|ERIKS Birmingham, an Authorised Fenner Distributor, were contacted by a local airport who were interested in improving efficiency throughout the airport, in particular on their air handling units.|
Following a site visit and subsequent analysis of their existing HVAC drive, ERIKS' dedicated Fenner product specialist, advised that the current drive was performing way below its optimum efficiency - the existing belts and pulleys were very badly worn.
ERIKS, working alongside the airports Energy Manager, looked at how they could increase
efficiency on this HVAC application. A simple drive redesign recommended the use of Fenner Quattro PLUS belts - combined with new pulleys - which would provide a drive that operated at 96% efficiency.
Fenner Quattro PLUS CRE wedge belts can seriously reduce energy consumption when used in conjunction with variable speed drives. They can also vastly improve production and process speeds in their own right, by reducing slip and giving increased performance from the driven machine.
Twelve months down the line the airport has confirmed that the new drive has increased efficiency by10% and are now looking at similar solutions on other applications around the airport.