GPS Installation Videos

Quick Installation Videos

Not only is NPBI by GPS the most effective, least expensive way to provide cleaner indoor air, it is also very easy to install.  GPS has produced quick installation videos for each of their products  They are now live on their GPS YouTube Channel.

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Global Plasma Solutions

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Boston Children’s Hospital Installs NPBI to Create a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff

GPS Provides Safe, Effective Air Purification Solutions in Health Care Facilities

Infection control is critical for health care facilities, and it takes a multifaceted approach. From waiting rooms to operating rooms, indoor air quality measures complement advanced cleaning and sterilization techniques.

Boston Children’s Hospital installed the GPS-iMOD® needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) air purification system to reduce airborne particulates, odors and pathogens while lowering energy consumption and the facility’s carbon footprint.

Needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) technology, provided by Global Plasma Solutions  safely cleans the air by introducing ions into the room via the medical building’s ventilation system. When ions come into contact with airborne viruses and other pathogens, they disrupt the pathogens’ surface proteins, rendering them inactive. Ions also combine with dust and other particles in the air, making them larger and more easily captured by filtration systems.

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The Key to Continuing In-Person Learning During COVID-19

Creating a Safer Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 has significantly impacted student learning across the nation. With face-to-face interactions spreading the virus, many educational institutions were forced to abruptly close their physical doors at the onset of the pandemic. Educators then launched remote learning curriculums in hopes of keeping their students, faculty and staff out of harm’s way.

As we learn more about the virus and how to better prevent spread, schools and universities are brainstorming inventive ways to get students back into the classroom. We recommend needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) technology, provided by Global Plasma Solutions which inactivates pathogens, in turn improving indoor air quality.

The patented NPBI technology creates ions like those found in nature and introduces them into a building’s airstream through existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. When the ions are pushed out into a room, they find and attach to particles in the air. Once particle clusters reach a certain size, they become more easily trapped by the HVAC system’s air filter.

The GPS-iMOD product, an example of NPBI technology suited to applications including schools and universities as well as health care and office buildings, helps reduce the number of particles and pathogens in the air. The system begins removing fumes and odors within 48 hours. It’s also energy-efficient: Customers report up to 30% in energy savings following installation, as the product reduces outdoor air intake and pressure loss by keeping HVAC coils clean.

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Global Plasma Solutions

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How Schools Can Take Advantage of Funds for HVAC Improvements

Five Steps for Safer Schools

Through Section 313 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, Congress approved $82 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to make adjustments to help deal with the pandemic including updates and maintenance to HVAC equipment.

Under this bill, schools will be able to inspect, test, maintain, repair, replace, or upgrade their HVAC systems with the intention to improve indoor air quality in school facilities. These Section 313 funds can be used for HVAC systems, filtering, purification and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window and door repair and replacements.

All public and charter schools are eligible to receive these funds.

The funds were transferred from the federal government to state governments at the end of January and states are expected to provide the funds directly to the school districts to use the funds for approved purposes including HVAC projects.

States have one year to spend these funds before they will be returned to the federal government. We recommend Bipolar Ionization provided by Global Plasma Solutions to reduce the pathogens from the air supply through the HVAC system and thus reducing the spread of pathogens to help combat COVID-19.

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NPBI’s Effectiveness at Building Air Purification to Target COVID’s Vulnerabilities

Study Highlights Benefits of Neutralizing the Positively Charged CoV-2 Virus

A new study, “Enhanced Binding of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein to Receptor by Distal Polybasic Cleavage Sites” by Northwestern University, proves electrostatic forces cause SARS-CoV-2 binding to the human cells, supporting data on the technology and effectiveness of needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI™) air purification for HVAC systems.
“In showing how a negatively charged molecule neutralizes the positively charged coronavirus protein spike, Northwestern University’s recent study shows exciting insight into our tech data on NPBI’s effectiveness in air purification for indoor air, and it provides an interesting illustration of how electrostatic forces work to target SARS-CoV-2’s vulnerability,” said Charlie Waddell, chief technology officer for Global Plasma Solutions (GPS).
Ions are molecules or atoms with either a positive or negative charge. “NPBI leverages an electric field to create a high concentration of positive and negative ions,” said Waddell of the GPS technology, which launched in 2009 as an HVAC solution that purifies the air by reducing airborne particulate, viruses, mold spores and bacteria — a solution that is making offices, schools and transportation hubs safer in a COVID aware world.
NPBI technology is being used in dozens of offices, schools, airports, hospitals and community spaces worldwide, including Google, University of Maryland, Boston Children’s Hospital and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
For more information on Northwestern University’s study or GPS’ NPBI technology, please see:
Science Daily: Research Exposes New Vulnerability for SARS-CoV-2
GPS: Reducing Airborne Virus Through Better Indoor Air
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The Power of Ions – NPBI Technology Delivers Cleaner Indoor Air

Need some fresh air?  Go INdoors!  

Outdoors, naturally occurring ions are everywhere and are constantly working to clean the air.  Ions are created with energy from rushing water, crashing waves and even sunlight.  Unfortunately, the concentration of these naturally occurring ions are much lower indoors.
There is still hope for indoor air quality thanks to ionization.  This brief video explains how Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) utilizes needlepoint bipolar ionization technology to safely introduce ions into the airstream using the airflow in your existing ventilation system as a delivery method.

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Global Plasma Solutions

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ASHRAE Guidelines for Reopening Schools and Universities

Reopening Schools and Universities Guidelines   

ASHRAE has recently published guidelines for schools and universities, and they are recommending  NPBI should be considered in lieu of MERV 13 filters.

