Tergooi asked Actiflow to perform a CFD-study to give insight in different design options, such as the type of ventilation system used and the setup of the operating table, instrument tables, lamps, operation team and such.
In this case we looked at the theatre when it’s in use, which is different from the normal design and validation case where an empty theatre is used at rest according to the Dutch guideline RL7. But when operating theatres are solely designed with the validation according to RL7 in mind, it can occur that the system doesn’t perform that well in use.
The CFD-study performed for Tergooi gave insight in the effect of several parameters. This lead to interesting conclusions which were used to decide which system was preferred by both the engineers and medical specialists.