Corrosion Resistant Extraction Fans for Salt Spray Chambers

    Salt spray has a very potent effect on corrosion and not knowing how products react long term to a corrosive environment or chemical, can have devastating effects for the end user and the original manufacturer. Salt spray testing is a laboratory simulation of a corrosive saline environment that tests the performance of items on their surfaces after corrosive protection treatments including coating, galvanising, painting and anodising. Test chambers are designed so that this can be done in a controlled environment to ensure t...


Predictive, Preventive and Reactive Maintenance in Thermal Management

  Electrical equipment failures due to ineffective heat dissipation account for millions in damage and lost business every year. Ironically, more than two thirds of electrical system failures can be prevented by a routine maintenance program. Maintenance approaches can vary by application but are commonly referred to as predictive, preventive, or reactive. Each of these approaches has advantages and limitations, some becoming more frequently adopted with the availability of new technologies. Electrical cabinets control systems, autom...


Understanding ATEX Definitions for Ex Fans – Ex ec, Ex Na, Ex eb

An explosive atmosphere can be created with the presence of gases, vapours, mists or dusts, which have the potential to ignite under certain operating conditions. Potentially explosive atmospheres are found in many areas of industry, from mines, battery rooms releasing the IIC Gas hydrogen, chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals industries, processing plants handling cereal, animal feed, paper, wood, coal, sugar, flour or other petro-chemical fumes and more. All these have the potential to produce gas, dust or fumes which can be ignited by even...


IIC Hydrogen Exhaust & Effective Battery Room Ventilation

  Everyone knows the function of a battery; to store electricity in the form of chemical energy and to convert to electrical energy when required. Vented lead-acid batteries or flooded batteries as they are also commonly known, consist of plates that are flooded with an acid electrolyte. When charging, the electrolyte emits hydrogen through the vents in the battery. Under normal operations, the release of hydrogen is relatively small, but this is elevated during heavy recharge periods. It’s an important consideration for battery room ...


Wastewater Treatment Ventilation: Polypropylene vs. Stainless Steel and GRP

Corrosive Gases in Water Treatment Environmental wastewater treatment plants face a number of challenges in terms of ensuring safe and effective ventilation due to the release of corrosive and toxic gases that occur across the various treatment processes. During the treatment process, the ventilation system must control hazardous substances, chemicals and gases such as methane, ammonia, phosphorous, pesticides and carbon dioxide. Consequently, wastewater treatment plants are, by their nature, one of the harshest engineering environments. To...


Corrosive Fume Extraction Case Studies

Axair have been working with corrosive air applications for over 25 years. We understand the key ventilation issues in industrial and corrosive fume extraction and we’re here to support you. Our S and ST range of corrosive fume extraction fans comprise 10 sizes of fans with a single piece molded, high density polypropylene casing to handle a huge range of airflows and pressure. They are constructed using industry standard round spigot sizes in a compact design, that is easy to assemble with direct driven motors. Available on short lead...


Extraction Fans for Indoor Swimming Pools & Chlorine Ventilation

We all know that chlorine is widely used to treat water for swimming pools in leisure centres and domestic pools. Through the process of pool water evaporation, an indoor swimming pool will continuously produce huge volumes of chlorine or salt-water vapour. The temperature humidity in the air and these chemicals added to the water make the environment very aggressive. So aggressive that the materials used must be corrosion protected. Ordinary comfort ventilation is not enough when installed into the environment of an indoor swimming pool. Th...


New Launch: I-Series Backward Curved EC Plug Fans

High Airflow, High Efficiency, High Performance Plug Fans   To complement the existing range of backward curved plug fans, Axair now launch the latest in high efficiency plug fan manufactured by Rosenberg Ventilation with German engineering expertise: The I-Series Impeller   The high airflow orientated I-Impeller is made from 5 backward curved, hollow profiled, aerofoil section blades, contoured in sheet aluminium. The new design significantly reduces the turbulent downstream air produced by traditional backward curved ...


Our Champion takes 7th place at Manchester Marathon

Axair Refrigeration’s running champion; Director Robert Burn, achieved 7th Place in the male veteran over 55's category at Manchester Marathon on 3rd April 2022. With a total time of 2:49:12, this places him in 8th position overall for the Veterans over 55 UK GB rankings. As stated on Manchester Marathon’s official website around 25,000 runners were registered to take part in the almighty 26.2 mile challenge. Out of 14,173 runners in the men’s category Rob was positioned at 502. An outstanding achievement and a result Rob will be very ple...


Industrial Fans for the Food Processing Industry

Industrial fans are widely used within the food processing industry for a range of applications including fume and dust extraction, drying, heating, cooling, material handling, packaging, general ventilation, supply air and air filtration. Operation teams are often targeted on increasing the commercial yield whilst being faced with new processes, packaging issues, and growing competition in the industry. Implementing the most efficient and cost-effective methods is key for manufacturing across all stages of production line. A wide range of p...


ATEX Fans for Marine & Offshore Hazardous Areas

Given the corrosive and potentially hazardous nature of the marine and offshore environment, a number of variables need to be considered when selecting ATEX fans, equipment and components for marine and offshore applications. Fans within ventilation systems can be found in various areas of an offshore platform as many applications require extensive cooling to ensure their optimal performance and to prevent the premature failure of equipment. For example: compressors roadside lighting systems nuclear power plants combined heat ...


Ecofit Forward Curved Centrifugal Fans with AC or EC motors

Our range of single inlet forward curved centrifugal fans are manufactured by Ecofit and are available in both standard AC or energy efficient EC versions. In forward curved centrifugal fans, the air is drawn in from the side inlet and changes direction as it is forced out of the top exhaust via its scroll housing. Due to their compact design, forward curved fans are the ideal solution for either pressurising or evacuating air in confined spaces such as furnaces, fan coil units, HVAC or combustion systems. This type of fan is integrated in...


1992 – 2022: Celebrating 30 years of Axair Fans

The 30th March 2022 marks 30 years since Axair’s incorporation date in 1992. The Axair team are celebrating in full team spirit with plenty of tea and a custom designed cake sporting the Axair Fans Logo. Balloons, party hats and blowers are at the ready for a fun packed day of sales and celebrations.   Founder; Grant Edwards, started the foundations of the growing distribution business back in 1983 working from a small office in his own home. In line with the Company incorporation, Grant set up his first warehouse premises in Staff...


Air Measurement Tools for SprayBooth & Refinishing Applications

Spray booths require regular maintenance checks to ensure optimal efficiency and adherence to industry specific safety standards. The supply air in a spray booth needs to be tested with an airflow measuring device to determine accurate volume airflow, air velocity and ambient temperature and to calculate the average speed of the air flow. The capture velocity of the spray booth determines the measurement of air movement that is effective in containing the emissions at the exposure area. It is crucial that the airflow is sufficient in provid...


Positive & Negative Pressure Airflow in Spray Booths

  Spray booths must ensure an equal volume of air is coming into and out of the booth to achieve a balanced airflow. This is achieved with the use of an intake fan and an exhaust fan. The exhaust fan draws substantial quantities of air out of the booth to ensure the air change rate remains consistent with the quality of the finish required, while air make up is the opposite, this is the mechanical replacement of air that has been exhausted out.   Negative Pressure Environment in Spray Booths Negative pressure spray booths are...