Best Industrial Fans

Best Industrial Floor Fans (updated 2021)

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best industrial floor fans on the market. Sometimes references as drum fans, air circulators or big fans in general, these fans are suited for situations where you need lots of cooling power fast! Some examples are: warehouses, halls, malls, shops, greenhouses, function centres, garages, large living spaces, barns, factory floors and so on. We all know that air conditioning is not always available, but that doesn’t mean you have to swelter in this heat!

To summarize, below is a list of some of the best fans to keep you cool this summer, while not breaking the bank on an air-con budget! These fans have been selected for their raw output of air, and they’re some of the high velocity floor fans available. Pay attention to the size of these monsters, ranging from 20-30+ inches!

These industrial floor fans are also great if you've unfortunately experienced a flood or moisture in your space. Add some of these around the area, and their high throughput (cubic feet per minute, CFM), will get the moisture out in no time.

Lakewood 36-Inch Drum Industrial Floor Fan

Lakewood 36-Inch Industrial Grade Drum Fan

This is my personal favourite-looking fan on the best industrial floor fans page. The Lakewood LUF3602A-BM 36″ Shrouded Drum Fan with 36″ blade diameter is ideal for cooling and air circulation in a warehouse, gym, barn, or other large spaces. Metal shrouded design to withstand abuse and also help improve air velocity. Caster wheels and robust carry handle allow for easy portability. For raw output, this is one of the best industrial floor fans on the market. This design is specifically referenced as an industrial drum fan.

CFM: 13000🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

40"H x 40"W x 12"D

  • 3 Speed Settings
  • 1/2 Horsepower, 120V Direct Drive Motor
  • 36-Inch Diameter Blades Produce 13,000 CFM
  • Corrosion Resistant Coating
  • 6″ Wheels with Kick Plate for easy portability
  • Manufactured in the USA

Hurricane Pro High Velocity Metal Drum Fan

Hurricane Drum Fan - 24 Inch | Pro Series

CFM: 7700🔥🔥🔥

30.5"H x 30.5"W x 11.5"D

  • Made for big jobs
  • Ideal for home, greenhouses, garages, workshops and other areas that may need a heavy duty portable drum fan
  • Rugged all metal construction with black powder coated finish
  • 3 speed settings and adjustable tilt. Runs at an unbelievable 7700 CFM and 1400 RPM
  • Comes with a 6 foot 120 volt power cord

Air King 9130 30-Inch 1/4-Horsepower Industrial Pedestal Fan with 7,400-CFM

Air King 9130 30-Inch

The Air King 9130 30-Inch 1/4-Horsepower Industrial Grade Pedestal Fan is ideal for plants, warehouses, large offices and other industrial spaces that require powerful air circulation. The 9130 features a motor that is 3-speed, 120-volts, 1-phase, totally enclosed, ball bearing, permanently lubricated with a permanent split capacitor. This fan produces CFMs of 7,400, 6,360 and 4,980 (High, Medium, Low) and RPMs of 1,040, 902, 860 (High, Medium, Low). The 9130 comes with a rear mounted pull cord switch and a black, 10-foot, 3-conductor SJT type power cord. The Air King 9130 30-Inch 1/4-Horsepower Industrial Grade Pedestal Fan comes with a 1-year limited warranty. Ultimately this is a great fan for settings such as manufacturing plants and warehouses or more commercial setting such as offices, schools or hospitals.

CFM: 7400🔥🔥

90"H x 33.5"W x 29"D

  • 30-inch powder coated metal blade
  • 3-speed, 1/4-Horsepower, 120-volts, 1-phase, totally enclosed ball bearing motor
  • Rear mounted pull cord switch and a black, 10-foot, 3-conductor SJT type power cord
  • ETL and OSHA compliant and has been tested in accordance with AMCA standard 230.99
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
  • One of the best industrial exhaust fans for general areas and mobility

Air King 9230 High Velocity Pivoting Industrial Floor Fan

Air King 9230 Industrial Grade High Velocity Pivoting Floor Fan

The Air King 9230 Industrial Grade Floor Fan is used to cool and circulate air in industrial or commercial settings including, loading docks, warehouses, health clubs and other commercial spaces. Provided with wheels, this fan is for use on floors, making it suitable for areas such as offices and garages. The 9230 features a pivoting head for directional air flow. With a powerful motor and steel construction, this fan is the perfect cooling and air circulation solution for large spaces. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship.

CFM: 7400🔥🔥

35.5"H x 33.75"W x 12.25"D

  • 30-Inch powder coated metal blade
  • 3-speed, 1/4 HP, 120 V, 1 phase, totally enclosed ball bearing motor
  • Attached wheels for easy portability
  • ETL and OSHA compliant; Tested in accordance with AMCA standard 230.99
  • Rear mounted rotary switch and a black, 10-foot, 3-conductor SJT type power cord

DeWALT DXF-2490 High-Velocity Industrial Fan

DeWALT DXF-2490 High-Velocity Industrial Fan

CFM: 6500🔥🔥

30.12"H x 31.5"W x 15.35"D

  • 24 inches diameter, 3 speeds.
  • 12 foot long grounded power cord. Runs at 6500 CFM and 1050 RPM.
  • 360° adjustable tilt-able.
  • Built for easy transport.
  • Strong metal construction with aluminum blades.
  • A great limited warranty, typically longer than the other fans on here.

