- You had an air curtain that saved energy and cleaned air?
- You had an air curtain that killed bacteria & viruses?
- You had an air curtain that improved your IAQ?
Introducing the Berner PureAir Package™ for air curtains
an air disinfection system for air curtains
What is an Air Purifier?
An air purifier is a device that removes contaminants from the air in order to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Berner’s PureAir Package™ air purification system utilizes needlepoint bipolar ionization plus filtration to purify the air with MERV-8 filters, approaching HEPA performance.
The PureAir Package for Air Curtains uses a different technology from UVC air curtains and uses MERV-8 filters and ionization technology to approach HEPA performance instead of UV light in the air curtains. At this time, the speed with which the air flows past UV lights in an air curtain is too fast for ultraviolet light to properly kill germs.
Here is one resource for information on exposure time and UV effectiveness, scroll down to “Air Disinfection.”
Another source for all your UV light and disinfection questions can be found on the Food and Drug Association (FDA) website.
How our air curtain air purifier works:
- Pre-filter: Berner uses a built-in MERV 8 filter on the air intake to pre-treat the air
- Then, the air is treated with ionization technology, one device per motor. Together, the MERV 8 filter and the NPBI technology can approach HEPA performance.
- The air stream now contains ionized particles
When the door is open, pass through an air stream filled with carcinogen-free ionized air molecules that disinfect and purify the air.
When the door is closed, the EC motor powers down to the “PURE” setting to quietly operate at a very low speed as an air purifier for the space.
Benefits of an Air Purification System
- Deactivates viruses, kills bacteria and mold spores at the door
- Improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Quiet & energy efficient
Berner’s Advanced Control Technology
The Berner digital controller gives us the capacity to easily integrate the EC motors and the ionization devices to an existing air curtain design, allowing Berner to quickly bring to market another layer of disinfection at the entrance.
The PureAir Package comes standard with the Berner Intelliswitch and EC motors. The Intelliswitch is programmed with the “PURE” mode. This mode powers the EC motor(s) down to the super low speed of 700 RPM when the door is closed, allowing the unit to quietly operate as an air purifier. When the door opens, the motor returns to “air curtain” speed to operate as an air curtain, protecting the opening from outside temperatures while treating the air stream with ionized air molecules. On PURE Night mode, to provide optimum ion density, the air curtain runs a powerful high speed, de-stratifying the air in the room and purifying it while unoccupied.
The EC motors operate quietly and efficiently on a wide range of speeds, which allows for low power consumption, especially important when the system is operating 24/7. For those who want the ability to operate and monitor the air curtain from their phone, the option at add the Berner AIR is available.
Learn more about Berner’s Advanced Control Technology.
How the Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Technology (NPBI) works:
What is NPBI?
Also known as cold plasma, needlepoint bipolar ionization technology (NPBI) is a UL Certified ozone-free technology that ionizes air molecules.
How does it work?
Ionized air molecules or free radicals mix into the air, breaking down gases such as VOCs & odors. The positive and negative ions pull hydrogen out of viruses, bacteria, mold, VOCs, and odors, deactivating them. This reaction happens the moment the ion comes into contact with the pathogen or particle.
The ions also attract dust and allergen particulates (think pollen) that are floating in the air. These particulates then cluster around the ion making it heavy so that it falls out of the air taking the dust and allergens with it.
Kills / deactivates:
- Germs, viruses, & bacteria
Eliminates / reduces:
- and other airborne particulates
Industries and Applications
The PureAir Package™ can be used in a variety of commercial applications wherever an air curtain can be utilized. Industries that can benefit from this technology include:
Common applications include:
- Main entrances
- Other applications soon to come!
The PureAir Package™ includes:
- MERV 8 filter (washable)
- Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) technology
- 1/2 hp EC motor(s) – ten speeds
- Intelliswitch with the PURE mode
- optional: Berner AIR (wireless controller & app)
Currently available for the Architectural High Performance 10 air curtain.
NPBI is certified by UL 867 and UL 2998 as an ozone and byproducts free technology.
To learn more, contact sales.