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Do Power Ventilation Benefits Outweigh the Negatives?

Metallic Products Power Ventilation Tools: Industrial Wall Mount Fans

How much thought have you given to power ventilation? There’s more to ventilation systems than the amount of fresh air they introduce into a space. Metal building owners need to consider the efficiency of the system their using to not drain energy, but also continuously move air throughout a space. Mechanical or power ventilation systems bring fresh air into a building, creating positive pressure causing hot, stale air to be removed.
Many agree that the benefits outweigh the negatives, but review them and decide for yourself:


  • Consistent stream of fresh air
  • Removal of undesirable odors, smoke and contaminants
  • When used with a weather hood, moisture penetration is minimized
  • The use of fan guards provides additional protection against injury from blades
  • Strong steel or aluminum construction reduces rust and corrosion
  • Simple installation process


  • Power consumption
  • Greater noise volume
  • Possibly higher heating and cooling costs
  • Filter placement and accessibility
  • Cost of installation

Metallic Products Commercial & Industrial Wall Fans

  • Wall-mount and roof-mount fans designed for heavy-duty usage
  • Belt drive
  • Single-speed motors up to 5 hp (See options for two speed motors)
  • Balanced steel blades
  • Vibration tested assembly
  • Self-lubricating ball bearings
  • Standard motors are open drip-proof (ODP), 60Hz, single phase, unless otherwise specified (See options for additional motor types)
  • Crated for shipment


  • Wall-mount and roof-mount fans designed for heavy-duty usage
  • Dual speed switch
  • Timer (12-hour)
  • Combination dual speed switch and timer
  • Interior fan guard
  • Exterior weather hood (helps prevent entrance of moisture when fans are used for intake ventilation)
  • Large capacity motors (up to 5 hp, 230/460 volts, with dual-speeds)
  • Two-speed motors, available on V series fans up to 1/2 hp (CFM is reduced approximately 32% at low speed)
  • Totally enclosed and explosion proof motors are available for all VI series fans

Interested in other power ventilation products? Metallic Products offers fan shutters and accessories as well.

Keep your workforce satisfied by providing an ideal working environment. Metallic Products offers vents, fans, louvers and related metal building accessories to suit your ventilation projects and needs. Contact us today for more information.