Fans - Introduction
Whether we realise it or not, they are all around us every day! Fans allow us to enjoy the excellent hygiene, food safety and quality-of-life that we’ve come to expect.
Mostly, fans are hidden from view. They’re in schools, colleges, offices, factories, train stations, airports and shopping centres; they’re an integral part of food processing and cold chain storage; fans help to protect precious IT records in data centres and are a vital element of public transport systems.
So, throughout any given day you are more than likely to have experienced the positive effects of fans!
Key Information about Fans in Europe
- The ventilation industry combines a turnover of €7 billion and employs 45,000 people in Europe.
- 60% of the ventilation industry consist of fans manufacturing.
- The European union regulates fans under regulation 327/2011 setting standards for energy efficiency, safety and the environment. This review process of this Regulation has started and is being conducted by VHK, the consultant appointed by the European Commission. More details on www.fanreview.eu
Main sector applications of fans:
- Work place - In buildings, fans are part of complex systems used to ventilate our work environments and to distribute hot and cold air throughout rooms.
- Energy - Industrial fans are used in cooling for energy power plants as well as for ensuring that pollution is controlled.
- Transport - In transport, fans ensure that air is well circulated when we travel on ships, trains and airplanes. Fans are also used to cool our products on refrigerated trucks.
- Home - Comfort and good indoor air quality are essential as we spend 80% of our life indoors. Fans in homes are key to providing a perfect environment to keep us healthy and comfortable.
- Everyday life - Fans are found in supermarkets, schools, hospitals, among other places to clean the air we breathe, to cool buildings and to prevent the spread of bacteria.