HCA Air Curtain

HCA Air Curtain
  • High velocity air curtains providing an invisible barrier between indoor and outdoor environments, reducing heating costs in winter and air conditioning costs in summer 
  • Electric heating elements help eliminate the ‘chill factor’ associated with a high velocity air stream
  • Ideally suited to stores with an open-door policy
  • Remote mounted control box allows air velocity and heat combination to be selected according to the application and conditions

Range & Prices

The prices shown are list prices and perfectly safe to use for budget purposes. Contact your electrical wholesaler for final prices.

Model Number Length (mm) kW List Price
    High Low  
HCA-09 1113 9.0 4.5 £1159.00
HCA-13  1621 13.5 6.75 £1430.00
HCA-18  2121 18.0 9.0 £1868.00
HCA air curtains reducing heating costs in a DIY store

HCA air curtains reducing heating costs in a DIY store

Controls

All HCA air curtains are supplied with a control box for remote mounting.
When required, a thermostat can be connected to the control box. The thermostat will control the heat output while the fan runs continuously

  Type Description Model List Price
  Thermostat Adjustable room thermostat RST2-IN  £74.00
 RST-TP Tamperproof room thermostat Thermostat Tamperproof room thermostat RST-TP  £80.00

How it Works

HCA high capacity air curtains are mounted above doorways and are designed to provide an invisible barrier between indoor and outdoor environments.  The HCA range is well suited to stores with an open door policy.  By creating this barrier, the HCA air curtain will help reduce heating costs in winter and air conditioning costs in summer, without impeding foot traffic. The HCA will also minimise the ingress of pollutants and insects

In cooler conditions, the ‘chill factor’ associated with a high velocity air stream can be uncomfortable.  The HCA air curtains are therefore fitted with electric heating elements which warm the airstream thereby offsetting the ‘chill factor’ and contributing to a building’s heating requirement.

HCA-airflow

An HCA Air Curtain reduces heating costs in Winter and air conditioning costs in Summer

Technical Specification

Colour White RAL9010 satin finish
Finish Epoxy polyester powder coating
Construction 1mm steel case
  Aluminium outlet grille
Heating Element Metal sheathed elements with spiral wound cooling fins
Built-in Control Components Factory installed 230V fused control circuit
  Factory installed contactors
Control Box Control box for remote mounting providing the following settings:
On/Off
Low air/No heat
High air/No heat
Low air/Low heat
High air/Low heat
High air/High heat
Overheat Protection Two ‘high’ and two ‘high-high’ over-temperature devices fitted
Installation Wall-mounted using the mounting plate provided or suspended from drop rods (4 x M6 threaded holes provided)
Recommended Mounting Height 2.5m to 4m
Maximum operating
ambient temperature
30°C
Guarantee 2 year

Performance Data

Model Voltage kW Airflow (m³/h) dB Estimate
at 3m*
    High Low High Low  
HCA-09 400/3N 9.0 4.5 1879 1444 66
HCA-13 400/3N 13.5 6.75 2617 2441 71
HCA-18 400/3N 18.0 9.0 4100 3834 68

* Noise levels are factory tested, not laboratory tested.

A pair of air curtains looking the part in a prestige London office building

A pair of air curtains looking the part in a prestige London office building

Physical Data

Model Dimensions (mm) Weight (kg)
  Length Depth Height  
HCA-09 1113 265 254 19.6
HCA-13 1621 265 254 25.4
HCA-18 2121 265 254 31.0
Air curtain looking the part in a prestige London office building

Air curtain looking the part in a prestige London office building

Selection

If you would like the experts at BN Thermic to select a suitable air curtain for your application, please click here to access our enquiry form.  Simply provide as much information as you have available and we will respond with a detailed proposal.

Enquiry Form

HCA air curtain suspended from drop rods

HCA air curtain suspended from drop rods

An HCA air curtain is designed for installation above doorways in commercial and industrial premises providing an invisible but effective barrier between internal and external environments.  When the correct air curtain is selected benefits will include the reduction of heating costs (winter), reduction in air conditioning costs (summer) as well as minimising the ingress of insects.

HCA air curtains are effective at mounting heights between 2.5m and 4m.  Ideally the selected air curtain should be longer than the width of the door.  Use the following table as a guide.

Model Number

Maximum Door Width

HCA-09

1.0m

HCA-13

1.5m

HCA-18

2.0m

Important Note: For an HCA air curtain to provide an effective air barrier, a high air velocity is required. The resulting noise output must be considered. For this reason, we do not recommend HCA air curtains for smaller shops or where people are working in close proximity to the entrance.

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