Axair Fans For The Rail Industry & Rolling Stock

Modern rail transport technology has a great demand for high-quality fans worldwide. These specially designed fans are used in underground and suburban railways, regional and high speed trains for the cooling of traction engines, transformers, electronics and air-conditioners. Our fans have successfully been in used in these demanding applications on every for many years and meet the most diverse requirements with regard to mechanical shock, temperature range and power supply. Specific rail fan developments enable smooth operation with: v...


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 ...


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...


Selecting the Right Industrial Fan

Fan selection is perceived to be a relatively straightforward matter. First you take a look at what the competition uses and scale it to suit your product. Next you find an amenable supplier who will let you test a couple of fans, then you're in business - maybe. Sounds familiar? Well it doesn't need to be that way, especially when you realise just how many varieties of industrial fan are possible and the amount of help that can be obtained from an experienced supplier with a diverse product range. Selecting An industrial Fan: What to consi...


Marine Environments | Engine Room Ventilation

Marine Environments: Engine Room Ventilation There are two situations that can greatly reduce an engines life and efficiency; the use of dirty fuel and more relevant to this article, inadequate engine room ventilation and ventilation of engine components. In short, engines that ingest cool air burn more efficiently than those that ingest warm air. Engines produce a lot of heat, that’s how they operate and how they produce power. They must be adequately cooled to provide ample ventilation for continued operation. The warmer an engine room i...


What’s the difference between Sleeve Bearings and Ball Bearings

Two bearing systems are common in air moving products, sleeve bearings or ball bearings. There are several factors that make it important to consider your choice when making a selection for your application. Sleeve bearing fans are more economical; however, it is not recommended that they are mounted in any position other than horizontal. Temperature is another consideration; if the temperature exceeds 70°C the fan will become inoperable. The lifetime of a sleeve bearing fan is often shorter than that of a ball bearing fan, however, if ...


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 ...


Sound & Noise Within Industrial Fan Systems

In the world of HVAC the efficiency of industrial fan systems is often compromised by an ineffectively designed air movement system and poor efficiency. This is often accompanied by unwanted fan or air velocity noise making the whole system less than desirable. The annual UK industrial fan power consumption is estimated at well over 30TW-hours. If best practice was applied within the UK, CO2 emissions alone could be reduced by around 2 million tonnes per annum and electrical costs would also be reduced by a similarly shocking amount. Effici...


Industrial Fans | Future Thinking

It's here! 2017 has arrived, and during the first week back to the office, we have been discussing what lies ahead for in the industrial fans market and for us here at Axair Fans. As many of you will be aware, the demand for industrial fans for Biomass and Biofuel applications was spiked in 2016. Increased funding in support of renewable energy generation and eco friendly fueling in the form of the renewable heat incentive scheme is set to continue throughout 2017. Innovation in industrial fan design continues for Axair by working closely wi...


Webinars For Convenient CPD Conferencing

The web has changed how we consume content and how business liase with customers. Buyers are becoming increasingly busy with a huge workload and very little time to attend events or lengthy meetings with prospective or current suppliers. No longer do we have to travel long distances for face-to-face communication. Videoconferencing or webinars allows us to address audiences from right where we are. Yet the need to obtain information and educate ourselves is still high on our agendas. No longer do we visit the library for hard to find informatio...


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...


Indoor Air Quality: Ventilation In Schools

Investigating Indoor Air Quality How often do you hear people talking about pollution, air quality and the cleanliness of outdoor air? The fact of the matter is that most of us spend up to 90% of our time indoors and remain unaware of the quality of the air that we breathe in when indoors, be it at home, school, at our workplace or other indoor areas. Studies show that indoor air can be as much as 50x more polluted than the air outside. The department of Education is currently updating Building bulletin 101 (Guidelines for Ventilation, therma...


Keeping Metrolink Manchester On Track With Axair Rail Fans

Robust & Durable Rail Fans Manchester Metrolink is a light rail tram system in Greater Manchester. The system is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and operated and maintained under contract by RATP Group. The rail network consists of seven lines which radiate from Manchester City Centre to terminals at Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport and Rochdale. Metrolink has 93 stops along 57 miles of track making it the largest light rail system in the United Kingdom....


All About Smoke Control

We've had a heavy focus on Smoke Control over the past year and have continually informed our audience about new legislation, new products and kept our technical knowledge in tip top shape. This week we thought what better time to recap on some of the top five questions we should know about Smoke Control. In the event of a fire, what are the main risks associated with Smoke? The main risks associated with smoke are; Toxicity; including lack of oxygen, inhalation of toxic gases and suffocating gases. Heat; including internal ...