What is an Industrial Damper?
Industrial dampers are mechanical devices used in HVAC systems, power plants, and industrial processes to control the flow of air, gas, or fluids. They can be used to modulate, isolate, or divert the flow of a fluid in a duct or pipe.
Industrial dampers are important in maintaining the safe and efficient operation of HVAC systems and industrial processes. They help to reduce energy consumption, control emissions, and protect equipment from damage due to changes in airflow. Selecting the proper industrial damper for a project or application requires careful consideration of factors such as the size of the duct, the type of fluid being conveyed, and the operating conditions of the system.
Stenzel Mechanical and Sealing Solutions brings you Heavy-duty flange frames with several blade styles to modulate, divert, isolate, and shut off airflow or gas in a process system.
What are the main types of industrial dampers?
There are several main types of industrial dampers, and each type is used for a specific purpose in regulating and controlling airflow in industrial settings. The following are some of the most common types of industrial dampers and their applications:
Butterfly dampers: Butterfly dampers are used to regulate the flow of air or gas in large ducts or stacks. They consist of a circular plate or vane that can be rotated to vary the amount of flow through the duct.
Louver dampers: Louver dampers are used to control the flow of air or gas in smaller ducts or pipes. They consist of a series of blades that can be adjusted to regulate the flow of air or gas.
Guillotine dampers: Guillotine dampers are used to shut off the flow of air or gas completely. They consist of a plate that slides across the duct or pipe to block the flow of air or gas.
Volume control dampers: Volume control dampers are used to regulate the volume of air or gas flowing through a duct or pipe. They can be used to increase or decrease airflow as needed.
Blast gates: Blast gates are used to regulate the flow of material, such as sawdust or other debris, in industrial settings. They can be used to direct material to a specific location or to control the amount of material being conveyed.
Diverter dampers: Diverter dampers are used to divert airflow from one duct or pipe to another. They can be used to control the flow of air or gas to different parts of a facility.
Determining what type of industrial damper is right for your project is our specialty! Your project may require an inlet vane damper, a multi-blade damper, or a single-blade damper.
Our fundamental expertise is based on our years of experience with Industrial Dampers. Contact our experts today at Stenzel Mechanical and Sealing Solutions to assist in selecting the proper industrial damper for your project or application.