The ACI range of ATEX fans is designed to assist customers in meeting current hazardous area requirements.

ACI has been producing industrial fans for group II equipment with gas & dust hazards for some time, and we have built a solid reputation for being a leading supplier and manufacturer of ATEX rated air movement equipment for companies around the World.

The ATEX Directive was initially introduced in 1994, and became law within the UK in 1996. It governs the protective systems and equipment in explosive environments and is known more specifically as ATEX 94/9/EC, but is commonly referred to as the ATEX Directive and is now EU law.

Any equipment, electrical or mechanical, for installation within the EU member states must comply with the standard where there is a risk of explosion.

As an industrial fan has a moving part (the impeller) and an electrical power supply (the motor), these products were specifically identified as a potential source of ignition, and today has a standard set of guidelines around the manufacture of fans being used in hazardous areas.

At the present time, ACI manufactures industrial fans to Category 2G (Zone 1-gas), or 2D  (Zone 21 – dust) and Category 3G (Zone 2-gas) or 3D (Zone 22-Dust)

In addition Motors can be supplied on ACI fans for the following:

  • EExe – Increased Safety Motors
  • EExd – Flameproof
  • Ex N – Non-Sparking

ACI’s ATEX fans can be manufactured using Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Aluminium and Plastic and our team of design engineers will select the right material depending on the substances present in the atmosphere.

All ACI ATEX fans are thoroughly tested and assessed to make sure the design features meet all necessary requirements of the following standard: BS EN 14986:2007 Design of Fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres, BS EN 13463-1:2009 & BS EN 13463-5:2001-Non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

  • Flow rates up to 200,000 M³/hr
  • Pressure up to 150mBar
  • Motors Including:
    – Increased Safety Motors (EExe)
    – Flameproof (EExd)
    – Non-Sparking (Ex N)
    – 1Ph or 3Ph versions
  • Voltage and Special Paints to suit
  • Fancase options:
    – Aluminium, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel (304, 316, 316L, 316TI)
    – Powder coated, offshore surface finish, bare metal (St St options) or paintbond 550 (aluminium options).

ACI ATEX fans can be supplied in either Stainless Steel; Mild Steel; or Aluminium – the material chosen depends completely on substances present in the atmosphere.

All ATEX fans are subjected to rigorous assessment to determine the correct design features and in conjunction with an authoritative standard. We use BS EN 14986:2007 ‘Design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres’

Our standard contains design, manufacturing, testing, marking & certification procedures.

All ATEX fans are subjected to a running test.

Typical applications for ACI’s ATEX rated fans are any in which there is potential for explosive gasses being present in the environment or in the air stream. Some more common examples would be hydrogen fumes from battery charging areas, methane gas in water processing plant, process powders and petro-chemical plant.

Unit Type MR280A
Performance 1800m3/hr @ 150mmWG
Motor Classification xd(e) IIC T4
Voltage 400/690V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 5.5kW
  • Stainless steel 304 with copper liners
  • Sun canopy for motor
  • Inlet filter
  • Pedestal
Unit Type MR280L
Performance 1000m3/hr @ 220mmWg
Motor Classification Exd(e) IIC T4
Voltage 400V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 2.2kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet filter
  • Pedestal
Unit TypeMR280L
Performance1600m3/hr @ 150mmWG
Motor ClassificationEEXN II T3
Voltage415V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 3.0kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet filter
Unit TypeVBL9
Performance800m3/hr @ 150mmWG
Motor ClassificationExd(e) IIB T4
Voltage380/400V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 2.2kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet studs
Unit TypeMR280W
Performance3000m3/hr @ 150mmWG
Motor ClassificationExd(e) IIC T4
Voltage600V, 3Ph, 60Hz, 11KW
  • Stainless steel fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet filter
Unit TypeVBL8
Performance500m3/hr @ 50mmWg
Motor ClassificationEexd Zone 1/21 2GD26 T4
Voltage400V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 0.75kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with brass liners
  • Inlet spigot
  • Discharge spigot to suit ANSI Flange
Unit TypeEV-BPR351/B01
Performance7000m3/hr @ 170mmWG
Motor ClassificationEEXNA T3
Voltage400/690V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 5.5kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet filter
  • Pedestal
  • Discharge Spigot to suit ANSI Flange
Unit Type2MS11/080
Performance200m3/hr @ 200mmWG
Motor ClassificationExd(e) IIB T4
Voltage230/400V, 3Ph, 50Hz, 0.75KW
  • Aluminium fancase with copper liners
  • Inlet and discharge spigots
Unit TypeVBW6
Performance800m3/hr @ 100mmWG
Motor ClassificationEXE II T3
Voltage460V, 3Ph, 60Hz, 0.75kW
  • Stainless steel fancase with brass liners
  • Inlet studs

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