Fans are the last of the low-hanging efficiency fruit in HVAC and process applications. In this lecture Wade Smith, former Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association, introduces critical concepts related to commercial and industrial fan efficiency and explains how to capture significant savings in fan energy use. The lecture provides a wealth of actionable facts and data that can immediately be put into practice. Topics include: Department of Energy regulations, factors that affect fan efficiency, impacts of fan selection, aerodynamic design, peak-based metrics, and rebate incentives.
Commercial and Industrial Fan Efficiency
This course will review fan basics, introduce the proposed DOE regulation, and suggest how to use the DOE metric to drive air moving system efficiency up.