What are The Industrial Blowers ?

Industrial blowers provide a large flow of air or gas to various processes of many industries. This is achieved by rotating a number of blades, connected to a hub and shaft, and driven by a motor or turbine. The flow rates of these fans range from approximately 200 to 2,000,000 cubic feet (5.7 to 57000 cubic meters) per minute. A blower also can be called as fan, operates where the resistance to the flow is primarily on the downstream side of the fan.

Industrial blowers are manufactured using a range of durable plastics and metals, or a combination of both materials. Blowers operating in corrosive environments are usually made of polypropylene because it provides greater structural integrity and corrosion resistance, and will never DE-laminate. Typical recommendations in the construction of industrial blowers are — fiberglass for temperatures above 220 degrees, and metal if pressure is above 10 w.g. (water gage).

There are many different types of blowers, including portable and mounted options, and inflation is just one common application. Industrial blowers are also commonly used for ventilation, to dry carpets, to circulate air in a workspace, for exhaust, cooling, and in HVAC blower systems.

Blower’s may be regulated by the size of the environment in which it is to be operated. For instance, some units are big enough to house both the fan and its power supply. Smaller, portable blowers are mainly used for cleanups and in spaces that require temporary circulation or air transfer.

If the industrial blower will be used to create suction, pressurization, cooling, combustion air, forced ventilation or general ventilation, then only the first seven conditions above need to be considered. After the first seven conditions are known, the blower selection will be based on the type of blower that is best suited by performance, design and features that best meet those conditions.

What do they do ?

Convey material in dust collector systems or loading to silos, trucks and railroad cars.

Combustion air for burners and industrial water heaters.

Cooling electrical equipment or parts from heat curing ovens and kilns.

Pressurizing cabinets, vaults or rooms.

Blow-off systems to remove moisture from parts prior to painting, coating or packing.

General ventilation of rooms or factories.

Providing suction or pressure for industrial process air flotation tables.

Drying ink on cans and bottles, silk screen and printing processes.

Food processing — for anything from general ventilation to dust collection to drying and cooling.

Circulating air in ovens and dryers to eliminate cold spots.

Forced ventilation of AC and DC motors, traction motors and electrical cabinets for heat removal that can create comfortable work spaces in most climate zones.