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3 Type of Dampers for Cement Plants

Dampers are undoubtedly one of the important components in a factory that needs to have a controlled environment. Any HVAC installed requires dampers to control and regulate the airflow. In the case of the cement industry, dampers play an important role in maintaining the temperature. They are also vital in effectively controlling the flow of emissions. Sometimes it is also the job of the dampers to prevent dust particles from entering the controlled working environments. In this blog, we will list various types of dampers for cement plants. Remember, depending on the design requirements, the type suitable for you also varies.

What are Dampers?

Air dampers generally function as a valve that regulates/controls the flow of the fluid. Almost every factory uses dampers in some way. There are many types of dampers designed specifically for certain industries. Even automatic dampers exist that maintain the optimum flow of air throughout the cycle.

There is a high chance you might confuse dampers with Louvers or Louvre. They both almost have the same function and structure. The Louvers mainly act as a way to divert the flow of the fluid. You cannot move the blades in the Louver. While dampers have movable blades that make them suitable for diverting the flow as well as controlling them.


The following are some of the commonly used damper types in a cement manufacturing plant.

  1. Bleed Air Damper

Bleed air dampers come in handy when there is a high-velocity flow that you need to contain. When fluids flow at a very high speed, you cannot abruptly stop their flow. It can increase the chances of them flowing back.

At this time, using a bleed air damper is a sensible decision. The little airflow that the damper allows to pass through keeps the flow in the same direction, while also reducing the velocity of the flow.

Moreover, you can use this kind of damper where you need to have a controlled flow of air. In cement plants, these dampers help reduce the pressure build-up while regulating the emissions of chemicals into the atmosphere.

  1. Louver Damper

A Louver damper is a combination damper that combines the functions of a Louver and a damper. There are two layers to this damper.

The front one has fixed blades that determine the flow direction. The rear one has adjustable blades that let you control the flow of the air. So it is basically a Louverfaced in front of a damper.

The equipment as a whole is useful for cement plants in diverting the flow in a three-way junction and also helps you control the flow. The Louver damper is highly customizable and hence preferred by many industries for its varied functionalities.

  1. Shut-off Damper

Shut-off dampers are usually round. They let you either allow or entirely stop the flow of the air. They have housing and blades outlined with rubber sealants for airtight requirements.

Furthermore, they are specifically designed to have a very thin cross-section to reduce any pressure loss when aligned with the flow direction.

Most cement plants use them to maintain the pressure within the working environment. Also, most shut-off dampers have only one blade, making it easy for maintenance.


The above-mentioned dampers are the most-used ones in cement manufacturing companies. Occasionally, you might need a custom-made damper that suits your requirements.

In that case, you can approach specialist manufacturers of dampers for cement plants. Apart from the specific functions mentioned under the damper types, there are other types of dampers like butterfly dampers, guillotine dampers, etc.

Choose EBA for the highest quality dampers and Louver manufactured and tested in-house. From Butterfly Dampers to Blade Dampers, EB Air Control Damper Products are the best choice for any application. Get in touch for custom industrial dampers for your cement manufacturing plant. Contact us at info@ebaircontrol.com or 905-670-2277 to know more about our services!

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