Roots blowers also known as positive displacement rotary air blowers are an important tool used to supply oil-free pressurized or vacuum the air in industries ranging from agriculture, cement, mining, plastic, paper, and water treatment. Roots blowers ensure better efficiency of the entire production system and help in standardizing the entire operations with optimum performance. Selecting the right one for your industry and specific needs is very important. It is essential that you choose it based on many diverse factors, which can affect your overall purchase decision.
Functions of a Root Blower:
A root blower has many diverse applications within the industry based on the pressure and flow levels required. They are generally used in:
- Aquaculture industry to maintain the dissolved oxygen levels inside the ponds and water tanks.
- Cement plants for aeration and blending of the products
- Sewage treatment plants for aeration of the effluent.
- Water treatment plants for backwashing of the water filter beds.
- In food industries for conveying cereals, granules, flour, and other food ingredients
- Chemical plants for the transportation and supply of pressurized air throughout the production process.
They are also used to optimize the performance of the supply systems, automate the aeration processes and achieve overall power efficiency within the plant.
Selecting a Root Blower:
It is very important to select the right model, for uniform and efficient delivery as well as regulating the processing of materials within the industrial premises. Four ways you can make sure you are selecting the right roots blower for your industry are:
1. Volume flow and pressure head
You need to know the exact volume flow and pressure your plant requires to select a roots blower that matches your requirements. To gauge the same you ideally need to hire a professional consultant who will study the exact amount of pressure and flow your system needs to efficiently convey materials to your production line.
2. Check its performance rating
The performance rating of roots blowers is based on factors such as the speed and motor rating, noise levels and the heat generated by it during its operation. The speed of the gears of the roots blower and its total horsepower should be in line with your plant’s requirements. It should also be made of materials that limit its noise output and be fitted with vibration isolators and silencers. The regulation of temperature within the roots blower system also plays an important role in the performance of the roots blower. Any variations in the temperature during operations could affect the condition of the materials being transported through the system.
The model you plan to install in your plant needs to be strong so that it is durable and long-lasting. The same can be ascertained by checking the materials used in constructing the device, compliance with local quality standards and overall maintenance requirements.
The exact costs of the roots blower along with all accessories and installation should be considered while selecting a vendor for purchasing it. It is preferable to have an after-sales service package, preventive maintenance visits, and spare parts to be included in the overall costs, quoted by the manufacturer.
If you are looking for a roots blower, make sure you study the exact requirements of your plant or industry in detail and then shortlist the best models suited for your requirements. Seeking the technical advice of professional industrial consultants will help you gauge your exact flow and pressure requirements, and help you make an informed decision on the best model to buy based on its overall performance, durability, and cost.