As the owner of an industrial or commercial facility, your motto is; Safety first.
Seeing as your premises must function under huge operational demands, challenging environments and witnesses tremendous amounts of foot traffic, accidents do occur from time to time. However, these can prove to be quite costly in terms of worker-related compensations.
The solution is simple as it is affordable; Anti-slip stair covers for your GTA business.
This, of course, begs the question; What are Anti-slip stair covers? When treading on a slick surface, there isn’t much traction to rely on. The hazards of slipping and sustaining an injury are huge. When you lose your footing on a stair, there is neither room nor time to regain your footing before an accident ensues.
Anti-Slip stair covers are a great way to mitigate this scenario. They have the right base, grit, and size to provide adequate coverage to each step. Because of the traction they offer, optimal footing can be achieved in dangerous locations where surfaces are naturally moist, oily, wet and slippery.
Canadian Summers Are Plagued With Rainstorms and High Humidity Levels
This is a recipe for some unwelcome accidents on your premises. With intermittent showers and high humidity levels during the summer, surfaces are bound to attract moisture as well.
These situations are worsened when there are spills – causing the floor space to offer little to no traction whatsoever. The solution is to reach for a product that meets stringent safety codes. Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Step Covers are just such a solution that meet the standards laid down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
What are the benefits of Anti-slip stair covers? These are wide as they are varied. You’ll find that these covers never fall short on delivering to your expectations. Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Step Covers;
- Are Durable, resists warping, swelling and stretching
- Provide superior gritted anti-slip surfaces in coarse and medium textures
- Combine base, grit, and size to provide the optimal footing
- Offer a range of colours to suit the decor and ambiance; you can even use different tones to create a contrast between the leading edge and the rear of the stair
- Use a non-load bearing base of FRP fiberglass, galvanized steel, or stainless steel
- Are totally corrosion resistant
- All orders are customized to meet your precise configurations, sizing and degree of grip required for your specific environment
- Are already cut and drilled with correct fasteners so that installation is very simple
- Optional low-voltage heaters to melt snow and ice without the need for a shovel or chemicals
- Glow in the dark options to provide greater visibility and footing
- Meet stringent safety standards, making them ideal for even the most hazardous locations, like oil rigs and military fleets
Eliminate Workplace Slips and Falls With One Simple Installation
NEX Industrial offers high-quality, corrosion-free covers that are ideal for indoor and outdoor spaces. And when you keep your employees safe, everyone benefits from a productive and stimulating work environment.
Are you an industrial facility owner? If so, you’re well aware of the challenges of running your day-to-day operations.
Traffic travels through your facility at warp speed, whether that’s human, automotive or goods. When industrial doors remain open for prolonged durations, the outcome is certain – a massive loss of conditioned air, especially during the sweltering summer months. For facilities that manage sensitive goods like pharmaceuticals, food or electronics, exposure to the elements and fluctuating temperatures can prove detrimental.
In this article, we explore how high-speed commercial doors can bring huge benefits to your Etobicoke facility. Not only do these have an amazing ROI, but they are also incredibly durable to withstand even the most challenging environments.
High-Speed Doors Are a Great Investment All Year Round
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start with the basics.
What are industrial high-speed doors? These are mainly used in industrial applications to optimize efficiency and production flow. Designed with high-speed systems, they are specially engineered to perform in locations where the operational demands are high. These serve to separate critical areas from the rest of the premises.
How much do industrial high-speed doors cost? It’s tricky to put a price tag to these doors as they range from simple to highly sophisticated. If you’re looking for durability, full knock-out, and self-repair, along with elevated safety and speed with little chance of breaking down, the cost is irrelevant when equated with the return on investment (ROI).
The bottom line? These doors are set to perform regardless of what the Canadian weather has brewing.
High-Speed Translates Into High-Efficiency
There are 4 main aspects of the doors that lower your cooling bills;
- Tight seals
- Swift opening and closing
- Wind resistance
The open and close cycles of these doors limit the entry of exterior hot and cold air and prevent the escape of indoor conditioned air. Certain models are wind resistant for a set number of miles per hour. These doors can even be installed with insulation curtains to curb condensation and ice build-up during colder months.
