Aerovent Fans: A Sure Bet on the Trump Casino Vessel

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Atlantic Marine, the shipbuilder, wouldn’t gamble on just any fan product. Atlantic Marine worked with Markair, Inc. to purchase Aerovent fans, thereby eliminating delays in approval, and maintaining their design integrity in providing their customers with a quality product and on-time delivery.

In all, forty-two Aerovent Type “W” Direct Driven Vane axial

Fans were supplied for the Trump Casino vessel project.

Lay Pitman & Associates, the naval architect, uses our computer fan selection program along with the expertise of Markair engineers to specify the Aerovent equipment, to select the quietest sound levels, provide stable fan curves, and determine adjustable pitch fan blade angle settings.

For this project, fan sizes range from 18″ to 33″ diameter, powered by both single speed and two speed motors designed to meet the weatherproof requirements for IEEE 45 and USCG 259 marine-duty, below-deck service.

Aerovent’s Type “W” vane axial fan was chosen for this project based on its proven performance and reliability on several other passenger vessel projects where Aerovent marine-duty vane axial fans have been installed.

The Type “W” vane axial design provides both the engineer and ship owner a simple, yet very versatile fan for shipboard uses.

What makes the Type “W” vane axial the right fan for the job? We think there are five advantages:

Wide Performance Range: Performance requirements for the Trump Casino project varied from 1800 CFM to 20,000 CFM with up to 2″ of static pressure. Direct drive Type “W” vane axials are available from 18″ to 84″ diameter, 1200 CFM to over 200,000 CFM and up to 4″ of static pressure.

Compact Design: Fan housing lengths are usually equal to or less than the fan diameter keeping installation space to the bare minimum. The available space for mechanical equipment is always a major design consideration especially on luxury passenger vessels.

Quiet Operation: Due to the fan’s close proximity to sleeping quarters, restaurants and public areas, the allowable noise levels from the fan are very stringent. The Type “W” vane axial is known for its smooth, stable performance and quiet operation.

Manually Adjustable Fan Blades: Adjustable aluminum fan blades make it possible to alter the airflow during final balancing of the supply/ exhaust system.

Rugged Steel Housing Construction: Heavy gauge flanged housings are built for bulkhead mounting. For ease of installation, the motor leads are extended to the exterior of the fan casing for making all electrical connections.

The complete order was shipped three days ahead of schedule. In a letter from Atlantic Marine’s Mr. George Haynes to Markair, he states, “We certainly appreciate vendors who can help us meet our production schedules and furnish quality products.”

Other vessels with Aerovent fans:

  • Empress I
  • Empress II
  • Empress III
  • Alton Belle
  • Mayport Ferry Jean Ribault
  • Hvide Tugs
  • The Show Boat
  • Crowley Tugs
  • Shadow Marine Vessels

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