Filter fans are the essential cooling component of enclosed electrical and mechanical systems, responsible for both removing hot air from within the system and preventing outside airborne particles from entering it. Systems such as computer control towers, server racks, or the engines, drives of factory machines, and others might require built-in cooling to operate safely and properly, which is where filter fans are installed.
Similarly, air filter fans are domestic fans with a built-in air filter. Their function is to cool down or circulate air within a given space while also filtering out unwanted airborne particles like dust or pollution. Filter fans are often an important health and safety component in industrial settings where machinery creates fumes, dust, or debris that may be harmful to humans.
RS Components carries a large range of filter fans as well as replacement air filters, such as box fan air filters. When choosing the right filter fan for a specific purpose, you must consider the size and power of the fan.
Most filter fans are made from the same core elements - an axial fan, a removable fan filter, and a housing unit. Given the similarity in design, most fans are usually categorized by usage. For example, some filter fans are built and designed with sturdier materials and finer filtration specifically for systems that are kept outdoors. These may be systems like air conditioners, forestry equipment, or sections of HVAC systems that have extractor filter fans.
Other types of filter fans are for indoor use, such as those found in kitchens, offices, and homes. These fans need routine filter cleaning or replacing as they trap a lot of dust and other airborne particles. Specific kitchen fan filters are great for stopping food debris and oils from entering an air system.