warehouse overheating causes loss in productivity

According to a study at Waseda University in Tokyo, for every degree rise in temperature above 77ºF, productivity drops by 2%. This means that at 90ºF, the productivity in your warehouse is down by 12.6% just from the temperature alone. And in addition to that, the risk of heat-related injuries increases at higher temperatures; for this reason, OSHA recommends solutions that address ventilation and airflow to control your facility’s temperature. Large diameter industrial fans are the easiest way to reduce warehouse heat and increase productivity so you can enhance your warehouse’s efficiency and safety.

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how large diameter industrial fans remove heat & increase productivity

The large diameter overhead industrial fans are built specifically for large floor areas. Because of their size, they are able to cover a large floor area with constantly moving air to create a large comfort zone and can cool three to four degrees Celsius throughout the facility. The heavy-duty fans can even reduce warehouse heat in high moisture areas and can be used for both winter heating and summer cooling since, unlike other industrial fans, the large diameter fans can be run in reverse without being damaged. During hot months, the industrial fans can destratify uneven temperatures that can increase warehouse temperatures to an excess of 15ºC. This creates an even ambient temperature to result in significant energy savings.

benefits of large diameter industrial fans

In addition to reducing heat and thus improving productivity, some of the other numerous benefits of the large diameter industrial fans include:

  • Quiet and efficient operation; the largest 24 ft fans consume less power than an average hairdryerlarge diameter ceiling fan for reducing heat and improving productivity in warehouses
  • Extremely low maintenance; recommended inspection every 20,000 hours
  • Inexpensive operation; approximately 6 cents/hour for one fan at 0.75 kw
  • Provides floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall constant and even ambient temperature
  • Creates air curtains and non-disruptive air flows
  • Minimizes need for expensive duct work in new construction
  • Comfortable work environment increases productivity, decreases absenteeism, and reduces risk of injury
  • Extended equipment life because the equipment doesn’t need to cycle as often or as long as other fans
  • Energy savings in both summer and winter
  • Tubercle blades allow fans to move more air with fewer blades and less noise
  • Protects equipment from damage due to humidity and condensation
  • Decreases or removes airborne pollutants

technical specifications

  • Fans available in 8′, 12′, 16′, 20′, and 24′ diameterslarge diameter industrial fans cool & reduce warehouse heat & increase productivity
  • Capable of rotating up to 400,000 cfm
  • Operates on 0.75 to 1.5 kw
  • Variable frequency drive for soft starts and variable speed operation from 0-100%
  • safety clips, blade safety links, and collet-type friction drive bushing technology
  • Reversible operation for destratifying air in winter
  • Fans can cover an area up to 230 ft in diameter
  • Ability to link multiple fans
  • Fire system & HVAC compatible
  • Equipped and compliant with ESFR Control Relays and are fully UL approved
  • Minimum ceiling height should equal or exceed the diameter of the fan installed (ex: a 24′ fan should have a 24′ minimum ceiling height)

contact us for large diameter industrial fans

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for large diameter industrial fans that reduce warehouse heat and increase productivity. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your warehouse’s exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.