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The Importance of Chemical Storage Ventilation

Many industries require a number of potentially hazardous chemicals in day to day maintenance, manufacturing, cleaning, sterilisation, testing and operating applications. The safe storage of these chemicals involves a number of considerations in terms of temperature, ignition control, ventilation and segregation. We discuss the needs of chemical storage ventilation below. The ventilation of chemical storage areas is of paramount importance to ensure clean air and a safe working factory environment. Ventilation is needed for chemicals and the...


New Industrial Team Member

We are delighted to introduce the latest member to our industrial sales team, Faye. She recently joined the business as a Product Sales Engineer from a background in technical sales in the industrial sector. Specialising in the Casals’ range of industrial ventilation solutions, Faye will be responsible for managing the product range, specifying fans for a huge array of applications and providing technical support for our customers. Casals, our supply partner based in Spain, are manufacturers of low, medium pressure and high pressure cen...


How to Save Energy with Fan Speed Control

Speed control is often overlooked when specifying fans, however significant savings can be had by the use of the correct speed controller and fan combination. These are not just direct savings in energy consumed by the fans but indirect savings from ancillary equipment. The addition of a fan speed controller can add extra functionality to products enhancing their usability and safety. It is often desirable where applications have varying output requirements, and control of the motor speed is more efficient than mechanically limiting the proc...


Rosenberg Launch New Energy Saving EC Centrifugal Fan: DRAG

Our supply partner, Rosenberg, has recently launched a new EC centrifugal fan in a scroll casing. The DRAG fan brings EC technology, energy efficiency and speed control to our range of double inlet forward curved centrifugal fans. Due to the different positions available for the mounting stand and the DRAG's compact design, it is very versatile even in confined spaces.   Key Features - DRAG EC Centrifugal Fan the DRAG is available in all 90° mounting positions it uses an energy saving EC (read our EC technology guide) e...


Commercial Kitchen Extractor Fans & Supply Air Fans

Meeting the Demands of a Commercial Kitchen Commercial kitchens demand high quality extraction and exhaust fans to withstand the rigours of continuous contact with hot, greasy air. In such environments, air change is supplied by a mechanical ventilation system. This is usually via an extract canopy situated above the appliances that is exhausted via a roof fan or horizontally through ducting. Sufficient outdoor air must be provided through supply fans to replace the extract air to avoid creating a vacuum. Therefore, a combination of supply air...


Filter Fans: What is the difference between the FF & FPF?

The re-engineered FF series of filter fans offers an innovative easy-to-mount solution that requires no tools thanks to a simple click-fit design. Due to its enhanced construction, the FF considerably reduces the risk of water infiltration and increases operational safety. We explain the key differences between the FF series and the original FPF series of filter fans below. Click-fit rapid installation with mounting clips Innovative new mounting clips have been added to the FF series to allow for fast, tool-free installation. No screws are n...


The Heat-Resistance is On: New CLIBOS-TR High Temperature Fan

Our supply partner, Casals Ventilation, has recently launched a new high temperature fan designed to handle the hottest air yet. Listening to the requirements of customers in industries that have the challenge of extremely high temperature operations, a solution has been developed to move air and gases up to 350°C. High Temperature Fan Applications The innovative use of high density rock wool insulation, heat-resistant paint coatings and carbon laminated steel means that the CLIBOS-TR series can withstand extreme conditions. Such environment...


Wastewater Treatment Ventilation: Polypropylene vs. Stainless Steel and GRP

Wastewater treatment plants face a number of challenges in terms of ensuring safe and effective ventilation. The chemicals used during the wastewater treatment process pass through metering equipment in a dosing system. In the system, the solution is at its strongest and the chemicals and their gases are often corrosive and can be flammable. Such chemicals and gases include methane, ammonia, phosphorous, pesticides and carbon dioxide. Consequently, wastewater treatment plants are, by their nature, one of the harshest engineering environments. ...


Lions Feel the Benefit of Quiet, Efficient Roof Fans

Axair were recently approached by a zoo in the process of building a new enclosure for their lions due to open in the Easter break. Our quiet, efficient Rosenberg roof fans were the ideal solution. Set in 30 acres of Hertfordshire woodland, the award winning zoo is home to over 500 exotic wild animals including tigers, snow leopards, jaguars, zebras, lemurs, meerkats, red pandas and tapirs. It also offers a full program of daily animal shows and events like On Safari Adventure Golf, Jungle Theatre, Woodland Railway, Tumble Jungle & Para...


Avoiding Corrosion in HVAC & Protecting Employee Health

When installing a HVAC system, the main aim is usually to heat or cool the environment for employee comfort. Often underestimated is the impact that HVAC systems can have on employee health. Corrosion, caused by the presence of chemicals, is one of the biggest threats to HVAC systems and indicates an unsafe environment for employees. Corrosion damage and its consequences in HVAC systems are discussed below. What is Corrosion Damage? Corrosion mainly occurs in metals when they react with their environments; their refined form turns into stable...