ATEX fans: Making the right choice
03 February 2010
Specifying ATEX fans is difficult enough given the need to understand and meet the various directives and regulations.
Once having found an ATEX fan that satisfies a particular risk assessment there is the added problem to find sufficient choice of fan to meet all criteria. Axair Fans can help you avoid making the inevitable compromises by providing a greater range of ATEX fans than any other source.
Axair manufactures two ranges of centrifugal fans in carbon-loaded moulded polypropylene. They are available for Category 3G-Zone2 applications with the option of EEx-nA or EEx-d motors, covering air flow rates up to 10000m³/h and pressures to 2000pascals.
Being corrosion resistant Axair ATEX polypropylene fans can handle aggressive chemical fumes internally, whilst being weather protected externally.
Axair supplies Sodeca ATEX centrifugal fans in both steel and aluminium construction. Fan components are either prevented from contact sparking in normal operation or are made of non-sparking copper and aluminium. All Sodeca ATEX fans can be specified for Category2 Zone1, with the option of EEx-e or EEx-d motors.
Sodeca CMP multi-vane, CMR backward-curved and CMA forward-curved fans are available to 30000m³/h and up to 4000pascals pressure.
Axair stocks Sodeca plate and cased axial fans for building or room ventilation. EEx-d motors are standard on the plate fans. Cased models offer a choice of EEx-d or EEx-e motors Sodeca HCDF/ATEX (up to Ø560), HDF/ATEX (to Ø900) and HCT/ATEX (to Ø1000) offer volumes up to 72000m³/h
Axair distributes Rosenberg ATEX fans in a wide variety of designs for Category3 Zone2applications. The fans are dimensionally compact to save space in equipment and are driven by external rotor motors of the EEx-e type.
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