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Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

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BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

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AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

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AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

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How to Calculate Battery Power Tool Run Times – Understanding what’s inside a battery

Power = Watts Higher voltage means more power, right? Not quite… Power is measured in watts (W), and watts are calculated by multiplying voltage (V) by the current (amps, A). It’s possible to get the same power, for example, from an 18V battery and a 54V battery—but the 54V pack will do it with 2/3 less amps than its little brother. Runtime = Watt-hours Watt-hours (Wh) simply refers to how many watts a battery can put out for 1 hour. Just like power, watt-hours is calculated by multiplying voltage by the rated amp-hours (Ah) of the pack. This will be

Read More »

BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

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RAMFAN’s Germany team attended the Fire Expo Münster!

RAMFAN’s Germany team attended the Fire Expo Münster, where firefighters from around the region saw the new family of the world’s most powerful battery-operated PPV fans – the EX50Li & EX150Li battery fans The latest technical developments as well as the most modern firefighting equipment was showcased at the expedition, including vehicle equipment, rescue technology, extinguishing water systems and firefighting tools.  Visitors also participated in lectures by renowned industry lecturers, as well as, on-site product demonstrations. Robert Laschet, RAMFAN’s Germany Manager, said “Attendees were very impressed with the power of the EX150Li and could not believe how powerful a battery fan could be. And, many said the EX150Li could replace their AC & gas-powered fans”        

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VENARI GROUP JOINS THE RAMFAN FAMILY AND WINS GX-350 TENDER IN ENGLAND

Global firefighting equipment manufacturer, Euramco, has announced a partnership with Venari Group – a specialist emergency vehicle manufacturer – to supply its RAMFAN turbo ventilation technology into the UK’s firefighting sector “Our first competitive trial of the world-class range of RAMFAN positive pressure ventilators has highlighted its excellence in front line capability.  We’re thrilled to be supplying and supporting the incredible Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service with the fantastic GX350 following successful trial and tender” commented by Venari Group CEO, Oliver North. Speaking of the new partnership, Mr. North, stated: “After operating in the emergency services vehicle and equipment market for over 15

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Wolf Safety Named Exclusive UK Distributor for Euramco Group

Euramco Group and Wolf Safety Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Partner Success San Diego, CA — Euramco Group has appointed Wolf Safety Lamp Company (Wolf), the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary hazardous area lighting, as exclusive distributor of RAMFAN™ brand hazardous location portable ventilators throughout the United Kingdom. Since 1912, Wolf Safety Lamp has been a pioneer and grown to become the preeminent manufacturer of hazardous area lighting. With such a storied history, well-known brand, a diverse product range, and deep experience in the market, Wolf is well positioned to actively sell and service RAMFAN™ brand hazardous area

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Education by RAMFAN

Euramco Group and RAMFAN Introduce: Education by RAMFAN Ventilation in firefighting is a very important and effective tactic. Euramco Group is launching an educational program called, “Education by RAMFAN.” This program will help to facilitate knowledge specifically about ventilation tactics and new technology through an operational manual and field guides. Operational Ventilation by Ronan Vinay is a manual dedicated to different types of ventilation used in, not only firefighting, but with the US Navy, workers in confined spaces, hazardous locations, and more. Operational Ventilation is an easy-to-read guide consisting of over 150 pages of different ventilation tactics comprised of professional firefighters, renowned

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American Airlines Fuel Tank Maintenance

The Challenge: Protect maintenance personnel from the hazardous environment of the airplane fuel tank entry and improve turnaround time efficiency of the fleet. Existing ventilation products did not perform at levels to optimize turnaround schedules. Background A large percentage of the work involved in proper inspecting and maintaining aircraft fuel tanks and their associated systems must be done in the interior of the tanks. Performing the necessary tasks requires inspection and maintenance personnel to physically enter the tank, where many environmental hazards exist. These potential hazards include; fire and explosion, toxic and irritating chemicals, oxygen deficiency, and the confined nature of

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Confined Space: The Rescue

Fire departments across the nation are now providing an all-hazards response capability. This all-hazard scope of services typically includes some type of technical rescue delivery. One of the most common technical rescues is confined space rescue. Confined space rescue is a high-risk low-frequency event. These events can challenge the most experience fire and rescue, professionals. So, what can we do to remain safe and operate efficiently in these environments? This article discusses personal protective equipment (PPE), and tips for rescuers that can serve as a starting point to a successful rescue entry. While PPE will vary based on the number

