United Pacific’s California distribution center carries a variety of over 20,000 items for the heavy-duty trucking and classic car industries. With vast inventory and prompt shipping, United Pacific has become a main source for specialty automotive parts. United Pacific’s huge space and demanding work has also created the challenge of keeping their employees’ environment comfortable. While there are a number of options United Pacific could use for cooling its distribution center, they chose high volume, low speed (HVLS) industrial fans to create massive airflow for a more comfortable work environment.

A Big Warehouse Without HVLS Fans

A Big Warehouse Without HVLS fans

 

  • Limited Breathing Room: Issues with ventilation and poor air quality causes labored breathing and illness in employees that work in manufacturing and distribution centers. Poor warehouse air circulation can also cause product quality control risks such as spoilage, especially in storage spaces with high ceilings.
  • Don’t Get Caught Slipping: Sweating slab syndrome, also known as SSS, is a condition where moisture builds up on the concrete slab floors that are found in many warehouse and industrial buildings. A smooth floor with moisture on it poses a threat to worker safety.
  • Less Isn’t Always More: Small Industrial fans like an axial fan, centrifugal fan or exhaust fans are the preferred solution for creating a comfortable work environment in manufacturing and distribution centers. The problem with this is that it takes a lot of industrial floor fans to cool a large area. Small industrial fans also create heavy energy consumption, which results in increased energy costs.

HVLS Fans are a One-Size-Fits-All Approach for Large Warehouses

Bigger Fans are Better - MacroAir Industrial Ceiling Fans

 

  • Why do HVLS fans work? HVLS fans work compared to normal small industrial fans because of the large diameter fan blades (or airfoils). Big industrial fans have longer and wider blades so that they can generate larger volumes of air that travel farther. This makes MacroAir industrial fans perfect for circulating air in vast distribution centers.
  • Safety First: The airflow created by HVLS fans removes moisture from the air and makes the temperature of the air closer to the temperature of the concrete slab floor. This helps eliminate slipping hazards in large industrial spaces.
  • 22,000 Square Feet, One HVLS Fan: It only takes one MacroAir HVLS fan to create balanced and comfortable airflow in large spaces with high ceilings (22,000 square feet), compared to 34 small fans to get similar results. HVLS ceiling fans also help bring energy efficiency to industrial buildings through supplementing HVAC systems. This provides energy savings by reducing cooling and heating energy costs.

MacroAir industrial ceiling fans are the viable airflow solution that help increase thermal comfort and safety and add to the bottom line for large manufacturing and distribution centers.

Click the link below to learn more about how MacroAir fans can be a viable airflow solution for your distribution center.

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Patrick Munar

Patrick Munar

Marketing Content Specialist at MacroAir Fans
Patrick Munar develops communication efforts in support of MacroAir’s position as the inventors and continual innovators of the HVLS fan. He shares insights on a variety of HVLS fan applications through the MacroAir Blog.
Patrick Munar