Selecting an industrial fan system can be a minefield, particularly if you are buying the system on behalf of your company or client and have minimal knowledge of engineering or air movement. Some distributors offer an overwhelming amount of product information on their websites and data sheets, while others offer very little information whatsoever and often limit things to part numbers and basic descriptions. For the unassuming purchasing professional, this can make things rather difficult.
With more than 200 years of collective engineering experience, Axair’s team of product engineers are on hand to help you identify the most suitable fan system for your application. We offer the most diverse range of fans & accessories available from a single UK source. If an off the shelf solution is not available then we will look to offer a bespoke system or modification, utilizing our partnerships with Europe’s leading fan manufacturers. The support doesn’t stop at the purchasing stage though, we also provide peerless after-sales support and can even look to advise on the installation process, if required.
Below is a list of considerations that are imperative in assisting the fan selection process. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these details to hand, our engineers will help and guide you to find answers to these questions but the more information that you can provide from the outset, the quicker we can find the right solution for you.
How to Choose the Right Fan System:
Air Volume – This the rate of airflow that you require, normally measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM) or cubic metres per hour (M³/Hr). What volume do you require?
Air Pressure – The amount of system pressure required in order to overcome any flow resistance and operate efficiently, commonly measured in Pascals (Pa) What pressure do you require?
Air Temperature & Climate – Will chilled air be passing through the fan or will it be mid-range or even high temperature air? What kind of ambient temperatures will the fan be operating in?
Clean Air – Will clean air be passing through the fan or is it likely to contain dust? Will the fan be exposed to any corrosive or explosive dusts/fumes?
Material Transport – Is the fan specifically being used to move any materials (for example, wood chippings), if so, what kind of material and how much are you looking to move per minute or hour?
Air Direction – Are you looking to extract or supply air? Does the air need to be moved in a straight line?
Exposure – Will the fan be housed within a piece of equipment or will it be external to it? Will it be situated indoors, outdoors? Will the fan system be exposed to any water (not necessarily rain) or weather elements? Even direct sunlight should be a consideration.
Energy & Control – Are there any restrictions on the amount of energy that the fan can use? Will the system be in operation for long periods of time? Do you need the ability to control the speed of the fan?
Noise – Do you need to consider any resulting operational noise from the fan? Is it being installed into a quiet environment?
Contact one of our Product Engineers today to see how we can assist your fan selection or for help with any other air movement requirements.