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Guide to Installing Explosion Proof Ventilation System

Saturday Dec 4, 2010

Explosion Proof Exhaust Fan is basically a spark resistant ventilation system, designed to perform the task of providing ventilation and controlling the overall temperature inside a room or factory unit. These units are installed on the walls and are available on the market in many different models of explosion proof exhaust fan ventilation systems. There are factories and manufacturing plants is which highly inflammable gases along with vapors as well as finely crushed dust particles are present. These substances are generally created as a result of the manufacturing process and some of them may even contain highly ignitable fibers as well. Due to the presence of these substances the overall atmosphere at the factory unit becomes hazardous and is highly prone to accidents or various kinds of explosions. In such hazardous locations a high quality air exhaust and ventilation system is necessary which helps in keeping the overall inside atmosphere safe. This can easily be achieved by installing an explosion proof exhaust fan.

Explosion Proof Exhaust Fan Installation Guide
The market is full of wide variety of these fans but all of them require almost the same installation procedures and guidelines. However one of the most important considerations is which type of explosion proof exhaust fan will be suitable for you will depend upon the type of hazardous or inflammable gases are used or produced as by-products in your manufacturing unit. One of the most important points to be kept in mind before installing this system is you must install a duct system for providing a safe passage for the gases and hazardous fumes to escape out of the factory unit. It will be best if you first go for installing a duct system before thinking about mounting the ventilation system.

Step 1 – First and foremost step in installing is fixing the exact spot that should be high enough for allowing the gases to escape with ease. Also consider whether a duct system will be installed or not as with the help of this system you can easily provide safe passage for gases and fumes to escape. It is recommended to install the duct system before installing the ventilation system. The system should be installed in such a way that the direction of the ventilated air is away from the structure. Depending upon the overall size of the fan you can either install it on the wall or the ceiling.

Step 2 – The second step is to make an opening as per the dimensions of the fan. For getting the work done in a precise manner, mark the spot along with the holes to be drilled and on the basis of it provide an opening and install accordingly.

Step 3 – Make sure that the wall is capable to bare the weight of the system. If it cannot bare it, consider installing wooden planks as they can easily be cut and even provide support to the system.

Step 4 – Once you have finished with opening the hole, install the system by screwing it and do all the necessary inspections before the final wiring has to be done.

Step 5 – Once you have installed the system, start working on installing the wiring by providing a high quality switch and power supply connection. Pre run the system for performing the necessary tests and check the effectiveness of the installed system.

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