Q-Carrier (B) Sdn Bhd, a part of Carrier, organised an appreciation night for its partners at The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong on Tuesday and unveiled OptiClean, expected to be available in Brunei market early next year.
General Manager Carrier Singapore & Brunei Siva Prasad in a recorded video message said that Carrier’s OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine has been named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020.
The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals, he added.
TIME featured OptiClean in the Medical Care category of its prestigious annual list that recognises 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter.
OptiClean Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine recognised for its rapid innovation to help create healthy indoor environments.
At the onset of the pandemic, Carrier invented the OptiClean as a negative air machine for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients to help hospitals protect caregivers, workers, and patients.
OptiClean can plug into standard wall outlets and has a footprint of less than three square feet.
As an air scrubber OptiClean can improve the indoor air quality of classrooms, restaurants, dental offices, commercial buildings and more, by pulling in air, scrubbing it using a HEPA filter, and then exhausting cleaner air back into the room, reducing contaminants in the air and offering further protection as part of an overall mitigation strategy, Courier stated in a press release.
OptiClean is one of a number of solutions offered through Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments.
Carrier, which has been keeping the Sultanate cool since 1951, cemented its commitment to the country by incorporating as Q-Carrier (B) Sdn Bhd on January 19, 1984, as a joint venture with QAF group.