CFW Fans values its close association with the University of Cape Town (UCT) since 1970, where from humble beginnings, its first range of centrifugal fans was tested.

CFW has participated in various projects over the years where expertise has been shared to improve technology in industry and at the same time provided skills training for graduates. Graduates have spent time at CFW gaining practical experience, and some have completed the experimental component of their thesis with the support of CFW.

Above is a multi-stage contra-rotating axial flow fan unit which was donated to UCT Mechanical Engineering Department Fluids Laboratory to improve their wind tunnel capability and to assist their students' experimental project work.

CSIR - National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC)

Fan System Optimisation Training

CFW Fans has been privileged to participate in the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Improvement project in South Africa. Initial expertise and training was provided by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) using international trainers to promote awareness & knowledge around energy efficiency, and grow local capacity and trainers. Many of CFW staff members have benefited from participating in the IEE training courses jointly implemented by UNIDO and the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) hosted by the CSIR. CFW has been committed to the initiative and one of its senior technical representatives serves the program as the lead Fan System Optimisation Expert Level Trainer in South Africa, and as a co-trainer internationally in Fan System Optimisation.

CFW’s passion is made evident by substantial investment in R & D, using its test laboratory to continuously improve fan efficiencies. Fan retrofit technology provides customers with an opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their plants and meet their emission targets. Payback periods on these initiatives are often less than 24 months.

CFW is authorised to provide private Fan System Optimisation courses to industry and its customer using the UNIDO course material.