AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012 - (Page 22)

By AMCA InternAtIonAl’s IndustrIAl ProCess/Power GenerAtIon MArket GrouP Performance and reliability Assurance of Custom Engineered and Manufactured Fans for Industrial and Utility Applications AMCA’s 800-series of publications provides assistance to designers of heavy-duty fans used in industrial processes, mining, tunnel ventilation, and utility generation. For industrial process and power generation air and gas systems, having a fan that is mechanically reliable and delivers the proper performance is absolutely essential. A heavy-duty fan is the prime mover of the air and gas that drive industrial process and power generation systems within tight tolerances and under challenging conditions. If the fan does not perform as designed, problems costing hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars could result. Accordingly, most of the fans in this category are custom designed and built for each application. Heavy-duty fans come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, materials and design features. A petrochemical process fan might be only 18 inches in diameter, but require construction of nickel alloy material for corrosion protection and Figure 1: A common industrial process fan pushes the particulate-entrained gas multilayer shaft seals with gas purge to into a fabric filter (baghouse). The abrasive dust necessitates a fan rotor lined with keep oxygen out of the process gas or chromium carbide or other hard-surface material. prevent leakage of noxious gas to the environment. An induced draft fan for a power plant might be rating requirements. Without certification, how do owners 180 inches in diameter and require a motor rated for 13,000 hp know whether a custom fan will perform as rated? The short or more. The variations are endless. answer to this question is AMCA’s 800-series of publications (801, 802, and 803), which cover custom engineered and manuCustom-engineered and manufactured products are not eligible factured heavy-duty fan design, selection, and field testing. for AMCA’s Certified Ratings Program (CRP). The CRP assures that a product line has been tested and rated in This article describes the 800-series publications and discusses conformance with AMCA International’s test standards and why industrial fan specifiers and end-users can be assured of 22 Summer 2012 a m c a I n t e r nat I o na l inmotion w w w. a m c a . o r g http://WWW.AMCA.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012

AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012
President’s Message
Contents
From the Executive Director
Code Watch
News
The Role of Fan Efficiency in Achieving Energy Reduction Goals
Fan Motor Efficiency Grades in the European Market
Performance and Reliability Assurance of Custom Engineered and Manufactured Fans for Industrial and Utility Applications
Smoke Damper Testing and Maintenance for Service Life and Performance Assurance
Calendar
Advertisers Index

AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012

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