Air amplifier nozzle or "air movers" from ™ Air Products Corp., are a simple, inexpensive devices with virtually no maintenance that can convey fumes, smoke, lightweight materials and move a high volume of air for cooling, blowoff and drying applications. Air amplifier nozzles are use the "coanda effect" which entrains a large amount of surrounding air using only a small amount of compressed air.
The effect is an amplification of up to 17 times the airflow or more (depending on the size) with reduced noise levels. Using only compressed air, the output flow and vacuum is easily controlled by adjusting or opening the air gap and/or inlet pressure. Either end of the air amplifier may be ducted to address all kinds of applications from bringing in fresh air into an area to removing nasty fumes. Be wary of unrealistic or unsubstantiated amplification ratios claimed by some companies.