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Industrial, Retail and Commercial Air Curtains

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Keep Your Doors Open and Closed at the Same Time with an Air Curtain

Air curtains divide up interior and exterior spaces with a moving curtain of air. As a result, they are able to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while saving energy even when a door is opened.  In addition, air curtains keep smoke, exhaust fumes, bugs and pests outdoors.

Whether you work in an industrial, retail or commercial facility, if you have a door you should consider an air curtain.

Great for for cold storage, pharmaceutical and food facilities that need to adhere to strict government safety regulations.
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Enhance comfort for your workers and customers: Keep excessively warm/cold air out of your facility by sealing off up to 90% of outside air.

Save on energy costs: Air curtains save 15-20 units of energy for every 1 unit consumed.

Increase worker productivity: Reduce lost work hours due to illness from prolonged exposure to drafts.

Extend the life of your HVAC system: Heating and cooling equipment does not need to cycle as many times with an air curtain.

Adhere to safety regulations: Keep out contaminants (extreme weather, dust, insects, truck exhaust fumes, etc.) and remain compliant with strict food and safety regulations.

Improve worker safety: Prevent moisture build-up on the floor from condensation.

Information

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019: Air Curtains Can Substitute Vestibules

Doorway air curtains were approved […] as alternatives to vestibules on most commercial building entries in […] ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings.” […] The approval is good news for retail, restaurants, healthcare, hotels, office and other facility owners, because they can now opt to forego the expense of vestibules in new construction, or repurpose significant square footage for more productive uses by retrofitting existing vestibules.

Source: Connex. “Air Curtains Allowed as Vestibule Substitutes in Upcoming ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019.” 31 July 2019. <https://www.connexfm.com/News/Industry-News/View/ArticleId/24115/Air-Curtains-Allowed-as-Vestibule-Substitutes-in-Upcoming-ASHRAE-Standard-90-1-2019>


Keep Your Door Open and Closed at the Same Time

With the cost of energy continuing to rise, heating and cooling costs are becoming more costly than ever. If you are a business that keeps your doors open multiple times a day to load/unload materials or have a high amount of foot traffic, your energy costs are even greater.

Air curtains are custom-made for each doorway to ensure a seal of up to 90%. These air curtains also maintain airspeeds of 800 fpm above the ground, which creates an ideal environmental separation between outside and inside air temperatures, saving you money on heating and cooling costs.

air curtains block bugs dut hot air cold drafts fumes

Air curtains create a strong environmental separation to:

  • Enhance indoor comfort and safety for workers and customers.
  • Keep out inclement weather (extreme heat/cold, rain, snow and humidity).
  • Prevent contaminants from entering the facility, such as bugs, dust, pests and exhaust fumes.
  • Reduce stress on HVAC systems, increasing their longevity.

Creating a Strong Environmental Separation

The thermal imagery below shows how our air curtains create a strong environmental separation.

Air barrier thermal imagery
*Industrial and commercial units.

Return on Investment: Within Two Years (Average)

These air curtains operate efficiently and outperform any other air curtain or air door on the market by a wide margin. With these energy-efficient air curtains, you’ll dramatically enhance your indoor comfort while saving money. In addition, they have proven to provide a return on investment within an average of two years.

An Air Curtain to Suit Your Needs – Ambient or Heated

Looking to bring some extra heat to the door? These air curtains are available with heat, including electric, steam, hot water, indirect gas or direct gas heaters. On the other hand, you can just keep it simple with an unheated ambient unit.

Clean the Air While Sealing in Energy Savings

  • Actively cleans the air
  • Kills viruses and bacteria
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Keep your employees and customers safe by disinfecting the air starting from the door.

The Pure Air Package uses the air curtain to purify the air using:

  • A MERV 8 filter to pretreat the air.
  • An ion generator to generate ions that attach to and destroy harmful pathogens such as viruses bacteria and mould. In addition, it can minimize odours and VOCs.

Within 5 minutes of being on, the ions are able to reach and purify the air in:

  • 1 motor: 2,800 square feet with 12 air changes per hour.
  • 2 motors: 5,000 square feet with 12 air changes per hour.
  • 3 motors: 6,250 square feet with 12 air changes per hour.

