Industrial Blowers and Their Uses

What is the primary purpose of an industrial blower you may well ask. Well, similarly to industrial fans, the various different blowers available on the market ensure the provision of a steady gas or air flow when needed in industrial or mechanical processes, in a whole range of industries from transport to paper and pulp.

Various types of blower exist to serve their many varied applications. Anyone intending to rent or purchase a blower must first describe its use in detail to the salesman to avoid situations where an inappropriate device is bought and installed that could potentially even cause danger.

High Pressure Blowers

The name gives a lot away in this case. These are fans that can handle really heavy industrial applications where pressure is high, meaning the air is hot and heavy, and needs regular movement.

High pressure devices are often employed in grain handling processes, specifically conveying, drying and ventilating.

RPD Blowers

Rotary lobe, positive displacement or “Roots-type” blowers work by pumping a fluid with a pair of meshing lobes. During the process, fluid is trapped in pockets around the lobes and carried from the entrance point to the exhaust.

One of the most common uses of the RPD type is in vehicle engines. Another domain in which it is easy to come across the device is the gas industry. Here, roots blowers are used in reverse to assess the flow of gases in gas meters.

Interestingly, the sophisticated piece of machinery is also used in as narrow a niche as the assembling of civil defense sirens, in which they work to pump air to the chopper.

Submerged Blowers

What makes this type different is that they are fully submerged in the process cooling gas. This ensures contamination never takes place during the cooling process, and makes maintenance easier as, contrary to other types of the device, running seals aren’t used in the design and build.

The submerged version is often employed in the power industry with devices often in strategic use at nuclear power stations. They are often also used by industries that require the implementation and regular use of gas flow calibration loops.

Industrial blowers are a tool without which many industries wouldn’t be fully functionable. They serve an important purpose in most mechanical processes where an air flow is needed. As safety is paramount, this is a must needed investment for anyone looking to launch an industrial operation.

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