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Petrochemical and other industrial applications rely on fans for a series of gas handling processes - which can range anywhere from ambient air ventilation to harmful chloride gases above 500C. The maximum operation speed of these fans is governed and often limited by industry standards. This speed limitation forces fan manufacturers to size the diameter of the impeller up or down in order to obtain the desired pressure output. The challenge for engineers is that the resulting design can become oversized, heavy and expensive to fabricate, test and transport.
Illinois Blower, based in Cary, Illinois, has been working with NUMECA on a design approach that solves this dilemma by achieving higher pressures and increased fan efficiency, yet maintaining impeller speed and diameter. For more than 40 years, Illinois Blower has successfully developed and built custom centrifugal fans and blowers for a variety of worldwide industrial process industries, including refinery and petrochemical power generation, pollution control, pharmaceutical, food processing, and many others.
Read more on the NUMECA blog.