Directional fans are powerful, high-velocity fans designed to circulate large volumes of air in a specific direction. Well-suited for industrial facilities that may not be able to accommodate HVLS fans, directional fans play a crucial role in maintaining air quality, regulating temperature and improving worker comfort in a wide range of settings.

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Benefits of Directional Fans


Two-directional 7-Foot Fan OverviewThe primary benefit of directional fans is their flexibility. These 72″-diameter industrial fans can function in areas too small to accommodate HVLS fans. These commercial fans can work around facility obstructions and can be mounted on posts or building columns as an alternative to suspension from the ceiling. With adjustable air foils, the fans can blow in one or two directions at a time and you can direct the industrial fans to cool specific, hard-to-reach work areas.

Improved Environmental Quality

Directional fans create a more comfortable work environment and improve air quality. These fans effectively lower the temperature of your facility. In addition, they control insects and reduce moisture and humidity, keeping floors dry and eliminating mold and other pollutants for a healthier work environment.

Employee Comfort

multi directional industrial fanThanks to these capabilities, directional fans improve worker comfort. Your employees will be able to work more safely and productively in a cooler, healthier work environment with less risk of injury or illness. And the adjustable nature of the fans ensures that specific areas are adequately cooled, even the corners that an HVLS fan might not reach.

Energy Efficiency

Directional fans can help you save on energy costs compared to other industrial fans and ventilation solutions. A single fan can replace four single-speed panel-aisle fans or eight 36″ basket fans while using only half the power. With a directional fan, you can enjoy up to a 50% reduction in cooling and ventilation costs. Visit our online store to see our industrial storage products.

Directional Fan Features & Specifications

industrial fanFeatures and specifications of these industrial high-velocity fans include:

  • 72″ diameter
  • Air movement of 44,700 cfm
  • Can blow air 40’ x 100’ in two directions or 40’ x 200’ in one direction
  • Weight: 375 pounds
  • Runs 300 rpm on high and 50 rpm on low
  • Six adjustable airfoil deflectors
  • Optional variable speed frequency drive enables year-round use
  • Four strong poly blades
  • Louvers to direct airflow down
  • Quick change belts
  • UL/ULC/CE certified motors, enclosed and sealed with maintenance-free bearings
  • Strong taper lock bushings enable easy blade positioning, removal and alignment.
  • It can be suspended from the ceiling or mounted on steel posts or building columns.
  • Installable on ceilings up to 40 feet high

Directional Fan Applications

industrial directional fansDirectional fans are suitable for facilities that do not have room for large-diameter HVLS fans, such as buildings with low ceilings or high rack aisles. Directional fans can be positioned over large doors in industrial facilities to create an air curtain effect. They can also be installed as part of a comprehensive ventilation system along with HVLS fans and roof turbines.

Examples of facilities that can benefit from directional fans include:

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Processing plants
  • Dairy barns
  • Turkey or hog facilities
  • Greenhouses
  • Stadiums

How Directional Fans Work Together with Other Industrial Fans

Directional fans can work with other industrial fans to create a complete ventilation system. For more efficient temperature control, install wind-driven roof turbines to exhaust hot, stale air and replace it with cool, fresh air. Directional and HVLS fans can then work together to distribute this cool air throughout the building. Contact one of our representatives to learn more about designing a system of industrial fans to cool your facility most effectively.

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Contact Us

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for industrial directional fans. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



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