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Air Curtains for Vestibule Exception

Vestibules consume valuable floor space and add to already expensive construction costs. Powered Aire’s Vestibule Exception air curtains have been tested in accordance with....

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Closing the Gap: Solving an Air Curtain Installation Issue

For optimum performance an air curtain should be mounted as close to the top of an opening and as flush to the door header as possible, but many times the installation area is far from....

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Detroit’s Cobo Center puts on a Show with Powered Aire Air Curtains

The front entrance to Detroit’s architecturally impressive Cobo Center provides a spectacular view of the outside cityscape. Inside, the lobby rises tall through several elevations....

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What’s Powered Aire Cookin’ up now?

The wide, trailer doors slowly swing open, revealing the bright shine of stainless steel. It won’t be long before the tantalizing aroma of food begins wafting from the array of kitchen....

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ARCAT Makes Specifying Powered Aire Air Curtains Easier

You can now drag and drop Powered Aire air curtains into engineering and architectural plans using ARCAT. ARCAT content is free to all architects, spec writers and builders who....

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Powered Aire Industrial Air Curtains

Two technologies exist when it comes to powering today’s air curtains. Belt-driven air curtains are powered by an external motor and belt system located on top or in front of....

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Food for Thought: Air Curtains have role in cheese-making process

Arguably, the biggest holes at a swiss cheese factory are at the door openings that are used to move product from one stage of the cheese-making process to the next....

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EcoMotor, The Future in Air Curtain Technology

POWERED AIRE harnessed the power of electrically commutated (EC) motor technology by creating the ECo-Motor. Designed specifically for....

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Air Curtains Solve Entryway & Revolving Door Air Infiltration Issues

The bright and airy lobby of a suburban Philadelphia hospital offers a welcoming atmosphere to all who enter. The design includes a windowed wall with sweeping views of the exterior....

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Take the Powered Aire Journey to Energy Savings, Comfort, and Insect Control

Luggage isn’t the only thing that exits an airport baggage conveyor opening. Unconditioned air likes to hitch a ride as the suitcases move from outside to inside. A major U.S. airport utilizes Powered Aire....

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Powered Aire Offers Decorator Switches for Commercial Air Curtain Applications

Powered Aire has begun supplying decorator switches for its air curtains that will be installed in commercial locations. The Decorator Switches are installed in a gang box that is typically recessed in the wall like....

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CFD Adds a Visual Element

Benefits of using an ACU (Air Curtain Unit) to protect an exterior door from the infiltration of outdoor air include cost and energy savings, increased comfort levels, increased safety, and a decrease in equipment maintenance...

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Product Launches Propel Powered Aire

Research and development was key for air curtain manufacturer Powered Aire Inc. during 2014...

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Custom Design Graphics - Diamond Plate

Powered Aire Inc. invites end-users to get creative with their air curtains with the addition of Custom Design Graphics™. With this aesthetic option, buyers can request special colors, themes, photographs and even wood grain to make their air curtain STAND OUT, or BLEND IN with its surroundings...

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Evolution Meets Art

Why would I want an ugly box over my door? At one time this statement could hardly warrant a comeback. After all, it’s hard to knock the truth. A combination of motors and fans in a metal box blew air to the ground and helped separate air from one side of a door opening to the other. The technology was innovative but it’s safe to assume that performance was favored over appearance...

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Air Curtains With The Benefit of a Space Heater

The National Climactic Data Center reports that December 2013 through February 2014 was the 34th coldest such period for the contiguous 48 states as a whole since modern records began in 1895! It’s not too early to plan ahead for the winter of 2014-15!...

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30ft Air Curtain Lets Guests Enjoy View

When guests are not out on the disc golf course testing their skills they can enjoy the lakefront view from the barroom area with the help of the room's 30 ft. long wall of sliding glass doors...

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Powered Aire Design Duct

Distribute air over large interior spaces with Powered Aire’s Design Duct air handling systems...

