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IP69K Ratings and Applications for AC and DC Fans

August 31, 2020 by Orion Fans

Conformal coating technologies have enabled Orion to develop fans impervious to dust and water ingress, making them IP69K rating approved. These AC and DC fans are designed for applications that require wash down for sanitization.

The IP69K test specification was initially developed for vehicles, especially those that need regular intensive cleaning including garbage/recycling trucks, cement mixers, and agricultural vehicles that require cleaning for food safety reasons.

Because the IP69K rating provides protection against dust, high temperature, and high- pressure liquids, components rated to IP69K are ideal for use in applications that require wash down for sanitization. This includes applications like food & beverage processing, and equipment must withstand high temperature and high-pressure wash-down procedures with water and cleaning chemicals.

Orion Fans has introduced fans featuring IP69K ratings in both AC and DC versions and continues to expand product lines to feature this new protection level. This ensures that fans will continue to provide consistent reliable service over years of cleaning and exposure to harsh environments.