Some of the most common applications for fans and blowers are cooling and changes of air, especially if one includes fans for consumer, residential and commercial-applications. Air Cleaning BlowersTM (ACBs) provide these functions, but unlike ordinary air-moving devices, ACBs remove dust, pollen and other particles from the air while doing so, they also Pre Clean without filter media.
The Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) was developed specifically to remove dust, pollen and other particles from the air in dusty and harsh environments while eliminating the need for filter maintenance due to clogging filters. After removing most kinds of benign and hazardous dusts, without using any filter elements or media, the ACBs blow clean air to your offices, selling floor, equipment, electrical enclosures or eating facility.
How Does the Air Cleaning Blower Work:
The Air Cleaning Blowers work by pulling that dirty air into their housings like any other fans would. The impeller and housing are specially designed to use the momentum of the contaminants to separate them from the air (or almost any other gas) and fling them toward the outside of the housing and eject them, most commonly back into the atmosphere from where they came. The clean air continues toward the application for ventilation or pressurization. ACBs accomplish all this without any type of filter elements, sheets, cartridges, bags or other media to maintain.
Media filters remove contaminants from air and other gases by stopping and collecting them. As a result, they all clog and need maintenance and, sooner or later, replacement. In addition, as they clog, media filters and air purifiers increasingly impede the flow of air. When they do, the blower has to work harder and consume more electricity or other power to maintain the same airflow and air pressure at the application. In contrast, because they do not trap debris, ACBs do not clog. Without clogging, the filter maintenance is almost eliminated, and, consequently, so is deferred maintenance. Perhaps more important, particularly to designers of the systems, when ACBs supply the air moving and air cleaning, they eliminate the fluctuations in airflow, air pressure and power consumption, which makes it much easier to predict and calculate the air-systems’ performances, and therefore, to design optimal systems.
Another key feature is that the ACBs can remove rain, mist and snow from the air, helping the air stay dryer and reducing the load on any air conditioning, refrigeration or dehumidifying equipment. In addition, because there is no filter media catching that rain or snow there is nothing that will become wet or freeze up and prevent the air from passing through.
Our ACBs were tested independently at an internationally-recognized filter-testing laboratory to establish their effectiveness. The testing found that standard models remove up to 98%+ of the mass of dust and other particles from the air. The laboratory results show that they remove virtually all particles larger than 10 microns and about 40% of the particles down to 3 microns from the air. The smallest particles most people can see are about 50 microns. Models under development will consistently remove sub-micron contaminants.
Originally developed to work in harsh environments such as steel, mining and fertilizer plants, the Air Cleaning BlowerTM can help no matter what kind of kitchen or dining area you operate, or where. Our ACBs are so effective that they are being used today by the US Military in the Middle East to keep air conditioners cooling, even in sandstorms.
Typical Applications to Pre Clean without Filter Media:
Institutions– hospitals, hotels, schools, libraries, museums and government buildings
Industrial Plants – foundries, cement and gypsum plants, steel and aluminum mills, sawmills and furniture plants, bakeries
Mining and Tunneling – operator cabins on pay loaders, trucks and draglines, electrical enclosures, tunneling equipment
Military– tents, field kitchens and other temporary structures, permanent structures, tanks and other vehicles, workshops, ships and data centers
Agriculture– Farm buildings, cabins and air-intakes on tractors and other equipment, controlling dust and contaminants in animal buildings