EMAIL: theteam@euramco.com      PHONE: +1 619. 670.9590

Blogs

Option I

Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

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 »

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 »

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 »

Preparing for the worst: How a community fire department upgrades its fleet when Amazon moves in

Challenges Community fire departments design their fleet capabilities to prepare for the normal response profile. In small suburban communities across the United States this is typically large amounts of residential mixed with small to medium commercial structures of less than 20,000 sq. ft.. When a mega warehouse, like those of e-commerce giant Amazon, moves into the community the fire department is faced with the major challenge of how to respond to a structure fire at an 800,000 sq. ft. commercial building— more than 300 times the size of the average residential home, and often with ceiling heights up to 40

Read More »

Fully Charged

Battery power comes to the Fire Service, but gaps still exist on the way to full adoption. For the better part of a decade, we’ve all become acutely aware that CO-emissions have been linked to increasing cancer rates among first responders. The combination of this realization and the advance of energy storage into the realm of affordability has allowed firefighting equipment and vehicle manufacturers to integrate lithium batteries into the tools and trucks that we rely on to get the job done. As more equipment types are made available with battery-electric power, a new challenge is on the horizon—charging these

Read More »

Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

Read More »

ECX Extension Cord – ATEX/IECX Certified Power Cables

Product: ECX Series Power Cables   The ATEX/IECEx certified ECX Series Power Cords from Euramco Group are designed to take a beating. Rated for Extra Hard Usage, the highly flexible H07RN-F cables are extremely high on impact, cutting, abrasion, oils, and most industrial chemicals. Their flexible jackets allow for easy installation and routing of the cable — even in extreme cold weather conditions.   Application: ECX Power Extension Cords are terminated with IP66 connectors, which are made of industrial grade polymers for stronger durability under harsh environments. They are totally sealed against dust and moisture ingress and protected against heavy

Read More »

High performance and Durable Handle for EX150Li

Euramco Group constantly strives to build the finest quality, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer extreme demands. Purpose built for firefighters RAMFAN EX150Li battery-powered fans, have an integrated handle providing superior mobility, comfort and reliability which is designed for heavy use on rough terrain. The fan and handle are designed and rigorously tested to pass the high performance and quality standards set by RAMFAN for over 50-years. The test including: – Handle In-out movement – Jumping and vibration – Rough terrain Learn more via the video… https://www.ramfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/handle-test-video.mp4

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 »

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 »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Option 2

Option 3

AirFlow

Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

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 »

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 »

AMCA

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 »

Confined Space

Preparing for the worst: How a community fire department upgrades its fleet when Amazon moves in

Challenges Community fire departments design their fleet capabilities to prepare for the normal response profile. In small suburban communities across the United States this is typically large amounts of residential mixed with small to medium commercial structures of less than 20,000 sq. ft.. When a mega warehouse, like those of e-commerce giant Amazon, moves into the community the fire department is faced with the major challenge of how to respond to a structure fire at an 800,000 sq. ft. commercial building— more than 300 times the size of the average residential home, and often with ceiling heights up to 40

Read More »

Fully Charged

Battery power comes to the Fire Service, but gaps still exist on the way to full adoption. For the better part of a decade, we’ve all become acutely aware that CO-emissions have been linked to increasing cancer rates among first responders. The combination of this realization and the advance of energy storage into the realm of affordability has allowed firefighting equipment and vehicle manufacturers to integrate lithium batteries into the tools and trucks that we rely on to get the job done. As more equipment types are made available with battery-electric power, a new challenge is on the horizon—charging these

Read More »

Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

Read More »

ECX Extension Cord – ATEX/IECX Certified Power Cables

Product: ECX Series Power Cables   The ATEX/IECEx certified ECX Series Power Cords from Euramco Group are designed to take a beating. Rated for Extra Hard Usage, the highly flexible H07RN-F cables are extremely high on impact, cutting, abrasion, oils, and most industrial chemicals. Their flexible jackets allow for easy installation and routing of the cable — even in extreme cold weather conditions.   Application: ECX Power Extension Cords are terminated with IP66 connectors, which are made of industrial grade polymers for stronger durability under harsh environments. They are totally sealed against dust and moisture ingress and protected against heavy

Read More »

High performance and Durable Handle for EX150Li

Euramco Group constantly strives to build the finest quality, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer extreme demands. Purpose built for firefighters RAMFAN EX150Li battery-powered fans, have an integrated handle providing superior mobility, comfort and reliability which is designed for heavy use on rough terrain. The fan and handle are designed and rigorously tested to pass the high performance and quality standards set by RAMFAN for over 50-years. The test including: – Handle In-out movement – Jumping and vibration – Rough terrain Learn more via the video… https://www.ramfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/handle-test-video.mp4

Read More »

Hazardous Location

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 »

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 »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »