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Full range of Fantech industrial fans and ventilation systems now available as Revit models

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article image The full range of Fantech industrial fans and ventilation systems are now available as 3D Revit models

Fantech supplies an extensive range of industrial fans and ventilation systems for industry, and now customers can access all of the company’s products as 3D Revit models.

The models are suitable for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages such as Autodesk Revit MEP.

Engineering Manager of Fantech, Kerry Dumicich, explains that the new Revit models include important information on the industrial fans and other cooling products, including:

  • product codes
  • electrical data
  • airflow; and
  • pressure.
He notes that “the significant advantage of BIM software, at this point in time, is its ability to look at the building as a whole, using the information in the Revit model to detect any clashes of components.”

This assists designers, he adds, in reducing the variations component of a project, which covers any items that need to be changed or fixed during or after installation.

Typically, this component can be as high as 18% of the total cost of a project, but with BIM, these problems can potentially be eliminated prior to construction commencing, which could lead to a substantial cost saving over the life of a project.

“Furthermore, the information stored in a BIM model can be accessed by all stakeholders in the project. As a result schedules can be automatically generated and the project tends to run more smoothly and efficiently,” Kerry says.

Finally, the information in the Revit models of Fantech’s industrial fans and ventilation systems could be used in the future to calculate pressure drops and energy use, increasing energy efficiency.

Fantech worked with Design Content, a division of KarelCAD to develop the models, which are available now through a subscription to the Design Content service.

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