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    Can an exhaust fan be used as an intake?

    Hi all.

    Can a fan such as the below be used as an intake, provided Its placed the right way (would also use ducts)
    Seems like so many more options on the exhaust side vs intakes.
    Application is for a wattage intense server room...

    https://www.industrialfansdirect.com...oducts/ce16-dv

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    Quote Originally Posted by urymoto View Post
    Hi all.

    Can a fan such as the below be used as an intake, provided Its placed the right way (would also use ducts)
    Seems like so many more options on the exhaust side vs intakes.
    Application is for a wattage intense server room...

    https://www.industrialfansdirect.com...oducts/ce16-dv
    Yes, in theory you could but you should be able to find something fairly easy it's actually designed for the intended application instead of trying to modify it.

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    Prop fans aren't usually chosen for any restrictions like ducts. In a case like that a centrifugal type or vane axial fan should be used.
    Fans used for exhaust don't have the impact on the space as much as a fan that blows into the space. The analogy is it's hard to suck out a match.
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    Many thanks

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