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Hurricane natural vertical vane ventilation

Sydney Roofing Building Supplies

Hurricane natural vertical vane ventilation

Excluding GST $739.70 Excluding GST


For over 25 years, the Hurricane® range of vertical vane™ natural ventilation technology has been built to endure the tough conditions and operating environments. Edmonds ventilation products are designed, engineered and manufactured at its ISO9001 accredited facility in Seven Hills, Australia.

Hurricane was the original industrial ventilator to incorporate Edmond's patented vertical vane technology.

Edmonds designed a heavy duty bearing system to improve ventilator performance and durability in high wind speeds. This bearing system prevents ingress of fine dust particles and fumes from harsh environmental conditions.

Good air circulation promotes the exhaust of hot and stale air and can prevent humidity build up. A well designed ventilator must be weather proof to prevent water ingress into the building whilst maintaining its performance. Edmonds vertical vane Hurricane range of ventilator have been performance tested to Australian Standard AS4740: Performance of Natural Ventilators to determine flow rate capacities and been wind load tested to 195km/h and tested for rain penetration to Australian Standard AS2428.1: Dynamic Wind Load & Rain Penetration Testing.

Testing at University of Technology Sydney have shown an improved co-efficient of discharge (Cd) compared to similar sized traditional spherical vents.

In addition to the improved Cd performance, vertical vane technology have distinct benefits over traditional vents as they provide:

  • Improved torque at low wind speed
  • Better protection against rain - water ingress protected
  • Larger exhaust opening
  • Greater "sail" area to drive the turbine

Exported and used around the globe with varying conditions and applications, it has been used by some of the world’s largest corporations including:

  • General Electric (Canada, USA, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam)
  • Honda (India)
  • Toyota (Oman)
  • Umicore (Bulgaria)
  • Daewoo (Romania)
  • Qantas maintenance terminal (Australia)
  • Harvey Norman (Australia)

Hurricane are installed in over 300 schools and colleague roof throughout Australia.

Features and benefits

  • Specifically designed for commercial and industrial applications
  • Industrial strength ventilation systems designed to cool large open work environments from schools to warehouses and receiving docks
  • Improved co-efficient of discharge (Cd) compared to similar sized traditional spherical vents
  • Specially designed “Tandaco” double row bearing system for durability
  • Marine grade equivalent or better aluminium as standard
  • Lightweight design entails crane-life might not be necessary thus reducing overall installation cost
  • Variable pitch throat design can adapt to most roof angles
  • Higher flow coefficients than comparable sized traditional spherical vents
  • Design and tested to Australian Standards such as AS4740
  • Flexible design and product configurations
  • Special bases for roof slope and ridge, spigot and square to round designs
  • Manual and Electric dampers
  • Grilles and damper grills
  • Sparkguard to prevent ember from entering the building via ventilator
  • Short lead times on standard products
  • Available in diameters ranging from 100mm to 900mm
  • Mill finish or power coated option to match most Colorbond® colours

Edmonds offers a service to help select the right size, number, type of vents is specified according to AS4740.


Designed for commercial and industrial use, Hurricane have been used in the following applications:
  • Warehouse storage, Manufacturing, Factories: Light industries
  • Retail outlets and shops
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Commercial buildings, offices
  • Public, sporting, community and social Buildings
  • Power stations and substations
  • Water and sewerage – treatment plants, pipes and storage

A list of case studies is available.


  • Sparkguard
  • Special Bases
  • Dampers – electric and manual

Special variations for specific applications:

  • Fire-Rated (FR)option meets the fire resistant test to AS 1668.1-1998. The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings, Part 1: Fire and smoke control in mult-compartment buildings Section 4.8. Smoke-Spill fan
  • Bush Fire Rated (BFR)option for buildings in Bushfire Prone Vegetation Category 1 areas. It is designed to comply with the Deemed to Satisfy provisions of AS3959
  • Corrosion Resistant (S2)option for water reservoirs or oxidative or slightly acidic (non-caustic) environments
  • Heavy Industrial (HI)option with polyolefin coating for corrosive environments

Hurricane Specification

Roof mounted ventilators shall be Hurricane® 900mm ( or model H100, H150, H300,H400,H450,H500,H600,H700, or H800) vertical vane natural wind driven ventilator and shall be manufactured from standard aluminium, corrosion resistant marine grade aluminium or higher. The main bearing holder assembly shall be Glass Filled Nylon (PA6-GF30) and not be in the line of air flow. Ventilator tops shall be mill finished or powder coated with Colorbond® or as specified by the customer at time of confirmation. The ventilator shall be weather-tight under proper installation and normal operating conditions, and capable of withstanding a wind speed of 205.2km/hr. The ventilator shall be manufactured by CSR Edmonds® of New South Wales (1800 332 332) including applicable bases, dampers, fixings, trims, straps, flashings and other specified fittings manufactured by CSR Edmonds® as specified herein.