MEET US | SPE Offshore Europe | See the Worlds First ATEX & IECEx Certified Fan

Published 28 Aug 2019


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Woodcock & Wilson are the global engineering and manufacturing leaders in industrial Centrifugal & Axial fans for industrial and hazardous area ventilation systems – this year at the SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition they will be showcasing the worlds first Independently certified ATEX & IECEx fan with their exclusive distribution partner Thorne & Derrick.


Should you wish to meet for an informal chat contact Terry McDonald, Business Development Manager at Thorne & Derrick International.

The Exstream is the worlds first portable ventilation fan to be ATEX & IECEx certified to both electrical and non-electrical standards. There are currently innumerable industrial application fans in service as part of hazardous area ventilation systems – these fans which do not meet the non-electrical standards pose serious potential Health & Safety risk to end users plant assets and personnel. Non-compliant fans located in potentially explosive atmospheres can now be upgraded to ensure conformance with both ATEX and IECEx classifications.

Woodcock & Wilson have designed and manufactured a portable ventilation fan that has been independently Dual Certified to meet both electrical and non-electrical standards. Furthermore, they have developed a fan which is more robust and suitable for the types of harsh industrial environments in which it is to be used.  All of this has been achieved without any negative impact on performance. In fact, the fan out performs all of its competitors in terms of air flow. The Exstream 400 fan can achieve an air flow rate of 7750m3/hr.

Woodcock & Wilson Director Scott Harding says “I am extremely excited to be launching this product at OE and believe we have developed a portable ventilation solution that will add significant value to contractors and end users by offering increased safety, reliability and better performance than current market competitors”


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