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 & Paradise Lagoon. The wildlife park boasts the biggest collection of small monkeys and the largest Anaconda in the UK.
During the final stages of construction of the new lion enclosure, the zoo anticipated issues with the smell from the indoor part of the enclosure. As this area will incorporate a viewing zone which the public will have access to, we were asked to solve the odour and ventilation problem. James Keeling, part of the team of Axair Sales Engineers who specialises in Rosenberg solutions, looked at the size of the enclosure and calculated the air movement requirements. He also needed to take into account how to overcome the health and safety issues relating to the animals and public being put in harm’s way by any kind of extraction equipment.
Working with the zoo’s Operations Manager, it was agreed that because the enclosure was new and temporarily uninhabited, the most efficient, quiet, economic and safe solution was to fit roof fans. The fans will be run during opening hours for both the comfort of the animals in the summer and to remove any unwanted odours for the benefit of the public.
Here at Axair, we keep a wide selection of fans in stock so we can ensure short lead times. In this instance, we needed to supply a solution that could be on-site ready for installation in 1-2 working days. We offer a choice of EC and AC single phase and three phase fans. The zoo opted for two single phase 355Ø roof fans. Because the roof of the enclosure was pitched, the fans were mounted on specially fabricated bases within a very short timescale.
The lions and visitors to the zoo will be enjoying a well ventilated, odour controlled environment this Easter.
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