Efficiency translates directly into energy savings; the higher the efficiency of the blower, the larger amount of energy savings. According to a recent EPA report evaluating energy conservation measures, “Geared centrifugal blowers are a significant area of innovation in offering energy savings”1 Additionally, “single-stage centrifugal integrally geared blowers have the advantage of managing air flow and pressure independently,”1 allowing intelligent control and improved functionality, as well as energy savings.
1EPA, Report 832-R-10-05, "Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures" (September 2010)
The energy demand for the water and wastewater industry is approximately 75 billion kilowatt hours per year, or about 3 percent of the electricity consumed in the US.1
Specifically, the aeration process at most wastewater treatment plants account for the largest amount of energy consumption and is as much as 40-60% of the plant’s total energy usage.
Inovair offers high efficiency solutions for plants to significantly reduce energy usage, which typically results in tens of thousands of dollar savings in annual operating costs.
Inovair’s line of Geared Centrifugal Blowers offer 10-40% energy savings
and a significant increase in efficiency over the traditionally used multi-stage blower or positive displacement blower equipment, Inovair’s integrated control systems also feature the ability to improve processes and process control for additional savings.
Relative to other modern single stage centrifugal/turbo technologies, Inovair geared centrifugal blowers offer comparable or better efficiency at a more economical price, and with greater reliability than air bearing turbos.
With the IM and IO Series of compact, high efficiency, integrally geared blowers, Inovair delivers an affordable solution which substantially reduces a wastewater plant’s total energy costs. The IO-Series offers the lowest cost per cfm, while the IM-Series offers an industry exclusive modular design and can also maintain operating levels of 75-85 dBA. Both models have a compact footprint and offer a wide range of airflow demands with a broad turn-down for various aeration requirements.