Why Your Factory Needs Industrial Natural Ventilation

Industrial Ventilation the Natural Way.

In most modern industrial facilities, keeping the space cool for employees means installing powered exhaust fans. It seems common and practical enough but if you dig a little deeper you will find that it is one of the more impractical methods for keeping a building cool and comfortable. Industrial natural ventilation can be a better alternative. You may want to check out some industrial services such as Primus Builders.

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Think about this: It takes a substantial amount of electricity to power enough exhaust fans to keep a factory, or other industrial building, cooled down. There are energy costs, maintenance costs, and personnel costs. Throw in the cost of parts and emergency service or work stoppage if the system breaks down in the heat of the summer and it suddenly doesn’t look all that practical anymore.

Your first thought might be that there really isn’t a substitute and that exhaust fans are the only way to go. However, industrial natural ventilation is a viable alternative.

The “Green”, Energy-Free Alternative

Unlike an industrial roof exhaust fan natural ventilation uses no power to operate. Furthermore, it is low maintenance and it will keep your industrial, commercial or factory building comfortable without electric fans or an air conditioning system. Imagine a ventilation system that keeps your employees comfortable, yet costs almost nothing in doing so. That’s exactly what a ventilation system will do for you.

Hot air rises because heated air is less dense than cooler ambient air. In a confined space, the hot air will always be at the top and the cooler air will always be at the bottom. By opening the top where the hot air gathers, it will naturally exit out into the atmosphere through the opening. If you put an opening in at ground level, the hot air will naturally pull in cooler air from below as it exits.

Getting the air to move requires no power. The natural flow of air will pull in fresh, cooler air from the bottom. Additionally, the hot stale air at the top will exhaust through the ventilator. The hotter the air is, the faster it will exit through the top opening. The more cool air there is, the faster it will pull in through the bottom grate. This is the basic principle of a natural flow of air.

Natural Gravity Ventilation means a Cooler Working Space

Almost everything in an industrial environment gives off heat. Machinery, electric motors, repairing products like ball screws (find repair options here), vehicles, lights and even human bodies give off heat. All of this heat has to go someplace. In a factory, that is usually the ceiling. If the area is not well ventilated, that hot air collects at the ceiling until it fills up the whole space. If there is ventilation, however, that hot air can escape. This type of setting is exactly where a natural system excels because it produces a natural air circulation.

Advantages of Industrial Natural Ventilation

  • It always keeps the air circulating inside of your facility, which keeps the inside comfortable no matter how hot it is outside.

  • A natural ventilator will never need maintenance and there is no worry about the system breaking down.

  • It always works, rain or shine, day or night, and even if there is a power outage. A natural flow will keep the air circulating at all times.

  • This ventilation is self-adjusting. The hotter the air inside, the more airflow there will be. On cooler days, there will be less airflow. Additionally, you’ll never have to turn on an exhaust fan to expel stale or stuffy air in any situation.

Industrial Natural Ventilation Designs for Any Building

There are a number of different natural ventilation products and systems. With the right planning and expertise, almost any building can benefit from a natural system. Moffitt Corporation specializes in providing natural solutions for industrial facilities.

When planning a ventilation system for an industrial building, things such as doors, windows, loading docks and large equipment, must be taken into account when considering internal airflow. Such external factors like wind direction and average monthly temperatures will also affect the natural movement of air through your building.

Fortunately, the design team at Moffitt Corporation is known worldwide for their natural air ventilation systems. With 50 years of experience, you can be sure that Moffitt will design the perfect natural ventilation system for your building. With the right natural solution, you will see a cooler and more comfortable workspace. In conclusion for the greenest way to ventilate your industrial or commercial building facility, Moffitt Corporation is the answer.

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