Take a Look At All the Costs You Can Kiss Goodbye!
What is the difference between a standard door and a high-speed door? A standard rolling or sectional steel door with a 4m high opening can complete the opening and closing cycle in roughly 15-20 seconds at most. A high-speed door in the very same opening can do the same job in about 4-5 seconds. Pretty fantastic, right?
These speeds rack up a lot of cost-saving benefits on your behalf. For instance;
- Lowered HVAC maintenance fees due to better environmental controls
- Lowered heating and cooling costs throughout the year
- Lowered repair costs from collisions as these doors are highly reinforced
- Lowered worker-related injury costs due to reduced door accidents
Transform Your Operations For the Better
High-Speed Doors Can Get the Job Done!
The heat is rising and so are your costs? It’s time for some action.
The 21st-century business cannot afford to go without installing high-speed doors at key entry and exit doors in their premises. At Nex Industrial, we offer high-performance doors with ROIs that will keep you smiling all summer long!
Hey, it never hurts to get a quote – it’s absolutely free, after all.
Does your facility have air curtains? If not, you’re missing out. Air curtains can bring massive energy saving benefits to your GTA business, and they are ideal for various applications. Food packaging facilities, warehouses, automobile assembly sites, pharmaceutical buildings, corporate offices, and military installations are just a handful of enterprises that can benefit from these fixtures.
Let’s start with perhaps the most basic question; What is an air curtain? An air curtain is a fan-powered device that instills an invisible screen to separate two environments. The way an air curtain works is a high-velocity jet of air is emitted and this creates an effective screen to seal openings by over 90%.
When you install air curtains at key entry and exit points in your facility, you will be accessing a plethora of benefits; from keeping out draughts to reducing carbon emissions.
Below, we compiled a list of the 7 biggest advantages air curtains introduce to your facility.
1. Saves Space
As a facility owner, you already know that indoor space is a priceless commodity and that every single square inch counts. Air curtains not only decrease construction costs but they also maximize floor space. They sit neatly atop a doorway and do not occupy any extra room like a tangible barrier would. Moreover, these fixtures do their job perfectly without limiting the passage of vehicles and people.
2. Elevates Comfort Levels
Air curtains keep internal temperatures at a comfortable level and also reduces moisture that is caused by varying temperatures in entryway floors, keeping them dry, thus keeping traffic moving smoothly and safely.
Do air curtains keep flies out? Absolutely! The curtain creates a barrier that keeps interiors clear from pests and insects, airborne particles, pollution, odours, and draughts.
3. Cuts Energy Costs
Do air curtains save energy? Definitely! These are energy savings screens or barriers that reduce heating and cooling costs by as high as 85%. They protect indoor climates and increase occupant comfort.
Moreover, air curtains eat up less energy while they operate. A well-sealed door is a great solution to cutting energy loss by ensuring that the conditioned air inside the building does not escape. Thus, air exchange between the interiors and exteriors is prevented. In the long run, these fixtures greatly ease the load on your building’s heating and cooling systems.
4. Offers Great Humidity Control
Outdoor humidity and other contaminants can affect the integrity of your goods, equipment and operations. These also impact employee health in the long run. Air curtains go a long way to ensuring that your premises are kept clear from the unwanted entry of such elements. Moreover, your HVAC systems won’t have to work overtime to control high levels of humidity.
5. Is Super Affordable – Get a Quick ROI
Are air curtains expensive to run? Not at all. A non-heated air curtain installed over a standard door doesn’t cost much to run. What you spend on operational costs, you will be saving in costs relating to your HVAC system.
You will get an approximately three-year payback for your air curtain installation. This is very cost-effective considering other permanent and more expensive alternatives.
6. Install NEX Air Curtains to Automatically Qualify For Rebates!
Your natural gas provider is offering direct rebates on energy-saving upgrades such as air barriers, seals, high-speed doors, and related equipment. You can access some seriously generous rebates just by installing high-efficiency products in your premises. We take care of all documentation and qualifications with your gas provider for you.
Call us for an assessment and evaluation of your savings!
