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Tuesday, October 3 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TECH5: Vibration Monitoring of Axial Fan HVAC Equipment

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Most mechanical and evaporative heat rejection equipment in an HVAC system has an induced-draft configuration typically including one or more axial fans mounted at the top of a steel structure. The fans move outdoor air through the equipment in order to expedite the heat transfer process. Because axial fans are large-diameter propeller fans with long blades, their stable performance is easily influenced by mechanical or environmental imbalance, damaged or worn gears and damaged shaft/coupling. When not at a stable operating level, the fans tend to vibrate at increased amplitude. Vibration monitoring is essential to provide signals for early warning or provide shutdown when vibration levels exceed a predetermined threshold.

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Meredith Christman

Product Marketing Manager, PCB Piezotronics
Meredith Christman is currently the Product Marketing Manager for IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Responsible for product development and management of the company's industrial and energy product lines that include accelerometers, 4-20 mA transmitters, pressure transducers... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
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