Next Generation Disinfecting & Sanitizing Technology
FOR ANTIMICRIOBIAL CONTROL IN HVAC SYSTEMS AND AIR DUCTS (INCLUDING ODOR CAUSING BACTERIA). IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO USE THIS PRODUCT IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH ITS LABELING THE PERSON APPLYING THIS PRODUCT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THESE DIRECTIONS UNDER BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
If you need help in understanding any part of these instructions or have additional questions after reading these instructions, DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT until you have received the answers for all of your questions.
Application from Exterior of the HVAC System or Air Duct
PRODUCT may be sprayed into existing access openings where these provide adequate access. Normally these consist of removable panels or access doors. Completely cover all nonelectrical components until they are thoroughly and uniformly covered using hand or powered spray equipment. This is the technique of choice for large penthouse or built up air handlers and other components with access panels or doors. When applying to ductwork, spray into openings at a minimum of every 8 feet Existing supply openings can be used where they provide a clear view of the surfaces being sprayed so that uniform application can be achieved. However, additional penetrations will have to be made, as needed, so enough openings will be available to achieve total and uniform coverage.
Spray application is not an acceptable technique where openings are greater than 8 feet apart, additional openings cannot be made and properly sealed, and/or the duct geometry does not allow for uniform coverage. In such cases, application from within the HVAC system is necessary
Application from Within the HVAC System:
When PRODUCT cannot be sprayed into openings at intervals throughout the HVAC or duct system, you must gain entry into the system and spray the Product onto interior surfaces until they are thoroughly and uniformly covered using hand or powered spray equipment. This is the most frequently used technique and is the technique of choice for air handlers, other components with access panels or doors and large diameter (generally 20″ x 20″ minimum) ducts where direct access can be gained to surfaces being treated. Some protection is provided for drain pans by excess PRODUCT that runs off of cooling coils when they are treated. Spraying PRODUCT, onto the surfaces of the pan or pouring into the drain pan until the bottom of the pan is uniformly wetted, can provide additional protection. Before treating the drain pan, check to determine that the drain line is clear and free running and that the drain pan is clean and free of loose corrosion. Replace badly deteriorated pans. Drain pans that do not drain completely and retain water may experience microbial growth even when treated.
Level drain pans and otherwise adjust them so water completely drains from them.
Fans and Fan Housings:
Fans create air turbulence, which can lead to condensation of water that supports bacterial and other growth. As a result, fan blade and blower wheel surfaces as well as associated housings are especially prone to fouling from both microbial growth and soil accumulation. It may be necessary to partially or completely remove and disassemble these components so they may be properly cleaned prior to application of PRODUCT. Complete cleaning must take place before attempting to treat these components. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: Because of the amount of water present, humidifiers and dehumidifiers are often sites especially prone to microbial growth. They also attract and hold soil as growth related contamination builds up over time. This accumulated material must be thoroughly removed prior to treatment with PRODUCT. For some units, cleaning may also signal the need to replace pads, belts, wheels or service other components. The manufacturer of the unit being maintained should be consulted on the proper maintenance and cleaning procedure.
Fans and Fan Housings:
Must be free from accumulations of microbial growth and particulate matter.
Rate of Application:
The recommended rate of application for PRODUCT varies depending on the surface being treated. Users of this Product must carefully follow the rate of application instructions provided below: Bare Metal and Flexible Ducts: Apply until surface is evenly wet. Coverage 1,000 ft2 per gallon. Spray coverage 500 ft2 per gallon. If the above application rates result in surface runoff or liquid pooling on the bottom of the duct, lower the application rate until the surface is thoroughly and evenly wet without runoff or pooling. The exception to this is when treating coil assemblies. In this case, the spray should be applied generously until there is runoff into the drain pan so as to penetrate the coil assembly to the greatest possible depth.
Semi Porous Surfaces such as Concrete or Plaster:
Apply until surface is evenly wet.
Coverage 500 ft2 per gallon. Wipe not recommended. Spray coverage 250- ft2 per gallon. PRODUCT must penetrate into surface crevices and irregularities or it will not be effective. Inspect and assure that penetration is satisfactory. It may be helpful to apply half of the quantity needed for full coverage spraying from side to side then repeat the application moving the spray from top to bottom.
Frequency of Application:
Normally, infrequent application (every 3 months for HVAC Systems and every 6 months to every two years for air ducts) will provide effective control. Some critical applications such as HVAC and duct systems serving critical health care spaces or clean rooms where it is essential to minimize the generation of particulate matter that may be released as a by Product of microbial growth may require more frequent treatment. Do not apply more often than monthly and then only if there is evidence of re- growth. This Product must only be used in those cases where visible microbial growth has been detected in the system and then only after removing that growth and identifying and correcting the conditions that led to that growth. Prior to reapplication in such cases, investigate to determine the cause of re- growth and correct that problem prior to re-application. Also make sure the reoccurrence of microbial growth does not have another cause such as persistently high humidity, standing water or hidden leaks. Prior to reapplication, the interior of the ducts and other surfaces must be inspected and found to be free of accumulated soil. If soil or growth is found, the cause should be determined and corrected and then the ducts cleaned in accordance with accepted industry practice. If microbial growth persists in air ducts following application re-inspect for duct leaks, carryover of water from cooling coils or humidifiers and other sources of moisture promoting growth. Eliminate such sources of moisture before retreating.
Returning the System to Operation following Application:
Equipment being treated and the fans and blowers in the section of duct being treated must be turned off during application of PRODUCT. If the system cannot be shut down, the section of the system being treated must be isolated until treatment is complete. This will prevent the spray from being blown away from the surface that is being treated. Do not attempt to use the system fan or blower to carry PRODUCT to the surfaces within system. Such a practice will not result in uniform application of the Product to the surfaces being treated and will lead to ineffective control. Do not attempt this. The system can be returned to full operation as soon as treatment is completed or at any time following completion of treatment. PRODUCT will dry on surfaces within 15 minutes following application. Extended drying time does not have an impact on effectiveness of treatment. PRODUCT should not be rinsed off following application so it will continue to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on treated surfaces. When the above directions are followed properly, there will not be significant concentrations of Product released to the spaces served by a system being treated.
There is no need to have occupants leave the building during application.
Before creating a program for use or for any additional information or clarification,
please contact MPI at 1-310-684-3839 to discuss the specific application and situation.