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How are Industrial Fans essential in Process Cooling?
  • Jul , 2020
  • Alfa Fans
  • BLOG

Process cooling is the function of removing heat to control or maintain appropriate temperature levels. A certain amount of excess heat is almost produced by every manufacturing process due to friction or process heating. Be it a shop compressor or a power plant just outside town, process air is required to generate the pressure and airflow necessary to decrease or maintain the proper temperatures.

Both axial fan and centrifugal fan are the primary medium to provide specific pressure and airflow. Industrial fans offer regulated high pressure airflow that is required for several industrial applications and air pollution systems. They can operate under high sensitive conditions such as high or low temperatures, corrosive gases, acidic fumes etc. There are several ways how industrial fans can be used as a process fan in industries, such as in transporting air/gas, drying, cooling, material handling, air recirculation etc.

Industrial fans are used in heat reduction applications, where cold air is blown to cool the industrial material. For example, cooling fans are used in the cement industry to blow cool air to reduce the temperature of clinkers from high to low temperatures (typically from 1500oC to 100oC). Similarly, heavy duty centrifugal fans find wide range applications in the glass industry to cool the oven walls and reduce the temperature of glass material. When liquid glass is distributed from the ovens into different moulds, such as in bottle production, high pressure fans are installed for mould cooling. Likewise, in case of preparation of flat glass (used in windows), high volume centrifugal fans with medium pressure are often used for cooling. The common centrifugal fans used as cooling fans are airfoil, backward inclined or high pressure radial fans.

Chemical processing plants use industrial fans to circulate harmful chemicals out of the internal environment and to maintain consistent temperatures. Fans in these settings dilute or filter airborne contaminants from operating floors, allowing to mitigate the buildup of harmful fumes in your facility.

Because they must operate for long periods of time under harsh conditions, industrial fans must resist abrasion and equipment failure. Industrial fans also quicken the drying process of materials painted or sprayed with coatings or finishes, helping you complete projects more quickly without sacrificing product quality.

Fans and blowers provide safe ways to move materials and debris like sawdust, sand, or plastic pellets for both transportation and cleaning purposes. Proper fans for these applications hold up to abrasive, flammable, or moist materials, as they must operate in a variety of environments.

Industrial fans help maintain consistent temperatures and moisture levels in facilities. Both industrial and commercial buildings must constantly circulate air to maintain comfortable environments for employees and patrons. Some businesses that especially rely on industrial fans for ventilation and moisture reduction include:
●  Gymnasiums
●  Spas
●  Greenhouses
●  Bathrooms
●  Restaurants
●  Construction sites
●  Benefits of Industrial Fans
●  Increased Efficiency

Recent improvements to industrial fan technology maximize output while conserving energy. The latest designs use long airfoil blades to blades to achieve thermal destratification. By doing so, these fans equalize temperature and reduce humidity in the facility, taking pressure off existing HVAC systems. This translates to increased energy savings on your end because fans consume less power than air conditioning units.


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