Industrial fans are used in virtually every type of building, from the small corner coffee shop to the sprawling company warehouse. Coming in all shapes and sizes, commercial and industrial fans help create safe, comfortable settings for people to work or socialize. And today’s modern commercial fans are as attractive as they are functional, allowing for enhanced decorative and aesthetic value in all kinds of environments.
Below are some of the key benefits offered by today’s cutting-edge industrial fans.
The Benefits of Industrial Fans
As the use of industrial fans becomes more widespread, more and more manufacturers are seeking to optimize their fan offerings, making them as efficient and long-lasting as possible — in other words, allowing them to offer higher performance with less power. These high-volume, low-speed fans utilize long airfoil blades to allow for thermal equalization of a space by circulating air in a way that not only reduces demand on the facility’s HVAC system, but also helps it maintain its set point.
The result is a gentle, balanced airflow. In addition to easing the burden on air conditioning systems and making a room more comfortable, this process also reduces moisture.
Today, industrial fan design is being refined according to the “three Rs” — resourcefulness, resilience, and regeneration. Modern industrial fans typically have diameters of 4 feet or less. When more complex specifications or larger sizes are required, an appropriate model is selected, and engineers apply relevant design guidelines in order to calculate the needed dimensions and select features and materials for the desired performance, strength, and operating environment.
Some models on the market feature efficient designs, but the actual efficiency depends on how the fan is applied in the field. Even a very efficient fan can perform inefficiently if used incorrectly.
When a fan is flipped on, it helps keep a room — and the people in it — comfortable. But that’s not the only kind of relief today’s industrial fans can offer. They also benefit mental health and overall wellness.
Whereas air conditioners cool rooms, fans cool people. Good air movement and ventilation help keep customers and workers more motivated, productive, and collaborative. Fans also help keep people healthy, as good ventilation removes or dilutes pollutants while controlling humidity, safeguarding the health and comfort of building or room occupants.
Looking Ahead: The Global HVAC Market
The global HVAC market has shown significant growth in recent years, and profits are expected to rise over the next decade. Much of this growth is occurring in North America, led by the United States, with overall market expansion being driven by favorable policy support — such as government incentives through tax credit programs and other energy-saving regulations. Booming construction, an expected uptick in infrastructure work, and the shift toward smart houses are also driving HVAC market growth. Over the coming years, the residential market is expected to overtake the non-residential sector in terms of HVAC demand.
Today’s intelligent technology, meanwhile, is expected to spur the invention of new, cutting-edge monitoring systems that will gauge energy consumption inside of buildings, while the intelligent technology itself will help to control overall energy output.
In today’s shifting landscape, there’s no need to choose between good ventilation and optimal energy savings. Modern-day commercial and industrial fans allow for both, ensuring the comfort and safety of building occupants while keeping energy consumption low. And since the airflow created by these sophisticated fans allows for a more comfortable environment, there’s less need to run air conditioners, allowing for significant energy savings.
Here at Pelonis Technologies, we’re proud to offer some of the most high-performing, reliable fans and cooling technologies on the market. To learn about our industrial and commercial fan offerings or discuss options for your specific application, reach out to the team today.