Industrial blowers, sometimes called air movers, are a very important feature in production and manufacturing facilities. From ventilation to cooling, there are many applications of blowers in commercial workspaces. These devices boost airflow and remove contaminants in the air, offering a better, cleaner environment for the people working in them.
While it is common to hear the term blowers and fans used interchangeably, the two are not the same. Fans are electrical devices that move air. Blowers are a little more sophisticated and are used for channeling and directing air to a specific location. Blowers are also used for applications with more resistance. Learn more about industrial blowers and their benefits.
Industrial Blowers From Indventech
Indventech has low to medium pressure blowers made from cast aluminum and steel. Each blower fits into one of the following six categories:
- Direct Drive KE Radial Blade Blowers: This category of blowers is for environments where the air contains some materials, including everything from light particles to heavy, sticky materials. These models move air at medium to high pressure, and they stay clean while doing so with a self-cleaning cast aluminum wheel.
- Direct Drive PW Pressure Blowers: Facilities with small industrial exhaust systems use these blowers for both conveying and cooling purposes. They are available in five different sizes to suit your facility’s needs, and each model has a self-cleaning cast aluminum radial tip wheel.
- Belt Drive PWB Pressure Blowers: Pressure blowers are used for industrial applications for small exhaust systems and use high-pressure air for both conveying and cooling. This model has a max operating temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. The wheels are made with straight radial blades for cast aluminum for a self-cleaning feature on these models as well.
- Direct Drive Low-Pressure Cast Aluminum Blowers: These industrial blower fans are great for removing welding smoke and fumes as well as spot cooling on electronic equipment. They have a low volume at low static pressure, making them perfectly suitable for airstreams. This style meets AMCA type C spark-resistant requirements for added safety.
- Direct Drive Medium Pressure Cast Aluminum Blowers: These round blowers are for facilities that find themselves in situations requiring moderate cubic feet per minute movement against high static pressure systems. They are perfect for fume and vehicle exhaust in garages as well as fire departments. These blowers can be mounted on dust collectors and convey non-abrasive materials. They are a good air source for air knives and combustion air for gas burners.
- Corrosion Resistant Blowers: This category includes plastic and stainless steel blowers as well as corrosion-resistant accessories. These blowers are excellent for safely exhausting dangerous fumes in highly corrosive environments.
What Are Industrial Blowers?
As an essential part of any production or manufacturing operation, industrial blowers have a very important job. They increase airflow and help create positive air pressure. They drive a current of either gas or air from one point in one environment to another.
Commercial blowers have various applications and are used in a wide range of industries, such as:
- Food processing.
- Oil and gas.
As industrial blowers have evolved, they have become more specialized. Each model is developed for a specific function and effect. There are many types of blowers on the market today, and it is important to know what their different uses are. The following are common applications for commercial air movers:
The main purpose of a commercial blower is to increase airflow and remove material from the air, including:
- Particulate matter.
They are typically a permanent addition to a workspace or area to maintain a healthier and more productive environment.
When engineers developed industrial blowers during the first industrial revolution, people used these devices as air pumps for combustion engines. They were built with simple components including a motor, shaft and blades.
Since their design has evolved to accommodate a wider variety of uses and applications, industrial blowers are a bit more complicated now. Modern models create a steady, strong flow of air and are safer and easier to use than ever before.
Benefits of Industrial Air Movers
Industrial blowers have become a vital part of many commercial facility operations. Their functioning has tons of benefits, including the following:
- Healthy work conditions: Having an industrial blower can promote a cleaner environment with less dirt and contaminants in the air. They can help your facility meet the Occupational and Safety Health Administration’s requirements for worker safety.
- Adaptability: The large variety of industrial blower models available on the market right now means there are designs and styles to meet your facility’s specific needs. These air movers can also work in a variety of conditions to keep the airflow moving and improve ventilation.
- Durability: These blowers have to withstand harsh environments. Engineers have made models more durable to work efficiently in some of the toughest workspaces.
What to Look for in Industrial Air Blowers
If your facility is in need of a new commercial air mover, there are a few factors to keep in mind when searching for the right model. Consider the following:
- Location: The place of application is the most important factor to keep in mind when looking for a new mover. Certain blade types and designs work better in specific environments and locations.
- Blades: The blade type matters on an industrial air blower. Different blades work better in different settings so it is important to find a model that is right for your application. For example, some blades have self-cleaning properties and are great for dirty environments
- Airflow: Keep in mind the blower’s fan capacity as well. Make sure the model you are interested in has enough airflow to cover the area it needs to operate in, whether that is a duct pipe or a small room.
- Pressure: Pressure is also important to consider because some environments will have a lot of resistance to airflow and require an industrial high-pressure blower.
- Cost: Industrial blowers come in an array of prices. Between the design and technology, many factors contribute to the cost of a blower fan.
Learn More About How Indventech Can Help
Indventech has been helping customers with their industrial blower needs since 2009. If you are looking to add new air movers to your facility, our experts are here for you.
We have an extensive product catalog and industrial fan solutions to help you get exactly what you need. With individualized support from our experienced technicians, you can improve workspaces and boost efficiency.
Interested in learning more about our industrial blowers? Request a quote today!