Available with the Architectural High Performance 10 air curtain. If you’re looking for a medical-grade air purifier »


Air Curtains Are Best Suited for Commercial, Retail and Industrial Applications

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Commercial

  • Warehouse
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Recreational facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Coolers and freezers
  • Cold storage
  • Car dealerships
  • Garage
  • Baggage
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Retail

  • Retail chains
  • Airports
  • Grocery stores
  • Banks
  • Restaurants
  • Drive-thrus
  • Gas stations
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Industrial

  • Transportation facilities
  • Airplane hangars
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Mining facilities

Recirculatory Air Door With a Built-in Air Curtain for Freezers

AirSeal creates an invisible barrier utilizing high-velocity laminar airflow to maintain dual climates, keeping your cold side cold and your warm side warm. This horizontal recirculatory air door is a “smart door” that automatically adjusts to your temperature and humidity changes while maximizing energy efficiency with superior optimization control.
Learn more about AirSeal Freezer Air Door »

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What is and How does an Air Curtain Work

Air curtains create an effective seal on a doorway by recirculating the air already in your facility in a laminar (smooth) flow across the doorway.

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Air Curtains for Front Entrances - Architectural Elite

The Architectural Elite air curtain is perfect for front entrances in retail chains, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, hotels and much more. The sleek design can fit into any space.

Where Restaurants Use Air Curtains

Learn where to place air curtains in a restaurant to keep your customers and employees happy and comfortable all year round.

Drive Thru Window Air Curtains

Seal in the energy savings at your drive-thru window with an air curtain. Stop warm indoor air from escaping and cold outdoor air or bugs from entering.

Mobile App for Air Curtains

Control your air curtain with an app on your phone.

Uni-Select

Uni-Select no longer worries about heat loss by keeping their shipping doors open.

Customers That Love This Product

This past week with it being so cold we have noticed that the air barriers have stopped the cold from getting in and the fan keeping the warm air moving, allowed us to work in t-shirts because we are so comfortable.

After 12 months of operation we have seen a reduction of our energy costs by 14%. The saving based on a three-year average was approximately $500–700 per month, [meaning] we will have paid for the air barrier by the end of year two.

AcuraRobert Polley, Service Manager, West Side Acura Edmonton, Alberta

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Models

Industrial Direct Drive 12 (IDC12)

For mounting heights to 12' (environmental separation) and 10' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat or indirect gas heat

Industrial Direct Drive 14 (IDC14)

For mounting heights to 14' (environmental separation) and 12' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat or indirect gas heat

Industrial Direct Drive 16 (IDC16)

For mounting heights to 16' (environmental separation) and 14' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat, indirect gas heat or direct gas heat

Industrial Direct Drive 20 (IDC20)

For mounting heights to 20' (environmental separation) and 18' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat, indirect gas heat or direct gas heat

Architectural Low Profile 8 (ALC08)

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat.

Architectural High Performance 10 (AHD10)

For mounting heights to 10' (environmental separation) and 8' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat.

Architectural Recessed 12 (ARD12)

For mounting heights to 12' (environmental separation) and 10' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat.

Architectural Recessed 16 (ARC16)

For mounting heights to 16' (environmental separation) and 14' (insect control).
Types: Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat.

Commercial Low Profile 8 (CLC08)

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control) for walk-in coolers. This application reduces compressor run-times saving in energy costs, improves food safety, and protects against food spoilage.
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam heat or hot water heat.

Commercial High Performance 10 (CHD10)

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control) for walk-in coolers. This application reduces compressor run-times saving in energy costs, improves food safety, and protects against food spoilage.
Types: Ambient, electric heat, steam heat or hot water heat.

Drive-Thru Unit 3 (DTU03)

For mounting heights to 5'.
Types: Ambient or electric heat.

