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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...


Noise Optimised Units for Fan Coil Units

Vibration induced noise can be a major problem in fan coil installations. It originates within the motorised impeller unit and cannot be entirely eliminated until new technology invents an induction motor that is free of electromagnetic vibration and an impeller that is perfectly balanced. Ecofit believe they have gone a long way towards solving the problem by introducing double inlet centrifugal fans that incorporate anti-vibration mountings between the fixed shaft and the scroll mounting arms. The fans, prefixed ‘GDS’, therefore achiev...


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 ...


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....


EC Constant Volume Fans For Efficient Heat Recovery

An increase in new builds brings new legislation and a surge in the demand for heat recovery products as building efficiency is improved. Buildings are becoming more airtight and consequently less fresh air can circulate. Since all buildings need a source of fresh air, the need for a MVHR unit has become obvious. Diagram 1 shows how a simple mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system facilitates effective ventilation in a domestic unit. Homes, classrooms, offices, function rooms, whether domestic or commercial, can benefit from...


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...


Fan Failure Monitoring

The undetected failure of fan coil units is a long standing problem in heating and ventilation. Fan coil units like the types found in h&v applications tend to be unmonitored and system failures can often go unnoticed to the point where a refit or refurbishment is required or where air simply ceases to flow from the ductwork. The oldest format for monitoring the FCU is to use differential pressure switches. An FCU would place a differential pressure switch on either side of the fan inlet and outlet and monitor the pressure difference bet...


Axair Fan Get Specific About Fan Power…

You’ll be aware that Axair offers a wide variety of fans and fan accessories for multi applications into the UK market. One of these being the fan coil industry where the key influencing factor in this ever changing environment is low Specific Fan Power (SFP) Within a fan coil system, fans are arranged with a heating or cooling coil and ducting arrangement to provide heating, cooling & ventilation, typically within offices and working areas. When new buildings are specified, stringent targets are put into place to ensure all energy con...


Built To Last | We Uncover A Fully Working Fan From 1982!

During a recent visit to Supplier partner Ecofit in France, we uncovered a hidden gem. Since the company first began trading as Ecofit in 1976, they have grown tremendously, now having a wide selection of fans and fan motors including EC variants. It is exciting that within Ecofit’s 40th trading year we have stumbled upon a fully working, yet dusty single inlet centrifugal fan fitted with a forward curved impeller with a date of manufacture from 1982. A massive 34 years since its introduction into the marketplace! The fan featured in the ima...


Built To Last | We Uncover A Fully Working Fan From 1982!

During a recent visit to Supplier partner Ecofit in France, we uncovered a hidden gem. Since the company first began trading as Ecofit in 1976, they have grown tremendously, now having a wide selection of fans and fan motors including EC variants. It is exciting that within Ecofit’s 40th trading year we have stumbled upon a fully working, yet dusty single inlet centrifugal fan fitted with a forward curved impeller with a date of manufacture from 1982. A massive 34 years since its introduction into the marketplace! The fan featured in the ima...