Edmonds has launched the ecopower EP900, making it the most powerful hybrid ventilator of the entire ecopower range.

It has an exhaust capacity of 10,000 cubic metres per hour, a noise level of less that 50 dBA and its average power usage is 260 watts, reducing energy costs for buildings.

The ecopower range is capable of operating in natural mode, or in both natural and energy efficient mechanical modes simultaneously. In the powered mechanical mode, flow rates are three to five times higher than what is achieved in pure natural mode under normal ambient conditions. Operational costs are also up to 76 per cent lower than directly equivalent capacity mechanical fans.

The range incorporates the design of the Hurricane turbine ventilator in conjunction with the energy efficient Electronic Commutating (EC) motor technology.

"The latest EC motor technology has significant intelligent input capacity and is capable of programmable control using a temperature sensor, or even incorporation into building management systems. Other systems of digital control, such as gas concentration, can be used to activate mechanical mode," says Michael Nolan, product manager of Edmonds Ventilation.