7. Direct Local Support
Nex Industrial is your local authorized dealer. We directly sell, install and service your air curtains with our trained support team. We are here for you, providing a 24-hour response to all your requirements. That’s why we have always been “Docks, Doors & So Much More”.
The Amazing Benefits of Air Curtains Are Now Within Your Reach
If you are impressed after reading about the near limitless benefits of air curtains, you’ll be so much more impressed by installing them and seeing these same benefits come to life before your eyes!
At NEX Industrial we offer reliable, durable and cost-effective solutions for all your needs. Don’t hesitate when the benefits are this big! Amazing rebates are waiting for you as we speak.
It’s summer! That means deliciously warm breezes, bright sunshine, and some not-so-welcome-visitors; bugs! So how do you keep your industrial premises bug-free this summer? It’s easier than you realize. We reveal more below!
Studies have shown that natural daylight greatly improves productivity and emotional wellness. Keeping the doors open so as to let sunlight flood through is a common practice in many work environments. Perhaps, the only drawback is that insects and other pests will then have unrestricted access into your enclosures.
Apart from being an obvious nuisance, insects also pose health and safety risks to the occupants. They can impede the quality of your operations and disrupt traffic in the workspace.
The solution? Investing in quality bug screen doors for your Toronto or Etobicoke premises will reap tremendous benefits in the long run.
Let’s touch upon the basics first, namely; what are bug screen doors? These are screened barriers that prevent bugs, airborne seeds, leaves, rodents, and birds from entering your facility. Moreover, these barriers allow natural daylight and air to flow freely into the premises, thus enhancing employee comfort and productivity.
Bug Screen Doors are all the more pertinent if you own food packaging, processing, and manufacturing facilities, as hygiene in these locations is absolutely crucial, but unwanted pests are an issue in any business. You can install a bug screen door at key entry and exit points; like loading dock doors, dumpster zones, and even larger drive-in doors, and keep your interior pest free.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest benefits these doors have to offer.
Improves Indoor Air Quality and Circulation
With bug screen doors installed at key entry and exit points in your facility, your employees will have the luxury of fresh air and natural daylight. This circulation and increased ventilation boost morale and cultivate a productive environment. Over and above this, IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) is improved significantly by the fresh air coming through.
Saves Energy and Reduces Harmful Emissions
Bug screens are constructed with materials that offer immense solar control. This means you won’t have to squander large sums of money this summer making up for the leakage of conditioned air from your facility. Your A/C won’t have to work overtime to cool down the interiors. The bottom line? Amazing energy savings are within your grasp!
Bug screens don’t simply deter bugs but also prevent human intruders from unauthorized access in your facility. These doors can hold their own under the tremendous impact, not to mention forced entry or vehicular collisions.
Useful for a Wide Range of Applications
Bug screen barriers are highly recommended for industrial and manufacturing plants that deal with food, beverages, chemicals, and drugs, given the sensitive nature of these items.
However, these doors are also hugely beneficial in other applications like automation, medical and military units, electronic assembly plants, oil, and gas rigs, and similar industries owing to how economically viable they are!
Visually Complements Your Facility’s Ambiance
Form and function go hand in hand. When in the market for bug screen doors, we can’t ignore the fact that you’re also likely looking for attractive designs that suit the tone of your premises. At NEX, we offer a wide array of materials, designs and colour options, thus allowing you to customize your choices. All in all, you can greatly complement your building by achieving a certain tone or ambiance with your screens.
Only the Highest Quality
How can you be so sure that your door is in top-notch condition? Rest assured that when you shop at NEX, you receive products that have been tested against the most stringent industry parameters to check for strength, durability, safety, and function. The final product is amazingly resilient and maintains its integrity in the harshest of environments.
No More Bugs – Just the Benefits!
NEX Industrial strives to protect you from those annoying pests. With our highly reinforced bug screen doors, you will not only succeed at deterring bugs but increase your overall workplace environment.
Contact us today and learn how we can protect your premises this summer!
As the owner of a commercial/industrial facility, warehouse or business, there are many concerns that cross your mind when the bone-chilling winter rolls around. How do you tackle those exorbitant monthly energy bills, how do you prevent the elements from infiltrating your facility and how do you avoid erratic temperature fluctuations? – these are likely some of the more pressing issues.
