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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 Recognised at HazardEx Awards

Axair are very happy to announce that we have been recognised at the HazardEx Awards 2019. At the HazardEx conference and awards ceremony last week, we were awarded with Highly Commended for the Contribution to Safety Award. The award was defined as ‘a product, system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments’. Axair faced competition from a number of suppliers that offer products specifically designed to operate in areas with the potential for explosion (Read our guide on ATEX Fans). ...


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...


50 Years of Experience in Laboratory Fans and Controllers: SEAT Ventilation

We are pleased to announce that our supplier partner, a leading producer of anti-corrosion ventilation for laboratories, SEAT Ventilation, now boasts over 50 years of experience. Founded in 1968 and based near Toulouse, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of polypropylene anti-corrosion fans. Resistant to toxic or corrosive environments, as well as potentially explosive atmospheres, these products are mainly used in laboratories, chemical, pharmaceutical, water treatment, hospitals and universities (see our guide on Understa...


How to Save Energy using Inverters to Control Speed

Better control of fan speed means better control of energy consumption and energy costs. What does an inverter do? Put simply, an inverter is used to vary the speed of the motor to match the required load. In most cases, fans are specified to match the maximum ventilation requirements of the setting. Installing an inverter allows you to control the speed of your fan motor to match the actual ventilation needs, rather than run the fan at full power constantly. An inverter can vary the motor speed with no loss of efficiency. Inverters can be...


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...


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...