Sound Advice: Do You Need a Fan Silencer?

 Fan Silencers for Industrial Fan Noise Reduction You’re probably not going to be looking for a lot of “peace and quiet” on the shop floor, but you and your employees and colleagues are working there for hours at a time. You might even need to have a conversation, or just hear yourself think. Industrial…

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Process of Elimination: Fan Vibration Isolation Considerations

 Fan Vibration Isolation Considerations Fans and vibration don’t get along very well! High vibration levels can shorten fan life and even cause catastrophic failure. Fan installation setup is a key factor to protect the fan from excessive vibration. Your fan should be installed on a foundation or structure designed to either handle the vibration…

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Getting into Gear: Motor Speeds for Belt Drive Fans

 Motor Speeds for Belt Drive Fans We often get questions from our customers about how to determine the best synchronous motor speeds for belt-driven industrial fans. The answer depends on the fan’s operating speed and the motor horsepower. Horsepower and Motor Speed Most belt-driven fans we build will use either an 1800 RPM motor…

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Choices, Choices: Control Fan with VFD or Damper?

 VFD or Damper? Industrial fan installation and applications are full of choices, big and small, immediate and long-term. One of the small choices that can make a big difference in the long term is whether to use a Damper or a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to control the capacity of your industrial fan. While…

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Handle with Care: Fan Storage Recommendations

 Fan Storage Recommendations How often are you ready to install an industrial component like a centrifugal fan the moment it arrives at your facility? Unless it’s an emergency replacement, the answer is probably “not that often.” That means you need to think about proper fan storage to ensure your fan is ready for operation…

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On Solid Ground: Fan Foundation Recommendations

 Fan Foundation Recommendations You’ve calculated all your specifications and worked to get just the right fan for your industrial application. You’re taking care to set up for maximized performance and safety, with minimized maintenance and cost. Make sure you mount your fan on the right foundation for optimal support & operation. Each fan manufacturer…

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Fan Selection: How to Tell Us What You Need

Critical Information for Proper Fan Selection You want the best fan? There’s no way of knowing what that is until we know what you actually need for your specific application. The choices could seem endless until you put four critical pieces of information together. Armed with the right specs, an application engineer can identify a…

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Understanding Fan Static Pressure

 What is Fan Static Pressure and Why Does It Matter? When you’re defining the specifications for your industrial fan application, one of the measurements you’ll need is fan static pressure, calculated as the difference between the pressure required at the discharge of the fan and the pressure at the inlet of the fan plus…

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Inlet Air Density Calculations for Centrifugal Fan Applications

 Don’t Install your Industrial Fan in a Vacuum: Know your Inlet Air Density If the conditions surrounding your application are standard, then you might not need to worry about calculating the inlet air density before selecting your fan. That being said, you need to do some extra calculations with non-standard conditions, as they can…

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