Uses for VENTRY® Fans
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Here are a few of the ways we know that our portable, all-terrain ventilation fans being used safely and with great results:
- Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) and Positive pressure attack (PPA) in firefighting. Number one application of our Blowers. See our Testimonials page for some nice feedback from fire fighters)
- Cooling on Oil Rigs. Several of our end users have found VENTRY Fans to be excellent at providing cooling air on oil rigs! The particular model they have chosen is the 24GX160 which has one of the smaller gas engines but the longest propeller offered. It is very efficient, moves a lot of air, and drastically helps cool things down during operations on the oil rigs (outdoors). For cooling indoors, electric fans are outstanding.
- Brush burning, slash burning, stump burning, for which they are also called stump fans, used to greatly speed up the incineration of landscape debris and make burning much faster and cleaner
- Smoke-removal from large commercial structures like malls, offices, schools and apartment buildings (click here to read about an experiment in which a huge Seattle mall was partially filled with smoke then pressurized/protected and ventilated in 8 minutes using six VENTRY Fans).
- Drying and ventilation after floods.
- Cooling (see misting ring page), drying, concrete finishing, and drying/air circulation at construction sites and in areas stricken by natural disasters.
- Hot air balloon inflation. See the hot air balloon Inflation Fan page and Gallery.
- Leak Testing (pressurize a structure to test for leaks around windows and doors. Recently reported to us by Morrison Fire Protection in Canada as having worked quite well!)
- Low pressure water misting (For fire fighter rehab, sports events, cooling summer workers, misting/fogging, etc. See the Misting Ring Kit page.)
- Removing industrial refrigerant leaks at wineries.
- Drywall dust, paint fumes, various contaminants and air impurities can be removed from a space fast, especially with the new electric fan.
- Prisons and nursing facilities: Ventilating without having to remove or displace occupants
- Stirring air over golf courses on hot, moist days to prevent grass burning.
- Movie special effects requiring large amounts of fresh air.
- Brake cooling on large aircraft, including F16s and even airliners. The fans may be aimed up, down, sideways, in any direction necessary and stand on most any surface, thanks to the patented tripod frame.
- One fan was used to remove pepper spray from a sorority house!
- Oil Rigs: use gas-powered fans to blow away dangerous hydrogen sulfide H2S gas. (Toxic gas removal.)
- Wildland fire suppression where no water was available.
- Positive pressure protection (PPP). Multiple VENTRY fans can be used to greatly delay the spread of fire through pressurization of adjacent areas in multiple-room structures. (Click for more info).
- Negative Pressure Ventilation We recommend using VENTRY Fans for neative pressure during clean-up and overhaul. Turning the fan around and aiming outward, pulling air from inside the structure to the outdoors, is a safe and effective way to remove carbon monoxide and other remnant gases during overhaul. (For during attack, PPV should be used.) Click for more info...
- Drying raspberries. (The farmer reported a bumper crop relative to others who had dismal crops due to rain).
- Cooling mascots and athletes (see photo at right).
- More uses continued...
We would love to hear how you (safely) use your VENTRY Fan(s)! Please call us or e-mail.
Above: The WA State Department of Natural Resources used a VENTRY Fan to blow pollen around a tree farm, one of the more creative applications about which we have heard!
Above: Example of putting thrust to work for us, using a VENTRY Fan to move two boat docks across a lake! (Click here for more pictures).
Commercial and industrial duty VENTRY Fans set way back from the entry point, are relatively light weight, operate on any surface, and require only one person for transport, setup, and operate. These qualities make them ideal for ventilation, cleaning, misting and more.
Above: VENTRY Fan set up on a snowbank, with the Top Safety Light option.
An Electric VENTRY Fan is used to cool a grateful elephant on a hot July day. Photo used with permission of QDCIP Fire. Click to see larger, un-cropped image.