Fan systems are used for a wide variety of industrial applications. This course presents an introduction to fans and fan systems; fan problems and maintenance procedures; and procedures for improving fan efficiency.

    This course is intended primarily for electrical, mechanical, chemical, and industrial engineers. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about industrial fan systems and procedures for improving their performance.

    In this course, you need to review the material in the document, "Improving Fan System Performance: a sourcebook for industry," prepared by the Air Movement and Control Association, International for the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

    Upon completing your review of the course material, you need to take a multiple choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document. 80% correct is required for a quiz passing grade.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this course, the student will

    • Be familiar with the different types of fan systems
    • Be familiar with procedures for assessing fan system needs
    • Be familiar with basic fan maintenance procedures
    • Be able to recognize common fan problems
    • Be able to recognize indications of oversized fan systems
    • Know how to recognize and take remedial action for system leaks
    • Be familiar with procedures for improving fan efficiency
    • Be familiar with systems for controlling fans with variable loads
    • Be familiar with different types of fan drives
    • Be familiar with multiple fan arrangements
    • Be familiar with fan system economics
    Preview Course Material: Improving Fan System Performance, 4 PDH

    Course Author Profile: Harlan Bengson, Ph, PE