Fans and Ventilation: A practical guide

Other | July 7, 2010

byWilliam Cory, William Cory

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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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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, d...

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 presen...
Format:OtherDimensions:424 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 7, 2010Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008053158X

ISBN - 13:9780080531588

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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