What is HVLS? High-Volume Low-Speed Ceiling Fans
What is an HVLS fan?
HVLS is shorthand for high-volume low speed. It dates back to the late 1990s when William Fairbank and Walter K. Boyd invented and patented the first HVLS fan. It was developed for agricultural applications, dairy production.
Consumers have the option of choosing between ceiling fans (common option) or portable floor fans. A fan six feet (minimum) in diameter is considered HVLS because it relies on its long wing blades to circulate the air.
High-volume low-speed fans are exactly that, they don’t require a lot of speed like your typical household ceiling fan to move the air around. These fans were engineered to provide thermal comfort to every type of worker during every season in the most energy efficient way.
Designed with the goal of Improving air circulation, these HVLS fans replace hot, humid air with drier air, which can prevent moisture buildup, reduce slip hazards, allergies, and improve overall air quality. Some of the many benefits of a HVLS fan.
High-Volume Low-Speed Fan Applications
HVLS fans fall under industrial applications or commercial. In industrial applications fans prevent heat stress, improve worker and livestock comfort, and increase productivity. In commercial applications HVLS fans are used in lieu of increasing air movement to prevent stratification.
- Refrigerated Warehouses
- Food Manufacturers
- Distribution Centers
- Shopping Malls
- Office Buildings
- Airport Terminals
- Fitness Centers
How do HVLS Fans Work?
We all know that warmer air rises because it’s lighter and cold air sinks because it’s denser (this process is called thermal stratification). Air can become stagnant during this process and become problematic. Why? There is no airflow to help circulate the air.
Stratification is the process of forcing cooler air to the ceiling level. Thermal stratification is common problem facilities face with ceilings taller than 4 m.
This is especially problematic in industries where cool temperatures are essential in keeping and preserving goods. Inconsistent temperatures can affect the shelf life of many products which can cost company hundreds or thousands of dollars.
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