The conversation covers industry trends including filtration options to reduce airborne exposure on industrial jobsites, heavy equipment cab monitoring, IoT enabled smart cabs, and the recently approved air quality standard, ISO 23875.
SY-KLONE INTERNATIONAL AWARDED CONTRACT BY NIOSH AND CDC
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CAB AIR QUALITY SYSTEM
Smart Cab Filtration and Pressurization System to Protect Heavy Equipment Operators with Next Generation Technology to Monitor, Adjust and Maintain Air Quality in Rugged, Industrial Environments
Jacksonville, Florida, September 2020 – Sy-Klone International (“Sy-Klone”) has been awarded a contract by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to conduct research on the application of smart technology in a machine operator enclosure to manage air quality. The research will identify best practices in creating a smart system to actively monitor operating conditions inside the cab, including the ability to adjust in real-time, to optimize the cab’s air quality while operating in the most rugged and demanding work environments.
May 1, 2020 — Over the last several weeks, as the COVID-19 situation has impacted everyone profoundly, we at Sy-Klone International are grateful for the health and safety of our employees, the commitment and resilience of our suppliers, and the close business relationships with our customers. We look forward to brighter days ahead, where our communities methodically restore healthy activities and our collective businesses regain lost momentum. Meanwhile, Sy-Klone has been carefully navigating the impacts of this situation to ensure safety, supply, production, and delivery of products globally.
Sy-Klone EVP Jeff Moredock was interviewed by Construction & Demolition Recycling about the importance of cab air quality and the ISO Standard 23875 being developed to address this issue.
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