|OFF-LOADING||During off-loading inspect fans for damage. If the casings, cowls or impellers are damaged, notify your local AMS distributor immediately.|
AMS cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred to goods during transport, off-loading or on site.
|SITE STORAGE||The fans must be stored in a clean, dry, protected and vibration-free area. The fan impellers should be rotated daily to prevent bearing damage.|
|MAINTENANCE||Install fans and accessories to allow service access for maintenance and for the replacement of assemblies and component parts, without disturbance of other items of plant and building elements.|
Most motors are fitted with sealed-for-life bearings which are maintenance-free. It is recommended that fans be inspected initially at 3-monthly intervals, to clean the blades and motor and to check for tightness of fastenings.
Where fans are used for kitchen exhaust or other applications where the air contains high amounts of dust, residue and other contaminants, fans should be cleaned and maintained at more frequent intervals appropriate for the application.
Motor overloads/contactors should also be inspected to ensure correct operation.
Should external lubricators be fitted, please refer to LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS in the Installation and Maintenance instructions included with each fan.
If the fans are belt driven, check pulley alignment and belt tension before starting the fan.
Belt tension must be checked 2 - 4 weeks after start-up.
|MOTORS||All standard motors are suitable for operation in air temperatures between -20°C and +40°C. If higher temperatures are required, contact your local AMS supplier.|
Standard motors are not suitable for handling saturated air containing water droplets or for some corrosive fumes. For severe applications, special motors and finishes may be required. Customers are requested to discuss these applications with our sales engineers to ensure a fan suitable for the application is selected.
WARNING - Failure to do so could void warranty.
|SUPPLY||Read the fan serial plate to determine the number of phases and amperage drawn by the unit. Check that the available supply is suitable.|
All fans must be earthed in accordance with the latest Machinery and Safety Occupational Act.
Wiring must be in accordance with the latest Machinery and Safety Occupational Act. Wiring diagrams are provided on all fans. These will be found inside the fan terminal box. Copies of wiring diagrams are shown on pages I-6/9.
All three-phase motors must be provided with differential action, single-phasing protection and overload current protection. Failure to provide single-phasing protection will void warranty. Motors fitted with thermistor or thermostatic protection should have these wired into the starting contactors control circuit to interrupt motor power supply on winding temperature rise. Wires marked TK are for internal thermal contacts which should be wired directly into the contactor controller circuit. Failure to connect thermal protection devices will void warranty.
|DIRECTION OF ROTATION||The correct rotation and direction of air flow is shown on each individual fan. If backward-curved centrifugal fans rotate in the wrong direction, the motor may overload and the motor warranty will be void.|
To change the direction of rotation on three-phase motors, interchange any two supply leads. All single-phase motors will rotate in the correct direction when correctly connected.
|STARTING||All fans are suitable for direct-on-line starting by switch or automatically by contactor up to and including 5.5kW. The number of starts should be limited to no more than four per hour or, in the case of motors of less than 1kW, no more than eight starts per hour. This would be subject to local supply regulations.|
- check power supply
- check fan is free to rotate
- check overloads are fitted
- ensure ductwork is free of debris
- check rotation of fan
- check the motor amperage draw does not exceed nameplate rating
Rotating fan impellers can be a danger to personnel.
The following precautions must be taken:-
|INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS|| |
With all horizontally mounted axial fans it is preferable that the fan is installed with the motor mounted on top of the motor plate. ie. not suspended under the motor plate.
For outside installations, IP66 rated conduit and fiitings must be used.
To obtain rated performance, the following recommendations should be followed:-
Duct Mounted Fans - General
|LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS||Most AMS products are fitted with sealed-for-life pre-lubricated bearings which do not require maintenance for the life of the fan.|
Should your fan be fitted with grease nipples, the following instructions should be followed:-
|Motor Frame 48 rev/sec 24 rev/sec 16 rev/sec 12 rev/sec|
|160 4000 8000 12000 20000|
|180-200 3000 7000 12000 16000|
|225-250 2000 6000 10000 13000|
|280 1000 5000 8000 13000|
|315 1000 3500 8000 10000|
|Maximum interval 12 months.|
These times are a guide only and will depend on the motor manufacturer and actual running conditions.
|RECOMMENDED GREASES||Wherever possible the grease used should be identical to the original. When different greases are mixed, even if they are both suitable for the conditions, incompatibility can occur and result in rapid bearing failure.|
In the absence of specific instructions supplied with the fan the following greases should be used. STANDARD FANS Shell Alvania R3 or compatible lithium-based grease suitable for 130°C continuous operation. SMOKE SPILL and high temp motors must use the grease stated on the motor to maintain the Smoke Spill approval.
|PROCEDURE||If the grease lines are not extended to the outside of the case the fan must be electrically isolated for safety before work commences.|
Clean the grease nipples with a clean cloth.
Introduce the new grease to all points while the fan is rotating until the old grease is purged from the grease relief port normally located at the bottom of the bearing housing. If it is required to manually rotate the impeller, the fan must be electrically isolated to prevent accidental startup.
|WARNING||INCOMPATIBLE GREASE, EXCESSIVE GREASE OR INCORRECT GREASE RELIEF CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR.|
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