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Right Sizing Mechanical Draft Fans

Mechanical draft fans are some of the largest parasitic loads in any production process.

More often than not, existing fans are improperly engineered for peak efficiency due to the designer’s fear of creating a system limited by fan draft.

Cost-effective modifications to these fans can significantly increase performance and reduce operating costs, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

This article pays special attention to the types of draft fans found in cement plants, but the principles outlined herein can be applied to all industries looking to optimize their air and gas handling systems.