Optimizing Fans for the Escalante Generating Station

ProcessBarron was contracted to retrofit two aging fans at the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s Escalante Generating Station in Prewitt, New Mexico, with more efficient designs, rather than an in-kind swap out.

The existing fans needed to be replaced because of age, and in-place tests showed that the “A” fan was running inefficiently.

Efficiency was increased by optimizing the blade width and pitch on the new airfoil wheels to fit the existing housings.

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