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  1. #1
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    Ventilation Rates for Veterinary Clinics

    Hello,

    UMC or UBC has no guidelines regarding ventilation rates for dog kennels, cat rooms, etc. I need to provide air changes in these types of occupancies but I have no idea what these rates should be. I contacted some local vet clinics and they were unable to provide me an answer. Would any of you have any suggestions as to where to find this information?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Ashrae

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    What ever they use as a standard it's just not enough. I think that they should treat those rooms like they would an isolation or negative pressure room in a hospital. The same goes for a mall pet store.

    ...Ron
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    isn't a ...Standard....
    arrived at by an Engineering body ...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimwoodie View Post
    isn't a ...Standard....
    arrived at by an Engineering body ...??
    Yes, you are correct. And we know that engineers are never wrong. :-)

    ...Ron
    Roof Rat

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    Cool

    I think the only thing you need to do is have 100% outside air and 100% exhaust air. Set the rest up as the building type code requires such as lab or office or residential and such.

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    Pet stores are 1 cfm/sf in the IMC.

    Or, you could always figure 15 cfm per dog.
    "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a KA." - Albert Einstein

    It's later than you think.

  8. #8
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    12 air changes per hour with 100% tempered makeup and exhaust is what I use for restrooms which is more than adequate to remove all offensive odors. The ASHRAE Ventilation And Air Distribution Handbook states nothing about ventilation for animal care facilities. The Industrial Ventilation Handbook doesn't mention anything about this topic either.

    What is IMC? I'm not familiar with the acronym.

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    International Mechanical Code
    "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a KA." - Albert Einstein

    It's later than you think.

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