General Equipment introduces axial-flow confined space ventilation blowers

Available in both 8- and 12-inch diameters, the blowers are for use in conventional confined space worksites.

Owatonna, Minn., March 8, 2010—Adding to its extensive line of hazardous and non-hazardous location ventilation blowers, General Equipment Co. introduces its new axial-flow confined space ventilation blowers. Available in both 8- and 12-inch diameters, the blowers are especially useful in conventional confined space worksites such as manholes and sewers. They’re also powerful enough to push air across large, open areas—making them great for drying applications, improving indoor air quality levels and removing unwanted odors.

Three models are included in the line. The EP8ACP is powered by a 1/3-hp, 115 Vac electric motor and provides a free air delivery rate of 900 CFM. For jobsites where power is supplied by a service vehicle, the EP8DCP features a 1/6-hp, 12 Vdc permanent magnet motor. Free air delivery rate is 860 CFM. When larger airflow volumes are necessary to help comply with tough confined space regulations, the EP12ACP model is ideal. The unit is powered by a 1-hp, 115 Vac single-speed electric motor and produces more than 2,200 CFM free air delivery.

Featuring heavy-duty polyethylene construction, the blowers are durable enough to handle jobsite abuse, yet light enough to move around with ease. The polyethylene also allows the units to maintain their strength and physical appearance by eliminating corrosion and damage concerns that are common with similar metal-built models.

For added versatility, the blowers have the ability to either remove air from a confined space area or blow fresh air in, simply by changing the ventilation duct location on the blower’s inlet or outlet. Both the EP8ACP and DCP models utilize industry standard 8-inch diameter ducts up to 25 feet in length, while the EP12ACP unit provides the extra power necessary to push air through a 12-inch diameter flexible duct up to 100 feet in length.

All General confined space ventilation blowers are flow tested according to industry performance standards. Published flow rates are certified by an independent testing laboratory.

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