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Vestibule Exception

Powered Aire Inc., the leading manufacturer of stainless steel air curtains, announces breaking news that is of great significance to the building design and construction industry...

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Aim to Please

Choose Powered Aire gas heated air curtains for all types of architectural design applications. Let Powered Aire’s engineering staff help you keep doorways aesthetically pleasing and comfortably warm while still providing 70% to 80% efficiency against infiltration...

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Air Curtain Savings Surpass Expectations

In January 2011, a Seattle business with two busy 9 ft. wide x 10 ft. high dock doors paid a $2,361 monthly gas bill. Ouch! Two years and three air curtains by Powered Aire Inc. later, a $1,460 gas bill for that same month caused smiles all around. The company could sure put that $901 in savings to use somewhere else, rather than see it float out the doors each time they opened...

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Big Doors, Big Air Curtains

Sure, it gets plenty cold in Alberta, Canada, but that wasn’t the only issue that prompted the City of Red Deer to install air curtains manufactured by Powered Aire Inc. at its newly built Civic Yard facilities. The opportunity to purchase a quality product that met two unique specifications at a competitive price was also an attractive incentive...

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Bug Control

Doors are designed to facilitate the movement of people, goods and equipment. Unfortunately, they can also allow entry of some unwelcome guests. Winged insects are an opportunistic bunch. They don’t wait for an invitation to buzz right in and start bugging you. Just as air curtains can help reduce infiltration of warm air through open doors by up to 80% during the summer months, air curtains can provide the perfect barrier against winged insects...

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Powered Aire Curtains Deter Birds

This Powered Aire Dealer solved a Midwest Chemical Company's bird problem by incorporating Powered Aire Curtains with High Speed Roll up Doors. Keeping birds out of the building was critical to this Manufacturer's process. No matter how fast the door cycled it was ZERO% effective in keeping the birds out when it was in the open position...

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Air Curtain Rx

Like many medical facilities, this hospital in an urban U.S. city built a parking garage adjacent to its facility, and for added convenience to visitors and personnel constructed a walkway from one side to the other. However the hallway led from the parking garage to an open atrium several stories high. While aesthetically impressive, this expansive space led to a stack effect and the resulting negative pressure caused cold air to rush in every time the doors to the parking garage opened...

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Don't Get Blown Away by Hidden Costs

Some manufacturers sell air curtains that are not fully assembled, or require parts that are priced separately from the basic air curtain cost. This is okay, if clients don’t mind spending more money and time on installation. But in most cases, the priority is getting the air curtain up and running as quickly and as cost effectively as possible...

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Custom Design Engineering

Custom sizes. Heated motors for freezer applications. Custom duct for indirect gas heated aire curtains. Baffles on discharge for air volume control. V-bank filters on industrial units. Heresite coated blowers and housings. Special bracket designs. Vertical mounting struts. Extra heaters on intake. PVC side shields...

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Recessed vs Above Ceiling Models

Powered Aire Inc.’s standard, exposed aire curtains are constructed of 18 gauge 304 stainless steel with a #3 finish. While they are aesthetically pleasing, some applications call for them to be hidden from view. When this is the case, the job calls for a Powered Aire Recess Mounted or Flush Mounted Aire Curtain...

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Motion Detection Mini-Power

Our motion sensor will turn the air curtain on a couple of seconds before the door opens, so that it is up to speed and fully effective the entire time that the door is open. Use two, one for incoming and one for exit traffic...

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False Illusions About Vestibules and Automatic Doors

Here is the challenge for you, it doesn’t matter if you are in a cold climate or hot-humid climate, go observe the operation of entrance doors and the customer traffic patterns of some restaurants, retail stores, hotels, office complexes, hospitals or any other type of facility that has a door by which people enter the building. You will soon see that vestibules are a false sense of security when it comes to offsetting infiltration and saving energy as compared to using an air door in combination with or in place of the vestibule...

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