Reducing Ethylene to Slow Down The Food Maturation Process

Reducing ethylene to slow down the food maturation process of fresh produce is key to cutting down the amount of food waste in the retail and hospitality sectors working with fresh produce. Axair have a range of hydroxyl radical technology that reduces the production of ethylene and one company in particular to trial this technology is Freshview Foods Ltd, situated just opposite our premises in Wolstanton. If you’ve ever visited Axair Fans before, you’ll know that we’re located on an industrial estate with a wide range of neighbouring ...


Reducing Stress Levels with Clean Air Solutions

  How has COVID-19 impacted your stress levels whilst working in the hospitality, commercial and construction sector? Has it made you rethink about airborne viruses and other potential harmful and unclean air? Let's take a look at how businesses are reducing stress levels with clean air solutions during the pandemic.    Did you know that over 65% of people have suffered with severe stress since COVID-19 restrictions and with 43% claiming to be more depressed than usual and feel alienated in the workplace? Chronic Stress weak...


ECFanGrid Cooling Power Delivered to Rolling Stock Yard

We have recently provided a rolling stock maintenance yard with two ECFanGrids as part of a package of works to improve the working environment. Following on site testing, we delivered the ECFanGrid solution within 3 weeks of receiving the order. The problems the facility faced, and our answers to those issues, are explained below. The Problems The temperature within the main workshop at the maintenance yard was too high. This was due to a combination of heat generated from hot works and day-to-day operations coupled with insufficient ventila...


Transformer Cooling Fans

Transformers work to either ‘step up’ or ‘step down’ an incoming power supply. This is done by a precise relationship between the number of turns on the primary and secondary coils. Put simply, a transformer converts energy at one voltage level to energy at another voltage level. Transformers do not have any moving parts but they do suffer losses, these are called either ‘copper losses’ or ‘iron losses’. Copper loss is the electrical power lost in heat as a result of circulating the currents around the transformers copper win...


The Importance of Chemical Storage Ventilation

Many industries require a number of potentially hazardous chemicals in day to day maintenance, manufacturing, cleaning, sterilisation, testing and operating applications. The safe storage of these chemicals involves a number of considerations in terms of temperature, ignition control, ventilation and segregation. We discuss the needs of chemical storage ventilation below. The ventilation of chemical storage areas is of paramount importance to ensure clean air and a safe working factory environment. Ventilation is needed for chemicals and the...


Wastewater Treatment Ventilation: Polypropylene vs. Stainless Steel and GRP

Wastewater Treatment Plant Corrosion Resistant Ventilation

Environmental wastewater treatment plants face a number of challenges in terms of ensuring safe and effective ventilation. Water treatment processes 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.

Why is Ventilation Necessary?

Ventilation is necessary in providing a safe clean air environment for employees working on site. Water treatment ventilation...


Lions Feel the Benefit of Quiet, Efficient Roof Fans

lion enclosure roof fans

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 s...


Avoiding Corrosion in HVAC & Protecting Employee Health

When installing a HVAC system, the main aim is usually to heat or cool the environment for employee comfort. Often underestimated is the impact that HVAC systems can have on employee health. Corrosion, caused by the presence of chemicals, is one of the biggest threats to HVAC systems and indicates an unsafe environment for employees. Corrosion damage and its consequences in HVAC systems are discussed below. What is Corrosion Damage? Corrosion mainly occurs in metals when they react with their environments; their refined form turns into stable...


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

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. [caption id="attachment_7961" align="alignleft" width="436"] Our team of Rosenberg product sales engineers, Omar & James[/caption] The sales meeting also incorporated awards for partners ba...