Relative humidity, tobacco smoke among targets of revised indoor air quality standard
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers published this week a new standard that contains key changes impacting ventilation system design. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, addresses the separation of environmental tobacco smoke in areas of buildings and clarifies how mechanical cooling systems are analyzed to limit space relative humidity.
“Standard 62.1 has served the building industry and the public as the most prominent standard on ventilation for indoor air quality,” said Dennis Stanke, chair of the Standard 62.1 committee. “Changes in the 2007 standard build on the improvements published in the 2004 version, providing additional guidance for designers of building ventilation systems.”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey