TITLE

Direct-Drive Applications: Advantages of direct-drive versus belt-drive applications

AUTHOR(S)
Deloughery, Jim
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2008 AMCA International, Vol. 80, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the advantages of the two types of fan drivers which include belt-drive or direct-drive. It is stated that belt-drive arrangement provides fan users greater performance flexibility and enables the most economical motor selection for the specified application. However, most users operate a fan at direct-drive speeds due to increasing energy costs and the move to green energy. Moreover, direct-drive arrangements require less maintenance than the belt-drive counterparts.
ACCESSION #
35355515

 

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