Selecting Blower Technology: Designing the Blower System
The most important factors when selecting a blower are reliability, efficiency, maintenance and capital cost. Table 1, below, is a guide to evaluating each technology based on the four key factors listed above.
It is important to remember that there is no “coverall” technology for wastewater treatment blowers. Each blower has advantages and disadvantages and should be selected based on the organization’s preference in regard to these four factors. To learn more about the following technologies, read our previous articles on positive displacement blowers and centrifugal blowers.
Consult Blower Test Certificates before Purchase
- Positive Displacement Blowers: ISO 1217
- Centrifugal Blowers: ASME PTC 10
- All Blower Technologies: ASME PTC 13 (pending release)
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