Basic Overview: Arrangement 9 Belt Driven Fan

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…

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Basic Overview: Arrangement 1 Belt Driven Fan

What is an Arrangement 1 Fan? Fan arrangements, based on AMCA standards, define the way a motor drives the fan, and how the motor and other drive components mount to the fan. An Arrangement 1 Fan is a belt-driven fan with the motor mounted separately. In general, a belt driven fan is connected to the…

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Industrial Fans: Belt Drive or Direct Drive?

 Determining the Optimal Drive for Your Industrial Fan What makes your industrial fan whir? It’s a motor connected to your fan in one of only two ways: direct drive or belt drive. In the former, the motor connects to the fan wheel with nothing in between. In the later, there is a belt (sometimes…

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Forced Draft Fans (FD Fans) for Industrial Burners

 Get Warmed Up: FD Fans for Your Industrial Burner Workout You wouldn’t run a 5K without warming up a little first. Your boiler system doesn’t like a cold start either. Industrial boiler systems run most efficiently when the ambient air is preheated via industrial burners using Forced Draft Fans (FD Fans). Industrial forced draft fans focus…

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Company Growth: A Virtuous Cycle

 Company Growth: Motivation or Reward? Well, when you are an owner of the company, growth is both. In an employee-owned company, that means that each employee has the potential to influence personal and company growth at the same time, leading to greater investment and greater ROI. It’s a powerful virtuous cycle. We recently spoke…

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Asphalt Plants and Industrial Fans Pave the Way

Asphalt Plants and Industrial Fans Asphalt is one of those things we use nearly every day and rarely think about unless it’s in repair or needs to be. But where would we be without it? And behind the scenes, the Asphalt Plants and Industrial Fans pave the way to building our roads and highways. Asphalt…

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Company Culture Rules

Why Culture Matters We all know a great company culture when we feel it. There are plenty of ways a culture can be great, and most of them don’t happen by accident. Why does it matter? It feels like the right thing to do, but it’s not just a “feel good” thing; a great culture…

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Dilution Air Fan Installation: Breathe Easy

 The Down and Dirty Details on Clearing the Air Dilution air (air that combines with flue gas) is present in power plants, as well as boiler systems, cooling systems, and other industrial systems that produce dirty air. Each of these requires a dilution air fan to assist in removing the pollutants from the flue…

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Centrifugal Fan Discharge: Determining the Optimum Position

Centrifugal Fan Discharge describes how to position the fan outlet (what direction it should point). This is a basic and important determination for your industrial fan application, assuming you want the air that is pulled into the fan to have somewhere to go when it leaves. Specifying the correct fan discharge helps to ensure smooth…

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