Questions About How to Get a Blower Quote
The question about how to get a quote for an industrial blower comes up more often than you might think. The first trick is to also search for how to get a quote for an industrial fan. Same product, different function. A blower is just a forced draft fan that sucks air in to push it through the system instead of induced draft pulling it through the system. See “related content” below to find more details and insights on that nuance.
Here’s How to Get an Industrial Blower Quote
Start with knowing what you need for your particular application. Once you have four critical pieces of information, an application engineer will be able to easily identify a shortlist of options, define or design exactly what you need, and get you that quote. If you’re working with AirPro, you’ll get it in less than 24 hours standard – faster if expedited. The four things you need to have for us to provide the right industrial blower quote, outlined further below, are:
- Volumetric Flow Rate
- Blower/Fan Static Pressure
- Inlet Air Density
- Intended Fan Duty
You also have some choices as to how to contact your blower manufacturer. If you’re working with us, here are the top three ways:
- Expedited Delivery
- Request a Quote
- Give us a call at (715) 365-FANS (3267)
- Use our Chat if it pops up in the lower right of your screen – during working hours, an Application Engineer will answer.
Overview on Criteria to Get a Quote for a Blower
Volumetric Flow Rate
The first piece of information you need for your industrial blower quote is the rate of airflow through the blower. The volumetric flow rate measures the volume of air at the blower inlet over a period of time. We typically calculate and specify the airflow in units of Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM).
Blower (Fan) Static Pressure
Blower Static Pressure is the difference between the pressure required at the fan outlet and the pressure at the fan inlet plus velocity pressure. It’s measured with a water gauge and commonly reported in inches of water column (wc) or water gauge (wg). Learn more.
Inlet Air Density
The third thing we need to give you an industrial blower quote is the inlet air density. We calculate inlet air density using three key factors (the 4th factor has minimal impact on most applications):
- Elevation of the installation
- Fan (blower) inlet pressure
- Moisture content
Standard conditions are 70°F, with an elevation of zero feet (sea level) and an inlet pressure of zero inches of water column, giving a density of 0.075 pounds per feet cubed. Learn more.
Intended Fan Duty
The last piece of information we before we can get you your industrial blower quote is what duty you expect the blower to handle. It’s often more than just air that moves through a fan or blower. We need to know what it will be dealing with, for example:
- Clean air
- Saturated gas
- Material particles
- Dirty air
Hear it from the Application Engineer
Senior Application Engineer Chet White provided an overview of what we need to know to properly help with fan selection in this 2-minute video – as mentioned above, this applies equally to industrial blowers.
When you’re ready to start your project, reach out, and connect with one of our application engineers to discuss the details of your specification.
Related Content: Details on the Variables Needed for Blower Selection
To see more information on some of the variables outlined above, take a look at these other articles:
- Industrial Fan or Blower – What’s the Difference?
- Forced Draft Versus Induced Draft
- What is Fan Static Pressure?
- Calculating Inlet Air Density