For smoke extraction purposes, there are few better ways to provide the needed ventilation to the area in a safe and thorough manner than using portable fans and blowers such as drum and barrel cooling fans, mancooler fans or high velocity fans. Made of steel housing for durability and designed to allow for ease of movement, these powerful fans remove both the heat and the smoke from buildings to ensure the safety of o... Read More
For smoke extraction purposes, there are few better ways to provide the needed ventilation to the area in a safe and thorough manner than using portable fans and blowers such as drum and barrel cooling fans, mancooler fans or high velocity fans. Made of steel housing for durability and designed to allow for ease of movement, these powerful fans remove both the heat and the smoke from buildings to ensure the safety of occupants. They are also a key element that is used to allow fire fighters and rescue personnel to enter a building more safely.
Because an environment where smoke is present also inherently contains hazardous and flammable elements, there are also explosion proof portable cooling fans, explosion proof mancooler fans and explosion proof high velocity fans available. This provides the necessary extraction of smoke and fumes without contributing to the possibility of an explosion or fire. In many cases, explosion proof fans are required equipment in certain applications.
Smoke Extraction Applications
While preparing an area so fire and rescue personnel can enter the building and assess it for life is one application of smoke extraction fans, it's far from the only instance where this equipment is a necessity for the safe operation of a business.
Welding, for example, produces noxious smoke and fumes. Without the ability to breathe clean and fresh air, the welding process would take longer and welders' lives could also be in danger. The solutions needed to correct inferior welding quality and/or the welder's health could be extremely costly if the contaminated air is not extracted from the area.
Another area in which effective smoke extraction is crucial is disaster remediation. During disaster remediation due to a previous fire and/or smoke damage, the effect of the smoke are likely to still be present. As the employees work to extract the smoke from the home or business, there is a need for fans of different types to meet the unique properties of the environment they encounter.
A ventilation fan is ideal for many applications that don't require the use of long ducts or hoses. For exhausted air that must be moved long distances, though, a blower is more effective at smoke extraction. Because a blower configuration contains a wheel, it can usually produce higher pressure than a fan. In many applications for smoke extraction, both fans and blowers are used together for the most effective removal of smoke and other contaminants.
Portability in Smoke Extraction Applications
While some smoke extraction applications lend themselves to a permanently mounted solution, many require portability. This allows the fans and blowers to be situated exactly where they are needed the most, so they are most effective.
Whether you need one of the fans mentioned above for your smoke extraction applications or high volume confined space blowers and explosion proof utility fans would be better solutions, Industrial Fans Direct is your source of high-quality and durable solutions.Read less