at the top and several return points at the bottom to prevent pathogens from “wandering” throughout the environment, is a mandatory practice to be followed more than ever at this historical time.We have always been a benchmark in the Ventilation and Air Quality industry. Please contact our agents and sales representatives for all the necessary details. We put our expertise, developed over the years, at your disposal to counteract, today and in the future, the massive spread of substances harmful to humans in confined spaces.Sabiana will also hold a Webinar on the topic shortly: you will be notified of the date (or dates) in order to take part and further explore these topics.
Now, more than ever, along with comfort in terms of temperature and humidity, two other essential features are taken into account for an air-conditioning system: the noise level and the healthiness of the air circulated in the room.Sabiana, which has strongly focused on these aspects, is launching for the first time on the market a silencer plenum for fan coils that makes it possible to reach unheard-of sound emission levels in air-conditioning systems.IssuesIn some types of room, typically where people sleep, there is a greater attention on the sound level of fan coils compared to its thermal and energy performance. Modern fans of non-ducted and ducted fan coils with average head values now have very low sound emission levels, but for medium- and large-sized units one needs to consider a possible soundproofing system to avoid affecting sleep at night.The solutionSabiana has designed a compact plenum (just 50 cm wide) to be installed on the fan coil outlet, featuring a fully protected glass wool lining that guarantees considerably lower sound levels and a minimal pressure drop.Sound levels can be reduced to 14 dB(A) at a frequency of 1,000 Hz with a pressure drop at average flow rates of 5 Pa.The plenum is currently available both for CRC series fan coils and for CRSO ones, in asynchronous motor and inverter version, as shown in the respective catalogues.ApplicationIn hotels, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and residential settings sound levels are the first feature that defines the quality of an air-conditioning system: the Sabiana silencer plenum can be the right solution even for the most demanding customers.