MaxxAir 24-Inch High Velocity Portable Industrial Air Fan

Maxx Air industrial Grade Air Circulator

The MaxxAir Tilt fan is perfect for all of your small and medium sized ventilation needs. It can be used in small workshops, garages and warehouse stations. This fan is also useful for drying carpet when tilted 180 degrees. Additionally, this 24 inch tilt fan has non-skid positioning legs, roll-around wheels for mobility and a rugged 22-gauge steel housing for durability, as well as OSHA compliant, powder-coated grilles.

CFM: 4000🔥

32"H x 30"W x 16"D

  • CFM-High 4000-Low 2800
  • Ideal for use in workshop, patio or basement
  • Tilts airflow a full 180-Degree
  • OSHA compliant rust resistant grille
  • 8-Feet power cord
  • CFM-High 4000-Low 2800
  • Ideal for use in workshop, patio or basement

Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator

Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator 24-Inch High Velocity Drum Fan

CFM: 4000🔥

24"H x 24"W x 9"D

  • Made with high quality, sturdy parts. Strong steel + rugged mount.
  • Tilting head (180 degrees).
  • Two speeds, 10 ft grounded power cord.
  • Powder coated, premium motors. Great for a patio, garage shop or any other similar application (gym, basement, factory floors, barns).
  • OSHA compliant shielding.
  • Great air mover

XPOWER X-41ATR 1/3 HP 3600 CFM Variable Speed Axial Air Mover

xpower industrial fan

The X-41ATR is the ultimate axial fan — packed with features such as variable speed control up to 3600 CFM, low 2.4 Amp draw, 3 hour timer, included 360° rotation rack/stand, and built in power outlets w/ circuit breaker to get a variety of jobs done. Use this high performance fan with its unique grill design to extend a powerful and focused stream of air up to 60’ in any direction. This axial fan features a sealed external induction rotor motor for maximum torque and protection from contaminants and water damage. Easily transportable, this unit’s super lightweight yet durable ABS injection molded housing is daisy-chainable and can be stacked up to 5 units high. Ducting hoses (16DH25 or 16DH15) and adapter kit (16DHK) are available separately for confined space ventilation. Above all, these fans are preferred for professionals of industries such as water damage restoration, construction, jan/san, and carpet cleaning.

CFM: 3600🔥

22.5"H x 21.9"W x 9.8"D

  • Powerful, extra quiet and energy efficient 1/3 HP External Rotor Induction Motor
  • 3600 CFM and low 2.8 Amp draw on its highest speed
  • Variable speed switch control, built-in dual outlets for daisy chain and 3-hour timer
  • Patented air fin guide for more focused and extended air stream range
  • ETL/CETL Safety Certified

Lasko 2265QM 20-Inch Max Performance High Velocity Floor & Wall Mount Fan

Lasko 2265QM  20″ High Velocity Quick Mount

Lasko’s #2265QM Max Performance 20-inch high velocity floor or wall mount fan converts easily from floor to wall use with the quick mount system. This industrial grade fan with tubular steel construction features metal blades to deliver maximum air movement three powerful speeds. Coming with a pivotable base, This fan can also pivot to direct air flow.

I've actually owned this one personally and say that it really blows (in a good way). Though I wouldn't recommend it in a small apartment on setting 3! 😂

CFM: 3460🔥

22.5"H x 24.75"W x 12.5"D

  • Metal fan blades deliver maximum air movement
  • 3 powerful speeds
  • Durable tubular steel construction
  • Pivots to direct air flow
  • Rubber pads protect surfaces
  • Built-in carry handle
  • Use as floor fan or wall-mount fan
  • Bracketed mounts easily to wall studs

Air King 9219 18-Inch Industrial Grade High Velocity Roll-About Stand with Fan

Air King 9219 18-Inch Industrial Grade High Velocity Fan

The Air King 9219 18-Inch Industrial Grade High Velocity Fan with roll-about stand is ideal for use in offices, stores, garages, warehouses and any other industrial or commercial space that needs powerful air circulation. The 18-inch, 3-blade fan is constructed of powder-coated steel for long-lasting durability and corrosion resistance. The rotary switch located on the back allows you to turn the fan on or off and change between (3) speeds. The single phase 1/6-horsepower, fully enclosed, permanently lubricated ball bearing motor with a split capacitor provides a quiet performance and produces powerful air flow. The Air King 9219 18-Inch Industrial Grade High Velocity Fan with roll-about stand features a handle for easy mobility and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

CFM: 3190🔥

48"H x 25"W x 24"D

  • 18-inch industrial grade roll-about stand with fan ideal for any industrial space that needs powerful air circulation
  • Constructed of powder-coated steel for long-lasting durability
  • 1/6-horsepower, fully enclosed, permanently lubricated motor
  • 9-foot, 3-conductor type SJT power cord
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
  • One of the best industrial floor fans for convenience