Understanding Fan Problems and Optimizing Rotor Dynamics

In the May 2020 edition of POWER magazine, Steve Nelson discusses common fan problems and optimizing rotor dynamics. Steve Nelson has over 50 years in experience with industrial fans, and now works as a Consultant for nyb. The primary focus is industrial primary, secondary, and induced draft (ID) fans for the power industry. Some topics include the critical nature of shaft critical speed, rotor dynamics - a basic component of fan design, bearings - the lifeblood of industrial fans, and vibration frequency analysis. Click here to read the full article. To learn more about Steve, and to discuss any of these topics in more detail, see his profile here.