Chemical and Petrochemical Production

Roots Systems can supply blower packages for a very wide range of manufacturing processes, including the production of:

Commodity Chemicals

Roots Systems blowers are used to handle ‘syngas’ (synthesis gas), which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, used to produce ammonia. Our blowers are also used in the manufacture of chlorine, ethylene, methanol, and phenol.


Synthetic nitrogen fertilisers are made from ammonia (NH3) produced by the Haber–Bosch process. This process reacts methane (CH4) gas with nitrogen (N2) from the air. This ammonia is used as a feedstock for fertilisers such as anhydrous ammonium nitrate and urea. In their report ‘How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world’, Jan Willem Erisman of the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, et al. wrote, “we estimate, that by 2000, nitrogen fertilizers were responsible for feeding 44% of the world’s population. Our updated estimate for 2008 is 48% — so the lives of around half of humanity are made possible by Haber–Bosch nitrogen.” Roots Systems supplies blower packages for handling methane, nitrogen and ammonia for the fertiliser industry.

Industrial Gases

Acetylene; argon; carbon dioxide; helium; hydrogen; nitrogen and oxygen.


Cement; polyolefins such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and polypropylene (PP); rubber; steel.


Fuel oil; sulphur; synthetic natural gas; triethylene glycol (TEG); urea formaldehyde; sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid; wax.

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