'Quiet' Is The Watchword For Fan Vendors

Jeff Kenkelen, vice president of sales at Air King Ventilation Products (Hvac and Electrical divisions), says his company's combined bathroom ventilators-lights help builders meet ventilation requirements with a single product.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Do bathroom fans have to sound like a wind tunnel to get the job done?

No, insisted Fantech (Sarasota, FL), one of the many fan exhibitors at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition. The company said noisy bathroom exhaust fans lose much of their effectiveness because people don’t want to use them.

Fantech showcased its entire lineup of fans for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Its FR Series residential fan kits include fan, mounting bracket, and grill/collar/backdraft damper combination. The company said all kits are prewired for easy connection to the electrical source.

Also in its camp are its RE, REC, and RVF Series exterior-mounted centrifugal fans for wall and roof.

Air King (West Chester, PA) touted its bathroom ventilation fans, too. It introduced its Advantage Series. The company said its new AS50 is HVI 2100 certified for 50 cfm at 2.5 sones. It also featured its Energy Star-certified exhaust fans and its High Performance Series, with snap-in installation.

Meanwhile, Delhi Industries (Delhi, ON, Canada) introduced its DPL Series plenum fans. Twelve models are available in sizes from 12-in. to 36-in. wheel diameter. Air performance ratings are AMCA certified. Available are welded steel wheels for models up to 27-in. and aluminum wheels for 30-in. to 36-in. models.

National Hvac Products (Brampton, ON, Canada) featured its Zonex bathroom fans, which the company said are designed for the high-rise condo market.

Panasonic (Secaucus, NJ) offered its line of fans including its WhisperWarm, which combines ventilation, light, night-light, and heat in one unit.

Ebm Industries (Farmington, CT) offered the FE077, a 30-in. axial fan. It is designed for chiller/split system condenser applications, heat recovery systems, and forced-air ventilation.

Solar & Palau (Pine Brook, NJ) introduced into its Silentline camp the PowerVentPro (PVP-SL) line of direct-drive centrifugal duct fans. The units were designed to offer in-line performance with minimum airflow-to-noise ratios even in the typically high static pressures found in ducted ventilation systems.

PlymoVent (Edison, NJ) introduced its direct-drive, high-pressure blowers. The company said they have been redesigned and improved to deliver high airflows at higher pressures with less noise and lower horsepower requirements.

Also on a larger scale, Madison Manufacturing Company, an affiliate of Peerless-Winsmith (Hot Springs, NC), featured its direct-drive and pressure blowers. In its group of direct-drive forward curve blowers, the D5 through D9 are available with open, drip proof, ball bearing, split phase, 115-V, 60-Hz, single-phase motors.

Publication date: 02/04/2002

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