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Spark-Proof IP68-ATEX EC Fans for Harsh Environments

Orion Fans has expanded its family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include the spark-proof IP68-ATEX rated versions for applications involving flammable gases or explosive atmospheres. Implementing IP68-ATEX fans into a design eliminates the possibility of the fans causing an explosion or fire.

Available in a range of sizes including 60mm, 120mm, and 172mm, the EC IP68-ATEX fans are suited for a broad range of applications including appliances, commercial and process control, refrigeration, and HVAC, as well as electronic enclosures and cabinets. Most models are available with a universal voltage range.

Maintaining the same interface between the fan and equipment allows the use of EC fans as drop-in replacements for equivalent-sized ac fans. Like other ac-powered EC fans, the ac input fans utilize a brushless dc motor and incorporate voltage transformation within the motor for significantly lower power consumption. This lower power consumption equates to power savings of up to 50%, enabling customers to meet energy-consumption requirements from agencies such as ENERGY STAR.

Also, Lower operating temperatures and less heat loss translate to a longer service life.

“The IP68-ATEX rated EC Series combines energy conservation with maximum protection. These EC fans are ideal for power-hungry applications that require a spark-proof fan design to thwart potentially dangerous and harmful situations,” said David Luna, VP of Marketing for Orion Fans.

Benefits
  • Implementing IP68-ATEX fans into a design eliminates the possibility of an explosion or fire
  • Provides power savings of up to 50% compared to standard AC fans
  • Delivers significant cost savings
  • Enables customers to meet energy-consumption requirements from agencies like ENERGY STAR
  • By maintaining the same interface between the fan and equipment, EC fans can be used as drop-in replacements for equivalent-sized AC fans
Product Specifications:
  • Available in a range of sizes including 60mm, 120mm, and 172mm
  • Utilizes a brushless dc motor and incorporates voltage transformation within the motor for significantly lower power consumption
  • Most models are available with a universal voltage ran

The IP68-ATEX rated EC Fans start at $31.00 in small quantities.