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USM – Marine external louvre

External louvre for air intake and exhaust. Designed for marine and offshore applications. Prevents objects entering into the ductwork. A choice when droplet separation is not required.

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Overview

  • External louvre designed for both air intake and exhaust
  • The louvre effectively prevents rainwater, snow, leaves, animals, and other objects from entering the ductwork
  • Its performance is achieved through a unique front-edge blade profile and side grooves
  • Suitable for applications with medium and high airflow rates
  • The blades have a depth of 70 mm, are spaced 50 mm apart, and provide a 50% free opening

 

USM product options

  • Modular construction is available for larger sizes
  • A mesh fitted behind the louvre is available as an option
  • Non-standard dimensions and flange drilling are available as an option

Specification

The Halton USM marine external louvre can function as either a primary air intake device or an exhaust air diverter.
These louvres are commonly installed in engine/machine rooms and HVAC equipment rooms to facilitate air control.

Dimensions

General USM drawings

The USM louvres are manufactured for rectangular openings with widths (B) ranging from 150 to 1500 mm and heights (H) from 150 to 2400 mm, with a 1 mm division. Modular construction is available for larger sizes. Special flange configurations are available on request.

USM construction

Material and Finishing

PART MATERIAL FINISHING NOTE
Fixed blades Steel Painted* Blade material thickness 1.0 mm
Fixed blades Stainless steel
EN 1.4404
(AISI 316L)
Fixed blades Aluminium
EN AW 5754/
EN 6060
Painted*
Frame Steel Painted* Frame material thickness 3.0 mm as standard
Frame Stainless steel
EN 1.4404
(AISI 316L)
Frame Aluminium
EN AW 5754
Painted*
Mesh Stainless steel
EN 1.4404
(AISI 316L)
Mesh opening 12.7 mm

*Painted RAL9010, C3 as standard. C3 average service life 7-15 years. C5 with average service life of 15-25 years available as an option.

Function

Air is supplied or extracted through the horizontal blades. The design of the grille prevents rainwater from reaching the ductwork. The slot between the frame and the top blade is sealed, ensuring rainwater doesn’t enter the ductwork from above. Drops of water are collected in the grooves at the front edge of the blades, and water flows into the side grooves, where it is directed downward.

Traditional outdoor louvre

Rain falling on the vane flows downwards to the front edge of the vane. Drops formed at the edge fall onto the vane below and, upon contact with the vane surface, break into small droplets and spray that can be easily carried by the airflow through the louver. Water flowing along the wall onto the louver can penetrate the slot between the frame and the top vane unless the slot has been closed.

USM blade construction

The vanes of the USM louver are specifically designed to collect water droplets in grooves at the front edge of the vanes. Once the slot between the frame and the top vane is securely closed, water flowing down the wall will not enter the louver. The top vane guides the water to the side grooves, where it then flows downward alongside the airflow.

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