It’s time to batten down the hatches and opt for air barrier installation in Toronto. These industrial stylings are affixed to the inside of doorways and other key entry and exit points across your facility. They create an invisible barrier of air between two spaces – most commonly between indoor and outdoor areas – and effectively seal in over 90% of conditioned air!
How Air Barrier Systems Preserve Your Energy Consumption
Air barriers regulate air flow, moisture flow, heat flow, radiation, gas, and solar power, thus extending the long-term performance of the building as well as its structural integrity. Their primary intention is to offer resistance to air pressure differences.
When you configure the climate controls, you can get your air barrier system to interact with airflow elements in such a way that they prevent wind-washing and augment insulation.
Air Barriers Protect People and Possessions By Stabilizing Indoor Temperatures
One of the biggest impediments to the productivity of your occupants is a clammy and uncomfortable work environment. When air enters or leaves a building, it creates random hot and cold spots that can make life quite difficult, not to mention pose several health risks. Apart from your occupants being in harm’s way, your possessions (especially perishable items or machinery) are also likely to incur damage as a result of constant temperature fluctuations.
Obstruct Indoor and Outdoor Air Exchange
Air barrier systems adopt a simple two-pronged approach. They prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering your facility (and vice versa during the summer months). By projecting a stream of air across an opening, the barriers stop air exchange and stabilize temperatures across the board.
Compartmentalize Indoor Air
Apart from preventing the infiltration of outdoor air, air barriers also come to the rescue if you want to compartmentalize indoor air. For instance, if you want to have warm rooms (for your occupants) and cold rooms (for sensitive goods), these systems excel in creating sealed in temperature pockets across your building.
Enhance Indoor Air Quality
If you install an air barrier system in a garage, it can prevent the leakage of gas or fumes into the rest of the rooms in the enclosure, drastically reducing exposure to harmful elements.
Customize Your Air Barrier System For Better Air Control
Whether you own retail, commercial or industrial space, air barrier systems can be customized to meet your structure’s particular requirements. The fans will be evenly distributed across the enclosure to ensure systematic air flow and pressure.
Repair and maintenance of air barrier systems can be a drag on your finances. Quality air barriers are made with industrial-grade steel to lend them an extended lifespan. They can function perfectly without requiring your constant inspection.
Being that your industrial setting is already rife with high-intensity sounds emitted by the machinery, these fans make sure not to add to the problem. Sound dampening features are attached to the air barrier to stifle unwanted fan noise.
Optimal Performance in Demanding Environments
Additionally, if you work in an area with challenging conditions such as elevated locations, extreme temperatures or high-friction machinery, these air barrier fans are resilient enough to withstand any strain. You can get yours fully galvanized (coated with protective steel or iron covering) to be durable enough to perform in the most demanding situations.
Easy and Cost-Effective Installation
High-end systems use telescopic sliders that allow them to be easily installed and relocated. Because all parts are readily available and incredibly cost-effective, those rare times when repair is called for will be an absolute breeze for you and your wallet.
Impressive Air Flow Control. Reduced Heat Consumption. Massive SAVINGS.
All these features and more are yours when you invest in a NEX Industrial air barrier system. You can elevate your energy-efficiency and see the results reflected in your next energy bill. In the past, our customers put these systems through their paces and reported a 25% increase in their energy savings!
Your gas provider is currently offering cash rebates to offset this cost and reduce your ROI. Nex Industrial can manage this process from start to finish for you.
Interested? Get a customized quote here.
The high-speed doors in your commercial or industrial facility do so much more than just sit pretty. They take on tasks of immense significance in that they slash energy costs, withstand temperamental weather conditions and elevate efficiency levels. High-speed door maintenance in Toronto is critical to safeguarding your equipment and ensuring uninterrupted operations.
Maintaining High-Speed Doors. How Do I Do It?
With general wear-and-tear, your automated doors need a little TLC to restore them to peak condition. After all, when this much rides on their performance, taking risks is unnecessary. Of course, high-speed door maintenance is multi-faceted as it involves preventative as well as reactive upkeep measures.
More so in a country like Canada where the weather is harsh and unpredictable, your doors need all the attention they can get. But how do you cope with (and keep track of) the maintenance of your doors when there are so many other aspects of operating a facility that are calling your name?
To ensure that your high-speed doors are inspected regularly and receive the support they need, we’ve charted a maintenance plan below. These factors will shed some insight into how to maintain your doors all year-round and not just when December rolls around.
Those Four Magic Words – Maintenance, Repair, Support and Service
As a facility owner, you’re already aware of this. The continuity of your business depends upon smooth and successful operations. On a daily basis, you track the incoming raw materials for production and the outgoing finished goods to be transported to retail outlets. If there is even the smallest impediment in production, costs rack up and customer relationships can be tarnished in the bargain.
You’d be surprised to know how much maintaining your industrial doors ameliorate the above situation. In turn, reliable door systems require proactive attention.
When it comes to automated gates, doors, barriers, and shutters, advanced and intricate electronics within are what spur them on to perform without a hitch. Operator issues aside, there are several external and internal factors that could cause these motors to malfunction.
Just as you shower your car with regular care, so as with high-speed doors. For any form of hardware, maintenance is required so that you can expand their operational life cycle and reduce breakdowns. If you frequently rely on emergency repairs, you will be spending quite a bundle in the long-run and causing significant production downtimes while getting your doors fixed.
Repeat breakdowns can be avoided through periodic maintenance. At NEX, we offer fixed price contracts as well as on-demand service to maintain your high-speed doors. Whether you own an individual facility or a large chain business, we’re at your beck and call.
Our certified contractors know how to ensure ongoing safety in your operations by conducting regular machinery checks. Additionally, current legislation requires you to ensure that your assets are in tip-top shape anyway, so you will be doing yourself twice the amount of favours by getting your doors looked at!
While planned maintenance does a great deal to deter constant breakdowns, errors, misuse, and accidental collisions cannot be fully avoided. When your door is put out of action as a result of these scenarios, you cannot wait until your next periodic maintenance to fix the issue.
In such a case, 24/7 urgent repairs are the need of the hour. You require a trusted team to come to you. At NEX, we do everything within our power to provide same day service at affordable rates. We also stock a wide range of parts to fast track repair. Once your door is restored to a proper condition, we will even suggest any other parts/measures you can invest in to ensure that a situation like that does not arise again.
Our team at NEX will be happy to provide a walkthrough or basic guidance to aid your team in noticing potential issues in advance of a breakdown.
24 Hour Service Calls. Speedy Assistance. Safety Compliance.
Choose NEX Industrial for all your high-speed door maintenance needs and never look back! No matter the issue, we have what it takes to set it right. Call us at +1 866 400 2050!
As the owner of a commercial facility, bad weather is definitely a cause for concern. If snow, rainwater or winds enter the premises, they could do significant damage to your machinery and create an uncomfortable work environment for your staff. Weather seal installations on industrial doors are an effective way to prevent the elements from infiltrating your facility. Not only that, but these accessories also serve to control the climate within the enclosure so that there aren’t any drastic temperature fluctuations.
It’s the small touches that make all the difference. Come colder weather, your equipment will function as well as ever and your operations won’t be impeded in the slightest when you install weather seals.
Here are some of the major benefits you get to enjoy when you invest in reliable and durable solutions for your industrial doors:
Regulates Indoor Temperature Throughout the Year
A study conducted by Natural Resources Canada revealed that you can reduce your heating and cooling needs by about 20-25% if you get rid of leaks and drafts around doors and windows. Roughly about 35% of heat escapes through the walls, 25% through the doors and windows and 15% through the floorboards.
Weather seals may be small in size but they bring big benefits to your facility. They prevent the leakage of conditioned air, which means the premises stay cool during the summer and warm during the winter. These accessories also maintain indoor air quality by sealing in the air, especially at key entry and exit points in your commercial facility.
During the winter, a sudden drop in temperature and a rise in precipitation can cause downtime in your operations and damage your possessions. To ensure optimal efficiency, installing these weather seals is absolutely crucial. And if your operations require your facility to have sensitive climate-controlled areas, these come in handy all the more! To augment their efficiency, we also advise that you carry out preventative maintenance inspections every so often.