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PPE for Confined Spaces and Hazardous Locations

Workers in confined spaces always need to be aware of their health. Personal Protective Equipment is (PPE) is essential when entering a confined space. Just the simplest piece of safety gear can save your life. Here’s a list of PPE that workers should always be outfitted in: Head Protection The hard hat is a piece of safety garb that comes to mind first. You see them every day on construction and road workers. Hard hats will protect you from physical hazards, such as falling objects. It’s always important to find the right fit and to continually inspect them for damages

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Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

Read More »

How to Calculate Battery Power Tool Run Times – Understanding what’s inside a battery

Power = Watts Higher voltage means more power, right? Not quite… Power is measured in watts (W), and watts are calculated by multiplying voltage (V) by the current (amps, A). It’s possible to get the same power, for example, from an 18V battery and a 54V battery—but the 54V pack will do it with 2/3 less amps than its little brother. Runtime = Watt-hours Watt-hours (Wh) simply refers to how many watts a battery can put out for 1 hour. Just like power, watt-hours is calculated by multiplying voltage by the rated amp-hours (Ah) of the pack. This will be

Read More »

BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

Read More »

Zero Downtime Package

ALWAYS READY As the fire service continues to adopt battery-powered equipment in the form of flashlights, radios, and now rescue tools and fans, departments must follow recommended manufacture procedures to charge/maintain these batteries so that the equipment is “always ready”. Today’s most modern fire fighting equipment is almost exclusively powered by Lithium-Ion batteries. Properly charging a Lithium-Ion battery takes approximately 4 hours, from 0% – 100% charge. Many stations will roll on a call every hour or even more frequently, which does not allow for full charge of batteries, not exactly ideal for a first-responder. RAMFAN’s Zero Downtime package was

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Take a Look at the EX50Li from FDIC 2018

https://www.ramfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FDIC_2018_RAMFAN.mp4 Last year, at FDIC, RAMFAN showed the EX50Li and its wheel kit—a ventilation fan with swappable Li-ion battery packs PLUS an easy-to-use wheel-kit to help make tough situations easier for the user. What will RAMFAN impress us with this year? You can find us at booths, #3121 and #3017 at FDIC International 2019 to see what is new!

Read More »

Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

Read More »

How to Calculate Battery Power Tool Run Times – Understanding what’s inside a battery

Power = Watts Higher voltage means more power, right? Not quite… Power is measured in watts (W), and watts are calculated by multiplying voltage (V) by the current (amps, A). It’s possible to get the same power, for example, from an 18V battery and a 54V battery—but the 54V pack will do it with 2/3 less amps than its little brother. Runtime = Watt-hours Watt-hours (Wh) simply refers to how many watts a battery can put out for 1 hour. Just like power, watt-hours is calculated by multiplying voltage by the rated amp-hours (Ah) of the pack. This will be

Read More »

Education by RAMFAN

Euramco Group and RAMFAN Introduce: Education by RAMFAN Ventilation in firefighting is a very important and effective tactic. Euramco Group is launching an educational program called, “Education by RAMFAN.” This program will help to facilitate knowledge specifically about ventilation tactics and new technology through an operational manual and field guides. Operational Ventilation by Ronan Vinay is a manual dedicated to different types of ventilation used in, not only firefighting, but with the US Navy, workers in confined spaces, hazardous locations, and more. Operational Ventilation is an easy-to-read guide consisting of over 150 pages of different ventilation tactics comprised of professional firefighters, renowned

Read More »

American Airlines Fuel Tank Maintenance

The Challenge: Protect maintenance personnel from the hazardous environment of the airplane fuel tank entry and improve turnaround time efficiency of the fleet. Existing ventilation products did not perform at levels to optimize turnaround schedules. Background A large percentage of the work involved in proper inspecting and maintaining aircraft fuel tanks and their associated systems must be done in the interior of the tanks. Performing the necessary tasks requires inspection and maintenance personnel to physically enter the tank, where many environmental hazards exist. These potential hazards include; fire and explosion, toxic and irritating chemicals, oxygen deficiency, and the confined nature of

Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Lithium-ion Batteries

The Lithium-ion battery is one of the most efficient batteries in the world. Many of the products we have come to rely on use Li-ion batteries. From our smartphones to our laptops to even industrial power tools, the Li-ion battery allows these products and more to last longer. It is important to educate ourselves about these products and their safety. Within the past few years, there have been reports of products that include the failure of the Li-ion battery. The battery resulted in over-heating, catching fire, and in some incidents, it exploded. Naturally, these incidents raised eyebrows. But, it is important

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RAMFAN’s Germany team attended the Fire Expo Münster!

RAMFAN’s Germany team attended the Fire Expo Münster, where firefighters from around the region saw the new family of the world’s most powerful battery-operated PPV fans – the EX50Li & EX150Li battery fans The latest technical developments as well as the most modern firefighting equipment was showcased at the expedition, including vehicle equipment, rescue technology, extinguishing water systems and firefighting tools.  Visitors also participated in lectures by renowned industry lecturers, as well as, on-site product demonstrations. Robert Laschet, RAMFAN’s Germany Manager, said “Attendees were very impressed with the power of the EX150Li and could not believe how powerful a battery fan could be. And, many said the EX150Li could replace their AC & gas-powered fans”        

Read More »

VENARI GROUP JOINS THE RAMFAN FAMILY AND WINS GX-350 TENDER IN ENGLAND

Global firefighting equipment manufacturer, Euramco, has announced a partnership with Venari Group – a specialist emergency vehicle manufacturer – to supply its RAMFAN turbo ventilation technology into the UK’s firefighting sector “Our first competitive trial of the world-class range of RAMFAN positive pressure ventilators has highlighted its excellence in front line capability.  We’re thrilled to be supplying and supporting the incredible Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service with the fantastic GX350 following successful trial and tender” commented by Venari Group CEO, Oliver North. Speaking of the new partnership, Mr. North, stated: “After operating in the emergency services vehicle and equipment market for over 15

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Euramco Group’s new Singapore Distribution & Service Center opens to serve APAC and China regions

Growing demand for premium high-quality ventilation and pumping products, for firefighting and industrial markets, has continued to rapidly grow in these regions. To better serve the needs of our customers, the new distribution & service center will provide higher levels of product inventory, large stock of parts and accessories, reduction of product delivery times and enhanced product service and maintenance capabilities. Our global supply-chain team and infrastructure continues to add new technical and staffing capabilities to meet customer demand, which is now integrated into the Singapore operation, serving our regional dealer network and end-user customer communities. Customers will now have

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Euramco partners with Venari to drive Ramfan firefighting technology into UK

Global firefighting equipment manufacturer, Euramco, has today, Friday 29th May, announced a partnership with Venari Group – a specialist emergency vehicle manufacturer – to supply its RAMFAN turbo ventilation technology into the UK’s firefighting sector. RAMFAN – a brand of California-headquartered Euramco Group, a company that has been on the cutting edge of ventilation technology within the fire, industrial and defense industries for over 30 years, manufacturing market-leading PPV fans, smoke ejectors and blowers which are able to assist fire brigades with frontline firefighting. The RAMFAN brand joins Venari’s rapidly-evolving firefighting equipment range Speaking of the new partnership, Venari Group CEO,

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Zero Downtime Package

ALWAYS READY As the fire service continues to adopt battery-powered equipment in the form of flashlights, radios, and now rescue tools and fans, departments must follow recommended manufacture procedures to charge/maintain these batteries so that the equipment is “always ready”. Today’s most modern fire fighting equipment is almost exclusively powered by Lithium-Ion batteries. Properly charging a Lithium-Ion battery takes approximately 4 hours, from 0% – 100% charge. Many stations will roll on a call every hour or even more frequently, which does not allow for full charge of batteries, not exactly ideal for a first-responder. RAMFAN’s Zero Downtime package was

Read More »

Wolf Safety Named Exclusive UK Distributor for Euramco Group

Euramco Group and Wolf Safety Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Partner Success San Diego, CA — Euramco Group has appointed Wolf Safety Lamp Company (Wolf), the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary hazardous area lighting, as exclusive distributor of RAMFAN™ brand hazardous location portable ventilators throughout the United Kingdom. Since 1912, Wolf Safety Lamp has been a pioneer and grown to become the preeminent manufacturer of hazardous area lighting. With such a storied history, well-known brand, a diverse product range, and deep experience in the market, Wolf is well positioned to actively sell and service RAMFAN™ brand hazardous area

