Is Steel Building Ventilation Affecting Workflow?
Understanding the needs of your employees is priority for any company. In the manufacturing industry, health and safety tend to be a greater focus. The question becomes “is your warehouse meeting the health standards?”. If it’s not meeting employee health needs, it’s probably not meeting your manufacturing needs as well.
Is the issue your Steel Building Ventilation? Or are there other factors effecting the facility? Design Components is here to help you determine if your warehouse is meeting health needs for its employees.
Employee Health, Manufacturing Needs and Steel Building Ventilation
Steel Building Ventilation plays a major role in keeping a facility running smoothly. Depending on the manufacturing that is being done, chemicals, toxins and other types of exhaust can accumulate in the air. That in turn hinders employee health and could cause larger issues. Here’s 3 things to consider when looking into how Steel Building Ventilation affects employee health and manufacturing needs.
- Is Temperature Being Regulated? – The initial thought here is that employees become uncomfortable and could suffer from heat exhaustion. While true, improper temperature regulation can impact the facility’s structure as well. If temperature seems to be inconsistent, this is poor Steel Building Ventilation.
- Air Quality Being Preserved? – Poor ventilation can lead to stagnant air within the building. This then could lead to harmful chemicals and pollutants that are detrimental to employees. If the ventilation system is not doing its duties, that only increases the likelihood of problems.
- Is Ventilation Controlling Condensation? – Like temperature regulation, condensation due to improper ventilation can wreak havoc on infrastructure, equipment and technology. “Humid air may stay inside the structure, creating uncomfortable environments, accelerating panel weathering and increase the possibility of mold growth.”
Upgrade Your Steel Building Ventilation
If your ventilation is in fact causing issues with health and manufacturing, let the Steel Building Ventilation pros help you find a solution.
Though the OHSA has no specific guidelines on temperature regulation, it recommends maintaining a reasonable temperature throughout steel buildings. This allows for workers to remain safe and produce at a more reasonable state. This all begins with powered steel building ventilation. Design Components offers both wall-mounted and roof-mounted fans, depending on the ventilation design and air flow requirements of your particular building.
Powered Fans are a vital part of a complete steel building ventilation solution. These fans force hot air out of your building while occupied. Our wall fans come in a pre-assembled metal building kit that includes the Fan, Motor, Wall Housing, Gravity Backdraft Damper and OSHA Guard as needed. DCI also offer roof fans. These fans offer many of the same options and go great with our custom built roof curbs.
Another steel building ventilation solution would be our gravity ventilation. DCI offers roof mounted gravity vents that are simple and effective options for ventilating your facility. Often referred to as “Natural Ventilation” roof mounted gravity vents work on the principle that hot air rises. As the inside of your building heats up during the day that excess heat is released naturally through the vents. Our gravity vents come with a number of options, such as Galvanized Steel, Galvalume steel or Aluminum construction with optional painted finishes along with manual or motor operation.
Working with one of our steel building ventilation fans, our various louvers will make sure the air is continuously flowing through your metal structure and allowing for proper air intake. These customizable louvers create cross ventilation your facility needs by either being self-framing to install into a metal wall panel or installed into a framed opening.
Steel Building Ventilation FAQs
Air quality is crucial to employee health and manufacturing productivity. With your facility’s needs being unique, the questions can seem never ending. However, we want to cover some our most frequently asked questions and answers we receive for Steel Building Ventilation.
- What is Indoor Air Quality? OSHA states, “Indoor air quality describes how inside air can affect a person’s health, comfort, and ability to work. It can include temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (poor ventilation), mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals.”
- How Can I Tell if There is an IAQ problem? While there are no single tests to finding problems, there can be other ways to determine the problem(s). Simple walk-throughs of the facility help; noting temperature, ventilation and HVAC systems and how they’re operating.
- Will Design Components Ventilation Help? Yes! Our heavy-duty fans keep your metal buildings cool and the air circulating. Design Components Inc. offers both wall-mounted and roof-mounted fans, depending on the ventilation design and air flow requirements of your building. We provide our customers with unparalleled service, and each unique ventilation need is met.
Steel Building Ventilation Pros Can Help You!
With 40 years in the industry, Design Components believes in quality, safety and great customer service. Our team of visionaries and engineers work together to bring safe, economical, durable and practical accessories that will enhance your building’s functionality and productivity potential. To find out more about how Steel Building Ventilation is impacting your facility, call us today at (800) 868-9910 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.