ATEX Fans – Making the right choice

Axair Fans ATEX CompliantThe 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 sufficient choice of fan to meet other important criteria. Axair Fans can help you avoid making the inevitable compromises by providing a greater range of ATEX fans than is available from any other source.

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Axair manufactures two ranges of fan in moulded polypropylene; carbon-loaded to prevent static discharges. They are available for Category 3G Zone 2 applications and can be supplied with EEx nA (non-incendive) or EEx d (explosion-proof) motors to order. Thermistors are available, and heaters in motors above 0,75kW rated output.

Axair SA range fans cover air flow rates up to 10000m³/h and pressures to 1500pascals.

Axair STA range fans provide pressures to 2000pascals at moderate flow rates.

Being corrosion resistant Axair ATEX polypropylene fans can handle aggressive chemical fumes internally, whilst externally they are protected against the weather. This means you don’t have buy a fan that is designed for a warm dry situation indoors but install it outside where it will be bleached by the sun and eaten by rust.


Axair supplies Sodeca ATEX fans in both fabricated steel and cast aluminium construction. I every case the fan components are either prevented from contact sparking in normal operation or are made of non-sparking copper and aluminium. All Sodeca ATEX fans can be specified for ATEX Category 2 Zone 1 applications, if required, and are supplied with the option of EEx e (increased safety) or EEx d (explosion-proof) motors.

Sodeca CMP multi-vane fans are available to 16500m³/h and up to 17500pascals fan static pressure.

Sodeca CMR backward-curved fans are available to 30000m³/h and up to 3200pascals pressure.

Sodeca CMA forward-curved fans are a robust cast aluminium construction with pressure developments up to 4000pascals at moderate flow rates.


Axair distributes and selectively stocks Sodeca plate and cased axial fans for the ventilation of buildings and rooms where explosive gasses diluted in air are expected to be present. EEx d motors are standard on the plate fans but there is a choice of EEx d or EEx e motors on the cased models.

Sodeca HCDF all-aluminium plate fans, with impellers to ø560, are available with extract rates to 15100m³/h.

Sodeca HDF steel plate and aluminium impeller fans to ø900, will extract up to 48200m³/h.

Sodeca HCT/ATEX cased fans, with aluminium impellers to ø1000, will handle up to 72000m³/h


Axair distributes Rosenberg ATEX fans in a wide variety of designs for Category 3 Zone 2 applications. The fans are dimensionally compact to save space in equipment and are driven by external rotor motors of the EEx e (increased safety) type. Of special interest is a Rosenberg in-line duct fan, with ø315 inlet and discharge spigots, that is powered by an external rotor motorised backward-curved impeller.

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