TLA, Temperature controlled Laminar Airflow, is one of AirSon’s platform technologies. It uses a specific way of introducing the treated air, taking advantage of gravity and creating clean controlled zones where they are needed.
Just like traditional displacement ventilation principles, TLA makes use of convection force as a driver for carrying away heat and pollutants from where they are not wanted and to displace this air with clean treated air. TLA differs from traditional displacement ventilation in the way the air is introduced into the ventilated room or to the object it protects. In absence of natural convection currents, the TLA principle is reversed and you have an equally effective means of ventilating a room or an exposed part of your process.
When using traditional hi-impulse/mixing ventilation systems, the ventilation efficiency can never reach higher than 1:1. By using AirSon’s platform technology; Temperature controlled Laminar Airflow (TLA), the ventilation efficiency can reach between 2:1 to infinity, making wonders for initial investment and long-term energy costs.
Another unique feature of the technology is its ability to create distinct zones of treated air. This has led to two major commercial offshoots within asthma treatment and the management of surgical site infections.