Switching to Natural Ventilation

Virtually every factory, industrial complex, office building or commercial property must have some type of ventilation system. Certainly, removing dust particles, stale air, and manufacturing odors are one part of it, but also, getting rid of built up heat, that every manufacturing or commercial site generates, is another part that is just as important.

Switching to Natural Ventilation

Ventilation, through mechanical means, has been one of the standards of the industry for decades. Fans and blowers are a significant part of this scenario, and even though this is an effective means to ventilate some buildings, it is also a costly and noisy way to do it as well.

With energy prices on the rise, mechanical ventilation has become a huge for any industrial or commercial energy budget. Make no mistake, it takes a lot of electrical power to run an industrial ventilation fan. Couple the operating costs with the added maintenance required to keep it running smoothly, plus the cost of repairs when the system breaks, and you’ll be looking at an overall expenditure that is twice the initial cost.

Fortunately, there is natural ventilation. It is an industrial ventilation system design that uses no electricity, no blowers or fans, and no complicated ductwork to completely, effectively and efficiently ventilate any industrial building.

How Natural Ventilation Works

A natural system design works on the principle that hot air rises to create an updraft, much like an updraft created in a chimney. This is a fundamental pattern of natural airflow.

As the air rises, ventilators at the ceiling allow the hot air to escape to the outside. When the heated air leaves the ventilator it automatically draws in cooler and cleaner air from the ground level. This natural cycling of the cooler air replacing the warmer air works just as effectively as if it was accomplished using a powered blower, but a natural system uses no energy to do this. This is a very sustainable and “green” technology, and there is no noise pollution from blowing motors or fans. Better still, because there are no electrical motors, there are no parts to maintain or repair either.

A Design for Any Need

Moffitt is the world leader in natural ventilation system design. They feature several different types of ventilation that will work on virtually any building structure. The MoffittVent Natural Ventilator is, in some ways, the simplest natural ventilator available. This special rooftop opening allows hot air to escape while protecting your building from the weather. Additionally, wall louvers down below pull in cool air to replace it.

Consider the Labyrinth natural ventilator for industries that produce high heat as a byproduct of production. This low profile design, with baffles and aluminum louvers, give superior performance in all weather conditions. For smaller buildings, the GreenRoo turbine vent is a powerful solution. It removes hot stale air.

In conclusion, all Moffitt ventilation products are eco-friendly, They have no operating costs and require less maintenance. Every industrial application is different but our team will custom-build a system for your specific building. We choose the right options and features to match your ventilation requirements. This includes special materials, coatings, and special configurations.

Contact a Moffitt Representative

A Moffitt ventilation system design uses gravity ventilation to effectively and efficiently remove stale air from your building. These systems use no energy, have far less maintenance and incur no replacement costs. Unlike expensive burned out motors or broken fans, they will save you money.

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