Fan Systems IV: Improving System Efficiency

Problems such as unusually high operating and maintenance costs, poor airflow delivery, surges or noise or wear on the electrical components can be caused by oversized fans, poor system design, poor balancing or leakage, or wasteful airflow control practices. Often, users are only concerned with initial cost, accepting the lowest bid for a component, while ignoring system efficiency. To achieve optimum fan system economics, users should select equipment based on life-cycle economics and operate and maintain the equipment for peak performance. This course helps define opportunities to improve fan system performance by identifying common fan problems. We’ll also uncover why a highly efficient fan system is not merely a system with an energy-efficient motor.

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This course is accredited by: USGBC, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL


Schneider Electric
Date: September 8th, 2011
Length: 45 minutes


Building Systems
Facilities Operations and Management
Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering
Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Operating and Maintaining HVAC Systems