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Blower Wheels, Centrifugal Impeller
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There are 7 basic types of blower wheels or centrifugal impellers used in industrial blowers. They are:
Shrouded Radial Blade
Open Radial Blade
Open Paddle Wheel
Type 1, Shrouded Radial Blade blower wheels are designed to deliver higher
pressures for pressurizing, blow-off systems and long duct or pipe runs.
Type 2, Open Radial Blade with Back Plate blower wheels are designed for
conveying powdery or granular material and long stringy paper trimmings or fibers.
Type 3, Open Paddle Wheel is primarily for conveying powdery or granular
Type 4, Backward Inclined blower wheels are available with a flat blade design
or a more efficient airfoil design blade where each blade has a cross section similar
to an airplane wing. These wheel types are commonly used for general ventilation,
forced cooling at higher pressures and in dust collection systems where the fan
is on the clean air side of the dust collector.
Type 5, Airfoil wheels incorporate a blade design with the cross section of an airplane wing. They are the most efficient design for moving large volumes of air. They are commonly used for ventilation, forced cooling at higher pressures, and on dust collectors, where the fan is on the clean side of the collector.
Type 6, Forward Curve Multi-vane blower wheels are for moving large volumes
of air at lower pressures. Typically selected for general ventilation or forced
cooling at slower speeds.
Type 7, Backward Curved Radial blower wheels are a modified version of the
Open Radial Blade wheel. It is designed to expand the performance ratings of open
radial bladed wheels in some direct driven fans. In some cases, it can be used to
convey granular material but should not be used to convey powdery or stringy material.
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