FRP fans offer reliability in corrosive environmentsJuly 6, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Northern Industrial Supply Company (NISCO) offers a variety of fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) fans, including pressure blowers and fume exhausters. These FRP fans offer a number of advantages that make them ideal for corrosive air movement applications where reliability is of the utmost importance.
FRP fans are used in a variety of different markets. One example is semiconductor manufacturing. This industry involves the use of corrosive and toxic materials during fabrication. Various acids are also used to clean the metals. Some of the most common corrosive gases and acids used throughout the process include phosphoric acid, hydrofluoric acid and hydrochloric acid.
FRP fans can stand up to these environments because they are specifically designed for corrosion resistance. That means no steel parts are ever exposed to the air, the resin is specially formulated to handle corrosive chemicals, and the top coat prevents degradation on any surface that is exposed to UV rays. For extremely harsh applications, FRP fans are also available with a synthetic cloth layering.
In semiconductor manufacturing, as in many other industries, workers can be exposed to significant health risks without proper ventilation that operates reliably. FRP fans can meet that need as they are known for providing years of service without problems and with minimal maintenance. This ensures there is little operation downtime and the environment is always safe for workers.
In addition to semiconductor manufacturing, just some of the other industries FRP fans are well suited to include mining, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, chemical process, clean rooms, fibre optics, metal and metal finishing.
For more information on FRP fans, visit the NISCO website.