Fans and Ventilation: A Practical Guide

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Elsevier, Jul 7, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 424 pages
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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

  • 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

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Looks very good book and useful to fan designers

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Fan and Ventilation book as name is a true practical guide for fan education. Bill has presented his 50 years of experience and knowledge in this wonderful book. Most fan books are foucused on fan application. This book is more focused on fan engineering. This book has included centrifugal,axial,propeller and mixed flow fans.
I will recommend this to book to everyone who wants to learn about fan engineering and its application.
Madan Baral P.E.


Chapter 1 Fan history types and characteristics
Chapter 2 The properties of gases
Chapter 3 Air and gas flow
Chapter 4 Fan performance Standards
Chapter 5 Fans and ducting systems
Chapter 6 Flow regulation
Chapter 7 Materials and stresses
Chapter 8 Constructional features
Chapter 15 Fan vibration
Chapter 16 Ancillary equipment
Chapter 17 Quality assurance inspection and performance certification
Chapter 18 Installation operation and maintenance
Chapter 19 Fan economics
Chapter 20 Fan selection
Chapter 21 Some fan applications
Chapter 22 Units conversions standards and preferred numbers

Chapter 9 Fan arrangements and designation of discharge position
Chapter 10 Fan bearings
Chapter 11 Belt rope and chain drives
Chapter 12 Shaft couplings
Chapter 13 Prime movers for fans
Chapter 14 Fan noise
Chapter 23 Useful fan terms translated
Chapter 24 Guide to Manufacturers and suppliers
Chapter 25 Reference index
Index to advertisers

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About the author (2010)

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.

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