What is a Roots Blower?

A Roots blower was the invention of Francis and Philander Roots. They created it in 1854, patenting it in 1860. This is a rotary positive air blower. This pump became known as the Roots Blower in New York, New Jersey and the state where it was first manufactured, Indiana. It is available with either two or three lobe versions as a standard.

The Root blower has always been an integral part of aeration of liquids, be they for chemical mixing for metallizing or aeration of tanks to aid in the municipal wastewater process.

Root blowers are also an integral component in the operation of many manufacturing industries, conveying of products for transportation within piping, mixing of products, or aeration of food processing as well as agriculture for industrial water treatment.

How Does a Roots Blower Work?

A positive displacement lobe pump, a root blower uses meshing lobes. These rotate within a tight housing. The pump moves the Air or Gas from the inlet or suction side to the outlet or pressure side passing between two components: the housing and the meshing lobes. As a positive displacement machine it does not create pressure but reacts to pressure in the system.

To discover more about the working of a Roots blower, contact the experienced professionals on staff at Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. They can help guide you through the selection process to determine what Roots blower will serve your application best.

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