While an adequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can play an important role in ensuring the comfort of workers, this is not always a feasible option. In some instances, the plant design does not lend itself to the inclusion of an HVAC system. In others the capital cost and running costs of a power-hungry HVAC system makes it impractical.
Wim Dessing, managing director of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says that a cost- effective and practical alternative to an HVAC system is Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains.
“Some parts of South Africa are considered to be desert, while other parts have a temperate climate and yet others are subtropical. Such extremes in temperature and humidity require careful attention to design and engineering detail to ensure a strip curtain that works effectively, irrespective of the location,” says Wim.
In addition to being able to control the influx of cold or hot exterior air, the Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are designed to reduce the levels of dust as well as the ingress of birds, rodents and insects.
In industries where hygiene and cleanliness are critical, these strip curtains can prevent the passage of unwanted contaminants, but still allow for the unhindered and safe passage of people and forklift trucks. Another added benefit is the reduction of noise levels, from either inside the plant facility or from outside.