New Industrial Team Member

We are delighted to introduce the latest member to our industrial sales team, Faye. She recently joined the business as a Product Sales Engineer from a background in technical sales in the industrial sector. Specialising in the Casals’ range of industrial ventilation solutions, Faye will be responsible for managing the product range, specifying fans for a huge array of applications and providing technical support for our customers. Casals, our supply partner based in Spain, are manufacturers of low, medium pressure and high pressure cen...


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...


Cabinet Cooling For Outdoor Electrical Enclosures

Outdoor electrical enclosures can be found almost everywhere you go. Containing expensive equipment, these units are exposed to extreme weather conditions; from high ambient temperatures in Summer to a risk of condensation occurring as the temperatures drop in the Winter seasons. The effects of solar radiation are also evident given the hours that the enclosure is in the direct sunlight. Electrical equipment used within outdoor enclosures is generally very durable and robust, although not all can tolerate the extremes that the conditions of ...


Rosenberg Group Invest in EC Production Technology

Established in 1981, Rosenberg Ventilation is an innovative fan and motor manufacturer based in the country of engineering excellence, Germany. With production sites in Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, China, France, Slovakia and their home country, Rosenberg continues to invest in the future of EC Production technology as the buoyant market continues to grow. In line with changes to ERP legislation, with the introduction of ERP 2018 and 2020, the group have invested heavily into their EC production areas. This is an apparent need, as the bu...


Pressurisation Systems For Access & Safe Evacuation

PRESSURISATION OF STAIRCASES: THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECTLY SELECTING THE SYSTEM CLASS AND CONTROLLING THE DEGREE OF OVER PRESSURE A pressurisation system is intended to prevent smoke leaking through closed doors into stairs by injecting clean air into the stairwell. The intent is to have the highest pressure in the stairwell and a reducing pressure in the accommodation area to facilitate pedestrian escape route and firefighting access. Since the publication of the relevant standard, EN 12101-6, familiarity has increased along with understanding...


Biomass Applications: Selecting Industrial Fans

At Axair we’re familiar with supplying industrial fans for use within renewable energy generation and offer a range of fans specially designed for use in Biomass fuel applications. These fans range from low to high pressure including those for materials handling and high temperatures. The simplest Biomass heaters burn chipped Biomass materials such as wood, straw and elephant grass and use medium pressure blowers such as the Sodeca CMP, CMR and CMA ranges to provide combustion air. The energy produced can be used to heat water or air and...


SEAT Industrial Range Evolutions

Since our partnership with SEAT, Axair Fans has always had an impressive selection of Corrosion Resistant Polypropylene fans for use within hazardous atmospheres and ATEX applications in addition to a wide range of installation accessories. As a technical product engineer for the SEAT range and the one in the know when it comes to polypropylene applications, Andrew Ward reports on the old and new developments that Axair Fans has seen over the past few years. Let's recap by looking at the features of the well known S and ST range of fans: SE...


Industrial Fans For Food Processing & Manufacturing

The food processing industry is big business. With new processes, new packaging and more competition there’s added pressure on operations teams to implement the most efficient and cost effective method of manufacturing at every step in the production line. Like many industries, the food processing industry involves a huge array of processes connected to the final end product. Taking a raw material to a finished product ready to be shipped is an important part of manufacturing. This means that the highest standards of food hygiene must be a...


The New ATEX Directive 2016 | What You Need To Know

Since 1st July 2003, new equipment sold for hazardous area use in Europe must have complied with ATEX Directive 94/9/EC but as of 20th April, 2016, the new requirements for ATEX, concerning manufacturers of equipment used in explosive atmospheres, come into effect. This new directive supersedes the existing 94/9/EC edition. The Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) are the same as in the old Directive (94/9/EC), so there aren’t any technical differences as far as products are concerned with a few exception (contact Axair for more i...


Inland Revenue Pay Attention To AC Fans…

Back in 1994, when Axair was in its early start up days, began the transformation of a brownfield site for use by The Inland Revenue to create office accommodation space for 1,800 staff. The development consisted of seven separate buildings, in the form of courtyards and L-shaped blocks which overlooked Nottingham Castle The office buildings were extensively pre-fabricated and what is now known as The Inland Revenue Centre, was a pioneering sustainable project in the UK. At night the inherent thermal mass of the concrete is exploited and pu...