Air Curtains by Dimplex
Dimplex offers a wide range of Air Curtains (or AC) for commercial and industrial applications that provide an invisible curtain of air to safeguard clear access in and out of the building whilst separating the internal from the external environment and preventing warm (or cooled) air escaping.
The benefits of Air Curtains
Air curtains work by separating two different temperature zones with an invisible curtain of air. They provide a fast moving air stream to block air movement through the door whilst allowing the door to remain open.
By retaining the cooled air within a cold storage room, an air curtain dramatically reduces waste energy and gives unhindered access from area to area. With no doors or curtains to reduce visibility, user safety is improved for those moving around the building.
By creating an ‘invisible door’ using the fast moving airstream people can pass easily from area to area without doors hindering progress.
An effective air curtain separates two zones allowing different temperatures to be maintained without doors hindering access.
Comfort levels for staff, customers and visitors close to the doorway are increased by air curtains reducing draughts.
Insects, pollens and other airborne pollutants can be minimised with air curtains as they block much of these from entering the building.
Costs of running heating and air conditioning systems can be reduced by up to a third with air curtains as they help to seal the building from the environment, making the building more energy efficient. Auto ‘door sensing’ controls give further savings over running costs.
Specifying and Installing Air Curtains
Dimplex Air curtains are designed for permanent connection to the fixed wiring of the premises through an adjacent double-pole switch or conduit connection
Placing an air curtain above or to the side of the entrance covering the full door width maximises performance by stopping heated air escaping in winter, or cooled air escaping in summertime.
Positioning the air curtain too far from the entrance will compromise performance with air leaking around the airstream.
Where extractor units are used within the building, ventilation should also be provided to equalise pressure differences for maximum air curtain effectiveness.
There is an increasing responsibility on the building owner/tenant to ensure the product used maximises carbon efficiency and minimises running costs. Dimplex Air Curtains are designed to meet these criteria. By careful installation of the air curtain to fit the open entrance width and height together with using the product’s thermostatic regulation to control its eco mode, energy can be saved. By controlling the operation of the Air Curtain automatically according to the surrounding temperatures, the ‘eco’ air curtain makes a significant running cost saving. In time, these savings would make an important contribution to the carbon savings from the building.
Air Curtain Range
A comprehensive range of electronically controlled air curtains suited to commercial applications. The CAB range provides a powerful curtain of air across an open door to prevent warm or cool air escaping, minimising energy costs, while maximising comfort and convenience. All models can be joined together and operated from one controller for maximum flexibility.
Designed to suit larger commercial entrances or installations requiring a more powerful air curtain, the DAB range has all the features of the smaller CAB range with uprated performance for mounting up to 4m from the floor.
With high power motors and electronic control, these air curtains are built to provide maximum coverage at the door, while minimising energy used through adjustable controls. They can be controlled individually or from one point as a system of air curtains together.
Super high output airstream IAB Range
A range of air curtains with high-power centrifugal blowers for large air movement, designed for industrial applications and areas where the highest performance is required to protect open doors up to 6m high. With highly durable components offering long life and maintenance-free operation, these units can be specified with confidence and trouble-free long service in mind. The modular control system enables up to 10 linked units to be controlled as one.
Designed for large warehouses, factories and distribution centres, these super high power air curtains can cut running costs of a busy facility considerably, while improving the working environment too.
The ARC Range
Designed to be at home in the most prestigious corporate entrances and reception areas, the ARC range of architectural air curtains suits the most exacting requirements of modern design offering electric, water and ambient models.
Offered for 3m and 4m installation above the door or either side as vertical units, they can be supplied to bespoke requirements. Finished to a high standard in either brushed stainless steel, mirror polished stainless steel or coloured to customer preference.