Zone cooling fan

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Rite-Hite has expanded its extensive line of industrial fans with the introduction of CoolMan Zone Fans.

Designed for destratification, the patented design uses a small, energy-efficient fan to deliver a powerful column of air between rack aisles, above or below mezzanines, or other tight spaces that may be challenging or costly to distribute air evenly.

The fans improve worker comfort on the floor, reduce energy costs and equalize temperatures throughout the facility.

“Effective air movement has been the key to reducing thermal stratification that can occur in both winter and summer months in facilities,” says Bill Murphy, product manager for Rite-Hite Engineered Solutions.

“High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans have been the optimal solution for destratification in large, open spaces; however, for areas with low ceilings or obstructions, HVLS fans may have limited applications. The focused air flow of the CoolMan Zone Fan is ideal for these tighter spaces.”

CoolMan Zone Fans are available for mounting heights up to 50 inches. Each fan covers an area from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet, depending on variables such as ceiling height, fan speed, and targeted number of air-turns per hour.

Composite fan blades and a stator ring maximize airflow to the floor level, eliminating cold and hot spots. CoolMan Zone Fans are easily installed and have adjustable hanging positions.

Using direct-drive motors with thermal overload protection, CoolMan Zone Fans have the option of an alternating current (AC) or an electrically commutated (EC) power supply. They can also be controlled manually, automatically using temperature sensors, or remotely through building management systems (BMS).

Fans can be operated individually or in zones. CoolMan Zone Fans can be used in spot cooling applications or complement HVLS fans.

In addition to creating a more comfortable working environment, the air movement created by CoolMan Zone Fans also helps reduce moisture and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Uniform air temperatures allow HVAC systems to work more efficiently, thus reducing overall energy consumption, helping extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment.