What is an Arrangement 9 Fan?
Fan arrangements, based on AMCA standards, define the way a motor drives the fan, and how the motor mounts to the fan. An Arrangement 9 Fan is a belt-driven fan. In this arrangement, the motor mounts to the side of the fan pedestal with no unitary base required.
In general, a belt driven fan is connected to the fan’s motor via one or more belts, instead of directly connecting the motor to the fan shaft (that would be a direct drive fan). A few important benefits include:
- Variable Speed,
- Less Wear & Tear on the Motor
- Compact Footprint for Belt Drive
Components of an Arrangement 9 Fan
In order for an Arrangement 9 Fan to operate properly, it must include these parts:
- V-Belt Drive
- OSHA guards
Other Fan Arrangements:
- Belt Driven: Arrangement 1
- Direct Driven: Arrangement 4 or Arrangement 4V
- Belt Driven OR Direct Driven: Arrangements 3, 7, 8 and Plug
For an overview of all Fan Arrangements, visit Centrifugal Fans & Blowers.
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Related Content: More on Fan Arrangements
To see the fans referenced above, take a look at these additional videos:
- Industrial Fans: Direct Drive or Belt Drive?
- Arrangement 1 Belt Drive Fans
- Arrangement 4 Direct Drive Fans