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The Ultimate Guide to Fan Selection in Fume Extraction Systems

With laboratory set up, operational maintenance and the intricacies of daily running, ensuring worker safety, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency in labs is paramount. Containment of chemical substances is one of the key activities in laboratories and process systems, and at the core of these systems, when maintaining the required pressure and airflow to extract fumes effectively, the responsibility rests with the industrial fan. This makes correct fan selection one of the most important system specifications. Enter our comprehensive specifier white paper: "The Ultimate Guide to Fan Selection in Fume Extraction Systems." ­­

Free to download from the Axair Fans website by scanning the QR code shown, this comprehensive resource, written by the experts in fume fans and air movement for chemical applications, is your roadmap to mastering the process of fan selection in complicated fume extraction systems, ensuring a healthier, safer, and more productive workspace.

Navigating the array of fan options can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the challenging task of managing hazardous fumes and airborne contaminants. That's where our guide comes in. With over 30 years of fan selection expertise, we've condensed the complexities of fan selection into an accessible and easy to understand document, that equips you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. Whether from supplier choice, to understanding the questions you’re asked to ensure system compliance, understanding airflow requirements and system compatibility to deciphering the nuances of corrosion resistance and material durability, offering a practical toolkit to guide you through the selection process.

Where static discharge can be a concern in certain environments such as chemical laboratories, we’ll explore the role of carbon loaded ATEX fans that effectively dissipate accumulated static discharge and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between fan specifications, ductwork design, and effective fume extraction. We’ll explain the importance of EN14986 known as “The design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres” and how products must be constructed in compliance with directives to ensure fan components do not act as a source of ignition.  

By the time you've gone through the pages in the guide, you’ll be in a stronger position to write specifications to pass to future stakeholders, to talk to suppliers confidently or to troubleshoot poor system performance, armed with the information you need for fast and efficient decisions.

Who are Axair Fans?

Axair Fans are industrial air movement and fan integration specialists established in 1985 with a singular goal – to help to build better systems, systems that make our customers more successful. Working with specifiers, consultants, OEM’s and contractors at all stages of the specification and buying process in a wide range of chemical applications including laboratory, containment, process, environmental and industrial sectors.

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