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Renewable Energy: Fans for Wind Turbines

The UK's offshore wind power capacity is set to nearly double by 2030, as a result of a new government initiative. Offshore wind has become an increasingly affordable source of clean energy due to plummeting costs. This, coupled with an increasing environmental awareness in consumers, is reinvigorating the focus on wind as a source of inexpensive, renewable energy. Wind turbines require fans to ventilate and cool several different areas to maintain and preserve the functioning of its equipment. These areas include the nacelle, generator, tra...


Axair Win Railway Retrofit Award

[caption id="attachment_7961" align="alignright" width="436"] Our team of Rosenberg product sales engineers, Omar & James[/caption] The Rosenberg Group, our supply partner for industrial and OEM air movement products, held their 2019 international sales meeting last week at headquarters in Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany. Rosenberg’s partners travelled from all corners of the globe to hear about new product innovations, the success of the last 12 months and plans for the future. The sales meeting also incorporated awards for partners b...


Space Saving Enclosure Ventilation: Roof Exhaust Units

An ever increasing problem with ventilating a control cabinet is having the space to fit a filter fan to the front of a cabinet. The density of equipment fitted often allows little space for the filter fan to fit to the door or have sufficient room within which to effectively cool the equipment. It may also be the case that the sides of the control panel or enclosure are surrounded by other panels, walls, or any other obstacles. The solution is straightforward and involves fitting a roof exhaust unit. Roof exhaust fans can be an effective al...


Casal’s Storm Range Strengthened with Introduction of NIMUS & NIMAX

The new NIMAX and NIMUS range of highly efficient, medium pressure, backward curved, single inlet fans form an integral part of the Storm range produced by Axair’s supply partner, Casals Ventilation. The Casals Storm range offers and extremely comprehensive range of industrial fans, which also includes material handling fans and high pressure fans with both backward curved and radial blades The NIMUS and NIMAX range are available with 11 impeller sizes, from diameter 310mm to 1400mm and with motor powers from 0.37kW to 110kW, with airfl...


Process Cooling in Factories

Process cooling in industry is an important part of manufacturing. The cooling of products and removal of large amounts of heat throughout the year increases the efficiency of production processes and operations of equipment ranging from food processing, packaging, plastic injection molding to medical imaging equipment. With continuous innovation, there is often a reduced requirement for mechanical cooling. Processes are often cooled using just air. This has a number of benefits including a reduced operating cost. Airflow helps accelerate...


Isolators Helping the Fight Against Cancer

Amercare Ltd are market leaders in the design and manufacture of isolators for nuclear medicine and pharmaceutical applications. Their isolators are used across the world for a number of applications that are contributing to ground-breaking medical research and are involved in the production of vital drugs. Specialising in both Pharmacy and RadioPharmacy isolators, Amercare provide solutions for Technetium dispensing, PET dispensing, Blood Cell Labelling and the handling of volatile products. RadioPharmacy is a branch of pharmacy concerned w...


The Versatile EHND Series from Rosenberg

Our supplier partner, Rosenberg, has developed high efficiency centrifugal fans ideal for the movement of clean or slightly dusty air, gases or steam. The ERND/E and EHND/E series offer adaptable, all-round fans that can be used in a huge range of applications, from simple exhausting to demanding offshore environments. Product range ERND = (E) Single inlet, (R) forward curved centrifugal impeller, (N) IEC standard motor, (D) three phase ERNE = (E) Single inlet, (R) forward curved centrifugal impeller, (N) IEC standard motor, (E) single pha...


Extraction from Test Chambers

Test chambers are designed to examine various types of materials in many different ways for a wide scope of applications. Chambers may be required to measure corrosion or to test components to destruction. Their primary function is to speed up the processes to simulate time in an environment with certain characteristics. Finding the long term resistance to corrosion of materials requires the speeding up of corrosion by using certain substances. For example, a salt spray testing chamber would recreate the effects of a harsh offshore environme...


Swimming Pool Extraction Fans: Corrosion Resistance

Chlorine is widely used to treat water for swimming pools in leisure centres and domestic pools. When extracting chlorine fumes from areas such as plant rooms and storage cupboards after dosing, the air may be corrosive. If this is the case, it will need to be extracted via a polypropylene fan and plastic ductwork as metal systems would corrode over time. ATEX Requirements Chlorine has the potential to become explosive when mixed with certain other chemicals. Therefore, the swimming pool extraction system may need to be ATEX (Atmospheres Expl...


Shipyard LEV Systems

Local Exhaust Ventilation, or LEV, is a recommended method of shipyard ventilation. The nature of the shipbuilding industry means that air quality can be poor due to the presence hazardous chemicals, dust and welding fumes. To ensure workers are not exposed to these potentially harmful substances in often confined working spaces, LEV systems are key. LEV involves trapping airborne contaminants at their source before they pollute the air that is breathed by workers. For welding, cutting and heating processes, this type of ventilation must con...