The VORTICE Vario: Improving Air Quality in Schools

Vortice’s long-established Vario reversible axial fan, can be used with a variety of sensors, including a CO2 sensor.

Classrooms in England have come under the spotlight from the Department for Education (DfE) who are spending around £25m providing better ventilation for classrooms including providing state schools with CO2 sensors. Research has suggested that poor light levels, the wrong temperatures, humidity, air pollution and CO2, can all impair learning. More importantly studies have suggested that high rates of carbon dioxide are known to cause drowsiness, loss of concentration and headaches.

VORTICE’S long established Vario fan, which has been a popular choice due to its ease and variety of installation options, can be used with a variety of sensors including a CO2 sensor which ensures the fan extracts appropriately to deal with the amount of CO2 within the room - a hot topic at the moment especially in school environments.

Vario is a reversible axial fan, providing fresh air into the building and extracting the stale air. The units come comes in 6”, 9” and 12” sizes, with a series of installation options, making it popular among specifiers and contractors. Other than CO2 the fans can be controlled by a series of sensors such as PIR, humidity sensor and temperature.

Marketing Manager Jennifer Quinn says: “Ventilation that ensures adequate air exchange makes it possible to breathe clean air at home, in the office or in any other enclosed space, which is essential for the health of the inhabitants. An adequate ventilation rate can dilute the concentration of pollutants like viruses and CO2 levels.”

For more information on the Vario or any of our commercial fan ranges please visit the VORTICE website.

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