4 Factors To Consider When Purchasing Industrial Ceiling Fans

Posted on: 23 July 2021

Industrial ceiling fans are large, oversized fans that are designed to cool off large spaces, such as commercial buildings. They have bigger blades, larger diameters than regular ceiling fans, and more powerful motors to cool off larger spaces.

Factor #1: Wind Speed

The first factor you need to take into consideration is the wind speed of the fan. The wind speed refers to how fast the fan can move the air down to the ground. What wind speed you want depends on how tall the ceiling is and what work you are doing below the fan.

For example, if you have a fan in an office space, where papers are lying around, you will want a fan with a lower wind speed. The fastest wind speed may not be the best for your situation.

Factor #2: Airflow Rate

Another factor to consider is the airflow rate. The airflow rate is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). This measurement refers to the volume of air that the fan can move per minute. The correct CFM for your room should be based on the size of your room.

You need the fan to move all the air through space in a certain number of minutes to ensure that space doesn't feel stagnant or get too hot. You can figure this out by dividing the cubic feet of the room by the CFM of the fan to see how many minutes it will take for the fan to circulate the air in the space.

Factor #3: Motor Type

With an industrial fan, there are two types of motors that are commonly used. Both AC and DC motors are used in industrial fans. With an AC motor, it has to be plugged directly into a power source. The current that powers the fan will run from the power source to the motor of the fan.

With a DC motor, the fan needs to be plugged into a transformer that connects to the power source. This setup tends to be a more energy-efficient option.

Factor #4: Mounting Hardware

Fourth, you need to consider what type of mounting hardware is used for the fan. It is common for the mounting hardware to include a rod that extends from the ceiling down into space with an industrial fan.

You need to consider your ceiling clearance and the size of the space when determining how long a rod will work in your space. You don't want the blades to be too close to the ceiling, as this will impede air circulation, and you don't want the blades to be too far down, where they will impede your work.

When choosing an industrial fan, you will want to look for one with the right wind speed, CFM, mounting hardware, and motor type for your business.


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