16.12.2022 | reading time approx. 3 min.

Particulates banned – Energy savings permitted

ZIEHL-ABEGG’s innovative fans put it the forefront of those acting as a force for good in the world

Particulates play a not insignificant role when it comes to the environment and climate. It’s not just in cities that particulates have become the subject of much criticism as a result of tyre abrasion in the traffic flow; the invisible particulates are also wreaking havoc in industry, for example due to the continuing use of old, belt-driven fans, with the resultant negative impact on the environment.

Not everyone is yet aware of the problem of the ticking environmental time bomb. There are however in fact currently thousands and thousands of old air handling units worldwide, using belt-driven fans from the 70s, 80s and 90s, which should have been replaced long ago in order to achieve energy-saving and eco-friendly values.

Old fans (clinic in Saxony Anhalt), still being driven by belts from the 90’s, cause horrendous energy costs and achieve poor environmental performance levels

Checkmate for particulates, old technology and high operating costs

ZIEHL-ABEGG has launched Retrofitblue, a very special and safe fan modernisation programme which in most cases enables old fans to be easily replaced with state-of-the-art, innovative new fans and, at the same time, gets old air handling systems back into shape so they can achieve excellent, showpiece climate values of the future.

For example, the ZIEHL-ABEGG Retrofitblue team took just one and a half days to replace the old fan system used by a clinic in Saxony-Anhalt (see picture above), comprising two large, belt-operated fans, for three small, highly efficient biomimetic fans equipped with ECblue motor technology.

Clinic in Saxony Anhalt

Fan update – The perfect carbon footprint and significantly lower energy costs achieved without much ado

With its team of specialist retrofit experts and a portfolio of high-tech fans, ZIEHL-ABEGG offers the right air solution to mee every need.

Savings in energy costs of up to 50%

However, many companies are failing to face up to the facts, the suspected machine failure or even a lengthy shutdown of their production. However, according to the specialists from the Retrofitblue team, the switch in technology from old to new innovative high-tech fans from ZIEHL-ABEGG doesn’t in fact normally affect the ongoing operation and, in most cases, not even the entire system. The benefits however are enormous.

Fan replacement that not only pays dividends for a climate-friendly environment

• Markedly lower operating costs
• Significant improvement in efficiency potential
• Huge reduction In noise levels
• Conformity with guidelines in accordance with statutory requirements
• Improved and much-simplified service performances

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