Ventilation equipment for warehouses and distribution centers have evolved tremendously. Especially with warehouses being converted into fulfillment centers. Fulfillment centers present unique challenges for warehouses that typical industrial fans don’t solve.
Most warehouses are concerned about maintaining proper temperature. Fulfillment centers introduce a different set of concerns due to the inventory and equipment. Pair this with vehicles entering the building and now the indoor air quality is a concern.
Warehouse structures not only span a vast space but they have high ceilings. Heat is trapped around the ceiling and disrupts proper ventilation, regardless of the season. This article explains typical challenges ventilating warehouses, distribution & fulfillment centers and what warehouse ventilation systems are available.
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Warehouse Ventilation Challenges
Humidity may also be a concern for several reasons. Especially if there are large refrigerated storage areas in the warehouse. Humidity breeds mold and bacteria. Excessive humidity on the warehouse floor increases the chances of employee injury and a reduction in productivity. The built up condensation impacts the product’s quality, distribution equipment within the warehouse and increases the possibility of damage to the distribution center’s structure.