The Best Economic Decision You Can Make
Choose quality solutions that are durable enough to make repair and maintenance redundant. Moreover, these are easy to install – which means you save on labour costs. Additionally, when you seal and insulate your industrial doors, you’ll be doing a lot by way of lowering your monthly energy bills as well as improving energy-efficiency. They allow for affordable cooling, heating and humidity control. If you have a budget, the team at NEX is happy to work well within that. You won’t have to break the bank to protect your commercial facility from the elements. We offer industry-leading quotes that you simply won’t be able to resist!
Seals Out Bad Weather and Pests
Rain, snow and high winds don’t stand a chance when you invest in the right solutions at the right time. These seals also prevent the entry of mildew, pollen, dust, allergens, and mold from permeating your facility and affecting the architectural integrity of the structure. Bugs and insects are deterred from entering as well in the bargain. When your structure is well protected from these agents, you will be spending that much less in the long run on repairs, maintenance and damage control.
Adds That Attractive Finishing Touch
Why only settle for the practical aspects when the visuals are equally important? When you install attractive weather seals along the perimeter of the industrial door, it adds a lovely finishing touch that lends itself well to the overall aesthetic of your facility.
As the season’s change and with general wear-and-tear, your old seals won’t be as effective as they once were. It may be time to inspect worn, missing or old seals and determine whether a replacement is in order. As the weather moves into the harsher territory, you need only those solutions that perform at their very best.
At NEX Industrial, we offer weather seals suited to all types of docks and doors. No matter your operational requirements, we stock those seals that make your job easier. Our inventory holds solutions for drive-in-doors, shipping doors, pedestrian doors, dock levelers and sliding doors.
Free Quotes. Durable Solutions. Start SAVING now!
The winter is here. It’s not too late to protect your facility and enjoy superior energy-efficiency to boot! Our team is standing by right now to respond to your questions. Call us at +1 866 400 2050.
Investing in a commercial air barrier system will reward you with a long list of benefits, including reduced energy bills and enhanced occupant comforts to name a couple. Especially if it’s a high-traffic entrance such as front entrance doors or receiving/shipping doors, air barriers can prevent the influx of outside air, thereby maintaining an optimal internal climate control system.
Before you proceed with the project, there are several factors that merit your consideration so that you can reap the maximum benefits out of your investment:
1. Purpose of Air Barriers
It’s critical to gain the complete understanding of how air barriers can be useful before making a final decision. The air barriers such as those from Enershield are installed on the inside of doors to curb the amount of heat or cold lost through open doors. The fans are distributed evenly across the opening to create an orderly flow and pressure. Through sound dampening, the levels of noise emanating from motors and fans are minimal to the barrier they generate. Moreover, the air barriers will keep the dust and odours away from the staff, customers and valuable merchandise. Working in tandem with existing HVAC systems in place, the air barriers can lower the building operating costs significantly.
2. Finding the Right Air Barrier
Air leakage is a major contributor to the increased HVAC loads. Finding the right air barrier is of utmost importance to ensure the success of your investment. Enershield air barriers are individually designed to support various retail, commercial and industrial applications and restrict up to 90 percent of outside air. This means you could save 15 to 20 units of energy for each 1 unit consumed. Apart from the readily available units, you can also get air barriers custom manufactured to fit into your distinct requirements.
Here are some factors to be kept in mind when selecting an air barrier:
- The width of the door and its characteristics such as revolving, manual/automatic operation, etc.
- The location of the building to identify the level of protection required against humidity, wind and temperature.
- The difference in pressure between the outside and inside of the building
- Type of business, decoration and style of premises.
- If the building has many doors positioned in the same area, the opposite or different facade.
Some installations with extreme wind situations can compromise the air protection, so make sure you go with the correct model to suit your exact needs.
3. Performance Requirements
Prior to settling on any air barrier system, keep the performance expectations clear to avoid any surprises later on. Basically, there are 3 main performance-related requirements for air barriers, namely air infiltration resistance, structural integrity and durability.