Model Comparison Chart

IDC12 IDC14 IDC16 IDC20
Types
Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat or indirect gas heat
Ambient, electric heat, steam/hot water heat, indirect gas heat or direct gas heat
Max. height for environment separtion 12' 14' 16' 20'
Max. height for insect control 10' 12' 14' 18'
Single lengths
3' to 16'
5' to 16'
Dimensions
15" high x 18" deep
21" high x 32.25" deep
Motor ½ hp single-speed motor(s) — direct drive (optional: three-speed) 1 hp single-speed motor(s) — direct drive (optional: two-speed) 3 to 7.5 hp single-speed T.E.A.O. motor(s) — direct drive 5 to 15 hp single-speed T.E.A.O. motor(s) — direct drive
Mounting
Wall and top mounting (indirect gas heat top mounting only)
Top mounting only
Nozzle
High efficiency, low noise Pro-V Nozzle
Construction
All-welded construction, a gray powder-coated exterior, and mill aluminum inlet panel (optional: custom color or stainless)
All welded construction with gray powder-coated aluminized steel exterior and a removable lower section (optional: custom color, RAL colors 1000 to 9023, or stainless)
Low Profile
(ALC08)
High Performance
(AHD10)
Recessed 12
(ARD12)
Recessed 16
(ARC16)
Types
Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat
Max. height for environment separtion 8' 10' 12' 16'
Max. height for insect control 7' 8' 10' 14'
Single lengths 2' to 10' 3' to 10' 3' to 12' 3' to 12'
Dimensions 7.5" high x 13.75" deep 12.25" high x 21.25" deep 15" high x 26" deep 15" high x 26" deep
Minimum clearance above door 8.5" 13.75" 15.25" 15.25"
Motor ⅕ hp motor – ten speeds
½ hp motor(s) – ten speeds
1 hp motor(s) – two speeds
Mounting
Wall and top mounting
Top mounting only
Nozzle
High efficiency, low noise Pro-V Nozzle
Construction
Clear satin anodized aluminum cabinet (optional: custom color or stainless)
Mounts flush with the ceiling with a white aluminum exterior (optional: custom color or stainless)
Controller
Built-in Intelliswitch digital controller as standard with the Berner AIR smart controller and app as an option
Low Profile
(CLC08)
High Performance
(CHD10)
Drive-Thru
(DTU03)
Types
Ambient, electric heat or steam/hot water heat
Ambient or electric heat
Max. height for environment separtion 8' 10' 5'
Max. height for insect control 7' 8' 5'
Single lengths 2.5' to 10' 3' to 10' 18" to 26"
Dimensions 8.5" high x 13.5" deep 14" high x 15" deep 7" high x 7.75" deep
Minimum clearance above door 9.5" 15" 8"
Motor 1/5 hp two-speed motor(s) ½ hp three-speed motor(s) One-speed motor(s)
Mounting
Wall and top mounting
Factory installed “mount anywhere” bracket system
Nozzle
High efficiency, low noise Pro-V Nozzle
Construction
White or black powder coated exterior (optional: custom color or stainless)
Clear satin anodized aluminum exterior cabinet with 6' plug-in type power cord

Specifications

  • Patented venturi open helical element with point suspension
    • Thermal overload protection
    • Galvanized steel frame
  • Factory mounted heater control panel
  • Alternate KW available
  • Coil features:
    • Galvanized steel casing
    • 5/8″ copper tube with .035″ wall
    • Aluminum fins
    • Leak tested at 450 psi
  • Factory mounted duct transition with bottom access panels
  • Field installed CSA Certified indirect gas heater(s):
    • Aluminized steel heat exchanger (optional: stainless)
    • Steel cabinet with beige finish
    • Spark ignited pilot
    • Power venter
    • Separate 120V power supply required (optional: transformer for single point connection)
  • Factory mounted duct transition with bottom access panels
  • Factory mounted modulating direct-fired heater with FM/IRI gas train
    • Factory mounted wired heater control cabinet
    • Steel cabinet with gray finish
    • Spark ignited intermittent pilot

Customizations

  • Optional control panel encloure constructions: Poly fiberglass, aluminum or stainless steel.
  • Optional exterior: Custom color, RAL colors 1000 to 9023, or stainless steel (model dependent).
  • Optional filter: Washable filter.
  • Optional controller: Berner AIR™ (smart controller & app, includes BACnet).

Warranty

  • 5 years: Parts warranty on all ambient models (except drive-thru window models).
  • 2 years: Parts warranty on all heated models (except drive-thru window models).
  • 1 year: Parts warranty on drive-thru window models.

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