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HVAC Fan Operation

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Fans may be centrally located in an attic or other suitable space (such as a hallway), and arranged to move air proportionately from several rooms. A local unit may be installed in a window to provide comfort cooling for one room only when desired. Attic fans are usually propeller types and should be selected for …

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HVAC Fan Applications

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The numerous applications of fans in the field of air-conditioning and ventilation are well known, particularly to engineers and air-conditioning repair and maintenance personnel. The various fan applications are as follows: ? Exhaust fans ? Circulating fans ? Cooling-tower fans ? Kitchen fans ? Attic fans Exhaust fans are found in all types of applications, …

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HVAC Fan Selection

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Most often, the service determines the type of fan to use. When operation occurs with little or no resistance, and particularly when no duct system is required, the propeller fan is commonly used because of its simplicity and economy in operation. When a duct system is involved, a centrifugal or axial type of fan is …

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HVAC Fan Drive Methods

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HVAC Fan Drive Methods

Whenever possible, the fan wheel should be directly connected to the motor shaft. This can usually be accomplished with small centrifugal fans and with propeller fans up to about 60 in. in diameter. The deflection and the critical speed of the shaft, however, should be investigated to determine whether or not it is safe. When …

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HVAC Fan or Blower Horsepower Requirements

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The horsepower required for any fan or blower varies directly as the cube of the speed, provided that the area of the discharge orifice remains unchanged. The horsepower requirements of a centrifugal fan generally decrease with a decrease in the area of the discharge orifice if the speed remains unchanged. The horsepower requirements of a …

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