MK Plastics Blog

Founded in 1963, MK Plastics is a global leader in the production of corrosion resistant industrial and commercial blowers, fans, and ventilation systems. Patented in several countries, our products are AMCA Certified for Air and Sound Performance.
We offer the broadest and most complete line of quality industrial and commercial corrosion-resistant fans and blowers. Our innovative ventilation technologies are patented in several countries.

The Importance of Considering Seismic Control

Seismic codes are part of the International Building Code (IBC), which was created about 20 years ago. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, studies concluded that although buildings survived structurally, much of the MEP equipment (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) had failed. As a result, the buildings were rendered useless. Now,...
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An Overview of Dampers Offered at MK Plastics

We manufacture two types of dampers at MK Plastics: control dampers and automatic gravity dampers. Here's what you need to know about the functionality and usefulness of the dampers we offer.Control DampersControl dampers are used in buildings to regulate airflow in HVAC systems. They can be used in intake exhaust, or mixed air applica...
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The Increasing Importance of Sound Remediation

When I started in this business 20 years ago, noise wasn't really an issue. Now, it's becoming a more prevalent concern in our industry. In fact, the World Health Organization classifies noise as a type of pollution. The equipment that we provide institutions such as hospitals, universities, and pharmaceutical companies, must be as qui...
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Troubleshooting an Exhaust Fan System

When you're troubleshooting exhaust equipment (or any HVAC equipment), you really have to put your detective hat on. It can sometimes be a very complicated task to identify the category of the specific problem. Sometimes it's an easy fix, and sometimes it can be very complicated. There are even occasions when it's an issue that you'll ...
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Fans 101, Part 2: Centrifugal Fans

In Part 1 of this blog post, I talked about axial flow fans and how they propel air in an axial direction. This time, we'll investigate the second type of fan/wheel, called a centrifugal fan. Let's take a look at how centrifugal fans are different from axial fans.First, air enters the impeller axially. Then the air is accelerated by th...
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