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Your Introduction to Regenerative Blowers

Posted by Kasey Kessler on Jan 7, 2019 12:43:24 PM

regenerative blowersIn order to make an informed decision when talking to your industrial blower manufacturers about the needs of your business, it helps to know the basics about each type of fan or blower you might want to use. In today's post, we'll be discussing regenerative blowers -- their main features, benefits, and how they might serve a purpose within your organization.


What Are Regenerative Air Blowers?

Sometimes referred to as a side channel blower or a ring compressor, a regenerative air blower is used to move large air volumes at lower pressure rates. These blowers move air using what's called non-positive displacement, meaning that they allow a certain amount of air to pass over a given blade before moving the air forward using another blade. This subsequently creates pressure, or a vacuum, in a cost-effective way that's different from how many other blowers work (e.g., trapping air and moving it via force). However, regenerative blowers do contain an engine or motor that causes blade rotation, which isn't all that different from other air blowers on the market.

The global regenerative blower market is sorted into three distinct categories, which are based on the stage of the blower: single, double, or three-stage devices, all of which may be available through various regenerative blower manufacturers.

Single stage blowers are the most common type; with these blowers, air travels around the blower once and then is exhausted. Double stage blowers can provide almost twice the pressure or vacuum of single stage blowers, as the airflow is channeled back around the impeller for a second rotation before being exhausted.


What Are the Benefits of Regenerative Blowers?

Due to the design of these blowers, they require substantially less monitoring and maintenance than other types. These blowers are oil-less and have only one moving part. The only parts that show signs of wear are their bearings, which are self-lubricated. Essentially, these blowers are low-maintenance and don't experience nearly as many operational breakdowns as other types of equipment.

Your typical regenerative blower is also quiet, versatile, and efficient. It can be mounted nearly anywhere and generates very little vibration and no pulsation. It's extremely clean and can move a surprising amount of air, given its small size. As a bonus, this blower is also rated for use in high-temperature settings. These benefits make such blowers a more cost-effective option for organizations that do not wish to spend extra time and money on repairs or maintenance and that want to get more for their money.


How Are Regenerative Blower Machines Used?

These blowers can be used in a wide variety of industries and applications. Businesses that use chemicals or environmental processes will often rely on these blowers. They can be used in sewage aeration, vacuum packaging or lifting, printing presses, dust removal processes, spas, dryers, pneumatic conveying, and much more. Basically, any process that requires a vacuum or high airflow with low pressure may be a candidate for regenerative blower use.

Ready to find out more about how regenerative blowers can help your business thrive? Please contact us today.

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