Leading The Industry Forward
The dedication to product research and innovation is a key ingredient of our business philosophy. We have our own Research Center and AMCA-registered laboratory in La Porte, Indiana, and never stop working on new product development as well as on optimizing existing designs. A brochure with the new lab capabilities can be viewed here.
The Laboratory includes six air performance test chambers which permit testing of all NYB product lines. Four chambers are designed as AMCA Figure 12 test chambers and two are designed as AMCA Figure 15 test chambers. All testing is conducted in accordance with AMCA/ASHRAE Standard 210.
The NYB Research Center also houses the all-concrete-and-steel reverberant room. Two sound rooms allow for induced draft and forced draft testing, and can accommodate simultaneous air tests. All products are sound tested in the reverberant room in compliance with AMCA Standard 300. Sound tests are done in a full-octave and 1/3-octave bands.
The Laboratory contains several high inertia mounting bases, which are used to conduct vibration and modal analysis testing. These tests allow our engineers to optimize product designs for minimum vibration but without excess weight and cost.
Facilities details include:
- Airflow testing to 130,000 CFM.
- Static Pressures to 100" w.g.
- Horsepowers to 500 BHP.
- Sound testing in full-octave and 1/3 octave bands.
- Endurance and cyclic testing at two locations.
- Salt, fog and humidity testing for coating evaluation.
- Balance, vibration, and modal analysis capability on several high inertia mounting bases.
- Finite element analysis and dynamic strain gage verification.
- Air performance testing using AMCA/ASHRAE Standard 210.
- Reverberant room sound testing to AMCA Standard 300.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used extensively to assist New York Blower Engineers in the design and development of reliable, cost-effective products. Critical rotating elements are modeled with FEA to determine high stress areas, which are then verified through dynamic strain gage analysis. Designs are also subjected to cyclic and endurance testing.
Our dedication to innovation transforms into steady investment in advanced software tools that let us optimize our product's performance. The latest and most revolutionary design tool is the state-of-the-art CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software, which allows multiple aerodynamic design scenarios to be investigated theoretically without building prototypes for every test. We have a Research Engineer on the design staff with a PhD in aerodynamics design to maximize the use of this powerful design tool.
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