Mixed flow fans are referred to as fans in which air flows in both the radial and axial direction relative to the shaft. These fans develop higher pressures in comparison to axial fans. Mixed flow fans combine the features of centrifugal fans and axial fans and employ air movement techniques of both fans. The fans allow the air to enter through the inlet side, turning the air with an angle of 30 and 90 degrees. The fans then allow the air to dissipate in an axial route from the outlet side. Mixed flow fans are primarily designed for general industrial and HVAC applications, where a large amount of clean air is needed at low to moderate pressures. The fans have the ability to offer performance and efficiency equivalent to centrifugal fans.
The fans also offer space-saving advantages equivalent to axial-type fans. Mixed flow fans incorporate various features of axial and centrifugal flow into their design. Therefore, these fans are capable of generating higher pressure while still producing flow inline in comparison to ordinary axil fans. Mixed flow fans also demonstrate non-overloading characteristics, where fluctuations such as clogged filters do not result in fan stalling. These fans are capable of offering flexibility for meeting the application and performance requirements at higher efficiencies. These factors are projected to augment demand for mixed flow fans over the forecast period.
Mixed flow fans are capable of offering economy of operation with a broader and higher efficiency range. The lower operating speed of mixed flow fans for a given performance offers longer and more reliable operation.
An increase in the requirement for efficient fans for various industrial applications is further likely to enhance the demand and implementation of mixed-flow fans during the forecast period.
Mixed flow fans are gaining traction in various air supply, general, laboratory exhaust, and grease-laden exhaust applications in the HVAC industry, for both for variable and constant air volume systems. This, in turn, is expected to boost the mixed flow fans market in the coming years.
Furthermore, the ability of mixed-flow fans to offer increased efficiency and sound characteristics has led to their enhanced implementation in commercial buildings such as libraries, hospitals, theaters, and general offices.
The global mixed flow fans market can be segmented based on type, product, application, and region.
Based on type, the mixed flow fans market can be classified into low- pressure mixed flow and high-pressure mixed flow fans.
In terms of product, the market can be categorized into < 500 mm, 500-1000mm, and > 1000 mm.
In terms of application, the mixed flow fans market can be is categorized into residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The commercial segment can be divided into hospitals, libraries, and others. The commercial segment is projected to hold a major share in terms of revenue in the market over the forecast period. The industrial segment is expected to expand at a rapid growth rate over the forecast period. The projected growth is due to an increase in the implementation of mixed flow fans for achieving higher efficiency.
Based on the region, the mixed flow fans market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is projected to account for a major share of the market in terms of revenue over the forecast period. Europe is expected to be a major region of the mixed flow fans market in the coming years.
Prominent players operating in the global mixed flow fans market include Multi-Wing International, Aerovent, Twin City Fan, Continental Fan, Vent-Axia, Systemair AB, Howden Group, Fantech, VENTS, Greenheck, Johnson Controls, Inc., Strobicair, and Hurricane Fans.