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Over 500 construction workers die every year because of long-term dust exposure

What's your ventilation strategy? 

Construction activities include common tasks like drilling, sanding, and grinding materials. The majority of which contain silica particles or produce other dust posing a risk to the human respiratory system. According to UK government agency, a number of construction workers die or are at risk of acquiring respiratory diseases due to long-term dust exposure.

Ventilation is the primary method used to extract hazardous dust and fumes from the workplace. It can provide consistent and adjustable air pressure and incorporate heating, cooling, and air purification functions for safe and comfortable working conditions.

Common problems Fanquip can solve:

  • Extreme weather temperatures
  • Silica dust, asbestos, and other air contaminants 
  • Uncomfortable working or living conditions. 
  • Hard to breathe stale and odourous air that can cause sickness.  
  • Fines or shutdown due to breaches in clean air regulations. 
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Case study: The west gate tunnel project

Fanquip installed 18 x motorised 1200mm Vertical Discharge Fans. These were supplied complete with Direct On Line (DOL) fan control cabinets. 


The West Gate Tunnel Project is a proposed freeway tunnel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The goal of this project is to relieve traffic congestion on the West Gate Bridge, create new links to the Port of Melbourne and support the travel needs of growing regional populations. Design & construction of the West Gate Freeway involves widening the freeway from 8 to 12 lanes between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road, as well as 2.8km eastbound tunnel and 4km westbound tunnel.  

Fanquip vertical discharge fans

Our Australian-made Vertical Discharge Ventilation Fans are heavy-duty and constructed with hot-dipped galvanised steel for ultimate longevity. Designed for vertical applications, our Discharge Roof Fans help to control humidity, heat, fumes etc by removing stifling air and airborne contaminants. Built to withstand all environmental conditions and fitted with weatherproof butterfly dampers.


Fanquip key product: 
Vertical Discharge Roof Fan

Designed to remove and dispense contaminated air from industrial processes which generate heat, steam, dust or other noxious emissions.


  • Butterfly damper to prevent rain ingress
  • GRP adjustable pitch blades
  • Hot dip galvanised casing
  • IP55 Motor
  • Vertical discharge of airflow

Vertical Discharge Roof Fan can help control humidity within a space by removing hot air as it rises to the ceiling, dust, steam, smoke or noxious gasses which need to be discharged high into the atmosphere rather than back onto the building roof. Fans are also available with the following options:

  • Aluminium adjustable pitch blades
  • Aluminium or stainless steel casings
  • Belt driven or bifurcated design
  • Hazardous location rated – Exe, Exd, ExnA, Extd
  • IP56 or IP66 motor
  • Smoke spill rated
  • Upstand for fan mounting

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Fanquip supplies a wide range of industries with ventilation, circulation, heating and cooling solutions. We pride ourselves in understanding our unique customer needs and will deliver tailored solutions to solve the concern in an efficient and cost-effective way.



For over 39 years, Fanquip has been providing quality industrial vent fans, warehouse fans, exhaust fans, heaters, and other types of ventilation solutions for our partners.


Our team

We have a dedicated and hardworking team, that delivers solutions all across Australia. We share our skills and expertise with our sister company, Minetek. This allows us to employ a larger team, with a wider range of specialised skills, from drafting to fitters, to electrical, mechanical and acoustic engineers.