Accession Number : ADA130253

Title :   Modification of Cabinet Fans with Inlet Air Guide Fairings to Improve Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Dolan,William H

PDF Url : ADA130253

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Cabinet fans are commonly used for central station air-handlers in commercial size heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. This report describes the conception, construction, and testing of a device to improve the efficiency of cabinet fans by improving the fan inlet conditions. By observing airflow within the cabinet, a region of streamline flow and the boundary of flow separation were outlined. Fan efficiency was improved by enhancing streamline flow and eliminating flow separation within the cabinet by installing a fiberglass fairing which guided the air. A fan was tested with and without the fairing in place; an overall 20 percent improvement in fan efficiency was observed with the fairing in place. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fans, *Ventilation fans, *Performance(Engineering), Air conditioning equipment, Energy consumption, Energy conservation, Air flow, Fairings, Inlet guide vanes, Structural analysis, Modification, Buildings

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE