Not all Fire Rated Exhaust Fans are Created Equal
Life Safety Professionals work hard to develop and enforce building codes to eliminate or reduce potential threats. Nothing can be more frustrating and sometimes more costly than not having the correct product to comply with the building code for your project. You don’t want to be in the middle of an inspection and find out your exhaust fans will not pass.
Wood is a Combustible Material
When you’re building a multi family residential project using wood frame construction you’ll need to comply with stringent requirements to prevent the spread of fire. These are likely to include the use of fire rated products for ceiling penetrations such as bathroom exhaust fans. Air King Fire Rated Exhaust Fans have been tested and are UL Listed for use in wood frame construction and have been successfully tested by UL in more truss designs than any major manufacturer. You will see competitor certifications that will say “For use in any fire resistive Floor or Roof-Ceiling assembly”. That does not necessarily mean UL listed for wood frame construction. Wood construction is NOT fire resistive; wood is a combustible material that fire fighters usually consider fuel. The UL requirement for Listing in this case requires mounting and testing of the fan in each approved truss design above an actual fire. You know you have the right product for the application when the manufacturer provides the truss design numbers for which the product was tested. No design number – Not UL Listed for wood frame construction. Air King Fire Rated Exhaust Fans on the other hand are currently UL Listed for the greatest number of wood frame truss designs. Be sure you have the right product and save yourself a lot of time and trouble by starting with Air King.
This product meets the Made in America requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a manufactured Good. To download the Guidance PDF click here.
Excellent ASHRAE 62.2 solution (learn more)
ENERGY STAR® certified (learn more)
Can be used to comply with California Title 24 requirements (learn more)
Can be used to comply with the ventilation standards required by LEED for Homes (learn more)
Easily installs using the included adjustable hanging brackets.
Three part system that includes a Housing, Motor/Blade/Grill and Damper.
UL listed for installation over a tub or shower on a GFCI circuit.
4” metal duct collar with backdraft damper.
Side access panel allows you to wire the fan from inside or outside the housing.
Low profile and durable, all metal grill with a painted, white finish.
cULus Listed for the following Wood Frame Construction Truss Designs:
L501, L502, L503, L506, L507, L508, L512, L513, L514, L515, L516, L517, L519, L522, L523, L533, L537, L545, L581, L583
ETL Classified UL263/E119 for the following Wood Frame Construction Truss Designs:
L501, L502, L503, L506, L507, L508, L512, L513, L514, L515, L516, L517, L519, L521, L522, L523, L528, L530, L533, L537, L545, L546, L550, L562, L563, L570, L574, L579, L581, L583, L585, L586, M503, M530, M538, P522, P531, P538, P545, P552
HVI Certified performance.
|Specification Sheet Download||FRAK50S||FRAK80||FRAK90||FRAK100||FRAK100D||FRAKV|
|CFM @ .1 SP||50||80||90||100||100/50||30 – 100|
|CFM @ .25 SP (High-speed)||39||68||73||82||82||82|
|Sones @ .1 SP||0.6||1.0||1.5||2.0||2.0/0.8||<0.3 – 2.0|
|Sound Level||Very Quiet||Very Quiet||Quiet||Quiet||Very Quiet||Very Quiet|
|Maximum Fan Watts||16.0||28.1||26.0||27.5||27.5||27.5|
|Effective Ventilation Area||50 to 60 sq. ft.||80 to 100 sq. ft.||90 to 115 sq. ft.||100 to 125 sq. ft.||100 to 125 sq. ft.||30 to 125 sq. ft.|
|ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation||Whole House/ Local||Whole House/ Local||Local||Local||Whole House/ Local||Whole House/ Local|
|ENERGY STAR® certified||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Can be used to comply with California Title 24 requirements||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|CALGreen||Rooms other than bathrooms||Rooms other than bathrooms||Rooms other than bathrooms||Rooms other than bathrooms||Rooms other than bathrooms||Rooms other than bathrooms|
|Duct Size||4″ round||4″ round||4″ round||4″ round||4″ round||4″ round|
|Collar / Damper||Metal||Metal||Metal||Metal||Metal||Metal|
|Mounting||Hanger Bars||Hanger Bars||Hanger Bars||Hanger Bars||Hanger Bars||Hanger Bars|
Exhaust Fan Housing
Hanger Bars for Mounting
Damper and Duct Collar