Air curtains have widespread applications, across many industries, including:
Retail Commerce & Services
Any business that serves the public prefers to have an open door to reduce the physical barriers to entry for customers. The use of an air curtain provides this inviting look while keeping indoor spaces protected from dirt and dust. The growth in demand for air curtains has been driven by retailers, banks, and other service providers in recent years.
Industrial spaces often have large doors for shipping and receiving raw materials and finished products. These openings present serious challenges for climate control and cleanliness. A properly fitted air curtain is perfect for these situations because they effectively protect the internal, working environment from the outdoor conditions and reduce the presence of dirt, dust and other particulates.
The large temperature disparity between adjacent areas in cold storage facilities creates a number of issues. Not only are they expensive to maintain, but the condensation that results when warm and cool air meet can cause condensation, water buildup and slippery surfaces. Using air curtains instead of plastic barriers at the entry and exit points to refrigerated areas reduces energy requirements, limits temperature fluctuations, protects products, increases visibility and promotes workplace safety.
Precision manufacturers, along with any facility that has clean rooms, have exacting sanitation standards that must be respected. In these facilities, an air curtain door can greatly reduce the presence of microscopic pollutants and particulates in controlled areas to make a great addition to existing air filtration systems.
Shipping and Transportation
Any space that sees a large flow of vehicles, people, and goods in or out will inevitably get filled with dust, debris and exhaust fumes. Warehouses, distribution centers and courier companies all contend with these issues on a daily basis, but the installation of air doors, both within the facility and on doors to the outside, can go a long way to improve air quality and reduce contamination.