Hurricane Heavy Industrial (HI) natural ventilator

For over 25 years, the Hurricane® range of Australian engineered vertical vane natural ventilation technology has been built to endure the toughest of climatic conditions and operating environments. Bradford ventilation products are designed, engineered and manufactured at its ISO9001 accredited facility in Seven Hills, Australia.

Hurricane was the first industrial ventilator to incorporate vertical vane design which tests at University of Technology Sydney have shown to be have an improved co-efficient of discharge (Cd) compared to similar sized traditional spherical vents.

Hurricane range of Special Variation ventilators such as Heavy Industrial (HI) ventilator that are designed for large spaces, such as factories, where the environment is considered potentially harmful to even coated steel. A protective polyolefin coating can be applied to HI when the environment are considered potentially harmful to aluminium. It is suitable for corrosive environments with fumes pH 4-7 inclusive. Application examples for HI ventilators are ceramic plants, power coating facilities and gritty environments.

Critical components such as bearing are protected by a custom design seal to reduce the chance of contamination and corrosion.

Features and benefits

Features and benefits:

Designed for Heavy Industrial applications where trace elements of fumes and airborne particles need to be extracted. The Hurricane HI is:

  • Suitable when air extraction is required for large open industrial environments such as powder coating and welding facilities
  • Polyolefin finish available to protect against aggressive reactive agents
  • Made mostly of aluminium therefore suitable for environments where there trace elements that are known to interfere with the integrity of steel
  • Improved co-efficient of discharge (Cd) compared to similar sized traditional spherical vents
  • Lightweight design entails crane-life might not be necessary, reducing overall installation cost
  • Variable pitch throat design can adapt to most roof angles
  • Higher flow coefficients than comparable sized traditional spherical vents
  • Design and tested to Australian Standards such as AS4740
  • Flexible product configurations:
    • Special bases for roof slope and ridge, spigot and square to round designs
    • Manual and Electric dampers
    • Grilles and damper grills
    • Sparkguard to prevent ember from entering the building via ventilator
  • Available in 900mm only
  • Mill finish or power coated option to match most Colorbond® colours

Bradford Ventilation offers a service to help select the right size, number, type of vents is specified according to AS4740. Click to enquire or contact your account manager or contact our office.

Colours and coating

Product Suitability

Always check product suitability and limitations of use prior to selection - refer to the Product Technical Statement (PTS) available online.
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