Larson Electronics has released a 24-in explosion proof ventilation fan ideal for areas where flammable gases, vapors, or finely pulverized dusts may exist. The EPF-HPSM-24-480V high-pressure explosion proof ventilation fan from Larson Electronics features three spark resistant cast aluminum blades that move stale air at a rate of up to 6,860 cubic ft per minute. The frame is made of heavy duty 14-gauge steel that is completely arc welded with tubular supports. This unit is rated for use in Class 1 Group D and Class II Groups F and G hazardous areas.
Howden American Fan Company has introduced its new ventilation concept for underground parking garages, which includes two alternative options — the Jet Thrust Fan and the Induction Thrust Fan. The company says the new system lowers the required parking garage height by about 4 ft, reducing excavation and cement costs and lowering overall construction costs.
A few months ago, this column covered the basics of developing effective control system sequences. You might recall that it discussed the process of how a designer needs to select and describe sequences that provided safe, reliable, and efficient control.