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Elta Fans brings breath of fresh air to this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival

Elta Fans brings breath of fresh air to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival

Elta Fans has supplied one of their units to ventilate one of the main marquees at the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival.  The Kingswinford based manufacturer has supplied one of its Revolution SLC710 fans via its Edinburgh distributor, Systemair Fans & Spares ltd, to keep air constantly circulating throughout the whole marquee. The organisers’ objective was to create a cooling effect within the structure and hence a comfortable environment for everyone.

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival first began in 1983 and this year took place from 10-26 August. From humble beginnings, it has grown in both size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic public celebration of the written word.  Originally staged every two years, it is now a key event in the city’s annual ‘Festival’ season where authors and readers come together to discuss the day’s pressing literary issues and is enjoyed every year by thousands of people of all ages.  Throughout its 30 year history, the Book Festival’s home has been the beautiful and historic Charlotte Square Gardens, just a minute’s walk from the famous Princes Street.  Every year a tented village of marquees covers the leafy gardens to accommodate all the various discussion groups, meetings and events.

The SLC710 is just one model from Elta Fans ‘Revolution’ range of long cased axial fans.  Robust and heavy duty, they are housed in hot dipped steel casings, which are welded and then galvanised after fabrication to BS 729 for even greater strength and durability.  The casings have integral spun flanges to allow for a smooth flow of air.

The fans are fitted with adjustable pitch, aerofoil section bladed impellers made from high quality, pressure die cast aluminium. Fan hubs are also made of die cast aluminium. These high efficiency impellers make the fans an economical means of moving very high volumes of air at low to medium pressure.  The angle of pitch of the impeller can be adjusted on site. An industrial workhorse, this Elta model offers good performance, ease of installation and a full accessory range, together with corrosion resistance for a longer life.  All models are suitable for both internal and external use.

The Revolution SLC was thus a sensible and practical choice for preventing the build up of hot air within the marquee during any warm days of the 17 day event, or indeed to circulate any warmth generated in the event of a change in the weather!