Heavy-Duty Fans and Blowers
At Markair, we serve as a consultant and manufacturer’s representative in the Northeast Florida and South Georgia regions of the United States. While we’ve specialized in the sourcing and supply of high-quality industrial ventilation and dust collection products since our founding, we’ve since expanded our services to provide customers with expert application support. Our support services range from consultation and design to custom fabrication and packaging to final construction close-out to ensure our customers receive solutions that fully meet their needs.
One of our core product offerings is heavy-duty fans and blowers. Both devices are designed to move large quantities of air or gas in and around industrial facilities. However, fans utilize blades to provide airflow over a large region, while blowers use impellers to accelerate and direct air toward a more localized area. Below we outline the types of heavy-duty fans and blowers we offer and their typical applications.
Types of Heavy-Duty Fans and Blowers
We offer a broad selection of heavy-duty blowers and fans from some of the best manufacturers in the industry—TCF Aerovent and Twin City Fan & Blower. The two main types we supply and support are axial and centrifugal.
When most people hear the word “fan”, they generally imagine axial fans. Axial fans contain blades that extend radially from a central hub. As the blades spin, they draw in and force out air along an axis parallel to the axis of rotation.
The basic design of axial fans allows them to produce airflow with a high flow rate and low pressure, meaning they are generally suitable for applications that simply require moving large volumes of air from one space to another. However, the exact design and configuration of a fan may vary depending on the particular requirements and restrictions of the intended application.
We offer the following types of axial fans:
- Roof Supply & Exhaust
- Wall Supply & Exhaust
- Duct Inline
- Mixed Flow
- Smoke & Heat Removal
- Adjustable Pitch
- Direct & Belt Drive
Centrifugal Fans and Blowers
Centrifugal fans—sometimes called blowers—contain blades positioned at right angles to the central hub component. The entire fan assembly is contained within a scroll-shaped housing. This design enables the fan/blower to increase the pressure of the incoming air or gas and force it out in a different direction. Typically, the outward flowing air moves in a direction that is 90° from the direction of the inward flowing air.
Compared to axial fans, centrifugal fans generally achieve lower flow rates. However, they can provide higher pressures and establish a steadier flow. These qualities make them suitable for applications where flow and flow pressure are critical.
The performance of a centrifugal fan varies depending on the exact design and configuration. For example, centrifugal fans with backward curved blades create less air volume but more pressure, while centrifugal fans with forward curved blades achieve excellent flow and pressure but require more power.
We supply the following types of centrifugal fans and blowers:
- Forward Curved
- Backward Inclined
- Backward Curved
- High Efficiency
- High Pressure
- Induced Draft (ID)
- Forced Draft (FD)
- Utility Sets
- Mixed Flow
- Fume Exhaust
- Laboratory Exhaust
Applications and Industries
Heavy-duty fans and blowers find use in a wide range of industries for a variety of applications and processes. For example:
- They circulate hot, cold, and ambient temperature air within equipment to facilitate process operations (e.g., drying).
- They distribute clean air within the facility to prevent it from becoming hot and musty.
- They ventilate areas that potentially contain hazardous compounds (e.g., chemicals, dust, and explosive agents) to avoid worker inhalation.
Some of the industries that regularly employ fans and blowers include:
High-Quality Industrial Fans and Blowers at Markair
Heavy-duty fans and blowers are essential components of many industrial facilities. If you’re looking for an experienced and knowledgeable supplier of ventilation products to help you identify the fan or blower that best fits your needs, turn to the experts at Markair.
Our team provides design, custom fabrication, and packaging services to ensure the fan or blower solution you receive meets your application requirements. We can modify a system to meet your configuration and material needs and supply fan accessories as requested. All of our fan and blower solutions meet the necessary certifications and standards for the intended application, including:
- ISO G2.5 and G6.3 Balance Grades
To learn more about our heavy-duty fans and blowers or speak with one of our representatives about your requirements, contact us today.