Industrial fans come in all shapes and sizes, from large scale centrifugal ones to smaller blower models. Regardless of the size, it is important to keep them properly maintained to ensure they function efficiently. Doing so will also help to reduce the wear and keep downtime to a minimum so there are fewer interruptions to your operations. In the long term this will save you a great deal of money by prolonging the lifespan of your fan.
One of the most important aspects of industrial fan maintenance is ensuring they are properly balanced. Over time the vibrations in the device will cause the centre of mass to shift and move away from the balance point. If you neglect to maintain them, fans will gradually move further from the rotation centre, resulting in wear and causing faults in the equipment.
To balance fans, you first need to examine them to determine the extent of the problem. The best way to do this is by conducting a vibration analysis. This will help to show how the device rotates and how far from the centre it has shifted. Once you know the situation, balancing the fan is typically a case of adding or removing weight until the balance evens out.
A well maintained and properly balanced fan will last much longer and work more efficiently than an unbalanced one. As an added bonus, you’ll also do away with the noises that are caused by blades catching and not rotating properly.
The process of balancing a fan is relatively straightforward, but you need to be careful when adding and removing weights. If you need any help you can call on our experts at Vibration Free. Our knowledge is extensive and has seen us conduct vibration analysis and dynamic balancing on a wide range of different fans. We work with industrial clients of every size and from a varied selection of industries. To find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch. We will discuss the importance of dynamic balancing with you and answer any questions you have.