ATEX Fans – Making the Right Choice

The specification and purchase of ATEX fans is difficult enough given the need to understand and meet the various directives and regulations governing their special application. Once having found an ATEX fan that satisfies a particular risk assessment there is the added problem of trying to find a sufficient choice of fan to meet other important criteria. We can help you to avoid making the inevitable compromises by providing a greater range of ATEX fans than is available from any other source. Learn more about our range here.   ...


Energy Efficient Fan Filter Units (FFU’s)

  Optimising the performance of an FFU based system within cleanroom and containment applications offers significant energy saving opportunities. High efficiency EC technology lies at the centre of reducing energy consumption in fan filter units, even when systems vary due to airflow path and operating conditions. FFU manufacturers have risen to the challenge of reducing costs with the development of improved control and EC motor technology. A cleanroom can be up to 50 times more energy intensive than an office building because of th...


EC Plug Fans for Powder Control & Clean Room Applications

Ventilation & Energy Efficiency are the key areas to consider when designing a cleanroom for powder control. Clean rooms are vital when it comes to ensuring powdered medicines are contamination free during and after the manufacturing and packaging stages. Investing in new technology in addition to adopting hygienic handling techniques are paramount to effective clean rooms. Not forgetting air ducts and ventilation areas to facilitate the airflow and pressure required to ensure the required number of air changes per house and pressurisation ...


Our Versatile AC Compact Axial Fans Range

Axair Fans UK has the most comprehensive selection of AC Compact Axial Fans on the market. Starting with the smallest, Axair offers the Costech 60mm square x 30mm thick frame size, a popular size for DC fans but rarely seen as an AC fan product. At the top of the range is the ECOFIT 280mm square x 80mm thick frame size, again not widely available. This fan utilises an IP44 protected external rotor motor which is capable of delivering 1705m³/h airflow. The cast aluminium frame provides a choice of mounting centres. The full range of AC co...


Fandis Roof Mounted Panel Fans

The Fandis range of roof mounted panel fans provide extra cooling for temperature-critical electrical equipment. Available in T or TP Series these roof mounted panel fans provide superior top mounted cooling for enclosures that demand more than regular enclosure filter fans. The ‘T’ Series is a plastic structure with an aluminium top. Due to its smaller size the range has a low profile housing, only 90mm deep. The T range are designed for top mounting on the outside of cabinets, providing high level extraction of hot air whilst taking-up...


The Role of Industrial Fans in Pharmaceutical Downdraught Benches

Downdraught benches are an essential part of the pharmaceutical industry as they provide a safe workspace for weighing, sampling and packaging powdered medication. The sector have strict guidelines to follow to ensure the health and safety of staff in the workplace and this includes ensuring that the correct equipment is in place and an efficient ventilation system is integrated and well maintained. With the integration of mechanical fans, downdraught benches are effective in eliminating the risk of staff being exposed to potentially potent, ac...


The Schematic Structure of EC Motors

Rosenberg EC motors (EC = electronically commutated) are inverter-fed synchronous motor with permanent magnets in external rotor design. The AC mains voltage is rectified in the commutation electronics of the EC motor. A downstream inverter provides the motor with the motor voltage depending on the position, similar to the principle of a frequency inverter. In opposite to this, all parameters are already optimally matched to each other. The intelligent EC commutation electronics decide how the motor phases in the stator are supplied with cur...


Formaldehyde and Xylene Fume Extraction in Mortuaries

Formaldehyde, xylene and hot paraffin wax fumes are all chemicals used within mortuaries as a method of preserving and embalming the body. Toxic chemicals such as these pose a serious health risk to mortuary staff who face long term exposure. Having the correct fume extraction systems and equipment in place is vital to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors. There are many reports of the toxic effects of exposure to these chemicals but very little documentation on the importance of efficient fume extraction systems for their remova...


Reducing Fan Energy Consumption in Fume Cupboards

The already impressive range of corrosive fume fans from Axair Fans has now been extended to include an energy efficient range featuring B34 type IE5 EC motors located outside of the airstream. As the market demands more energy efficient systems, the introduction of the EC range of fans allows fume cupboard manufacturers to reduce their fan energy consumption by up to 20% without affecting performance, ultimately enhancing the energy efficiency of the entire fume extraction system. System designers are now keen to look at all options to redu...


School Fume Cupboard Fan Kit – The Educational Fan Pack

Efficient fume cupboards are fundamental systems for most schools and universities, protecting staff and students from the hazardous fumes or vapours produced by science or design & technology processes. Axair have designed the perfect package to simplify the installation of a laboratory fume cupboard ventilation system, making it easier for schools and universities to protect their users. Our Educational Fan Pack includes all of the relevant components required for an efficient, clean and safe system. Not only does it include a corro...


Why Refurbish AHU Systems with EC Fans Over New AHU Installs

To Refurbish AHU or Not to Refurbish AHU Old buildings can often feature outdated and deteriorating ventilation systems. The first opinion may be to replace the entire air handling unit, but often to refurbish ahu system components can prove beneficial beyond financial gain. This week we look at the advantages to Refurbish AHU Systems over replacing the entire air handling unit itself. One major problem in favour of refurbishment is that of the existing air handling unit system. Ductwork and max air volume delivery are often governed by...


High Performance Cooling for High Power Control Panels

Over the past few years, it’s quite clear that components within high power control panels have got smaller, this is down to the challenges imposed by clients wanting smaller enclosures to fit within much smaller spaces. With often huge amounts of terminals, wiring, circuit breakers, RCBO’s and much more general electrical components packed tightly into panel trunking up against core high power components such as variable frequency drives, motor starters and programmable logic controllers, quarters can be crowded resulting in an increased a...


The Production of Ethylene Gas in Anaerobic Digestion

  The production of ethylene gas in anaerobic digestion requires consideration when it comes to corrosive fume extraction systems. Corrosion resistant polypropylene extraction fans are suitable for this type of harsh environment and are efficient in vacuuming the ethylene gas out of the tank, preventing a hazardous gas build up. Ethylene is a colourless gaseous plant hormone with a sweet odour, it influences many processes within the plant life cycle. It has advantages and disadvantages depending on how and where it is produced. However...


Reducing Ethylene to Slow Down The Food Maturation Process

Reducing ethylene to slow down the food maturation process of fresh produce is key to cutting down the amount of food waste in the retail and hospitality sectors working with fresh produce. Axair have a range of hydroxyl radical technology that reduces the production of ethylene and one company in particular to trial this technology is Freshview Foods Ltd, situated just opposite our premises in Wolstanton. If you’ve ever visited Axair Fans before, you’ll know that we’re located on an industrial estate with a wide range of neighbouring ...


Ecofits EC Motor Range – G9, V8 & the New F5

The range of EC Motors from supplier partner Ecofit continues to grow in size, efficiency and features as we see the introduction of the New F5 EC motor with input power up to 85Watts. Our Ecofit EC motors have many advantages: Easy driving High efficiency Low energy consumption Integrated monitoring functions Easy installation and connection Expanded functionalities: speed control, speed sensor or alarm, constant airflow, constant pressure. With their small size, EC motors F5 are interchangeable with ECOFIT A...