Industrial blowers are devices that deliver spot cooling and ventilation in various commercial and industrial complexes where industrial air conditioners are unfeasible. Industrial blowers are generally used to get rid of unclean air to keep a working environment as healthy as possible. However they are also used for drying, ventilation, and cooling, along with removing dust and air particles, gas exhausting, air inflation and vacuuming. Industrial blowers serve high volume, high static pressure applications and are ideal for various environments such as underground parking lots, storage facilities, factories, and gymnasiums, etc. These machines are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and constructions to fulfill the needs of almost any industrial and commercial application.
As in the case of general blowers or fans, industrial blowers have either axial or centrifugal flow. However, industrial blowers are available in a variety of types such as: duct blowers, roots blowers, ceiling ventilators, wall and panel mounts, pressure and volume blowers, freestanding and plenum blowers.
Duct blowers are meant for inline duct mounting through flanges or support braces, while roof blowers and wall and panel mounts are installed with mounting brackets. Pressure and volume blowers have a common mounting platform for the blower and its electric motor and are viewed within enclosures on standard factory floors. Freestanding and plenum blowers are portable, require no mounting and are suitable for commercial air-handling requirements.
Whether the air is being moved to clear it of toxic gases or it is being moved to provide cooling, a blower has to have enough power to perform its job properly. One thing that can interfere with the performance of an industrial blower is resistance. This resistance refers to anything that is impeding the free flow of the air. When choosing an industrial blower you have to understand what things may cause resistance and if the blower can overcome these items to effectively do its job. Because of this you will need to know the required airflow rate for your blower. You can use the manufacturer-supplied pressure/volume specifications to calculate which blower will create enough pressure to overcome any resistance in your system.