Centrifugal fans use the kinetic energy of the impeller to increase the volume of the air stream. These types of fans are often referred to as ‘blowers’ or ‘squirrel cage fans’ due to their appearance.
Along with the axial fan, centrifugal fans are very common in many industries. In the HVAC industry, centrifugal fans are almost always the fan of choice.
The centrifugal fan has found widespread applications due to its simple design, robustness, low purchase cost and low maintenance cost; this type of fan is also able to operate across a wide range of conditions.
This 3D model shows all major components associated with a typical centrifugal fan, these include:
- Fan Blades
- Fan Wheel
- Electric Motor