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R. Williamson & Associates provides a complete line of the best industrial blowers, aka industrial blower fans, for both commercial & industrial applications. As official suppliers of industry leading blower manufacturers, you can trust in us to receive heavy-duty, top-quality, equipment that is guaranteed by best in its class warranties all while offering excellent customer support.
In this article we’ll be using the terms industrial blower, industrial blower fan, and centrifugal blower interchangeably since they are typically the same, it basically depends on the application.
Many blower fans fall under the classification of industrial blowers, industrial fan blower, industrial fans and industrial ventilation fans. They are typically the same, but the biggest difference when using any of these terms is what the purpose of the blower or for what application it will be used for.
Centrifugal blowers are the workhorse of the ventilation industry. They are among the most versatile and efficient air ventilation equipment. They are typically quiet and dependable. Centrifugal fans are designed to work in various working environments and for different applications as you will discover below.
Types of Blower Fans
There are various types of blower fans. Each type of ventilation blower is suitable for a specific operation. Unlike the more common axial blower, a centrifugal blower fan has many small blades attached to a ring, which forms an impeller. When the ring assembly rotates these little blades push air away from the center, and that creates a low-pressure area in the center.
Therefore, air is drawn into the impeller parallel to the axis of rotation. Once inside the wheel it turns 90 degrees and then shoots off the wheel in a 360 degree pattern (source).
How Do Exhaust & Blowers work?
R. Williamson & Associates and its partners have the knowledge and application experience with air ventilation applications to provide you with innovative, efficient and effective solutions for any of your air handling needs. Categorized by their airflow characteristics, the predominant categories for commercial and industrial blowers are centrifugal and axial flow.
Centrifugal directs the air at right angles to the airstream as it enters the inlet of the fan and is suited for handling materials in the airstream. Axial moves the air along the same axis as the airflow out the outlet of the fan and is applied when moving clean air.
Types of Blowers
Industrial Blowers are different from axial fans due to the way they move air. Centrifugal blowers are like industrial blowers because they have 1 of 7 types of wheels or blades that take in the air into the inlet of the blower housing section.
This is different from an axial or industrial axial because they use a propeller to bring in the air into its housing section.
With an industrial or centrifugal blower the air is sucked in through a wheel. It’s then dispersed at a 90 degree angle through the discharge encasement.
Axial fans release air in the same axial direction, that is, at 90 degrees through the encasement. To put it simply, fans move air with the use of propellers. Blowers move air using a wheel type design.
Blowers typically fall under the umbrella of industrial cooling fans, industrial exhaust fans, industrial fan blowers, industrial ventilation fans, and most commonly referred to as industrial fans. However, whatever a person calls them, they are essentially the same. The most important factor one must consider when talking about an industrial blower is what type of application it will be used for.
The aforementioned list of industrial equipment typically fall under the 2 main categories: Centrifugal or Axial.
Although the word industrial in regard to fan is used quite loosely, it’s meant to portray that the construction or build of the fan is made of more durable parts.
This is to allow the industrial blower to be used in heavy duty industrial operations. That is why industrial blowers use larger shafts, thicker material, better quality bearings that can stand the test of time. Perhaps most importantly, industrial blowers use corrosion resistant materials that can withstand high temperatures compared to your typical commercial heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) fans.
Types of Centrifugal Fans
Centrifugal Exhaust Blowers
These are just a few of the different types of industrial blowers we offer.
Depending on the application, we will help you choose the most effective, yet efficient blower to get the job accomplished.
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There are many other factors to consider when deciding which type of blower to install. However, fans have 2 main drive systems.
Direct drive blowers are more cost effective and usually used in smaller blowers. Using less parts makes them easy to assemble and repair, which in turn makes them easier to maintain.
Direct drive fans are more efficient since there is no drive loss.
Typically used in larger blowers because they offer more versatility when matching airflow requirements that have a variable pitch motor and pulley system.
Some belt drive systems have variable frequency, which makes them as versatile as direct drive blowers.
We are official distributors of the manufactures listed below. As official representatives, we’ll be happy to help explain the best industrial blower fan for your application. Contact us for a quote or any information regarding their products.
Industrial Blower Manufactures
Hartzell Air Movement
AirPro Fans & Blowers
We’ll be happy to help explain which model and make is best for your application.
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