• May 28, 2024
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Industrial Fans & Blowers

Industrial fans and blowers are essential equipment across virtually all industrial process and plant ventilation applications. From ventilation to process control, industrial fans and blowers help improve production efficiency in numerous ways.

Centrifugal Fans & Blowers

The words “industrial blower” and “centrifugal fan” are used interchangeably and if you’re new to this world, knowing that helps eliminate possible confusion! So, what does a centrifugal fan do? It drives or draws air, gas, and raw materials through filtration & ventilation systems as well as many other process air applications. Manufacturing operations across industries depend on reliable fans and blowers to provide clean air, comply with pollution regulations, and move air and/or material through their facilities.

How Centrifugal Fans And Blowers Work

To determine the specific needs of our clients, a question we must ask is if their fan or blower is going to be used as a forced draft application or induced draft.

Forced Draft Pushing air through a system

Induced Draft Pulling air through a system with negative pressure at the fan inlet

This narrows down the options of which application we would recommend.

Another important question to narrow down the options is whether a customer is planning to use a direct-drive or a belt-drive motor-to-fan connection.

Direct-Drive Fan wheel is mounted directly on the motor shaft or through a direct-coupled connection to the fan shaft

Belt Driven Belts are used to connect the motor and fan shafts

Some of the applications requiring the use of industrial fans include:

  • Dust collection & filtration
  • Material handling
  • Curing ovens
  • Furnaces
  • Combustion air
  • Induced draft

The importance of industrial blowers in today’s industrial process cannot be overstated. From enhancing productivity and efficiency to ensuring safety in the work environment and meeting environmental standards, these machines play a vital role in virtually every facet of industry.

3B Air Systems partners with AirPro Fan & Blower Company to provide the most reliable fans and blowers in the industry.

High Temperature Plug Fans

High temperature plug fans circulate air at a low pressure for high temperature equipment applications such as industrial ovens and furnaces.

About the High Temperature Plug Fan

High temperature plug fans are specially designed to convey high-temperature process airstreams and can handle temperatures of up to 1800 degrees F. The fan typically mounts directly on the equipment with the fan wheel placed inside the hot enclosure. An insulated panel between the wheel and fan drive protects the motor from overheating.

If a fan or blower that is not properly designed for this purpose is used, it will catastrophically fail as the temperatures are above its rated design will cause a loss in both time and resources.

We offer plug fans designed for temperatures up to 1700°F with wheel designs that may be radial/ paddle wheel, backward inclined, or forward curved. Arrangements can be belt-drive or direct-drive, and the fan can be installed with or without a housing scroll.

This is another area that we work with AirPro Fan & Blower Company on to design, build, and install top-of-the-line plug fans for extreme temperature applications.

Heavy Duty Cooling Fans

Harsh industrial working environments like steel mills and foundries require heavy-duty cooling fans to cool workers, materials, and finished products. Without proper cooling, the industrial environment can become unbearable and dangerous to both people and equipment.

We partner with Penn Fan to provide heavy-duty cooling fans that are durable, safe, and effective for challenging operating environments. The fans can be mounted on floor stands (portable/stationary), beams/walls and in crane cabs.

If saving space is a necessity, wall and roof fans are also available for general ventilation for industrial and commercial applications.

Contact Us

Whether you are looking for a centrifugal fan to move air and/or particles through a system, a high-temperature plug fan for extreme temperatures, or a heavy duty cooling fan for a harsh environment, 3B Air Systems will work with our partners to design, build, and install your equipment. Contact us today and our engineers will be happy to help you find the best fan for your application.