Why You Should Use Radial Blade Centrifugal Fans

There is a wide variety of designs and methods to choose from when it comes to fans for you air handling systems. The style you end up choosing depends on a lot of different factors, including the environment, your facility’s objectives, and the level of efficiency you require. 

Some of the most common fan types include forward curved fans, backward curved fans, airfoil fans, backward inclined fans, radial tip fans, and radial blade fans, which we’ll discuss here. Radial blade fans, also known as paddle wheel or steel plate fans, are usually used to move gases and other process materials. They’re found in high-pressure systems that are used to handle combustion air. Radial fans are rugged and built to withstand harsh environments. 

Radial blade fans are a common configuration that offers a lot of different benefits—but make sure they’re appropriate for your work environment, otherwise they could have some drawbacks. Not sure what’s appropriate? Give us a call. 

The Benefits of Radial Fans

Radial fans are also incredibly easy to maintain, which can significantly reduce high, ongoing maintenance costs for you facility. They possess self-cleaning qualities (as do most radial fan designs) for increased operational longevity, meaning you’ll save money on labor, too. 

Radial fans possess one of the strongest structural designs in the field—they can achieve the highest pressures of just about any industrial fan configuration. They’re powerful, resilient, extremely durable, and can move large amounts of air. 

Because of the cost cuts they provide, radial fans are much more affordable up front than most other kinds of fans. They usually include lower initial capital costs when you compare them to other industrial fan designs. This makes them a really solid, budget-friendly option for any facility looking to streamline capital outlays at the start of a project. 

What We Can Do For You

ProcessBarron offers custom fabrication solutions that feature heavy-duty radial blade fans. We construct them with a wide range of the strongest materials, like carbon steel, exotic alloys, and high-yield steels. Each and every radial fan is balanced to ANSI standards, as well as subjected to intense testing and finite element analysis. Interested in learning more? Contact us today.