Types of Industrial Fans
Maintenance Partners provides services on various types of fans, for example:
- Fan units (fan + motor)
- Directly driven
- Indirectly driven (chain or belt)
Our services range from standard inspections and repairs to complete overhauls. A repair or overhaul of a fan generally consists of an Inspection, Repair/Modification and a final Report.
The first step when repairing a fan is the inspection. Fan inspections include:
- Visual inspection
- Alignment check
- Checks of belts and couplings
- Measurement of axial clearances
- Disassembly + visual inspection of parts
- Dimensional measurements
When the inspection is finished, an inspection report is drawn up with recommendations for repair.
After approval of the recommendations for repair, the execution of the repair / overhaul works begins. The scope of work may vary, but can include:
- Cleaning & steaming
- Preparation of technical drawings for machining by in-house engineering team
- Machining of parts (bearing housings, rotors, …)
- Balancing of rotating parts
- Coating of rotating parts
- Coating of exterior
- Alignment (in case of motor-fan combination)
The final report is written after testing and includes measurements from before and after the repair. If possible, recommendations for operating, inspecting and maintenance are also included, resulting in more reliable operations and less unforeseen breakdowns.
Further reading – Gemex Belt Tensioning System
Gemex is a hydraulically adjustable and mechanically lockable motor platform, which allows technicians to check and, if necessary, to adjust the belt‘s tension in the easiest and most efficient way. In 2 minutes your belts are replaced, no realignment is needed. It will reduce your maintenance & energy costs and increase the life cycle of your equipment.
Do you want to improve the safety and reliability of belt driven fans and reduce maintenance & operating costs? Visit our page about the Gemex Belt Tensioning System to learn more.