Variable-Speed Electric Power Blower

Variable-Speed Electric Power Blower (VSR) Firefighting Equipment Tempest BlowersVariable-Speed Electric Power Blower (VSR) Firefighting Equipment Tempest Blowers

The VSR is the latest innovation in our variable speed electric delivers unmatched performance.

  • AIRFLEX COMPOSITION IMPELLER
    Uniquely designed impellers deliver maximum air volume (CFM), velocity and pressure from each Tempest Power Blower™. Every size and type of fan features a blade designed specifically for it to deliver the greatest performance possible. Composite blades are much safer than traditional metal blades as they are designed to disintegrate upon impact of any foreign objects. Metal blades may fragment when integrity is compromised, potentially causing severe injury.
  • WELDED STEEL ROLL CAGE FRAME
    Every bend and cross brace weld is structurally engineered to increase the blower frame’s strength to weight ratio by as much as 30%. Welds eliminate the need to continuously maintain/tighten nuts and bolts. Its roll cage design gives protection to all angles and sides of the shroud and motor.
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN
    Exclusive frame design makes it convenient to lift, carry and transport. Numerous points on the frame double as lifting/carrying handles. The design itself is the result of three decades of testing, research and experience to create the most ergonomic platform possible.
  • FOOT OPERATED TILT ADJUSTMENT
    No levers to set or knobs to tighten when setting the angle for PPV/PPA. Foot operated adjustment is quick, easy and secure. Allows for up to 5 (4 on 16” models) tilt positions: -5°, 0°, +5°, +10°, +15°.
  • GFCI/NEMA 4 VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE
    The VSR positive pressure ventilation fan bears our latest variable speed drive. This GFCI compatible, NEMA 4 rated control box is durable, reliable and easy to operate. The 0 – 100 Rheostat knob and On/Off toggle are all it takes to operate the unit quickly and effectively.
  • PERFORMANCE 2.0 HP MOTOR
    You don’t always have to sacrifice performance for the convenience of an electric powered positive pressure ventilation fan. Our latest Power BlowerTM, the VSR, is closing the CFM gap between gas and electric. Equipped with a massive 2.0 HP motor, paired with our signature blade and shroud design, the VSR delivers the absolute best in GFCI compatible performance. If you’re looking to go electric but don’t want to sacrifice airflow, the VSR PPV fan is the answer.
  • 8″ NON-PNEUMATIC WHEELS
    Extra wide 8″ off-road non-pneumatic tires are more durable and allow easy movement up and down stairs, over curbs and large diameter hoses, as well as through rough or muddy terrain. No brakes to forget to lock down or unlock. The PPV fan rests on firm, anti-vibration rubber feet for stability. “Walking” or movement of the fan while in operation is eliminated. Risk of getting clothing in the positive pressure fan’s blades while kneeling to set brake levers is eliminated. 16″ models are only available with 6″ non-pneumatic tires.
  • TURBO 2000 SHROUD
    By redesigning the inward curve and front of the shroud, the Turbo 2000 increases air velocity by up to 30%. The air hitting the ventilation opening is stronger and maintains PPV pressure farther downwind.
  • FLIP-UP/FOLD-DOWN HANDLE
    The exclusive full width handle design makes pushing or pulling the positive pressure ventilation fan to and from the ventilation site quick and easy. The handle quickly swings up to a comfortable height and automatically locks firmly into position. Unlatch and easily fold the handle down for storage at the PPV fan’s listed dimensions.
  • DUAL “WINNING STEP”
    No levers to set or knobs to tighten when setting the angle for PPV. Foot operated adjustment is quick, easy and secure. Dual step allows for adjustment with either foot. Four back and one forward tilt position.
  • SAFETY GRILLE
    Front and rear safety grilles feature a continuous spun wire body with eight tie point bars that also support the “Turbo 2000” shroud integrity. Meets strict European CE Safety Standards.
  • INFORMATION/SAFETY BAR
    Features a large section of durable, reflective material to dramatically increase visibility of the blower from front view and a full list of instructions on the back to allow for safe and effective use.

Features

  • Variable-Speed Electric Power Blower (VSR) Firefighting Equipment Tempest Blowers

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

The VSR is the latest innovation in our variable speed electric offering and delivers unmatched performance, bridging the gap between gas and electric airflow. All models feature a class leading 2.0 HP motor and simple to operate 0 to 100 variable speed control. NEMA-4 rated drive provides extra protection in wet environments. This fan will operate on GFCI protected circuits. Motors can be ordered in 110-120V/60Hz or 220-230V/50Hz. (110-120V part numbers shown; call for 220-230V part numbers)

DATA SHEET

TYPE Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan, Cone Air Flow (CAF)
BLADE 16″, 18″, 21″, or 24″ Diameter Assembly, AirFlex Fiberglass Reinforced Polyamide Blades
FRAME Rugged, Lightweight, Square-Steel Tubing with Powder-Coat Finish
SHROUD Turbo 2000 Design, Tapered Aluminum w/ Durable Powder-Coat Finish
WHEELS 16″ Models: 6″ Non-Pneumatic w/ Steel Hubs
18″, 21″ and 24″ Models: 8″ Non-Pneumatic w/ Steel Hubs
GRILLE Continuous Circular-Wound, External-Weld Steel Wire with 8 Tie Points for Additional Safety
Meets UL & European CE Safety Standards
MOTOR/DRIVE Direct-Drive Variable Speed 110-120V, 60Hz (220-230V, 50Hz Available) Electric Motor
GFCI CompatibleNEMA-4 Rated Drive
VIBRATION DAMPERNERS Steel-Reinforced Rubber and Welded Steel Spring Feet
TILT Foot-Operated Tilt Mechanism
16” Models: Four Position Tilt, +10°, +5°, 0°, -5°
18”, 21”, 24” Models: Five Position Tilt, +15°, +10°, +5°, 0°, -5°
Part No. Model No. Dia. HP CFM Dimensions (W” x D” x H”) Weight
910-1400 VS-16-R-1.5 16″ 2.0 11,551 21.00″ x 19.75″ x 23.00″ 98 lbs.
910-1420 VS-18-R-1.5 18″ 2.0 12,839 23.00″ x 21.00″ x 24.25″ 104 lbs.
910-1440 VS-21-R-1.5 21″ 2.0 14,836 26.00″ x 21.00″ x 26.25″ 108 lbs.
910-1460 VS-24-R-1.5 24″ 2.0 15,663 29.50″ x 21.00″ x 30.00″ 119 lbs.

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