Air infiltration refers to the prerequisite that the air barrier must hold against the existing airflow. Although there are no nation-level mandatory requirements in this regard, individual provinces have adopted certain energy codes that necessitate air tightness and have introduced guidelines to ensure air infiltration resistance of air barrier assemblies.
Structural integrity means the air barrier system must be able to withstand the expected pressure loads without rupture or displacement. To ensure this, air barriers must be installed strictly in accordance with the instructions issued by the manufacturer. Finally, it must be durable and must endure environmental exposure including UV rays, mechanical pressure and thermal cycles.
4. Knowledge of Air Barrier Technology
Air transfer occurs on doorways due to three factors:
Temperature difference: This effect happens when warm air seeps through the top of the door and gets replaced by cold air entering at the bottom. The bigger the temperature difference, the bigger the air infiltration and energy losses.
Stack effect, draughts and wind: When adjusting the outlet discharge angle and the air jet strength, the air barrier or air curtain can prevent against forced air movement like draughts and wind. When the velocity of incoming air exceeds the limit, the air curtain may become less efficient.
Pressure difference: It’s important to offset the pressure differences because it can impact the performance of air barriers. However, in some conditions such as clean zones, it’s essential to maintain a little pressure difference to avert particles coming in from outside.
Also, if your facility has negative air-pressure due to other means, such as poor HVAC systems or other ventilation units, this can greatly reduce air barriers performance.
Simply put, the efficiency of any air curtain depends on the adequate optimization of the following factors: airspeed, fan type, air volume, and turbulence of the jet.
5. The Expertise of Installation
A fully efficient and correctly installed air barrier system can pave the way for huge savings in the long run by reducing the air loss through open doors. Ergo, ensure the installation company has the required experience and expertise. Take some time to research thoroughly and peruse the various companies to find the one that has been proven to get the job done to your complete satisfaction.
With immense construction and installation experience, the NEX Industrial Team understands the importance of creating a safe and comfortable workplace while reducing energy costs to confirm your investment was made correctly. Right from identifying the appropriate air barrier solution for your requirements, to preventative maintenance, our team will be there 24/7 to assist you at every step.
Looking to install air barrier in GTA? Contact NEX Industrial team today for a quote!
In commercial settings such as facilities in the food industry, energy loss due to doors being left open for an extended period of time can lead to substantial energy costs, not to mention the time spent by workers when waiting for the door to open during each cycle, which could easily add up to become hours of productivity wasted.
High-speed commercial doors are dedicatedly designed to curtail the energy loss and the subsequent costs.
Here are five ways high-speed commercial doors can benefit you:
Reduced Noise Pollution
A high level of noise and air pollution are a common occurrence in industrial facilities. High-speed doors close quickly so other employees working within the same areas do not have to bear the loud sounds that may otherwise exert an effect on their hearing abilities while enhancing the quality of the environment for those working or staying in the vicinity. Moreover, when doors close quickly, contaminants, pests and vermin are less likely to enter the area.
Made to be extremely durable
Standard doors that are not designed to support your business’ volume, speed, or application, will show the signs of wear long before they should, which will cost you. When this is noticed may be the right time to switch to their high-speed counterparts. High-speed doors are built to be extremely durable, which means good value for your money. The only consideration is ensuring you get the correct type that maximizes your requirements and your investment for years to come.
Commercial or Industrial buildings with large doors or with a high volume of doors face the risk of losing way too much energy. High-speed doors, close as speeds up to 60” per second, giving little time for the cold air to escape, therefore you can expect to witness an increased level of energy efficiency and temperature control. Many operations managers are opting to install these doors at both entrances and interior sections to realize an additional layer of efficiency.
The significance of installing commercial high-speed doors to separate internal sections of a facility is also important and is multiplied in high-traffic doorways. Particularly in the food industry, as this will help control temperatures within each individual area and reduce the wear on motors and compressors in the fridge and freezer units.
Control the invasion of airborne debris
The benefit is more relevant than some may think, especially for a product or people who are highly susceptible to organic contaminants and other debris. When harmful particles manage to find their way in, the loss impact of the overall efficiencies and damages are unrecoverable; from employee sickness to spoiled product.
