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Fans and Ventilation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080446264, 9780080531588

Fans and Ventilation

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Author: William Cory
eBook ISBN: 9780080531588
Paperback ISBN: 9780080446264
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 15th August 2005
Page Count: 424
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The practical reference book and guide to fans, ventilation and ancillary equipment with a comprehensive buyers’ guide to worldwide manufacturers and suppliers.

Bill Cory, well-known throughout the fans and ventilation industry, has produced a comprehensive, practical reference with a broad scope: types of fans, how and why they work, ductwork, performance standards, testing, stressing, shafts and bearings.

With advances in technology, manufacturers have had to continually improve the performance and efficiency of fans and ventilation systems; as a result, improvements that once seemed impossible have been achieved. Systems now range in all sizes, shapes, and weight, to match the ever increasing applications.

An important reference in the wake of continuing harmonisation of standards throughout the European Union and the progression of National and International standards. The Handbook of Fans and Ventilation is a welcome aid to both mechanical and electrical engineers.

This book will help you to…
•Understand how and why fans work
•Choose the appropriate fan for the right job, helping to save time and money
•Learn installation, operational and maintenance techniques to keep your fans in perfect working order
•Discover special fans for your unique requirements
•Source the most appropriate equipment manufacturers for your individual needs

Key Features

  • Helps you select, install, operate and maintain the appropriate fan for your application, to help you save time and money
  • Use as a reference tool, course-book, supplier guide or as a fan/ventilation selection system
  • Contains a guide to manufacturers and suppliers of ventilation systems, organised according to their different styles and basic principles of operation

Table of Contents

Fan history, types and characteristics; The properties of gas; Air and gas flow; Fan performance standards; Fans and ducting systems; Flow regulation; Materials and stresses; Construction features; Fan arrangements and designation of discharge position; Fan bearings; Belt, rope and chain drives; Shaft couplings; Prime movers for fans; Fan noise; Fan vibration; Ancillary equipment; Quality assurance, inspection and performance certification; Installation, operation and maintenance; Fan Economics; Fan Selection; Case Studies; Manufacturers and Suppliers Guide; Units and Conversions; Useful Fan Terms translated; Reference Index


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About the Author

William Cory

Dr Bill Cory's career spans 45 years in the ventilation and fan industries. He worked with several companies, assuming positions of increasing responsibility, finally becoming Technical Director of Woods of Colchester (now Woods Air Movement Ltd). Following his retirement in 1999 he was appointed Consultant to the company.He has presented over 50 papers to various technical institutions and serves on several committees and the boards of various colleges.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Technical Director, Woods of Colchester Ltd. Now Consultant to Woods Air Movement Ltd

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