Industrial Fan Fundamentals

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Course description

In Industrial Fan Fundamentals , you'll learn ...

  • The various types of centrifugal and axial fan types
  • Factors to consider as part of the fan selection process
  • The meaning of different points on a fan curve, including the BEP and region of instability
  • What is the "system effect" that results from the interaction of system components


Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 56 pages

The most suitable fan for a particular application is dependent upon many factors. Initial cost, efficiency, operating and maintenance costs, speed, materials, space constraints, flow rate, pressure, temperature, cleanliness of the product and the range of operating conditions are all considerations in the selection of a fan and driver. Improper selection of the fan/driver can result in higher operating and maintenance costs that far exceed the initial capital cost of the fan and duct system.

In this course, the student will learn the fundamentals of axial and centrifugal fans used in industrial applications and the factors that influence the selection of fans, drivers, flow control devices and other components of a fan system.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 29 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The two major categories of fans and their relative merits
  • Types of centrifugal and axial fans and their applications
  • Influence of noise, rotational speed, airstream characteristics, temperature, variable operating conditions and space constraints on fan and driver selection
  • Methods of controlling fans with variable loads
  • Fan curves, best efficiency points and regions of instability
  • Motors, belt drives, gear drives and adjustable speed drives
  • Mitigating start-up current and torque issues
  • Fan maintenance and common fan system problems, including contaminant build-up, noise, duct leakage, fan degradation and unstable operation
  • Operation of multiple fans in series and parallel arrangements
  • Calculation of fan system electrical operating costs


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