Gardner Denver Blowers in GA: The Best Option for Your Water and Wastewater Applications

Gardner Denver appreciates the complex challenges and requirements of the water and wastewater industries and offers a distinctive range of bare blowers and blower packages that are recognized for their low maintenance and excellent performance. Following is more information regarding these Garner Denver blowers in GA.

Wastewater Industry Processes

Channel Aeration: During this process, the air is propelled into tanks that contain the wastewater, creating bubbles that elevate the level of dissolved oxygen. This oxygen encourages the growth of bacteria that helps eliminate the phosphates in the water.

Grit Aeration: A spiral flow is created when air is blown into the water. When this is done, elements of a certain size plunge to the bottom of the chamber and are removed while the wastewater moves onto the next process.

Sludge Digestion: This process does not use oxygen. Instead, it turns organic material into gases, which can then be sold or used as an energy source. It is the most widely used process for larger sized plants.

Aerobic Digestion: This process – which utilizes oxidizing and decomposing organic material using oxygen - helps reduce volume and mass, as well as any harmful microorganisms. It is the most widely used wastewater handling process for smaller sized plants.

Backwash: In this process, air is used to enlarge the filter bed, breaking up compacted material. Clean backwash water is then pumped in, suspending the loose particles, which are then lifted into troughs and transported away.

Gardner Denver Blowers In GA: The Complete Package

Gardner Denver has more blower package options and technology designs than any other provider to deliver tailored options including:

They also provide reliable monitoring that includes:

3 Stages of Protection from Gardner Denver Blowers in GA

  1. Monitors all functions.
  2. Sends notice if an abnormal event occurs.
  3. Takes action by shutting down the system and notifying the operator if a critical threshold is penetrated.

Saving Money with Gardner Denver Blowers in GA

Maintenance: Save BIG with best-in-class energy efficiency
Investment: Lower your bottom line, increase your profits
Energy: energy consumption is typically the largest cost of ownership

For more detailed information regarding Gardner Denver blowers in GA and to get professional advice on choosing the right type to suit your needs, please call our office today to speak with one of our experts.

Keep in mind that we specialize in a variety of advisory and installation services, all designed to help you get the most out of your equipment.

Regardless of whether you are building a brand new blower system or are overhauling an existing one. This is the perfect time for you and your team to be sure that you are getting the best possible performance from your blower system.

Let’s dissect these roadblocks and make sure you are getting everything you can out of your system

Roadblock #1: Improper Ventilation. For optimal blower performance the blower room needs to be adequately ventilated. If not, you are risking additional downtime, increased maintenance intervals and reduced performance. Check with us about the ventilation and installation specs for your units.

Roadblock #2: Piping System Design. The aim of the game is to minimize pressure drop. This can be measured in an existing system by measuring the pressure at the blower and then the pressure at the discharge points. And it can be calculated from a blueprint.

As a rule choose the right material for your pipes. Use larger diameter pipes and minimize the number of elbows and T’s in the piping system so that your blowers aren’t working to combat pressure drop.

Roadblock #3: System Integration of the Blower Units. We are living in the ‘Golden Age’ of blower systems. Okay, I exaggerate slightly but blower manufactures have made huge strides in creating fully integrated blower units. No more buying individual components and trying to get them to work together. It’s safer and cheaper just to buy the off the shelf systems. The manufacturer has tested them and if they are installed correctly there is only one place to point the finger if you have a problem.

Roadblock #4: Blower System Integration. While blower manufacturers can only test the power consumption of their units and promote their energy efficiency, a given blower may or may not be energy efficient in your system. So be sure to understand your system’s requirements and how the blowers specified perform in that system.

Make sure you use a master controller to keep running costs down through reduced energy consumption and reduced maintenance costs.

Roadblock #5: Maintenance Program. Most of our clients get this, but all the same we see enough cases where the recommended maintenance is seen as a recommendation not a prescription to minimize downtime. I won’t go into the ‘ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure’ routine.

What I’ll advise is: Set up a service log for each component. Follow the service recommendations from the manufacturer. It will reduce downtime and it will prevent costly repairs.

I’ve just outlined 5 roadblocks to efficient blower systems.

