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EC Motors & Fan Applications

What is an EC Motor? Electronically commutated (EC) motors are designed to run on an alternating current (AC) power supply, but they in fact bear a closer resemblance to direct current (DC) motors. They are essentially permanent magnet, brushless DC motors that incorporate on-board electronics. The added electronics allow EC motors to combine the best

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IRIS Dampers

Dampers are commonly used in HVAC applications to regulate airflow within a duct or other air-handling equipment. Applications, efficiencies, power consumption, maintenance costs, and their effect on airflow vary widely. Conventional dampers typically comprise a valve, blade or plate in a frame. They are available in various types, shapes and sizes, ranging from small round

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Announcing the launch of CFM Select

Continental Fan is pleased to announce the launch of CFM Select, a state-of-the-art Fan Selection and Quotation bundle that is web-based and mobile friendly. This new and innovative software package allows users to select, configure, compare, and price CFM products with ease. Select fans Build projects Compare fans Create an account Download documents Generate quotations

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Destratification Fan Application Guide

What is a Destratification Fan? A destratification fan is a ventilation device, typically suspended from the ceiling of a commercial or industrial building. Two main purposes of this fan are to achieve energy savings and provide a more comfortable environment for occupants in a building. This is done by circulating air from the ceiling to

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What is a Motorized Impeller?

A motorized impeller comprises a fan impeller that is fixed to the rotor of an external rotor motor, eliminating the need for an output shaft and resulting in lower bearing loads and vibration-free operation. Since the motor and impeller are located directly in the air stream, the impeller also acts as a rotating heat sink,

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Fan Basics: What is a Fan?

For a quick refresher on fan fundamentals, download a PDF copy of our Fan Basics: What is a Fan?; Fan Impeller; Fan Terminology; Fan Laws; Fan Ratings; Selecting a Fan; Airflow Rate; Static Pressure; Fan Curves; Which Fan to Choose?______________________________________________________________________________________ WHAT IS A FAN? A fan is a power-driven machine used to move a volume

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Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Right for You?

Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator right for you? Rising energy costs and increasing focus on efficiency mean that the heating and cooling systems of yesteryear are becoming antiquated.  Now, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are commonly recognized as the more efficient, cost-saving method for heating, cooling, and overall improved air quality.  They’re the go-to system for

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Mr. Cody Unrau – Design Engineer

Mr. Victor B. Afanasiev, President of Continental Fan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cody Unrau to the position of Design Engineer. “Cody brings a strong technical skillset to the design of Continental Fan’s fans and airflow systems. Our Engineering and Production teams will benefit from his knowledge and use of the newest

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Mr. Brandon Somers – Applications Engineer

Mr. Victor B. Afanasiev, President of Continental Fan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brandon Somers to the position of Applications Engineer. “Brandon brings with him a keen mind, sound technical knowledge and a genuine desire to deliver Continental Fan’s superior products to its customers. His positive attitude and commitment to serve our

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MR. Matthew Magee – Applications Engineer

Mr. Victor B. Afanasiev, President of Continental Fan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Matthew Magee to the position of Applications Engineer. “Matthew brings with him a keen mind, sound technical knowledge and a genuine desire to deliver Continental Fan’s superior products to its customers. His positive attitude and commitment to serve our

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