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EP17 Non-Hazardous Location Positive Pressure Ventilator

Available from General Equipment Co

General Equipment Co.’s EP17 Positive Pressure Ventilator borrows heavily from the highly successful positive pressure technology utilized by fire departments for smoke removal. The electric-powered EP17 is the first positive pressure ventilator designed specifically for industrial-related applications.

Positive pressure technology involves the production of a high volume of air that is directed through an opening and into a job site or confined area. The high-static pressure capabilities of the unit’s propellers create a pressure differential that channels the airstream through an available exit and into the atmosphere. Hazardous dusts, fumes and ambient temperature extremes, found in many construction-related activities, can be effectively minimized or eliminated using this method. Positive pressure ventilators can dramatically increase job-site productivity and simplify compliance with OSHA atmospheric contamination regulations.

Powered by a 1 1/2-horsepower, 115 VAC electric motor, the EP17 produces an airflow rate of more than 5,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute) with a 4 1/2-inch static capacity. This unit operates from a standard 15-ampere circuit. The GP21, a gas-powered unit, is also available from General Equipment.

The EP17 features a welded, heavy-gauge tubular structure that quickly adjusts to effectively direct the air stream.

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