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How to Save Energy with Fan Speed Control

Speed control is often overlooked when specifying fans, however significant savings can be had by the use of the correct speed controller and fan combination. These are not just direct savings in energy consumed by the fans but indirect savings from ancillary equipment. The addition of a fan speed controller can add extra functionality to products enhancing their usability and safety. It is often desirable where applications have varying output requirements, and control of the motor speed is more efficient than mechanically limiting the proc...


Rosenberg Launch New Energy Saving EC Centrifugal Fan: DRAG

Our supply partner, Rosenberg, has recently launched a new EC centrifugal fan in a scroll casing. The DRAG fan brings EC technology, energy efficiency and speed control to our range of double inlet forward curved centrifugal fans. Due to the different positions available for the mounting stand and the DRAG's compact design, it is very versatile even in confined spaces.   Key Features - DRAG EC Centrifugal Fan the DRAG is available in all 90° mounting positions it uses an energy saving EC (read our EC technology guide) e...


Commercial Kitchen Extractor Fans & Supply Air Fans

Meeting the Demands of a Commercial Kitchen Commercial kitchens demand high quality extraction and exhaust fans to withstand the rigours of continuous contact with hot, greasy air. In such environments, air change is supplied by a mechanical ventilation system. This is usually via an extract canopy situated above the appliances that is exhausted via a roof fan or horizontally through ducting. Sufficient outdoor air must be provided through supply fans to replace the extract air to avoid creating a vacuum. Therefore, a combination of supply air...


Filter Fans: What is the difference between the FF & FPF?

The re-engineered FF series of filter fans offers an innovative easy-to-mount solution that requires no tools thanks to a simple click-fit design. Due to its enhanced construction, the FF considerably reduces the risk of water infiltration and increases operational safety. We explain the key differences between the FF series and the original FPF series of filter fans below. Click-fit rapid installation with mounting clips Innovative new mounting clips have been added to the FF series to allow for fast, tool-free installation. No screws are n...


The Heat-Resistance is On: New CLIBOS-TR High Temperature Fan

Our supply partner, Casals Ventilation, has recently launched a new high temperature fan designed to handle the hottest air yet. Listening to the requirements of customers in industries that have the challenge of extremely high temperature operations, a solution has been developed to move air and gases up to 350°C. High Temperature Fan Applications The innovative use of high density rock wool insulation, heat-resistant paint coatings and carbon laminated steel means that the CLIBOS-TR series can withstand extreme conditions. Such environment...


Wastewater Treatment Ventilation: Polypropylene vs. Stainless Steel and GRP

Wastewater treatment plants face a number of challenges in terms of ensuring safe and effective ventilation. The chemicals used during the wastewater treatment process pass through metering equipment in a dosing system. In the system, the solution is at its strongest and the chemicals and their gases are often corrosive and can be flammable. Such chemicals and gases include methane, ammonia, phosphorous, pesticides and carbon dioxide. Consequently, wastewater treatment plants are, by their nature, one of the harshest engineering environments. ...


Lions Feel the Benefit of Quiet, Efficient 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 shows and events like On Safari Adventure Golf, Jungle Theatre, Woodland Railway, Tumble Jungle & Para...


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...