Plug fans are EC centrifugal fans with backwards curved blades that provide high compression and efficiency
Centrifugal fans with backward blades are compact industrial fans that are flexible in their use and provide high airflow capacity at high discharge pressure. Optimized design and high-efficiency, easy-to-regulate EC motors help to keep running costs low in the long term. They are appreciated by manufacturers of industrial solutions for their high efficiency and high available compression while maintaining low energy consumption.
The radial fans with backwards curved blades available from manufacturer AFL have been developed for both efficient and comfortable use. The range includes models that guarantee quiet and trouble-free operation and are made of high-quality components and assemblies. These parameters are just as relevant for commercial and industrial premises. The characteristics of the selected models are summarised in the graph below.
Operating principle of the radial fan with backward curved blades
In radial fans, the air is directed outwards from the impeller, perpendicular to the motor’s axis of rotation.
In addition, we can distinguish between different types of rotors, the two commonly used types being:
The forward curved impeller has a greater number of shallow blades pointing in the direction of rotation and can have a single air inlet or a wider double inlet. A forward-bent impeller produces the same pressure as a backwards curved impeller at a much lower sp, and this makes such fans relatively quiet.
A forward curved impeller usually has a more compact design but requires a spiral housing to generate static pressure.
- Backward curved blades - plug fan
Backward curved impellers have a smaller number of longer blades facing away from the direction of rotation.
Backward curved impellers require higher speeds than forward curved impellers but operate more efficiently due to the pressure generation mechanism. The advantage of this design is that it is less susceptible to motor overload.
EC centrifugal fans with backward curved blades - a wide range of applications
Compact plug fan EC fans are used wherever a high airflow capacity is needed with high installation resistance. Tailored actuators and control technology ensure targeted airflow, whether in refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation or renewable energy.
They are perfect for products such as air handling units, heat recovery units, air purifiers or roof fans. They are used in industrial ventilation applications where the ability to overcome system resistance is also needed in addition to high efficiency.
They are perfect for products such as air handling units, recuperators, air purifiers or roof fans. They are used in industrial ventilation applications where the ability to overcome system resistance is also needed in addition to high efficiency.
All AFL’s backward blade EC radial fans have been developed to meet the highest requirements. Their main advantages are:
- Low operating costs due to high-efficiency ratio.
- Outstanding flexibility due to fully adjustable air flow rate.
- Compact dimensions for every type of installation.
- Indywidualne rozwiązania specjalne, dopasowane do potrzeb klienta
- Durability due to top-quality components and a controlled production process.
- Compliance with European directives and standards, CE, RoHS, Reach, ErP certifications