Drum fans are very powerful fans perfect for use in busy industrial areas such as warehouses, construction sites and workshops. If you need to cool an area or help ventilate fumes and dust then a Drum Fan will be perfect for the job.
What are Drum Fans?
Drum Fans are units built specifically with power and speed in mind. As the name suggests they are shaped like a drum. These fans are used most often for ventilation and cooling in industrial environments largely due to their size and power.
They produce much faster airflow than normal domestic fans which makes them ideal for keeping large areas that can become dusty or very warm in hot weather feeling comfortable.
Where can they be used?
While powerful these units are versatile and can be used in many different industrial environments. Warehouses and workshops that tend to get a large build-up of dust or fumes and can often suffer from high temperatures in the summer months will benefit from the powerful streams of cool air these fans produce. They will also improve the airflow helping to better ventilate the area and keep the air feeling fresher.
Drum fans are also often used in livestock sheds during the summer seasons when the temperatures get too high to assist in keeping animals cool. You will also find drum fans used in photography studios to create wind effects.
Types of Drum Fan
Belt-Drive Drum Fan
These fans use an external belt to drive the blades, making them very powerful and efficient. These are most practical for busy industrial areas and constructions site that require additional power. Due to their high power, it is important to be aware that they do produce a lot of noise so this doesn’t make them suitable for use in customer-facing areas.
Portable Drum Fan
These units are less powerful than belt-driven units, however, they are more suitable if you will be required to move your fan from area to area. Often these models include handles and wheels so you can easily roll the unit to the desired location. They will also maximise direction control allowing you to direct the airflow as you need it.
Ultra Slim Drum Fan
If you are requiring a powerful unit to cool large office areas but don’t need the extra power of other drum fans, the ultra-slim models may be what you are looking for. They had a reduced volume in comparison to others so can be used in busy office areas. They are less powerful than the previous models so will not cause as much disruption but are more powerful than you’re standard fan so will do an excellent job in cooling large areas. The tilting head enables you to perfectly direct the airflow to where you desire.
Which Drum fan suits my needs?
When selecting the drum fan most suitable for you, there are a few important factors you need to consider.
Purpose – What would you like your fan to achieve, is it primarily cooling an area or do you require it to help ventilate an area. It is important to know what you hope to achieve with your fan while picking the most suitable model.
Area Coverage – It is important to know how large an area you need your fan to cover to select the correct size, as too small and it will ineffective like while too large you risk blowing too much powerful air through a small area.
Noise level – Consider where your fan will be used, the more powerful the fan the more noise it will ultimately make. So, areas like livestock sheds where the animal may get easily spooked will need to be cautious of high volumes, while in construction areas where there are perpetually loud volumes this would not be as much of an issue.
What features do I require – Do you need the extra power offered by a belt drum fan, or do you need the versatility of a portable drum fan? These are things that should also be taken into consideration. Do you need multiple speed functions, do you need wheels to move the unit around from area to area, or do you need a slimline?
It is very important to take these factors into account when making your choice, we realise that this can be quite tricky so if you have any further questions you can contact our customer service team on our freephone number.