How Does an Overhead HVLS Fan Affect Airflow?

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Posted on August 16, 2023

Using a ceiling mounted Big Ass fan provides bi-directional airflow and elevated air speed as a powerful way to keep workers and guests comfortable in a space. Immediately underneath a Big Ass fan, airflow is pushed downward.

Outside its diameter, the airflow transitions to horizontal air movement, providing comfortable airflow over a large area as per ASHRAE Standard 55’s thermal comfort calculations.

Summer: Industrial Heat Stress Prevention

Industrial and commercial buildings often suffer a common problem: moderate to excessive heat that can impact employee safety and productivity.

Safety and comfort can make the difference between retaining talent and having a high-turnover workforce. Make heat stress safety a priority and treat it as you would any other occupational hazard. A strategic deployment of fans can help keep your team safe and productive.

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Watch Video: Comfort You Can Feel

Video: Comfort You Can Feel

Destratification Leads to Year-Round Savings

HVLS Fans in Winter

By using a Big Ass ceiling fan in winter, you can create the air movement needed to mix heated air at the ceiling with cold air at the floor, effectively destratifying these layers and erasing the temperature difference.

With uniform temperatures throughout the space, heaters don’t need to run as frequently to maintain thermostat set points, resulting in energy savings up to 30%.

Watch Video: Reverse Fans in Winter?

BAF Video: Reverse Fans in Winter?

Product Feature: POWERFOIL X4

Powerfoil X4

Premium Features in an Industrial HVLS Fan

  • Diameter options of 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, or 30 feet
  • Stober NitroSeal™ gearbox enclosure resists corrosion and reduces heat buildup for longer life
  • Standard IP56 rating for limited dust ingress and protection from high pressure water jets—perfect for use in tough environments
  • Quiet operation, even at high speeds
  • Functional platform for easy integration with lights, security cameras, occupancy sensor, or other devices
  • Dynamic mounting system allows for installation to a number of different structures: I-beams, bar joists, solid beams, and purlins

Contact your local TBCo branch location for information on POWERFOIL X4 and other Big Ass Fans products.