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Carbon Refrigerants & Flammable Gases In Commercial Refrigeration

Carbon (CO2) refrigerants are changing the world of refrigeration as we know it, gradually replacing current Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and Hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in the market. HFC and HC refrigerants are currently the most commonly used refrigerants in refrigeration units. HFC refrigerants contain Hydrogen, Florine and Carbon. Although HFC refrigerants have no ozone depletion potential, it does however act as a greenhouse gas with an average Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 2000. As a result, responsible use and equipment inspecti...


EC VS AC

When it comes to EC VS AC there are pros and cons for both. EC technology has continued to increase in both awareness and popularity in the air movement market. The increase in popularity was evident from this year’s ISH HVAC tradeshow in Frankfurt where a significant number of exhibitors had EC fans and for most of them their EC fans took centre stage. For those who are still unsure, EC stands for electronically commutated and combines voltages of both AC and DC bringing the best of both technologies together to form EC. This means th...


Exhibiting at the S-Lab Show

This week we attended the S-Lab show “Science, Innovation, and Translation: The Design and Operation of Research laboratories, Incubators and Science Park Facilities” which was held at the York Racecourse. This innovative show is a unique initiative that supports innovation and laboratory improvements. To support this, during the 2 day event, as well as having numerous exhibitors showing the delegates what is new and forward thinking in the market there where continuous seminars and lectures throughout the day.  As many as 5 seminars at a ...


Axair’s New ATEX EC IP68 Compact Axial Fan

Here at Axair we are delighted to announce our newest product. Alongside extensive research and development the Axair group, comprised of Axair Fans and Axair Refrigeration, has strived to bring this sought after product to the market. Our new ATEX EC compact frame axial fan which is also IP68 is our newest addition to our existing wide range of products. This axial fan is not just an innovation to us as a company, but also to the air movement industry. It comes in 3 speeds, high (3000rpm), medium (2500rpm) and low (1700rpm) and comes in the...


Reflecting on ErP – The Energy Related Products Directive

As a regulation that affects the industrial market on a daily basis, Andrew Jones, Technical Product Engineer at Axair Fans, reflects on previous industry legislation and explains how the next ERP directive (Energy related Products) could have the biggest influence yet on the industrial fan market in general. With Eco-design directives, the European Union defined requirements for the environmentally sound design of energy consuming products. These directives still form part of the 20-20-20 target, which aspires to the rule that energy use sh...


ISH Frankfurt 2017

Here at Axair Fans the office has been filled with the buzz of excitement for weeks in anticipation of going to one of our favourite trade fairs; ISH. ISH is one of the world’s leading trade shows combining renewable energies, building, the bathroom experience, energy and air conditioning. There are over 2000 exhibitors from 61 countries with 200,000 visitors. This year’s choice of location for Europe was Frankfurt. This year’s exhibitors made quite the show of it, keeping up with ISH’s reputation for innovation, with creative...


Reducing Fan Energy Consumption Within Fan Coil Units

In modern buildings heating and ventilating is delicate balance between maximum energy efficiencies and occupancy comfort, when buildings are in the concept design stage a crucial tool to make offers attractive is to offer low energy consumption using fan coil units to keep running costs to a minimum and ensure a low environmental impact. In the past this was used only as a tool to win contracts but is now law in that types of buildings must adhere to specific efficiency guidelines to remain legal. To keep energy consumption to a minimum ...


Top 5 Things You Haven’t Considered About Enclosure Cooling

Often setting up a cooling enclosure can seem easy but little things are often overlooked. Here are 5 things you haven’t considered about enclosure cooling. Enclosure Monitoring Both indoor and outdoor electrical enclosures are often located out of sight or in remote locations. These enclosures end up being unattended for extended periods of time and are only checked occasionally by the maintenance staff.  We recommend installing some form of remote monitoring. This way if the enclosure cooling system starts to fail due to a fault, an ala...


Ultra Durable Filter Media For Fan Filter Units

Axair supply a wide range of thermal components, fan filter units & filter media to facilitate enclosure cooling and cabinet ventilation. A fan filter is used to dissipate heat within an enclosure or cabinet, preventing the premature failure of the equipment inside it. The most common method is to pull the warm air out (reverse flow) near the top using a fan filter while cooler air is drawn in through a stand alone filter at the bottom of the cabinet. Both fan filter and filter provide protection to IP54 and prevent the ingress of...


Warehouse Ventilation | Centrifugal Roof Fans

Warehouse Ventilation Is an important factor for many businesses... According to energy advisors, warehouses spend on average 15% of their budget on energy bills every year. Mechanical ventilation can contribute to a high percentage of this spend. In this update we explore the importance of effective warehouse ventilation. Like many hazards, poor ventilation poses a risk to employee health, machines and equipment as well as goods and products. To avoid negative impacts on businesses ventilation hazards must be eliminated. These include a re...