Air Control Industries range of ATEX / Explosion Proof Fans are 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 is now considered to be a leading supplier and manufacturer of ATEX rated fans.

What is the ATEX Directive?

ATEX 94/9/EC, BS EN 14986:2007 is the directive on equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Commonly referred to as the ATEX Directive, it became UK law in 1996. The directive is now EU law and any equipment, electrical or mechanical, for installation within the EU member states must now comply.

Fans were identified as a major source of potential ignition and a CEN committee was set up to produce a standard specifically for the manufacture of fans for use in hazardous areas.

Only companies with recognised quality certification are allowed to produce ATEX fans.

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What are the typical applications for an ATEX fan?

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.

Key Performance Figures:

  • Flow rates up to 18,000CFM
  • Pressure up to 60In.Swg
  • Motors Including:
    – Increased Safety Motors (EExe)
    – Flameproof (EExd)
    – Non-Sparking (Ex N)
  • Voltage and Special Paints to suit

ACI ATEX fans can be supplied in either Stainless Steel; Mild Steel; or Aluminum – 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.

ATEX Fan Key Features