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Industrial Fans

Discover dynamic cooling with our Large Industrial Fans, perfect for demanding environments. Large Drum Fans expertly manage warehouse and factory temperatures. Built to top-quality standards, our high-velocity floor fans circulate vast cooling air volumes, boosting workspace comfort and productivity. Enjoy next working day delivery on most industrial fans. - Click to learn more about Industrial Fans

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What are Industrial Fans?

Discover the game-changing power of our Heavy-Duty, Large Industrial Fans, engineered to meet the challenging cooling needs of diverse industries like factories, retail shops, gyms, and leisure centres. Easy to use and cost-effective to operate, these fans have become the unsung heroes of maintaining a safe and comfortable atmosphere for both employees and visitors.

Experience the unbeatable performance of our Large Industrial Fans, renowned for being among the most potent and efficient choices on the market. These versatile workhorses are expertly designed to move immense volumes of air, making them ideal for various applications such as ventilation, cooling, and drying.

Featuring state-of-the-art direct-drive motors connected to the fan blades, our fans boast outstanding efficiency, ensuring they move massive amounts of air while using minimal energy. So make sure to take advantage of the ultimate cooling fans for your expansive facilities.

Note: Most of our Industrial Fans are delivered the next working day if ordered before noon.

How do Industrial Fans Work?

Large Industrial Floor Fans operate through the use of electric motors or turbines, featuring several rotating blades connected to a central hub and shaft. Many of these fans come equipped with an oscillating mechanism, enabling them to change the direction of the air current as they turn from side to side. Additionally, some fans incorporate two- or three-speed settings and a tiltable blade cradle, directing the air precisely where needed.

The benefits of Large Industrial Fans include the following:

  1. Enhanced Comfort: Continuously circulating air increases the comfort of employees and visitors, particularly in hot weather. This improved comfort can lead to increased productivity and motivation.
  2. Wind Chill Effect: While industrial fans do not actually cool the air, they provide a 'wind chill' effect that cools the body, making the environment more pleasant.
  3. Safety in Hazardous Environments: Proper air circulation is crucial when working with flammable or hazardous substances. Ensure that your industrial fan is certified for safe use in such conditions.
  4. Cost-effective Cooling: Industrial fans offer a more affordable alternative to air conditioning units, providing effective cooling without the added expense.

It is important to note that industrial fans can be quite noisy and unsuitable for office environments. For quieter options, consider desk or office fans designed explicitly for such settings.

Which Industrial Fans are in the First Mats range?

We have a wide range of Industrial Fans that allow you to choose the right size, shape and type for your needs. In addition, all of our Industrial Fans are fully guarded, eliminating the risk of contact with rotating blades and including a minimum one-year guarantee from purchase.

Different Types of Industrial Fans: Benefits and Applications

  1. Static Industrial Fans (18" to 24" diameter)
    1. Benefits: These fans are compact, require minimal maintenance, and provide consistent airflow. They are suitable for smaller spaces and can be mounted on walls, ceilings, or pedestals, saving floor space.
    2. Applications: Static Industrial Fans are ideal for small-scale workshops, storage rooms, and confined areas where continuous air circulation is necessary.
  2. Industrial Drum Fans (20" to 30" diameter)
    1. Benefits: Industrial Drum Fans offer powerful airflow and are portable, making them versatile for various settings. They are suitable for larger spaces and provide efficient air circulation.
    2. Applications: These fans are ideal for factories, warehouses, workshops, and gyms where high-volume air movement is required to maintain comfort levels and dissipate heat.
  3. Orbital Drum Fans (20" to 30" diameter)
    1. Benefits: Orbital Drum Fans feature a unique oscillating mechanism that allows them to circulate air in multiple directions, providing more comprehensive coverage than non-oscillating fans. They are portable and suitable for larger spaces.
    2. Applications: These fans are perfect for large industrial spaces, event venues, and sports arenas where multidirectional airflow is necessary for optimal comfort and cooling.
  4. High-Velocity Drum Fans (24" to 36" diameter)
    1. Benefits: High-Velocity Drum Fans deliver exceptionally powerful airflow, making them ideal for spaces that require rapid air movement. They are portable and suitable for large areas, providing efficient cooling and ventilation.
    2. Applications: High-Velocity Drum Fans are suitable for large industrial facilities, outdoor events, manufacturing plants, and agricultural settings where quick air circulation and temperature regulation are essential.

Each type of industrial fan offers unique benefits and applications, catering to the specific needs of various industries and facilities. Therefore, it is crucial to consider your space, cooling requirements, and desired portability when selecting the most suitable industrial fan for your needs.

How to Choose the Right Industrial Fan

As a business owner or facility manager, choosing the right industrial fan is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and efficient work environment. To make an informed decision, consider the following factors before investing in an industrial fan for your business:

  1. Facility Size and Layout: Assess your facility's dimensions and layout to determine the appropriate fan size and type.
  2. Airflow Requirements: Evaluate your facility's airflow needs, considering factors like heat generation, humidity levels, and fumes or odours.
  3. Noise Levels: Opt for low-noise fans in noise-sensitive environments and high-velocity fans in industrial settings where noise is less of a concern.
  4. Energy Efficiency: Select fans with energy-efficient features like direct-drive motors and adjustable speed settings to minimise energy consumption and reduce operational costs.
  5. Durability and Maintenance: Look for long-lasting, low-maintenance industrial fans with robust materials and warranty coverage.
  6. Portability and Installation: Consider whether you need portable fans or fixed fans that require permanent installation and oscillating or tilting features for directing airflow.
  7. Safety Compliance: Ensure your chosen industrial fan meets industry safety standards and is certified for use in specific environments, such as those involving hazardous substances.

Considering these factors, you'll select the perfect industrial fan that meets your business's unique requirements, promoting comfort, safety, and efficiency for your employees and facility.

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