APG-Neuros makes the turbo blower selected for the project.
“They are state-of-the-art technology,” says Smith. “We feel they are going to be a very popular blower. To my knowledge, ours are the first in New York.” The manufacturer says there are 368 units operating in the U.S. and more than 1,100 installed around the world.
APG-Neuros says its turbo blowers operate at a savings of up to 40 percent compared to conventional blowers. “We did a lot of research on the blowers,” notes Smith. “The APG-Neuros blowers have been used in Canada for the last five or six years.”
One of the Canadian plants using the blowers is just 40 miles away in Kingston, Ont., so Smith went there to learn more about them. Kingston reported energy savings of 46 to 66 percent, and Smith has seen similar results at his plant.