A simple description of Downdraft ventilation would be that air is drawn down into the equipment rather than across the surface of the equipment as in Linear Ventilation. Extract ventilation is provided through ductwork to each piece of equipment. The overall volume of air required has to be balanced between individual equipment requirements and the post mortem room air changes as laid down under HBN20.
The range of equipment shown in the photographs and illustrations is fully compliant with HBN20 C10,and C10a. The photographs also highlight the possible set-up's and lay-outs. The equipment is designed to ease the cleaning regimes with easily removable panels and tops.
The equipment has all the features you would expect in a modern mortuary such as height adjustment and table rotation. It is designed around the LEEC body handling system, but traditional style tables are also available.
The benefits of the system are that air is drawn down into the equipment directly (see the video). Therefore the air flow around each item of equipment is in a downward direction giving protection to the users during their various work operations.
Downdraft autopsy table, 180° rotation with height adjustment
Featuring an aesthetically pleasing, slim pedestal, this stainless steel autopsy table is designed to provide perimeter downdraft ventilation, ensuring full performance when in use.