In the last years, air curtains have become an innovative and efficient solution to improve thermal management and comfort in industrial environments. Airtècnics has a wide range of air curtains for industrial use with different purposes that require specific technical characteristics.
These technologies, previously mainly found in commercial spaces, have gained ground in the industrial sector due to their multiple advantages in terms of energy saving, temperature control and reduction of the entrance of pollutants from the outside.
The air barrier generated by air curtains is achieved by the high velocity of the exhaust jet. To be effective, more powerful motors are needed than in commercial doors because doors are usually larger in the industrial sector. This airflow prevents the outside and inside air from mixing, thus maintaining a significant temperature difference between the two environments. This temperature difference is essential to avoid energy losses and to increase efficiency in the air conditioning of industrial spaces.
One of the main advantages of air curtains is their ability to reduce heat or cold loss, which in turn leads to significant energy savings. In environments where industrial doors are frequently opened and closed, such as warehouses, factories or logistics facilities, air curtains can be used to reduce heat or cold loss, which in turn leads to significant energy savings.
In environments where industrial doors are frequently opened and closed, such as warehouses, factories or logistics facilities, air curtains prevent the leakage of conditioned air, reducing the need for heating or cooling systems to work excessively hard to maintain a constant temperature.
In addition to energy savings, air curtains also contribute to improved working conditions and employee comfort. This technology prevents cold draughts that could directly affect workers whose workstations are located close to the doors. This not only increases staff satisfaction and productivity, but also reduces the risk of illnesses related to prolonged exposure to cold.
Another important benefit of air curtains is their ability to prevent the entry of contaminants, dust and particles from outside into industrial facilities. This is especially crucial in environments where a high level of hygiene is required, such as in the food or pharmaceutical industry.
For this industry, Airtècnics has a range of anti-insect air curtains to secure the insect entrance doors, its main characteristic is a faster air jet thanks to the more powerful motors. Their effectiveness has been proven by scientific studies with honey bees, one of the most powerful flying insects.
There is also the special use of industrial air curtains for cold rooms, which have technical characteristics that help to work at very low temperatures to avoid problems that are generated in the doors of the cold rooms: fog, ice, etc...
Among other possibilities, Airtècnics industrial air curtains can also be installed to a heat pump to work in cold, thus maximizing the energy savings provided by both technologies. Thanks to the continuous improvement in R&D, with the economic participation of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), it was achieved that the formation of water did not compromise the operation of the air curtain.
In summary, air curtains have established themselves as a valuable solution for industrial doors by providing energy savings, temperature control, insect control and improved working conditions.As awareness of energy efficiency and employee wellbeing continues to grow, these technologies are expected to continue to expand across a wide range of industrial sectors.