poor ventilation leads to high energy costs & reduced productivity

high volume low speed fans reduce energy costs in manufacturingUsing regular fans to cool the air in your manufacturing facility is ineffective and drives up energy costs. Conventional fans, in reality, do nothing but move hot, stale air around and do nothing to improve the comfort of workers. 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 facility is down by 12.6% just from the temperature alone. High temperatures increase the risk of heat-related injuries and high humidity can cause equipment damage or slippage. However, implementing a large amount of smaller fans can easily drive up energy costs. With high volume low speed (HVLS) ceiling fans, you can reduce energy costs in manufacturing with less fans while also providing a more comfortable and safer environment for both employees and equipment. (See videos)

How high volume low speed ceiling fans reduce energy costs in manufacturing

The HVLS ceiling fans are built specifically for large floor areas. Because of their size, they are able to use less blades with greater efficiency and less power to cover a large area with constantly moving air and create a wide comfort zone that 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 HVLS ceiling fans can be run in reverse for heating without being damaged. During hot months, the HVLS fans can destratify uneven temperatures that can increase temperatures in your facility to an excess of 15ºC. This creates an even ambient temperature to result in significant year-round energy savings.HVLS fans reduce energy costs in manufacturing

Benefits Of high volume low speed ceiling fans

In addition to reducing energy costs along with heat and air pollutants, some of the other numerous benefits of the HVLS fans include:

  • Quiet and efficient operation; the largest 24 ft fans consume less power than an average hairdryer
  • 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
  • Reduces heat and moisture-related injuries caused by heat stroke or slipping created by excess condensation

Technical Specifications

  • Fans available from 8 ft to 24 ft in diameterreducing energy costs in manufacturing with high volume low speed HVLS fans
  • 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
  • Ceiling height should equal the diameter of the fan installed (ex: a 24 ft ceiling should have a 24 ft fan)

Contact Us For high volume low speed ceiling fans

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for high volume low speed HVLS ceiling fans that reduce energy costs in manufacturing. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your manufacturing facility’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.