The University of Ottawa Heart Institute turned to Aeroseal to solve one problem and wound up solving two.
When a hospital monitor detected an isotope in part of the building away from where the chemical was produced and supposedly quarantined, administrators needed to figure out what was going on. Through the process of elimination, building engineers figured the isotope must be traveling from one part of the building to another through leaks in the facility’s various ventilation shafts.
“To access the shafts, we were looking at having to actually rip into the walls or worse, build a completely new ventilation system,” said UOHI project manager Michele Emond. “Both of these options would have been completely disruptive and prohibitively expensive. Luckily, someone on our team had heard about a breakthrough duct sealing technology called Aeroseal. That made all the difference.”
Since Aeroseal works from the inside of the duct system to seal leaks, the process was quick, easy and non-disruptive. The actual sealing process took less than a day to complete.