Green Gadgets: High-Temperature Air Amplifier For Moving Hot Air
EP Editorial Staff | January 31, 2011
EXAIR’s new High Temperature Air Amplifier offers a simple, low-cost way to move high volumes of hot air to surfaces requiring uniform heating while in a furnace or oven.
Amplifying airflow up to 18:1 at outlet, it’s most efficient for pushing high volumes of hot air to points that typically remain cool. With no impellers or moving parts to wear out, it’s rated for environments (even corrosive ones) up to 700 F (374 C). The unit’s surface is protected by a mil-spec coating process (developed for the aircraft industry) that allows for easy disassembly or cleaning. Efficiency is high; the sound level is low (at only 72 dba). Applications include directing hot air to mold cavities for uniform wall thickness of plastic parts, exhausting smoke and fumes, distributing heat in ovens or molds and sampling flue gases. The High Temperature Air Amplifier is constructed of type 303 Stainless Steel and available in 1-1/4″ (32mm) diameter only. Prices start at $359.