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Routine maintenance of blower sheaves should include a close examination of the alignment of the motor and blower sheaves. Proper belt tension is also important to maintain the life of the sheaves. Groove gauges are often provided by belt and sheave suppliers to test the sheave walls for wear to determine the need for replacement.
Another important item to check is the RPM’s of the blower to determine if it is within the range that was established during commissioning by test and balance personnel or startup technicians. Once the sheaves get a measurable amount of wear, it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the proper air delivery of the blower due to lost RPM’s.
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration announced the development of an Innovation Center, which highlights the company’s more than 125 years of refrigeration expertise with global innovative products, training services and high-tech laboratory.
The new center offers the opportunity for both customers and employees to participate in innovative new product developments and expand their knowledge with an array of technical training courses that provide a “hands on” learning experience, the company said. READ MORE…..HERE