ATEX / IECEx / UKEX Fans and Blowers You Can Depend on

Our range of explosion-proof fans are engineered to perform in the harshest environments. We combine quality manufacturing with rigorous testing to produce industrial fans you can depend on. We have 100s of explosion-proof fans in our catalogue that are manufactured to meet the requirements of the ATEX Directive and IECEx standards.

Enquiries are handled by our dedicated applications team, who understand the detailed approach needed for hazardous area projects.

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Air Control Industries are specialists in explosion proof fan design. We have been designing and manufacturing industrial fans for group II equipment with gas & dust hazards for decades. We have built a solid reputation for being a leading supplier and manufacturer of ATEX and IECEx rated air movement equipment for companies around the world – particularly within the petrochemical, oil, gas and pharmaceutical industries.

Our adherence to the ATEX directive has over the years led to high-specification, offshore applications, and other hazardous environment applications, and we continue to provide innovative and effective solutions to an increasingly global customer base.

We can offer you the best choice from a wide range of explosion-proof centrifugal fans, axial fans and side channel blowers – with 100s of different configurations available. Every fan is custom manufactured to meet the needs of your specific application. Each explosion proof fan design is subjected to rigorous assessments to determine the correct design features and to confirm that the fan meets the authoritative standard.

All enquiries are handled by our dedicated applications team, who understand the detailed approach needed for hazardous area projects.

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YEARS industrial Fan Expertise

Explosion Proof Fan Designs





Explosion-proof fans and blowers are specifically designed for potentially hazardous areas where flammable or combustible materials are present in the atmosphere

At present, we manufacture industrial fans to the following categories:

  • 2G (Zone 1-gas)
  • 2D (Zone 21 – dust) *
  • 3G (Zone 2-gas)
  • 3D (Zone 22-Dust)

ACI’s explosion-proof fans can be manufactured using Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and Aluminium. Our design engineers will select the right material depending on the substances present in the atmosphere.

All fans are thoroughly tested and assessed to make sure the design features meet all necessary requirements of the following standard: BS EN 14986:2017 Design of Fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres, BS EN ISO 80079-36:2016 & BS EN ISO 80079-37:2016 – Non-electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.


*Vibration monitoring is mandatory for 2D (Zone 21).  ACI can offer the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for hazardous areas for blower condition monitoring via Bluetooth® connection.

View ABB Ability™ Digital Powertrain Manual

View ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor Manual

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Flow rates up to 200,000 M³/hr


PRESSURE up to 150 mBar






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Designed to Meet Standards.


Standard isn’t always better. We know that a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t always work, especially when it comes to explosion-proof fans. We take pride in our ability to offer a uniquely flexible approach to each and every customer specification. We work with you to find the best possible solution. 

Many of our fan types can be manufactured to meet ATEX, IECEx & UKEX regulations, and we also have an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system and ISO 14001:2015 certified factory. Furthermore, all ACI industrial fans are supplied with a full performance guarantee and carry the CE & UKCA Markings to ensure complete customer satisfaction.’


ACI has been flexible and accommodating to help us accomplish our operating objectives with regard to finding the correct air delivery patterns, volumes and velocities – all with good effect.

Peter Jarvis

Project Manager, Airbus UK


 Contact us today to discuss your explosion-proof fan application with one of our specialist application engineers.