New ventilation concept lowers garage height, reducing overall construction costs
Howden American Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial fans and blowers, announces its new ventilation concept for underground parking garages, which includes two alternative options – the Jet Thrust Fan and the Induction Thrust Fan. The new system lowers the required parking garage height by about 4 feet, reducing excavation and cement costs and lowering overall construction costs.
The Howden system replaces traditional ducted garage ventilation distribution with a number of small ceiling-mounted fans. The Jet Thrust Fan option features small ceiling-mounted UL-certified units, with silencers, hangers, and deflectors. The Jet Thrust Fan can be equipped with optional reversible flow capability for emergency smoke ventilation and access for fire personnel. The alternative Induction Thrust Fan option features small ceiling-mounted UL-705 certified units with an even smaller height profile than the Jet Thrust Fan. Induction Thrust fans are used for ventilation, and as noted, reduce construction costs and require lower building heights.
Howden supplies axial or centrifugal fans, placed in the optimum location to distribute the airflow to all areas of the parking garage, ensuring removal of any stagnant air. The Jet Thrust/ Induction Thrust fans are controlled to detect pollution and activate only as needed to meet required pollution thresholds. The system can be zoned, so all fans do not have to operate at the same time.
“Parking garage fan systems are one of the most cost effective ways to ventilate, both in terms of installation cost and long term running costs,” said Rae Jane Araujo, Technical Sales Manager, Howden Industrial Fan Group. “In addition, minimizing clearances between ceiling height and cars and trucks can really reduce construction costs.”
About Howden American Fan Company
Howden American Fan Company is the leading manufacturer of high quality industrial fans and blowers that set the standard within the industry. Howden supplies axial fans, centrifugal fans, and blowers for a wide range of industries, including marine, industrial manufacturing, and building and construction. Located near Cincinnati, OH, Howden American Fan is part of the Howden Industrial Fan Group, made up of American Fan, Joy Fan, and Garden City Fan. For more information, please visit http://www.americanfan.com/ or call 866-771-6266 toll-free.
SOURCE: Howden American Fan Company