SonicAire fans, featuring our BarrierAire™ technology, were developed to combat the dangers of combustible dust and help facilities to avoid the deadly and costly results.
We are the global leader in this area. We believe our leadership position is the result of our passion for continuous innovation in our engineering designs. We are never satisfied with the status quo.
Engineered vs. Manual Approach
Prior to the break-through engineered solution of SonicAire® fans, the conventional way to manage fugitive dust was to clean the dust up after it had built up on bars, joists and other structures. The problem with this approach is two-fold: Ongoing costs and safety.
- Ongoing Costs – Cleaning after the dust has already built up means that someone needs to keep cleaning. This means ongoing housekeeping expense to pay for people to clean.
- Safety – Manual cleaning allows combustible dust to build up before it gets cleaned up. This means there are times when the facility is out of compliance with OSHA, NFPA and WorkSafe BC regulations. In addition, the people who do the manual cleaning take risks trying to reach the overhead areas.