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Meet the Verantis FanGuard® System!

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Verantis, a leader in environmental control, announces another powerful new product to its already best-in-class industrial fans lineup: The Verantis FanGuard® system.

The Verantis FanGuard® system keeps constant watch over your system's fan performance, and is an always-on safeguard against component failure, or even worse, system failure. FanGuard® uses cutting-edge Verantis technology to monitor fan performance from anywhere, 24 / 7 / 365.*

It’s the always on-guard fan monitoring system.

*With Remote Monitoring package only.

FanGuard®: The always on-guard fan monitoring system!

Equipment failure and unexpected downtime can wreak havoc on your production schedule and your bottom line. They can also present a dangerous situation for your employees if a failure is catastrophic. Verantis understands and has developed the FanGuard® monitoring system that can assist you in controlling your environment and keeping your facility online.

photo-allWhat causes equipment failure?

Eventually all equipment fails; it is part of normal life cycle deterioration. In general, all moving component devices have a specified life expectancy in accordance with their design criteria, construction materials and their service requirements and environment. Examples include:

  • Drive Belts
  • Couplings
  • Motors
  • Input Shafts
  • Bearings

Deterioration can be accelerated by conditions that can occur during normal operation, such as debris on the impeller, blades and/or housings. Other common factors include loose fasteners, improper maintenance and deterioration due to normal outdoor climate conditions including rain, snow, sun, and salt.

Deterioration or equipment failure can also be caused by specific event items that are not an element of normal operation or fall outside of usual operating processes or procedures. Examples of this include improper damper positioning and flow profile changes that can affect the force vectors on the rotating components.

How do I control unplanned downtime?

Many times pending failures can be identified in advance by monitoring certain identifiable characteristics. If these characteristics are identified early enough, corrective measures can be put in place to delay or eliminate the failure.

Introducing the Verantis FanGuard® always on-guard fan monitoring system!

FanGuard® is a hardware- and software-based fan monitoring system that can be completely customized. It can be built in to a new fan, or retrofit to an existing fan, even those from other manufacturers.

The FanGuard® system’s software can be accessed via its mobile website, a screen directly on the fan, or as part of your company’s DCS / SCADA / PLC control system. This can catch problems early, potentially saving your company thousands of dollars in repairs and lost productivity.

Verantis FanGuard® can monitor certain identifiable characteristics that can lead to component or system failure, otherwise known as The Fan Gremlins.

HEAT

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HEAT

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There are two areas where heat build up outside of ordinary operating parameters can become a concern and the relationship between the two areas is not sympathetic.

  • The first area is found in mechanical rotating parts concentrated around the bearings and related assemblies. Many times the coefficient of friction changes within rotating assemblies, which affects the seals, shafts and bearing retaining devices. The most common causes include life cycle aging, maintenance practices, and misalignment or out of balance rotating parts. The increasing heat rises above normal and exacerbates the root problem cause and, if not detected, accelerates failure.
  • The second area is found within the fan body itself. Generally when the flow media is restricted by blockages within the flow stream, it causes the media to overheat. This contributes to internal temperatures exceeding the working temperature of the materials of construction and resulting in damage to the fan surfaces inclusive of the fan blades. This can lead to catastrophic destruction of not only the blades but the case and surrounding areas.
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VIBRATION

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VIBRATION

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Vibration is another identifiable characteristic of pending failure. Vibration can be caused by:

  • Misalignment of fan components
  • Deterioration through wear of rotating components or an initial imbalance of rotating components
  • Flow profiles disruption from initial ducting design and installation or subsequent disruption to flow profiles caused by external factors
  • Material build up on impeller blades during normal operation

Vibration can cause significantly higher-than-normal wear to components causing failure or disruption.

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LOSS OF FLOW

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LOSS OF FLOW

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Loss of flow can be caused by:

  • Component failures in the drive system
  • Fan air handling system
  • Disruption of flow through damper alignment in the inlet or outlet ducting
  • Other event changes affecting the flow path
  • Improper usage of the damper (i.e. improper closure)
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LOW PRESSURE

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LOW PRESSURE

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Pressure is the instrumental force allowing velocity to be achieved in the flow media. Pressure disruption can be caused by:

  • Dirty fan blades
  • Reduction in drive component speed
  • Changes in the flow profile causing the force vectors applied to fan blades to change
  • Deterioration of inlet static pressure
  • Leaks to the atmosphere within the system
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ROTATION SPEED

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ROTATION SPEED

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Change in speed of operation can be caused by deterioration of the prime mover and associated drive components or source power deterioration or disruption.

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NOISE

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NOISE

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Noise is a common symptom of a larger problem.

Bad bearings, a bent or corroded drive shaft, dried grease, worn belts or brushes can all be indicators of impending problems and create noise. Left alone, they can turn into a failure and can bring a plant to its knees.

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FanGuard® is Mobile!

It's Captain FANtastic's secret weapon... but he's willing to share!

FanGuard® is web-based software, which allows you to check on the status of your fans in real time, from anywhere with any internet-enabled device!

  • Grant access to trusted team members
  • Review potential issues on-site
  • View and share vital data in real time

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The early detection of common issues that can cause disruption or total failure of the fan and potential personnel hazards can be monitored by Verantis FanGuard®. It can identify early warning signs of failure and quickly communicate the information to appropriate personnel from anywhere, 24 / 7.

FanGuard® by Verantis is an industry-leading detection and monitoring system that can identify the most common characteristics of premature failures.

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