Insect control air curtains is the best choice to prevent the insects access to the food industry, food establishments or restaurants. Pest control is essential, not only to avoid the bad image that insects can offer in the establishments, but also to avoid situations that can cause damage to public health.
Insects may contaminate the facilities where food is processed and stored. In contact with foodstuffs, they can transmit diseases that account for more than 17% of infectious diseases worldwide.
The fact that the raw material for production is organic means that catering businesses can attract insects such as flies or mosquitoes. This is annoying for consumers and can lead to significant penalties for establishments by health authorities.
The least invasive way to prevent insect infestation is to restrict their access to establishments with air curtains. Instead of eliminating them with electronic devices, traps or pesticides, which can be harmful for humans and the planet, having an air curtain prevents insects from entering indoors.
Airtècnics offers a range of high performance air curtains to minimize the entrance of flies, mosquitoes or bees (among other flying insects) to food establishments, hospitals, factories or clean areas.
Insects are attracted by the smell of food coming out of the restaurant. For this application, the Fly K air curtain is the best model in the anti-insect range as it boasts a slim, compact design and is effective for doors up to two metres high. At customer entrances, the air jet must have a minimum velocity of 3.05m/s at 0.91 metres from the floor, according to NSF-37.
Catering kitchens are another source of attraction for insects, which can gain access through the window. In service windows the ideal model is Fly Compact, the minimum air jet velocity should be 3.05m/s at 1/3 distance from the window sill, according to NSF-37.
Kitchen doors are also an access point for insects. They are attracted by the smell of fresh food and prepared food. The model best suited for this application is Fly KBB, a highly efficient model that covers doorways of up to 4 metres. In service doors the air jet must have a minimum velocity of 8.1 m/s at 0.91 metres from the floor, according to NSF-37.
In factories or warehouses in the food industry, insects may be attracted to the products. For this type of establishment, very high power air curtains are required for doors up to 4 metres high. In these circumstances, the air jet must have a minimum speed of 8.1 m/s at a distance of 0.91 metres from the floor, according to the NSF-37 standard. The model that meets these requirements is Fly KLXL.
The Fly KLXL and Fly KBB models can be installed in the special Fly DUO application, which has two versions:
A system of two air curtains that generate a joint jet with double the flow and thickness that increases the power and reach of the air barrier.
System of two air curtains with an air jet at each end plus an intermediate plenum creating a separation zone protected by two air barriers.
All the projects carried out with Airtècnics' anti-insect air curtains have concluded in a very satisfactory way for the clients, who have seen the insect entrance problem successfully solved.
The effectiveness of the air curtain as a system to avoid the access of insects has been scientifically proved in a study carried out with bees, which are catalogued as "strong flyers".
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