Background:

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as it relates to the effects of HVAC  systems on disease transmission in healthcare facilities, the workplace, home, public and recreational environments.  One of the groups within the task force is dedicated to schools and universities and prepared these guidelines:

https://www.ashrae.org/file%20library/technical%20resources/covid-19/ashrae-reopening-schools-and-universities-c19-guidance.pdf

Please note the recommendation to install needlepoint bipolar ionization in AHUs:

  • Page 17 – Designer Guidelines for 4. AHU’s and Packaged Rooftop unit
  • Page 30 – Implementation & Considerations

Please contact us to discuss modifying your schools and universities using Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI).

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Global Plasma Solutions

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Biocomposite is the Future of the HVAC Industry

Annexair has unveiled a brand-new eco-friendly ventilation system: a Biocomposite central air unit made of recycled plastic water bottles

With the rise of globalization, the desire to advance technology without harming future generations has become increasingly important. Being able to offer green energy solutions and eco-friendly materials at competitive prices will be key to achieving market penetration for North American companies considering global expansion in the coming years. With that purpose in mind, Annexair is convinced that this new business model is crucial and necessary in order to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets in Canada and in the US.

As a leader in the HVAC industry, Annexair takes the development of sustainable and greener technologies very seriously. Recognizing the need to move towards more environmentally sound materials and manufacturing techniques, they began to explore alternative materials as a means to help reduce our daily wastes. They looked closely at Biocomposite which is typically made up of natural resins and plant fibers but also assembled with recycled plastic bottles. This new solution is strong enough to be used in construction applications such as roofing, roads and walls.

Annexair spent 7 years in research and development perfecting an innovative solution that will launch the next era of ‘green ventilation’ in our HVAC industry. The Annexair team is proud to be the first manufacturer in the world to unveil an HVAC unit with a new casing made entirely from Biocomposite.

What does this mean for the future of our industry? Our new product:

  • Reduces the environmental impact of our industry which encourages climate change, and affects the health of millions of people.
  • Uses approximately 30 million recycled plastic bottles each year, keeping them out of our oceans.
  • Allows us to cease the manufacture of metal casings for our HVAC units by 2021, thus effectively reducing waste once the units reach end-of-life.
  • Contributes to our goal of passing product improvements benefits and cost savings to the end-user.

With the high demand for more sustainable HVAC units on the rise, we also recognize the need to ensure our manufacturing process is as ecologically sound as possible. In order to sustainably answer the high product demand, Annexair is also investing $40 million CAD on a new state-of-the-art 300,000 square foot factory in Quebec, where they can reach our maximum manufacturing potential within 3 to 5 years.

Annexair wishes to share our continuous focus on developing environmentally friendly solutions while staying committed to quality and innovation. Their engineers are constantly testing new materials and manufacturing methods that can be integrated into the manufacture of their units, making them the most advanced systems available in our industry today.

The age of steel is over, it is time to turn the page and care for our planet’s needs! Our industry has what it takes to do better and move forward

Read more about building with biocomposites

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Reduce Outdoor Air with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

How to Reduce Outside Air via ASHRAE Standard 62  

This brief video explains how Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) utilizes ASHRAE Standard 62 Indoor Air Quality Procedure to reduce outside air by up to 75% over the conventional Ventilation Rate Procedure (dilution method).   Using GPS’ IAQ software an engineer can see how low the outside air can go subject to building pressure in non-healthcare applications. According to a great air conditioning contractor a rule of thumb, the outside air can be reduced to 5 CFM per person by allowing GPS’ patent pending air purification systems to clean the air in the building and recirculate the already conditioned inside air versus treating higher quantities of outside air.

 


GPS IAQ Software

Please contact us for a copy of the GPS’ IAQ spreadsheet.

Video explaining how to use  GPS IAQ spreadsheet

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Custom Air Handling Unit Design Critical Decisions

The design of an air handling unit is a major decision and is a complex and sophisticated activity but here are the critical design decisions when designing a custom AHU.
Enclosure Construction

  • Structural Capacity and Air Tightness
    1/200th of the span deflection and less then 1% casing leakage at 1.5 times the total of the unit static pressure profile
  • Corrosion Resistance/Unit Life Span
    Aluminum or ThermoComposite – 30+ year life
    Galvanized Steel – 10-15 year life before major repairs may be required
  • Rigid Foam vs Fibrous Batt Insulation
    Foam provides significant strength, rigidity and air leakage control vs batt insulation at minimal or no added cost

Component Velocities (minimum velocities apply in VAV systems)

  • Recommended Velocities For Optimum Performance and Energy Use
  • Cooling Coils 450 fpm max, 250 fpm min
  • Heating Coils 800 fpm max, 250 fpm min
  • Media Filters 350 fpm, 150 fpm min
  • Steam Humidifiers 800 fpm, 350 fpm

Use of Air to Air Energy Recovery

  • Air to Air energy recovery can be applied in 100% OA and partial OA AHU’s
  • Choose either hi efficiency run around glycol, sensible or enthalpy plate exchanger, rotary enthalpy wheel or heat pipe

Indoor Air Quaility

  • Level of Filtration
  • Odor Control

Sound Control

  • Does system require interior acoustical treatment or sound attenuators

Type of Fans

  • Fan Array vs individual fans
  • N+1 fan redundancy
  • AC motors w/ VFD’s vs ECM Fans

General

  • Component removal and service
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