Several Fans supplied by Elta Fans have been installed at Reid Kerr College in Renfrewshire, Scotland - but deliberately left partly exposed as practical visual aids for the teaching staff. The Kingswinford-based manufacturer supplied a total of ten units: three Jetflow SJs; two Quietflow SQTs and five Multiflow SMBs, for use within the ventilation system of the new-build project, a £4million, state-of-the-art Institute of Construction & Engineering (ICE), undertaken with the support of the Scottish Funding Council. The teaching facility, located at the College's main campus in Paisley, offers a range of courses to students.

Marking a growth in the area of renewables, Reid Kerr is at the forefront of this training provision in Scotland and the College now offers an increased programme that includes 'Construction & Built Environment', 'Engineering', 'Energy' and 'Utilities'. It boasts a modern environment and firstclass learning facilities and is one of the fastest-growing, further education institutions in Scotland. Specialist conditions in the ICE provide a realistic working environment to enhance the learning experience where students employ their practical skills to complement their theoretical knowledge.

Various working fans were left exposed and these are now in use for demonstration purposes on courses such as HNC Construction Management, Intermediate 2 Renewable Energy and Intermediate 2 Electrical Installation.

The range of Jetflow SJ, all metal, in-line centrifugal fans, is one of the most extensive on the market. It is designed to provide high-performance in medium-pressure extract or supply systems and is suited to residential, commercial and industrial applications. Quietflow SQT is the Elta range of acoustically treated, in-line centrifugal twin fans, manufactured in galvanised steel with a natural finish. Designed for internal mounting to overcome space restrictions in buildings with low ceiling voids, the compact units emit exceptionally low sound characteristics and so can be sited in close proximity to building occupants. Multiflow SMB is the range of square-cased, mixed-flow fans from Elta with a unique, adjustable-pitch impeller. It is suitable for extract or supply installations, mainly within ductwork for a range of industrial and commercial applications.

The fans were installed by Dalziel Services of Motherwell in Ayrshire, mechanical and electrical contractors who have recently completed projects for several clients from the education sector, undertaking new build and school refurbishment, extensions, college and university works and remedial works/testing. The units were provided through Elta fans' distributor Keets, the ventilation, cooling and bathroom suppliers from Glasgow - and the whole project was completed in August 2011.

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Elta Fans is part of the £85 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.