Description   Industrial fans and blowers are commonly known to be used to provide personnel and spot cooling in industrial and commercial buildings where air conditioning is not feasible or is too costly.   Circulating fans can also be the solution to problems such as heat stratification, dampness, and general air stagnation. They can provide general ventilation in heavy-duty commercial and industrial applications including factories, warehouses, gymnasiums,...
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We asked our users for their input on Fans and Blowers (industrial). Here are the results of 219 users familiar with Fans and Blowers (industrial).

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

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Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial fan or industrial blower design?
35 answers
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Negative Pressure Ventilation system, The theory of air exchange and air distribution remove odor and stagnant air out of the house, and hung in windows or doorways to brings fresh air in. The speed of air flow per second, number of air change per hour, the amount of fresh air to be brought in can be accurately controlled. Application Applicable to any place, especially one with poor ventilation that generates heat, waste gas, soot and dust easily, which can achieve at least 95% improvement.
~Lain Lion, Design Engineer, Taiwan
Less fan power consumption ( high efficiency electric motors) Size and weight Capacity of installing adequate air filters Noise reduction
~Claude W, Project Manager, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I believe that motor winding innovations would be about the most significant change, but have yet to see it in most units.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastanollee, GA
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From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial fans or industrial blowers?
26 answers
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I have not seen a company that is doing a great job. Rosenberg and Exhausto have a few interesting technologies. I have not seen one American company doing anything innovative.
~Builder/Contractor, New York, NY
I like Hartzel Fans and Tuthill Blowers
~Marketing/Sales, North Little Rock, AR
Chicago blower, Robinson fan, New York Blower
~Fred Lee, General Management, Taipei, Taiwan
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Applications and UseTop

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What are some of the applications you have used an industrial fan or industrial blower for?
54 answers
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Hot Air/ Hot gas suction fan up to 700 Deg C Suction fan for hot gas / hot air application Cold air high pressure application Twin blade high pressure combustion airfan Low pressure cold air fan
~Kalyan S, Engineering Consultant, Kolkata, India
Air knives for water removal after chiller spray. Blowers for floor drying after applied finishes. Fans for material cooling on extrusion equipment. Fans for cooling equipment enclosures.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastanollee, GA
I've sold industrial fans for the purpose of reducing humidity and circulating stagnant air in dist. centers, block manufacturing plants and food processing plants.
~Bryan R, Sales Supervisor, Fontana, CA
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Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that an industrial fan or industrial blower has been used for.
16 answers
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Recovery of attic heat for warming a swimming pool or spa. I have a patent pending on this technology and I am producing and marketing it with the name "WarmSpring."
~Christopher R, Engineer, Garland, TX
Direct Fired Tea Dryer combustion air blower.
~Kalyan S, Engineering Consultant, Kolkata, India
Blowing air in pipelines in order to remove dangerous vapours from inside.
~Ionel A, Facilities Manager, Galati, Romania
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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of an industrial fan or industrial blower?
18 answers
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Wall collapse due to low pressure induced by ventilation fans.
~Christopher R, Engineer, Garland, TX
I've seen 250 yards of 2 ft diameter steel duct all collapse when dampers were closed incorrectly.
~Peter V, Design Engineer, Andover, UK
Do not run a blower that might be out of balance due to a build up of material on blade. It could cause a disaster.
~Roy S, Maintenance/Facilities Management, Beech Island, SC
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FeaturesTop

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What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
33 answers
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Reduced over consumption, modern variable speed motor, intelligent controls and performance feedback..
~Builder/Contractor, New York, NY
1. cooling fan for sugar cooling 2. drying fan for sugar drying 3. scrubber system (dry / wet) 4. exhaust system (room / process) 5. boiler system
~Wahyu Budi Wantoro, Process Engineer, Surabaya, Indonesia
Immediate pricing off the internet. The ability of a fan to be easily modified if it finds itself in a situation where it may not be up to the task it was purchased for. Self balancing.
~Dana H, Engineer, Columbus, OH
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Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of an industrial fan or industrial blower?
17 answers
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Yes. On positive air flow blowers, where the air is "pushed", a shaft seal is needed. Also,98% of applications, fans with adjustable blades are useless and only add to the cost of the fan needlessly.
~Bryan R, Sales Supervisor, Fontana, CA
Fan inlet duct design has a marked effect on fan performance. When you can't get the proper amount of straight pipe diameters, use a properly designed inlet box.
~Thomas F, Plant Engineer, New Bedford, Bristol
Industrial fan or blower is the life of any equipment. if it is too much , you are wasting energy so increasing cost if it is too small you are reducing life span; if it is inferior you are wasting time & prone to accident soon. Therefore, use the right rating of good quality.
~Kabiru O, Engineering Consultant, Lagos, Nigeria
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Buying AdviceTop

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Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using an industrial fan or industrial blower?
20 answers
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Use the slowest possible fan speed for reliability if their is any chance of material build up. Always keep maintenance of the unit in mind when laying out and specifying a fan.
~Thomas F, Plant Engineer, New Bedford, Bristol
To scrutinize the technical parameters furnished by manufacturers based on specific application & not to accept manufacturers' standards. Performance tolerance as per standard norms are not really applicable to the Fans. Compromise for commercial aspects against the actual requirement is not acceptable.
~Ashis Bandyopadhyay, Technical Support, Darlaghat, India
Make sure you buy the specification that suits your need at the right price though but for efficiency and durability.
~Olaide F, Purchaser, Lagos, Nigeria
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