Air curtains stop energy loss at the door

  • 30 Mar 2015

Stopping energy loss from doors

Airbloc energy efficient air curtains cut energy loss by over 80%and deliver vastly improved worker comfort

Internal temperatures can drop by as much as 10°C within moments of the doors opening. So how can manufacturing, warehousing and distribution businesses cut costs without losing productivity from easy access?

Airbloc energy efficient air curtains solution

Air curtains offer an alternative to the inconvenience or discomfort caused by constantly opening and closing doors

Airbloc energy efficient air curtains cut energy loss by over 80% and deliver a uniform flow of air to separate the interior and exterior atmospheres, maintain the internal climate, offer significant cost savings and deliver vastly improved worker comfort.

Comparative temperature readings show a drop of between 4°C and 10°C every time a warehouse door is opened.  However, with an air curtain the difference is normally just 1°C.  With an over door air curtain, energy lost through open doors which was previously seen as unavoidable, can actually be reduced by as much as 80%.

Air curtains are so effective in separating internal and external environments that doorways can remain open all day with very little effect on the heating system’s energy consumption with relatively little detriment to internal comfort conditions.                                            

Energy efficient air curtains such as those supplied by Airbloc, can be positioned directly over or down the side of a doorway.  When doors are opened in heated buildings, colder external air flows in through the bottom part of the opening, while internal air flows out through the upper part.  In air conditioned buildings, the opposite applies.  Over door air curtains deliver a uniform flow of air across the full door width that separates the interior and exterior atmospheres.

Air curtains also have ‘hidden’ benefits

Over door air curtains induce warm air down from high level that would otherwise be lost through the roof, thus helping to de-stratify the building and eliminate cold spots. Among the air curtains new developments is a fresh design that promotes a laminar airflow and includes deep profile aerofoil section air straightening veins.  These improve the efficiency of climate separation between the indoor and outdoor environment, compared to previous models.

In addition, air curtains are not subject to the same wear and tear as roller-shutter doors so mechanical failures and damage can also become a thing of the past.  So for energy savings or not having to replace worn-out doors, air curtains can help contain overhead costs while preserving comfort for employees and maintaining ideal conditions for stock.  The air curtains feature even easier installation.  Reducing site time, which also lowers costs. AB air curtains can be supplied as ambient models or heated models using gas, hot water, steam or electric.

Installation of air curtains:

  • saves wear and tear on roller-shutter doors
  • keeps employees comfortable
  • saves money and cuts unnecessary energy loss

Ambirad - Airbloc
Fens Pool Avenue
Brierely Hill
West Midlands
DY5 1QA
UK

01384 489741

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