Enhanced comfort and security
If it’s a large building with a good number of employees, a drafty work environment due to poorly controlled temperature will feel uncomfortable, leaving a negative impact on workers and possibly their health. Any door which is open for extended periods leads to substantial temperature fluctuations. This is critically notable for individuals involved in food safety situations that require the security and temperature to be managed with extreme care.
In facilities with excessive traffic movement, be it forklifts, trucks or pedestrians, it can be an intimidating task for Operations Managers to maintain the closed-door environment. Such situations can be successfully overcome through high-speed doors that will help you achieve all the hygiene and energy control objectives of your organization. You can minimize the temperature and energy losses through doorways without compromising the ease of access and productivity.
Do you want to install high-speed doors in your facility in Etobicoke, but unsure how to get started?
NEX Industrial has the hands-on experience in installing commercial doors for a diverse array of applications. From identifying the right kind of door for your specific application to the final installation process, we’ll assist you throughout the way.
To learn more about our high-speed commercial doors installation, feel free to contact us or request for a quote!
Be it a shopping center, an industrial site or just an apartment complex, proper traffic control in parking areas has become a daunting task for all types of businesses. The building security is another very significant concern that demands careful consideration shouldered with protecting the property and building from unauthorized activities or illegal entry. An effective way to achieve this is to install high-quality barrier arms and gates, providing complete control over who enters or exits the facility. Should any unwanted visitor attempt to enter your property, they will find it difficult to do so in the presence of barrier arms installed at the entry points.
Mostly featuring automated operation, these barrier arms are a common sight in the parking spaces where drivers may have to pay a certain fee before they get inside to park their vehicle. Some advanced features such as sensors and cameras can also be integrated on to the barrier gates to heighten the security quotient. In certain cases, installing barrier gates can prove a more economical way to safeguard your property from unauthorized access in comparison to their counterparts such as sliding and swinging gates.
HySecurity Barrier Arms – Leading the way!
Nex Industrial has a complete range of HySecurity barrier arms that have been meticulously designed to surpass the most rigorous security requirements of commercial, industrial and government sites across the world. Keep reading to learn about a variety of barrier arms available, along with respective benefits and features:
StrongArm Traffic Barrier Arms
Ability to stop a 15,000lb truck travelling 50 mph. This is security!!
As the name itself suggests, this category of HySecurity barrier arm is difficult to match when it comes to quality, durability and performance. No matter the intensity of the application, this lineup is designed to survive the extreme weather elements. Made up of zinc plated steel, each arm is prime painted with a textured finish coat which is ultra-durable and exudes an appealing look. What’s more, each barrier arm has successfully passed a 1,000-hour spray test, which translates into an excellent resistance to abrasion. The availability of multiple configurations such as Strong Arm 36, 14F, 20, 28, 26, M50 etc. assures that you can always find something that befits your specific needs.
Electromechanical Barrier Systems with digital technology at the helm!
Featuring a built-in control unit along with inground loop detectors, MBAR/LBAR barrier system ensures an effortless control over the road access. Its modular design incorporates arm-lengths spanning 8 to 29 ft., and the obstacle detection functionality forces the aluminum arm to reverse upon contact. When in an idle condition, the system automatically switches to the standby mode which reduces the energy consumption. Another impressive addition is the optional UPS battery backup that keeps the system up and running in the event of power outages. The dual gate pairing design showcases its strength, and the digital motion control technology delivers a smooth movement throughout the full cycle.
WedgeSmart DC for low maintenance and high reliability!
An innovative electromechanical parking wedge with barrier arm, WedgeSmart DC is an ideal fit for highly demanding applications such as rental car, parking, valet, revenue control and anti-theft automatic gate operator requirements. Surface mounting enables easy and quick installation, whereas the intelligent charging system keeps track of the battery condition so that you don’t have to face the blackout situations. Uninterrupted power supply means your site will stay secure and in operation continuously. You can choose the desired length that perfectly adapts to your requirements.
To summarize it all, HySecurity barrier arms give you an improved degree of flexibility in the way and pace at which you wish or need to control the traffic, through options such as multiple sizes, controlled speeds and a wealth of security features. Besides being extremely affordable, they are easy to install and maintain, and can also be leased if you don’t want to purchase.