As an Application Engineer, one of the interesting aspects of working with customers on applications is the varied types of solutions an EXAIR product can provide. The Air Amplifier family – Super Air Amplifier, Adjustable Air Amplifier, and the special High Temperature Air Amplifier can be used in a wide variety of process and applications. Below highlights several of those from past experiences.
A defense contractor was performing maintenance service on a Navy ship, and the ventilation system had to be shut down. To keep the personnel cool and safe, an auxiliary ventilation was to be supplied. Rather than use a cumbersome blower assembly, which has to mounted on the top deck, and ducted down to the lower decks, they chose to utilize (2) 4″ Super Air Amplifiers. They are very portable and can be set up in minutes. This solution provided the necessary air flow, providing a safe environment for the maintenance crew.
A light bulb manufacturer needed a better solution for a cooling operation. During manufacturing of a mercury lamp, the bulb must be cooled from 700°C to 600°C in just 15 seconds. The current method, an open brass pipe, was working but the noise level was too high (95 dBA.) The goal was to maintain the 15 second cooling time, but reduce sound levels to 85 dBA. By utilizing (2) of 3/4″ Adjustable Air Amplifiers, the customer was able to maintain the cooling rate, and reduce the noise level down to 80 dBA, a 15 dBA reduction.
A garbage collector presented a problem that needed a solution. The garbage was incinerated and when the furnaces were first started up, there tended to be issues with getting the flue to draft properly. Using the High Temperature Air Amplifier, the high velocity air flow and draw provided the needed draft until the stack warmed up and the natural draft would be established. Since the unit is capable of handling temperatures up to 700°F, it was able to withstand the heat of the process after the compressed air was turned off.
These and other Applications for the Air Amplifiers and all other EXAIR products can be found on the EXAIR website on the Products page, under the Related Info section toward the bottom of each page.
If you have questions regarding Air Amplifiers or any EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Product, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.