Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, has announced the redesign of its Auxiliary and Booster fan range. Developed in close collaboration with clients, the new designs aim to address both efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
The development of the new fan range concept began in early 2015. Following a lengthy global market study to gain an understanding of the market requirements, the range was defined in mid-2017, with the fabrication of the first units taking place shortly thereafter.
“The development of the Auxiliary and Booster fan range would not have been possible without the input of clients. This ensured that we focused on key market-driven requirements including energy efficiency, noise reduction, cost-effectiveness and turnaround time,” says Michael Minges, Technical Director at TLT-Turbo Africa, who headed up the fans’ designs.
TLT-Turbo started commissioning of the first iterations of the fan range towards the end of 2017 within the Sub-Saharan market through its Africa office. From there, they based the development of the various fan sizes of the new range on market interest. The fan designs and their performance validation was completed at the end of July 2019.
The fan range is being rolled out in phases. The preliminary testing at sites located in Sub-Saharan Africa has been launched successfully. The next phase is globalisation as the new range will be rolled out in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia. Following this, product supply and support will be extended to TLT-Turbo offices in South America and India. In the interim though, Minges says that these fans can be supplied to clients worldwide from TLT-Turbo Africa.
TLT-Turbo Africa has received a number of orders for these fans since the end of 2017. These orders include South African clients seeking a solution for deepening a gold mine and for Kamoa Copper in the DRC as an exclusive supplier. “The feedback that we have received thus far has been that the fans are meeting our and client expectations. I am proud to say that one EPC consultant used the phrase ‘superfan’ to describe the new range and indicated that he has not heard a fan of this size so quiet before,” says Minges commenting on the reception of the new range.
“The Auxiliary and Booster fan range was developed to enhance TLT-Turbo’s mining ventilation product portfolio. The product is based on historic innovative designs by the TLT-Turbo Africa R&D team. Continual product development and keeping up to date with the latest technologies is ingrained within the engineering teams of TLT-Turbo. Ensuring that innovations are market and client-driven with the end result being a benefit to the industry, puts us in the forefront of advancement in ventilation solutions,” Minges concludes.
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