INDIANAPOLIS — Sycamore School in Indianapolis is updating its air filtration system to keep students and staff safe. The private school on the north side reopened August 13 with in-person instruction only. The new air system cost the school about $40,000 and will "clean the air of SARS, which includes COVID, also cold and flu viruses, dust and mold," according to the Head of School Diane Borgmann. Complete air exchange is supposed to occur every 10 minutes. The school will also implement extra cleaning, install automatic faucets and soap dispensers in bathrooms, and provide plexiglass for in-between students when they [...]
September’s blog is a unique application and it’s a perfect illustration of how VASEY can solve challenges that competitors cannot. VASEY’s customer, in the trucking industry, manufactures air ride suspension systems for semi-trailers. We created custom fume hoods for their welding stations. Challenges included, exacting specifications required to fit their existing framework and limited workspace. The fume hoods were 32” wide by 150” (12-6”) long by 20” deep. VASEY custom manufactured these hoods at the VASEY facility, delivered them to the customer (which was challenging since the units were so large), and installed each unit. When you have a unique [...]
By installing a Bipolar Ionization (BI) or Ultraviolet Light Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) system within your HVAC system, you can reduce or even eliminate airborne particles such as bacteria, virus cells, mold, allergens, odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). What is Bipolar Ionization (BI) Technology? Bipolar Ionization technology produces a natural bio-climate rich in positive and negative ions much like sunlight does in the atmosphere. The negative ions contain an extra electron while the positive ions are missing an electron resulting in an unstable condition. To re-stabilize, these bipolar ions seek out atoms and molecules in the air to trade electrons [...]
It’s a FACT! Our technician traveled to a nearby church — the before, a draft inducer, barely held together by spittle, rust, and dirt. The draft inducer is designed specifically to ensure that combustion gases are vented properly out of the furnace to the outside. We called the manufacturer. The lead time to order and ship a new fan – a whopping EIGHT weeks!! That means, the church would be affected in the months of October through December – without proper air circulation. We all know how fickle Mother Nature can be in Indiana. We weren’t satisfied with status [...]
Toyota Industrial Equipment has been a VASEY service and project customer since 2011. The Toyota’s server room cooling system connected to production ceased operation. Consequently, the server was overheating. If left unattended the server would crash and production would come to a halt. VASEY received an emergency service call in the middle of the night. With VASEY’s 24/7/365 service operation and highly skilled technicians, the server room cooling system was repaired with no adverse effect to production. By the next morning, VASEY had the cooling system up and running. More importantly, manufacturing and production kept running without any interruptions.
Recently, VASEY Commercial Facility Solutions hosted a Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) meeting at a client’s facility, Modular Devices, Inc. Modular Devices manufactures mobile Cath and CT lab units which are available to rent or purchase. Cleanroom Design LLC is an industry expert in cleanroom consultation, design, engineering, construction and installation of turnkey cleanroom applications. The portable labs (manufactured by Modular Devices) require state-of-the-art technology and health-protecting equipment to fit into a small footprint. The 50 million-dollar question, what’s the best way to heat, cool, and purify the environment while maximizing energy efficiencies? Oh, by the way, it must [...]
Free Methodist Church/World Ministry Center has been a VASEY service and project customer since 2014. They have struggled with their building for years – rising utility and maintenance costs with little to no increase in performance. Another service provider couldn’t provide any solutions for their past and present issues. Over a series of multiple service calls, one of VASEY’s highly skilled, trained and experienced technicians analyzed the existing system and increased the power circuit from 70 to 100 percent. Additionally, VASEY performed several retrofits and upgrades without replacing the core system. VASEY could have capitalized on an unneeded and expensive [...]
VASEY is committed to helping our clients optimize their buildings and their budgets. We analyze your facility’s operating expenses – at every level. Your property needs are evolving. We can help you find areas of improvement in the management of your facility. We can also help you navigate through complex sustainability and green initiatives – understanding and implementing them. With the increasing complexity of building systems and aging infrastructures, it’s important to know when systems require maintenance or replacing to maximize the use of every dollar spent. Facility services? Think VASEY!