IP55 Motor: Ingress Protection (IP) Rating for Blue Giant HVLS Motor

Published:

8/25/2022

Whether you work in a small space or a large industrial facility, HVLS fans can be mounted as low as 10 ft from the finished floor on up to 30 ft. HVLS fans are more than a seasonal product, keep them on year-round to create comfortable conditions year-round and lower your energy bill.

HVLS Applications: Is HVLS Right for Your Industry

What is Ingress Protection?


IP is the abbreviation for Ingress Protection. IP classification is used to measure how well a motor can withstand the ingress of dust and water. Following the letters, “IP” are two numerals, the first signifying the resistance to dust and the second to water.


Is IP55 Motor Waterproof?


It is not impervious, but it is protected from water projected by a nozzle against the enclosure from any direction.


Is IP55 Motor Protected from Solids?


Complete protection against contact with live or moving parts inside the enclosure. Protection against harmful deposits of dust. The ingress of dust is not totally prevented but cannot enter in an amount sufficient to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the machine.

Is IP55 Weather Protected?


It is not completely impermeable to weather conditions. Long periods of exposure to water, snow, or ice can allow time for liquids to seep through any gaps and cause damage to the motor. Short periods of exposure to liquids won’t cause damage even if the motor comes in contact with some liquids.

IP55 Features: Blue Giant Falcon III HVLS Fan


  • Custom engineered 3 STOL-inspired extruded aluminum airfoils contoured for maximum air movement to make the environment cooler faster
  • Wingtips decrease vortexes that are harmful to the efficiency of the fan
  • Environmentally durable chassis resists rusting and corrosion even in cold and damp environments
  • Extension bar to allow different sizes to suit the layout and requirements
  • Touchscreen controller to control two or more HVLS fans
  • Totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) IP55 Motor with precision finished gearbox
  • Seal with lifetime synthetic oil
  • Robust 3-inch output shaft for strength with nylon bushing on input
  • Single phase available: 110V or 230V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz
  • Three phase available: 230V, 460V, or 575V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz

IP55 Characteristics: Blue Giant Falcon III HVLS Fan


  • Protection from dirt, dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material
  • Complete protection from contact with enclosed equipment
  • Protection from water, up to water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction
  • Airfoil Number: 3
  • Airfoil Material: Aluminum
  • Airfoil Finish: Anodized Aluminum
  • Motor Frame Finish & Color: Powder coat black
  • Motor Drive Type: Gearbox
  • Motor Type: TEFC
  • Motor Rating: IP55
  • Motor HP: 1.0
  • Motor RPM: 124, 105, 86, 73, 55, 49, 42
  • Installed Weight (lb): 217, 223, 229, 235, 241, 247, 260
  • Diameter (ft): 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24

IP55 Features: Blue Giant Hawk V HVLS Fan



  • Custom engineered 5 STOL-inspired mill finish aluminum airfoils contoured for maximum air movement to make the environment cooler faster
  • Wingtips decrease vortexes that are harmful to the efficiency of the fan
  • Environmentally durable chassis resists rusting and corrosion even in cold and damp environments
  • Extension bar to allow different sizes to suit the layout and requirements
  • Touchscreen controller to control two or more HVLS fans
  • Totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) IP55 Motor with precision finished gearbox
  • Seal with lifetime synthetic oil
  • Robust 3-inch output shaft for strength with nylon bushing on input
  • Single phase available: 110V or 230V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz
  • Three phase available: 230V, 460V, or 575V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz

IP55 Characteristics: Blue Giant Hawk V HVLS Fan


  • Protection from dirt, dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material
  • Complete protection from contact with enclosed equipment
  • Protection from water, up to water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction
  • Airfoil Number: 5
  • Airfoil Material: Extruded Aluminum Alloy
  • Airfoil Finish: Matte Finish
  • Motor Frame Finish & Color: Powder coat black
  • Motor Drive Type: Gearbox
  • MotorType: Open Drip Proof
  • Motor Rating: IP55
  • Motor HP: 1.0
  • Motor RPM: 85, 75, 64, 55, 53, 42
  • Installed Weight (lb): 236, 246, 256, 266, 277, 287, 307
  • Diameter (ft): 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24

IP55 Features: Blue Giant Eagle VI HVLS Fan


  • Custom engineered 6 STOL-inspired aluminum airfoils contoured for maximum air movement to make the environment cooler faster
  • Wingtips decrease vortexes that are harmful to the efficiency of the fan
  • Environmentally durable chassis resists rusting and corrosion even in cold and damp environments
  • Extension bar to allow different sizes to suit the layout and requirements
  • Touchscreen controller to control two or more HVLS fans
  • Totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) IP55 Motor with precision finished gearbox
  • Seal with lifetime synthetic oil
  • Robust 3-inch output shaft for strength with nylon bushing on input
  • Single phase available: 110V or 230V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz
  • Three phase available: 230V, 460V, or 575V with both 50Hz, and 60Hz

IP55 Characteristics: Blue Giant Eagle VI HVLS Fan


  • Protection from dirt, dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material
  • Complete protection from contact with enclosed equipment
  • Protection from water, up to water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction
  • Airfoil Number: 6
  • Airfoil Material: Aluminum
  • Airfoil Finish: Anodized Aluminum
  • Motor Frame Finish & Color: Powder coat black
  • Motor Drive Type: Gearbox
  • Motor Type: TEFC
  • Motor Rating: IP55
  • Motor HP: 1.0 or 1.5
  • Motor RPM: 85, 75, 64, 55, 50, 42
  • Installed Weight (lb): 274, 286, 298, 310, 323, 335, 360
  • Diameter (ft): 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24

IP55 Motor Warranty: Blue Giant


Falcon III


  • Motor: 3 Yrs
  • Gearbox: 3 Yrs
  • Electronics: 1 Yr
  • Airfoil: Lifetime
  • Hub: Lifetime

Hawk V



  • Motor: 1 Yr
  • Gearbox: 1 Yr
  • Electronics: 1 Yr
  • Airfoil: Lifetime
  • Hub: Lifetime

Eagle VI


  • Motor: 3 Yrs
  • Gearbox: 3 Yrs
  • Electronics: 1 Yr
  • Airfoil: Lifetime
  • Hub: Lifetime

Blue Giant HVLS Fans for Sale


Ready to purchase a High-Volume Low Speed Fan? The Blue Giant fan is among the best industrial-grade fans. From its economic efficiency to cost savings, eco-friendly, exhaust-free, and low-noise features, it’s a great value.


Contact us today to see which model is best for you, Blue Giant 3 Blade, Blue Giant 5 Blade, or Blue Giant 6 Blade. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.


You can purchase a Blue Giant HVLS Fan at any one of our 3 locations (Dallas, Kilgore, and Odessa). Give us a call anytime, request a quote, or fill out our contact us form and one of our team members will be in touch.

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