Powerfoil D, the product of 10 years’ experience and purpose-built design. The exceptionally engineered Powerfoil D is the first and only direct-drive overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments - including many horticultural enterprises.
"By maintaining consistent temperatures from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, Big Ass Fans® are an energy-efficient approach to producing consistent produce, reducing condensation and boosting worker comfort and productivity", they explain.
Big Ass Fans, which span up to 24 feet (7.3m) in diameter, move air throughout the entire space, including up and over obstructions such as machinery and stacked product. "This airflow pattern ensures air to reach all corners of the building, maintaining consistent conditions throughout while eliminating condensation and stagnant spots where products can quickly spoil."
Not only do the fans keep the produce dry, they also work with heating and ventilation systems to increase worker comfort and save money throughout the year. "In the warmer months, they (obviously) cool things down. When set on slow speeds in winter, the fans use their large size—and not speed—to redirect hot air down from the ceiling, creating an even temperature throughout with minimal energy use. This keeps everything, from apples to zinnia seedlings, at the right temperature."
Powerfoil D is launched by Big Ass Fans. According to the company, it illustrates their continuous commitment to building products specifically designed for customer spaces.
"Powerfoil D delivers strength and performance required for industrial applications, but with virtually silent operation and aesthetic appeal to thrive in any commercial or public setting", they explain.
“We’re leading the industry in direct-drive technology,” says John Gerhardt, Big Ass Fans product manager. “We designed Powerfoil D with the same premium materials and safety features as every fan in our Powerfoil line. As the only industrial fan with a standard IP66 rating, it’s every inch an industrial product.”