Read More »

Education by RAMFAN

Euramco Group and RAMFAN Introduce: Education by RAMFAN Ventilation in firefighting is a very important and effective tactic. Euramco Group is launching an educational program called, “Education by RAMFAN.” This program will help to facilitate knowledge specifically about ventilation tactics and new technology through an operational manual and field guides. Operational Ventilation by Ronan Vinay is a manual dedicated to different types of ventilation used in, not only firefighting, but with the US Navy, workers in confined spaces, hazardous locations, and more. Operational Ventilation is an easy-to-read guide consisting of over 150 pages of different ventilation tactics comprised of professional firefighters, renowned

Read More »

RAMFAN Introduces the EL6015 Wheel-Kit

RAMFAN’s EL6015 Wheel-Kit is finally here. Instead of putting a strain on your back by carrying the fans up flights of stairs, this wheel-kit will allow firefighters to pull the fan step-by-step in a fast, efficient order. The tough rub rails will protect against stairs and curbs, which makes the pull of the fan a smoother journey. Like the EX50Li, it is designed to help prevent the risk of back injury, which helps protect the overall health of firefighters. The EL6015 wheel-kit is lightweight and easy to install. It’s removable, which increases its transportation flexibility. The EL6015 weighs 5 lbs.

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The EX500/EX520 Models Now Include LED Lights

RAMFAN announces its latest feature to the EX500 and EX520 models: LED lights. Like the EX50Li battery operated PPV fans, the EX500 and EX520 electric operated PPV fans will come equipped with four high-intensity LED lights, which will allow these fans to function during low-visibility and nighttime operations. The dimensions of the EX500 and EX520 models will remain the same, no loose accessories will be added, but the addition of 400 lumens of high-intensity floodlighting will make these two models more efficient. Also included are an On/Off toggle integrated into the control panel, and the lighting and control panel meets

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XFDirect is Set to Launch in East Asia

Euramco Group and bloom.CAPITAL Launch the XFDirect Independent Service Network in East Asia Euramco Group has partnered with bloom.CAPITAL to launch XFDirect—an independent network of firefighting vehicle and equipment service shops throughout mainland China. XFDirect, over the past 12 months, has completed pilot testing and has now formally launched operations of its mobile application-based case management software for users to quickly create service cases from their mobile device for their out of service equipment, in their own language, which instantly connects to well-equipped, OEM-trained service teams for fast response. XFDirect’s combination of mobile app interface with brick-and-mortar service capabilities, in

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Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

Read More »

How to Calculate Battery Power Tool Run Times – Understanding what’s inside a battery

Power = Watts Higher voltage means more power, right? Not quite… Power is measured in watts (W), and watts are calculated by multiplying voltage (V) by the current (amps, A). It’s possible to get the same power, for example, from an 18V battery and a 54V battery—but the 54V pack will do it with 2/3 less amps than its little brother. Runtime = Watt-hours Watt-hours (Wh) simply refers to how many watts a battery can put out for 1 hour. Just like power, watt-hours is calculated by multiplying voltage by the rated amp-hours (Ah) of the pack. This will be

Read More »

BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

Read More »

AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

Wolf Safety Named Exclusive UK Distributor for Euramco Group

Euramco Group and Wolf Safety Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Partner Success San Diego, CA — Euramco Group has appointed Wolf Safety Lamp Company (Wolf), the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary hazardous area lighting, as exclusive distributor of RAMFAN™ brand hazardous location portable ventilators throughout the United Kingdom. Since 1912, Wolf Safety Lamp has been a pioneer and grown to become the preeminent manufacturer of hazardous area lighting. With such a storied history, well-known brand, a diverse product range, and deep experience in the market, Wolf is well positioned to actively sell and service RAMFAN™ brand hazardous area

Read More »

Take a Look at the EX50Li from FDIC 2018

https://www.ramfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FDIC_2018_RAMFAN.mp4 Last year, at FDIC, RAMFAN showed the EX50Li and its wheel kit—a ventilation fan with swappable Li-ion battery packs PLUS an easy-to-use wheel-kit to help make tough situations easier for the user. What will RAMFAN impress us with this year? You can find us at booths, #3121 and #3017 at FDIC International 2019 to see what is new!

Read More »