Take On The Role Of A Contractor In Your Home

As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.

Troubleshooting Industrial Fan And Air Cooling Systems

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High power and low power air cooling systems can run into significant trouble when the air intake is near debris. Unfortunately, many industrial settings may lack a clean room to keep the air filters and intake valves clear of most debris for extended periods of time. A few maintenance and troubleshooting techniques can help you and your maintenance team plan for cooling system repairs and periodic inspections.

Filter Inspection And Troubleshooting

Air cooling systems rely on filters to remove debris from the air while allowing enough air to enter. Specific cooling volume requires a certain spread or gap distance in the filter, which determines how small the debris can be and how much can pass through.

Clogging isn't the only concern when it comes to filters. Over time, sharp debris and constant air pressure can wear against the filter mesh material and spread the filter apart. When this happens, bigger debris can enter the system and lead to bad air quality and internal damage.

Inspect the filter at least once every few months. After carefully cleaning, inspect the filter by the cubic inch to find any tears or gaps that look out of line with the rest of the filter. Inspect the frame as well, as large filters can be damaged during installation and may allow debris through the frame dents as they meet the filter material.

Fan And Blower System Inspection

The blower needs to be cleaned periodically to avoid burning out or slowing down. If the blower fan has already slowed down, you'll need to disassemble the unit and perform a specific cleaning.

Clean the axle for the fan and look for any winding dirt. There may be a string or threads of debris wrapped around the fan axle which can slow down performance, along with any collected grease and dirt mixture.

If the fan doesn't turn after cleaning, make sure that the motor isn't burned out. You can inspect the motor by consulting the part number and contacting the manufacturer for inspection information or getting a schematic from the Internet. If the opening and inspection of the motor is too complicated or if you lack the proper tools, an industrial repair service like E J Painting & Fiberglass may be able to help you.

In some cases, the repair may call for a replacement of the motor. As you consider replacement, a repair service team should be allowed to inspect the wiring and connected systems. Damage in one area may be an indicator of a bigger problem, which the team can inspect for and report. Consult an industrial repair service professional to begin examining your air cooling systems.


6 January 2015