A centrifugal fan is commonly referred to as a “blower” or “cage fan”. These fans increase the speed and volume of an air stream with the rotating impellers. Centrifugal fans displace air radially, changing the direction (typically by 90°) of the airflow. They are relatively small, sturdy and capable of operating over a wide range of conditions. The centrifugal fan is one of the most widely used small fans for industrial workspaces. In other words, centrifugal fans can blow a whole lot of air into one concentrated spot.


What are the Different Types of Centrifugal Fans?


  • Radial: Typically the strongest structural design for centrifugal fans. They are made to be durable, resilient, and powerful enough to move large amounts of air.
  • Forward Curved Centrifugal Fans: The design of these fans delivers the greatest air volume in relationship to blower size and speed.
  • Backward Curved Centrifugal Fans: This is a flexible, adaptable fan design that can be used across a wide range of applications.
  • Airfoil The airfoil design allows this fan to move a maximum amount of clean air.


The Advantages of Centrifugal Fans

  • Improved Air quality: Both forward and backward curved centrifugal fans help move non-abrasive dust.
  • Reduces Corrosive or Wet Environments: Because centrifugal fans blow a tremendous amount of air into one concentrated spot, they are perfect for corrosive or humid spaces.
  • Versatility: Centrifugal fans are available in several sizes to accommodate any type of space.


Are Centrifugal Fans Right for your Space?

If you have a large industrial or commercial space there is an alternative to centrifugal fans that may be more effective for your space. Because of the large circumference and specially designed airfoils of large industrial ceiling fans, it only takes one large ceiling fan to create balanced and comfortable airflow in a large industrial space, compared to 34 small industrial fans (Axial and/or Centrifugal) to get similar results.

The biggest benefits of using a large industrial ceiling fan—instead of many smaller centrifugal fans—is the reduction in energy usage. An average small industrial fan spins several times faster than a large industrial fan. Large ceiling fans are designed to move high volumes of air at low speeds. This means you need fewer large fans to achieve what takes many small fans to accomplish.



The large, slow-moving columns of air created by big industrial fans have a wider reach, create less noise, and operate more efficiently than traditional small industrial fans. Large industrial ceiling fans are the latest in innovative large ceiling fan technology, providing a more efficient means of keeping industrial or commercial spaces comfortable, which helps companies maintain quality work output and safe environments.

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