Fans are the last of the low-hanging efficiency fruit in HVAC and process applications.
In this lecture, Wade Smith, former Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association, introduces critical concepts related to commercial and industrial fan efficiency and explains how to capture significant savings in fan energy use.
The lecture provides a wealth of actionable facts and data that can immediately be put into practice. Topics include: Department of Energy regulations, factors that affect fan efficiency, impacts of fan selection, aerodynamic design, peak-based metrics, and rebate incentives. All of this for just $30!
“Fans are an operating cost liability, not an asset — the goal should be to minimize their operating cost, not minimize their first cost.”
Wade Smith – Former Executive Director, Air Movement and Control Association
Wade W. Smith, PE, retired from the Air Movement and Control Association in 2015, where he led industry negotiations with other interested parties of a terms sheet that will guide the Department of Energy’s regulation of commercial and industrial fans. Smith is now a consultant to manufacturers. He ran his own radio-based sub-metering and performance monitoring business for 15 years after spending 24 years in commercial marketing and general management.