The Giant fan Australian company Fanquip has manufactured a giant under-roof fan designed to keep personnel cool and comfortable during the spring and summer months and overcome heat loss from stratification in winter.
Known as The Giant, this new Fanquip product can be customised to diameters as small as 2.5 metres up to 7.5 metres – or even more if required. It is quiet during operation and returns excellent cost-efficiency in energy consumption.
The Giant fans have an aerofoil blade system that blows a gentle, cool breeze over a very wide footprint. For example, a five metre diameter system would easily cover a 25m x 25m area.
Operating on maximum revolutions that nominally do not exceed 60 per minute, The Giant fan provides a nice cooling effect during hot months of spring and summer.
It utilises high-volume fan design at very low speed to provide a balance between air velocity and volume, therefore optimising the cooling effect of air sweeping across moist skin.
Fanquip considers Giant fans a great way to rapidly cool the human body.
Air movement is a more natural way of cooling the human body as it doesn't impose a sudden temperature drop, as is the case with the transition to an air-conditioned room.
Designed and built in Australia by Fanquip, the technology can be ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted. The technology is low maintenance and very easy to install.
The level of personnel comfort it provides equates to significant increases in employee productivity.
An additional feature of the technology is that it can operate on reverse cycle. For times when stale or hot air needs to removed instantly (such as when a plant opens first thing in the morning), the reverse cycle function expunges it.
Heating costs can be reduced by using The Giant fan to bring the warmer under roof air down to personnel level.
The Giant fan is also a cost saver and ecologically practical as it is powered by one of Fanquip's MEPS motors, which uses astoundingly low levels of power to operate.
Combined with the massive volume of air movement it provides excellent cost-effectiveness in air quality enhancement.