Europe’s #1 range of man coolers are powerful, high performance fans designed to provide unrivalled amounts of air movement for cooling and ventilation.
Mighty Breeze fans combine a tough ABS plastic body to give them the impact resistance demanded for industrial applications and a stylish appearance suited to more subtle applications such as events and retail. These adaptable fans come in two separate sizes, both available in 110V or 240V and with three separate fan speeds allowing them to be tailored to almost any ventilation requirement.
The VF range of industrial extractor fans boasts 1.5mm steel bodies, aluminium housed motors for excellent heat dissipation and sickle bladed fans to maximise airflow and pressure and allow them to be duct 20M. With various outputs up to 14,400m3/hr all available in 110V and 230V there’s an option to suit just about any industrial ventilation requirement.
Hard wearing plasticoated ducting is also available in 10M lengths and comes with a built in rope tie for securing to the unit.
The MB30, while tough enough for industry this powerful fan also utilises a 4 pole motor and stylish looks to give it the discretion required for more subtle applications in retail and events. Available in both 110V and 230V.
Europe’s #1 man cooler fan has a tough, stylish, ABS body and very powerful 4 pole motor to reduce noise. The MB50 regularly finds homes in distribution warehouses, hire fleets and even aeroplane wing manufacturing plants. Available in either 110V or 230V.
MB2000. Our most powerful fan come in a tough steel body with locking castors. Capable of generating upto an impressive 15,600m3/hr at 540pa with a directional head that can be locked into position. Available in either 110V or 230V.
The VF250. A high performance 250mm extractor fan using powerful sickle bladed motors housed in 1.5mm steel bodies with aluminium cased motors help to reduce weight. An excellent high volume extractor fan ideal for any application.
The VF300. A high performance 300mm extractor fan using powerful sickle bladed motors housed in 1.5mm steel bodies with aluminium cased motors help to reduce weight. An excellent high volume extractor fan ideal for any application.
The VF600. A high performance 600mm extractor fan using powerful sickle bladed motors housed in 1.5mm steel bodies with aluminium cased motors help to reduce weight. An excellent high volume extractor fan ideal for any application.
An increasingly important part of a comfortable working environment is good air circulation which is essential for effective cooling, ventilation or both. More often than not these days good ventilation and a constant stream of fresh air are legal requirements of government and the Health and Safety Executive.
There are a number of ways to increase ventilation and airflow which range from simply opening a window or door, too complicated ducted systems that are built into a building at the point of construction.
Natural ventilation alone is not always an option though and sometimes mechanical assistance is required, of which there are two main types:
Cooling fans are an excellent way to circulate air, which helps relieve the kind of stale, stuffy atmosphere proven to reduce productivity and efficiency. They are also used to supplement air conditioning for comfort cooling, especially in larger areas. These types of fans are sometimes known as Man Coolers in the industry.
With the Mighty Breeze and VF ranges, Broughton offers a number of portable cooling and ventilation solutions that can be used to supplement natural air movement or fixed installations. These high volume fans can be used to either suck or blow air to help create a more suitable environment, either on their own or with ducting and filters.
With a 30 year history in the design and manufacture of fans and ventilation equipment, we have previously supplied fans into all sorts of different industries. The VF range of industrial ventilation fans tends to find itself in more specialised settings such as manufacturing, tank cleaning, mining, tunnelling, construction and demolition, the military and even farming. On the other hand, the more subtle and stylish Mighty Breeze range is commonly used for either assisting comfort cooling and/or heating in applications such as event hire, factories, gymnasiums, centres and even on the sets of pop videos.
What’s the difference between cooling fans and ventilation fans?
Any fan can be used to ventilate, just by switching one on you’ll have some form of ventilation, however, sometimes, that might not be enough or it may be necessary to extract air that has become contaminated or polluted with something like smoke, fumes or even dust. You might also want to extract air from a tunnel or workstation which is nowhere near a window or doorway so ducting is required, for applications such as these you’d be better off using a dedicated ventilation fan.
Other than their shapes, which are quite different for ventilation fans, the main difference between ventilation and cooling are the blades they use. Cooling fans tend to use standard axial blades which, although excellent air movers and perfect for general cooling and circulation purposes, don’t generate much pressure so aren’t really suitable for use with ducting. Ventilation fans, on the other hand, will use sickle bladed or centrifugal impellers that are able to move air at great pressure and therefore perfect when ducting is required.
Our Mighty Breeze cooling fans usually find themselves in marquees, retail centres, warehouses, offices, factories, large distribution centres and even museums. The more specialist VF range tend to go into more industrial settings and are generally used for welding fume extraction, tunnel work, tank cleaning, sewers and so on.
Useful tips for specifying the correct ventilation or cooling fan
To select the appropriate fan(s) simply calculate the volume of the room to be ventilated and multiply this by the number of air changes required (using the below table or similar). It is however also worth noting what type of application you have as a large VF600 would not necessarily be suitable for a nightclub or gym so a number of MB50’s might be a better option. You must also ensure that there are gaps in the room, an open window, for example, to ensure a good flow of air, especially when sucking the air through.
Below is a table of common applications showing the normally recommended number of air changes per hour. Although these represent a good guideline we would always suggest checking any legal specifics with the appropriate body as there can, on occasion, be variations.