If you are seeing these roadblocks in your system then it might be a good time to talk. We can help you identify problems with the system as it stands and then make sure that you get the right blower units for the requirements. Call 404-363-6000 or drop us a line at sales@pyebarker.com and we can guide you through the process.

 

While the vast majority of our customers are looking for a direct replacement for an existing blower, or have engineers designing their new system who have made the calculations to determine the flow and pressure/vacuum required so then all we have to do is match the specs… we still get enough instances where a customer/engineering firm will pick a blower from a catalogue, order it and then complain to us about the results.

If you want to avoid being disappointed with a blower unit you’ve purchased then here are the three most common rookie mistakes:

Picking the Wrong Sized Blower

These clients will often select the smallest blower to provide the flow and pressure they require.  This is often at the top end of the flow and pressure curves, and not the optimum performance point.

This results in higher than necessary power consumption and a shorter life for the blower. We are all too familiar with trying to save a little bit of money upfront and then it costs us over the long term with higher running costs, higher maintenance costs and lost productivity due to downtime.

We try to select a blower at approximately 85% of its maximum.  This is the “sweet spot” for performance, life span of the blower and energy efficiency.

Someone Messed Up Their Calculations

We do see errors in the system calculations that can result in selecting the wrong blower.  Failing to account for line losses in piping would be an example.

While there isn’t much you can do to after the horse has bolted except get in a blower that can do the job. You can always double-check your work and also double check your measurements, and also explain to us how you came up with your specifications so we can double check them for you.

When the Blower Doesn’t Do What It Says in the Brochure

We also see that clients forget to adjust their blower specifications for atmospheric conditions (elevation/atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity) when selecting the blower.  Remember, the manufacturer’s literature show performance based on standard conditions (14.7 PSIA, 68 deg F, and 36% humidity).

For the record: At elevation you can use a smaller blower; at lower temps you can use a smaller blower; at lower humidity the air the blower has to push against is less dense so it can move more air.

Whatever happens we can help you by double checking your calculations and specifications before we recommend a blower for your system. Call 404-363-6000 or drop us a line at sales@pyebarker.com and we can review everything so that you don’t get short with your next blower purchase.

Gardner Denver IQ Package

Gardner Denver IQ Package with the panels removed

We’ve got clients in multiple industries using Gardner Denver IQ Blowers for applications including pneumatic conveying, vacuum and aeration in wastewater treatment. However, I know there are clients and customers who should be using them but aren’t.

I thought it was time to do a review of the IQ Blower range and talk about why they are, in my humble opinion, the best blower units on the market.

The design team at Gardner Denver has worked very hard with the IQ Blower range to achieve 3 primary goals:

Minimized Downtime: For many of our clients their blowers are mission critical – and downtime costs more than the costs of the parts and labor to repair their blower. It can result in missed production quotas, missed shipping deadlines, damage to reputation, and possibly even long standing client relationships.

The Gardner Denver IQ Blowers have several ‘low cost’ but high value features built in to them to minimize downtime and to give the buyer the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Features like the cooling fan – that runs for 10 minutes after shutdown – cooling down the unit sufficiently, or the automatic tensioner on the belt drive, to get maximum life out of each belt.

Ease of Maintenance and Repairs: The physical unit itself has been designed to make routine maintenance, repairs and even overhauls as easy as possible. The pop-up top on the unit gives direct access to filters, oil refill caps and conduit boxes.

The side panels can opened with a quarter turn latch key, where the oil drain taps, filters and sensors are immediately available.

If you need to remove the blower package for any reason it can be removed in one piece by forklift so that major works can be done in the open – as quickly as possible.

Control System Integration: The Air Smart Controller will sync up maintenance history, advisory history, temperature shutdowns and it can interface with a SCADA system – allowing you to monitor your IQ blowers from your control room.

Coupled with the fact that the unit is actually ‘plug and play’ – no special foundations – just put the unit on a level surface and connect power and plumb in the pipes, program the Air Smart Controller and you are pretty much away to the races.

If you need a new blower or are looking to replace an existing blower, Gardner Denver has a great blower sizing tool – if you need a rough estimate of what you need. Otherwise the team here at Pye-Barker can help you with an in-depth analysis of your existing system or new system and we can help you select the right blower for you. Just get in touch by phone at 404-363-6000 or drop us a line at sales@pyebarker.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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