Vertical Air Curtains – Ambient Air or Heated – by Gas,Electric or Hot Water
Vertical Air Curtains – Vertical door air curtains or vertical air doors are often used where entrances or doors are required to stay open for operational purposes, such as vehicle entrances ,loading bays or building entrances. They are used to help keep the external air from entering the building or area by creating a forceful turbulence over the door way or entrance – thus reducing infiltration through the opening and cold drafts can be avoided by heating the air if so required. Heated vertical air curtains are most commonly used when additional or supplemental heat is required for an area, and also to eliminate the wind chill factor in areas with a colder climate. Another advantage of these vertical air curtains is that the “curtain of air” at high pressure also helps keep flying insects from entering the building, which the doors or entrance is open.A recent independent UK case study showed that the number of insects and bugs entering a building was reduced by approximately 78%, when using an air curtain.This is why some people refer to these vertical air curtains as an air curtain insect barrier.
Applications for these vertically mounted air curtains include cargo doors, customer entrances for shops,banks or any retail business, air plane hangars, goods inwards and goods outwards /despatch doors, restaurant doors, or any commercial or industrial application.
Our vertical door air curtain units provide an efficient and powerful air barrier, and are a great solution for the doorways or entrances that can’t be covered by over the door air curtains, due to space or installation requirements.
We do four versions of our vertical air curtains,in either a commercial version or an industrial version.
Commercial Air Curtains – Vertically Mounted
The commercial versions are designated the “Elis T” range, these air curtains can actually be mounted either horizontally or vertically. When mounted vertically, they can cover a door way or entrance that is up to 6 metres wide when used installed on both sides of the doorway and up to 4 metres in height, which should cover all of your door way requirements. These vertically mounted air curtains are available in three options, either an ambient air version, an electrically heated version or a lphw or lthw water heated version.We don’t do a gas version in this range, for this option you have to look an our industrial range, which is detailed at the bottom of this web page.
The Elis T range of air curtains are available in lengths of 1, 1.5 or 2 Metres, and are available in non-heated or ambient air version, electrically heated or lphw (low pressure hot water) or lthw (low temperature hot water) water heated version.
Thus, if your doorway is 3 metres high, you can couple together a 2-metre unit and a 1 metre unit, to achieve the vertical coverage of door.These wall mounted air curtains are fixed with the bracket set to wall next to the door.
For full technical details of this range of air curtains please download the following –
Industrial Vertically Mounted Air Curtains Options
We do a full range of industrial vertical mounted air curtains too – in the options of ambient air, or warm air heated versions – these are electric, hot water or gas fired.
The first in option in the industrial vertical door air curtain offering, is our “Elis G” range, which can be either an ambient air curtain (non-heated air) or can be electrically or water heated vertically mounted air curtains (detailed below on the page).This range of vertical door air curtains, can cover doors, entrances, or openings up to 7.5 Metres in height, and up to 13 metres maximum in width, when installed on both sides of the door way.
We have a vertical gas fired air curtain range, the FAC-V range is composed of a gas heater, these are industrial air curtains which are fuelled or powered by either natural gas (G20/G25) or propane gas (G31) as their energy source. The range includes 1 model of 45 kW Output. We also supply an ambient range, which is not a heated unit, which uses the surrounding ambient air to produce a powerful air curtain .These vertical door air curtains are designed to create a horizontal air barrier across the door in order to protect against the cold outside air, and to avoid any heating loss from inside the warehouse or building to the external air .The FAC-V gas fired range are used to protect doors from 2 to 4 metres high and up to 4 metres wide.
Vertical door air curtains – with Ambient Air, or Heated Air by electric or hot water
We now have developed a new and improved industrial vertical air curtain range, which either uses the ambient air of the building or are available in a heated option. The heated vertical door air curtains can be powered by either electricity, which has to be three phase or by hot water, with a maximum temperature of up to 130 degrees C and up to 16 Bar in pressure.
These vertical door air curtain units can be used in different combinations of lengths to cover roller shutter doors or up and over doors that are up to 7.5 metres high, in a vertical door air curtain configuration, and cover doorways or entrances that are up to 13 metres wide, when installed on both side of the doorway.
These industrial vertically mounted air curtains are basically modules that can be coupled together to make up your desired height for your industrial or commercial overhead roller shutter type door that you need to cover- not exceeding 7.5 metres in vertical height. The ambient models are available in either 0.5, 1.5 or 2 metre lengths whilst the heated versions (electric – three phase or hot water) are available in 1.5 or 2 metre lengths.
This range of industrial vertical air curtains is designated the “Elis G” range, and look like the below picture when installed on a commercial / industrial door.
Ambient temperature is the air temperature of any environment where the vertical air curtains are installed. The adjective ambient means “relating to the immediate surroundings.” Thus the air pushed through these air curtains is the air temperature of the building or warehouse in which they are installed.
These vertical air curtains provide a powerful curtain of air across an opening or door way, preventing warm or cool air escaping from your building or preventing the ingress of cold or warm air from entering, depending on the season. They help minimising energy costs and maximise not only comfort, but also convenience.
Vertical door air curtains installed in a warehouse application
Below you can see our gas heated or gas fired vertical air curtain models, with the lower unit being a gas fired air curtain, and the upper unit being an ambient air version.
Product advantages Customer benefits
Efficient air blast Strong thermal barrier to avoid any cold air entrance or warm air loss from the building
Heated and/or ambient Flexibility according to each door and user needs
Heating or Ventilation only Use in summer and winter time
Gas heater with air curtains Protect the door and heat the area
Thermal barrier air curtain benefits – Gas fired version
• Multi jet burner with low NOx emission
• Efficiency up to 91%
• Full coverage of the door.
• Central command by pilot wire
• Automatic safety device check
This range of gas fired vertical air curtains is fully ErP energy efficiency compliant and deliver a powerful barrier of heated air across open entrances or doorways, stopping indoor heat from escaping and creating an increased cost efficient and comfortable indoor environment.
Our vertical air curtains help promote the perfect environment whether warm, or ambient – creating a comfortable climate for customers and employees. Vertical air curtains promote open door trading in retail outlets by providing uninterrupted access for passing trade, and promote significant energy savings. Our vertical air curtains are not only easy to install but also easy to maintain throughout their serviceable life. Comes complete with a switch box controller. The Flexiheat vertical range of industrial and commercial air curtains is ideal for medium to large sized buildings with a high pedestrian flow that require high output of air such as industrial doors at airports, shopping centres, factories and warehouses. For extra wide doorways or entrances, placing an air curtain on either side of the entrance creates a more efficient and effective thermal barrier.
Vertical Air Curtains or Vertical Door Air Curtains for Sale UK & Ireland
Should you require anymore assistance or information on our Vertical Air Curtain range – either ambient air , electric, water or gas fired or Vertical Door Air Curtains ,as you may call them- Please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team on 01202 822221 or click here for our email contact form.