BLOWER/VALVE ASSEMBLY VK85 NATURAL
An "assembly" is set of manufactured parts or components that work together in unison as one mechanism or device.
A blower is a centrifugal fan. It is a mechanical device for moving air or other gases. Blowers often contain a ducted housing to direct outgoing air in a specific direction or across a heat sink; such a fan is also called a "blower fan", or "squirrel-cage fan" (because it looks like a hamster wheel). These fans increase the speed and volume of an air stream through rotating impellers.
A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, steam, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure.
Valves may be operated manually, either by a handle, lever, pedal or wheel. Valves may also be automatic, driven by changes in pressure, temperature, or flow. These changes may act upon a diaphragm or a piston which in turn activates the valve. More complex control systems using valves requiring automatic control based on an external input (i.e., regulating flow through a pipe to a changing set point) require an actuator. They can be electromechanical actuators such as an electric motor or solenoid, pneumatic actuators which are controlled by air pressure, or hydraulic actuators which are controlled by the pressure of a liquid such as oil or water. An actuator will stroke the valve depending on its input and set-up, allowing the valve to be positioned accurately, and allowing control over a variety of requirements.
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