Still standing after many hard rounds
Sometimes you need a real tough one. Someone who dare to take a nasty blow. Even when it comes to heating, a tough one is sometimes needed. Frico offers a wide range of fan heaters built for harsh and challenging environments. Pick your fighter!
Tough environment # 1 Corrosive and damp environments
Problem: Water and humidity cause metal to rust, degrade chemicals and erode material. When mixed with salts and other chemicals, corrosion increases. This can jeopardize both function and safety.
Solution: Products manufactured from material that can withstand these harsh conditions. Sensitive parts of the product are protected with a high protection class, for example under a terminal box cover.
Elektra C – Electrical heating, outer casing made of acid-proof sheet steel. IP65.
SWX CS – Water heated, casing made of acid-proof stainless steel, water coil made of stainless steel, IP65
SWX CE – Water heated, casing made of acid-proof stainless steel, epoxy coated water coil, IP65
Tough environment #2 Ships and offshore
Problem: Vibration on board ships and offshore platforms can cause devices and equipment to malfunction.
Solution:Extremely robust products designed to withstand vibration. This can be solved with enhanced or flexible mounting. The choice of material is often important with a high protection class being required as well.
Elektra V - Electrical heating, casing in stainless steel, approved by Det Norske Veritas, IP44
Tough environment #3 High temperatures
Problem:High temperatures can damage the product.
Solution:All components must be able to withstand high temperatures, such as motor windings, terminal blocks and switches. These products are often required in environments where there is a need for a higher protection class.
Elektra H - Electrical heating, casing in stainless steel, up to +70 °C. IP44.
SWX H – Water heated, casing in stainless steel, up to +70 °C. IP44.
Tough environment #4 Dusty and/or combustible environments
Problem:Penetrating dust can cause malfunction or compromise safety.
Solution: Products with a very high protection class (minimum IP5X) are required to prevent dust penetration. Important parts which are not encapsulated must also be clogging resistant and dust must be prevented from accumulating in corners which may ignite. To avoid electrical fires heating products should have low temperature elements. The choice of material is also very important in these environments.
Elektra F - Electrical heating, casing in stainless steel, low element temperature, IP65
SWX D – Water heated, casing made of acid proof stainless steel, a fin gap which minimizes the risk of dust and particles blocking the coil, IP65
Tough environment #5 Potential explosive environments
Problem: Very high demands are required in order to develop products being used in environments where there may be risk of explosion.
Solution: Products that meet the ATEX directives. The products should be controlled by an independent accredited certification institute.
SWX EX – Water heated, casing in stainless steel, meets the requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC in the EU/EFTA. IP44
We recommend installing the ICFX industrial ceiling fan which is specifically designed for demanding environments. Ceiling fans push down overheated air from the ceiling to the dwelling zone and in this way save energy and increase heating comfort. Both tough and energy-smart!