Corrosive Fume Extraction in the Water Treatment Process

Adhering to strict regulations and delivering water that is safe for human consumption, reliable and cost effective is crucial in the water treatment industry. According to the World Health Organization, contaminated drinking water causes 485,000 diarrheal deaths every year. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. However, the UK’s water is one of the safest and purest supplies of water in the world. Water quality varies by region but chlorine and dissolved minerals are almost certa...


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...


SEAT Fume Fans Plastic Fantastic for Educational Environments

Laboratory environments in educational establishments working with hazardous materials require specialised mechanical ventilation equipment to ensure the health and safety of employees and pupils. There is always a risk of accidents happening where there is a large variety of chemicals stored and ongoing operations producing vapours and corrosive gases. Laboratories with a lot of activity generally contain several fume cupboards which helps in providing a pollution free workspace. Older students sitting exams are required to complete certain ha...


Corrosion Resistant Fans – An Axair Guide

Plastic fans have come a long way from their origins as a somewhat ‘home made’ product. The principal manufacturers, including our partner, SEAT Ventilation, are now offering powerful, low noise, low vibration products with very good mechanical isolation. Here, we offer an overview of the key principles and benefits of plastic centrifugal fans. Application Laboratory fume cupboards are by far the most popular application for corrosion resistant plastic fans. There are several other important applications such as the ventilation of fum...


HGI Fan Proves Fume Favorite for High Volume Extraction

We recently supplied a number of HGI-125-T-1 axial fans to an air handling contractor that had designed a ventilation system for a PVC sheet manufacturer. The PVC manufacturing process produces a number of gases, including hydrogen chloride, and the wall mounted axial fans would allow for the control and extraction of any potentially toxic fumes from their facilities. Encased in galvanised anti corrosive metal, the belt driven HGI-125-T-1 is designed to move large volumes of air at low speed, operating at 437 rpm to produce a maximum airf...


Laboratory Fume Extraction: How to Ensure Perfect Performance & Protection

Ensuring that personnel are not exposed to hazardous or odorous chemicals is of paramount importance in laboratory environments, therefore a fume cupboard extraction system is often essential. Simply installing a system is not enough though; operators should consistently check that the cupboard is functioning properly and that the airflow velocity is reaching the required level. The best way to do this is by installing an airflow monitor. Axair are the exclusive UK distributor for SEAT Ventilation, a world leader in the design and manufactur...


SEAT S50: Powerful Protection from Hazardous Fumes

  Powerful, energy saving and quiet, it’s hard to ask for more from a fume extraction fan, but the SEAT S50 has all those attributes and more. Designed for exhausting fumes from hazardous manufacturing processes, the S50 is the largest corrosion resistant fan within Axair’s S Series and can support perilous processes such as PCB manufacturing, component washing and etching. Fitted with a backward curved impeller, the S50 can produce a high pressure but with low noise and impressive efficiency. The fan’s polypropylene construc...