A blower is a mechanical or electro mechanical device used to pass gas flow through electronics chassis, ducting, process and stacks, etc. Blowers are used for ventilating, exhausting, aspirating, cooling, and conveying. A blower, also known as centrifugal fan, contains a duct fan that helps move the outgoing air into a specific direction. These fans are used to increase the speed and volume of air stream with the help of rotating impellers. A blower uses kinetic energy of the impellers to increase the volume of air stream, which ultimately helps to move against the resistance caused by dampers, ducts, and other components. Blowers are typically drum shaped and consist of a number of fan blades mounted around a hub.
Rise in standards of living and rapid urbanization have escalated the growth of the industrial sector in developing regions. This is anticipated to propel the growth of the blower market.
A rise in the need for industrialization in emerging economies is anticipated to increase demand for blowers. Blowers are widely utilized in the removal of waste gas in industries, reduction of friction on rollers and conveyors, as well as movement of light materials through vacuum transfer.
The growing importance of sustainability and attaining better efficiency has persuaded manufacturers to invest heavily in research and development to produce cost-effective and low-noise blowers that can help in optimizing the entire process. This is expected to drive the blowers market in the coming years.
Technological innovations and superior features such as less compact design, less noise generation, and reduced maintenance cycles as well as cost of maintenance are anticipated to boost demand for blowers.
Additionally, stringent government regulations and environmental norms and focus on reducing water usage by means of utilization of efficient treatment solutions for the removal of harmful gases in industries are anticipated to increase demand for blowers.
The global blower market can be segmented based on blower, application, and region.
Based on blower, the global blower market can be segmented into positive displacement or rotary lobe blowers, helical screw blowers, centrifugal blowers, high-speed blowers, and regenerative blowers. The application of rotary blowers is very simple. They work using the principle of trap and release air. Helical screw blowers produce air at a high pressure with much lower noise compared to rotary blowers, owing to their sealed design. Centrifugal blowers are the most common type of blowers used in ventilation systems. High-speed blowers use impellers at each side of the shaft to provide double suction. These blowers can reach a pressure of up to 25 psi and a flow up to 15,000 m3 per hour. Regenerative blowers, on the other hand, create pressure by displacing air molecules.
In terms of application, the global blower market can be classified into residential, commercial, and industrial. The industrial segment can be further sub-segmented into chemical and petrochemical industry and food processing industry.
Based on region, the global blower market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
Prominent players operating in the global blower market include Air Control Industries (ital blowers srl.) (Italy), Airtec Air Systems Ltd. (U.K.), Ametek Inc. (the U.S.), Atlantic Blowers (the U.S.), Busch, LLC (the U.S.), Elektror Airsystems GmbH (Germany), Gardner Denver (the U.S.), and Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan).
Players compete with each other with respect to new product designs and technology advancements in order to attain a competitive edge in the market. Advancements in technology and geographic presence play an important role in gaining competitive edge in the market.