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ATEX Fume Extraction for Landfill Organic Waste

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials which are put into landfill. The gas is composed of roughly 50% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and is harmful to the environment. When organic waste is first deposited into landfill, it goes through the initial stages of decomposition where small amounts of methane are generated. As the conditions change during the subsequent stages of decomposition, an increase ...


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 ...


Thinking Inside The Box With Fandis…

Established over 30 years ago and with over 45 years of collective experience in air movement, Fandis are an International manufacturer of environment temperature control and management systems based in Italy. With significant knowledge and expertise in the technical and sales fields they aim to provide original and innovative solutions tailored to the application needs of the customer. Fandis bases its competitiveness on continuous improvement and on a fully integrated and certified quality management system covering the entire process of p...


Eradicating Enclosure Condensation – What’s The Secret?

Condensation in enclosures can cause housed electrical components to fail prematurely. The simple way to eliminate this is to keep your enclosure temperature as little as 5 degrees higher than the ambient temp. By running your enclosures at 65% relative humidity, condensation is much less likely to form.  A regulator from the Fandis thermal management range will help you to achieve this and will safeguard your components from the problems caused by fluctuating temperatures. Axair are the exclusive UK supplier of Fandis regulators and acces...


Another Arrival In Our EC Family

The number of EC technology fans that we can offer is growing all the time and we have now added an 80x80x38mm frame axial fan to our portfolio of energy saving wonders. Lots has been written about the advantages of choosing EC over AC  and this model is no different, benefitting from the integrated AC to DC converter and a permanent magnet motor (PMM). In comparing the EC model with the AC equivalent, the EC comfortably comes out on top, with fantastic performance and maximum efficiency. Not only does the EC fan provide 70% more air (68...


Bespoke Connectors & Lead Lengths

So, you’ve purchased a brand new fan system, an off-the shelf solution that fulfils your ventilation requirements and should enhance your operations. The only problem is the standard lead lengths and connectors aren’t suited to your application set-up. As a result, you’re going to lose valuable production time waiting for this to be resolved. Sounds familiar? Axair can help make this problem a thing of the past Our extensive range of axial frame fans can be supplied with bespoke connectors and lead lengths. Need a longer lead? We can d...


Google fans to become famous

Internet giant Google recently provided a rare glimpse into the inner workings of their numerous data centres. Ordinarily very private about what goes on inside these centres, Google allowed access to US magazine, Wired. Showing the interior of eight data centres across the US and Europe, the photographs are the first ever glimpse of the internal Google operation. The photographs are to feature in an article about how Google builds and operate and they show the maze of servers and cables which are used to power the world’s largest search en...