The History Behind Kelair Dampers
Kelair Products is a privately held company founded in 1987 by Jim Kelly, who had worked in the industry since 1973. In 2001, Shaun Kelly the second generation, took the helm and successfully grew Kelair. The company manufactured new types of dampers and accessories while adding loyal customers and Manufacturer’s reps In 2016, the assets of Kelair were acquired by Matot, Inc. a 130 year old, fourth generation, family business, specializing in dumbwaiters and related products for the elevator industry. Today, Kelair remains a privately held family business dedicated to serving our customers with manufacturing and engineering excellence
What this means to you, our customer, is unparalleled response to your delivery requirements. There is no “red tape” to cut through at Kelair Dampers. You will get immediate assistance, responses, and decisions throughout every phase of your order process, often unobtainable when dealing with multiple divisions of large corporations.
Because of the custom nature of our product, it is impossible to include information on every style damper and every available option. This web site is intended to serve as a general guide to our product offering and capabilities.
Our Manufacturer Sales Representatives across the country or our factory sales personnel will be pleased to discuss your specific application and available options with you.
More Products from Kelair Dampers
Butterfly dampers have the simplest design and the fastest turnaround. They are the economical choice for applications ranging from light duty to heavy duty and low temperature to high temperature.
Kelair's Louver Dampers are applicable for light duty industrial ventilation to heavy duty, high volume flow control and isolation applications. Parallel or opposed blade, outboard bearings and linkage, adjustable packing glands and double skin airfoil vanes are all standard on louver dampers from Kelair.
Slide Gate / Guillotine Dampers
These types of slide gate or gullotine dampers are used primarily as shut off devices. Kelair's rugged, heavy duty designs are available round or square with sizes from 4" up to 96" making them an ideal solution for industrial applications.
Diverter & Tee Dampers
Diverter Dampers also called Tee Dampers are used to redirect air stream (hot gas or otherwise) from one outlet to another. These types of dampers are widely used in incineration systems to divert process air and gas to the incinerator or by-pass to the atmosphere.
Kelair’s Refractory dampers are manufactured to withstand temperatures up to 1900 F in corrosive, particulate and/or process gas environments. Refractory dampers from Kelair help reduce heat loss to surroundings and provide erosion protection for the frame.
Inlet Vane Dampers
Inlet Vane Dampers work with fans and blowers to enhance their performance by controlling air volume and fan shut-off. They can be mounted to the fan inlet to conserve power at reduced airflow. These types of dampers reduce fan pressure without reducing speed. Kelair’s design boasts no external linkage, eliminating pinch points and damage to the assembly.
Kelair’s Backdraft dampers are engineered to allow airflow in one direction and prevent reverse airflow. They are typically wall or roof mounted and applied to mechanical HVAC ventilation systems. Backdraft dampers control airflow in ventilation systems either to modulate or to shut off moving air through a fan opening when it is turned off. Backdraft dampers can utilize pneumatic or electric actuators or be gravity controlled.
Stack Cap Dampers
Stack Cap Dampers or Stack Isolation Dampers both isolate the stack opening to prevent foreign material from entering when not in use and conserve warmth when the stack is shut down or during maintenance. Kelair’s Stack Cap dampers deliver accurate air flow and isolation at high temperatures and high volumes, reducing the stack effect when offline thereby protecting ductwork from the elements.