TCVA - Vaneaxial Fan, Cast Aluminum Wheel

TCVA - Vaneaxial Fan, Cast Aluminum Wheel
Twin City Fan & Blower Guide Specification
Vaneaxial Fans, Belt or Direct Driven: Model TCVA
Twin City Fan & Blower Model TCTA Series, AXIFAN® Vaneaxial is designed to handle a wide range
of requirements ranging from general ventilation to process air supply. The TCVA’s mounting flexibility,
which allows it to be mounted as part of the ductwork, makes it ideal for many industrial and commercial
applications. Model TCVA fans offer superior air and sound performance and are UL/cUL 705 listed for
electrical.
Model TCVA is available in belt or direct driven configurations, and mounts both vertically and
horizontally, allowing for numerous applications with multiple mounting arrangements.
Application
The TCVA belt-driven vaneaxial fan is designed for where it is advantageous to have the motor out of the
airstream due to the presence of corrosive or hazardous fumes, or dirt-laden, hot, or moist air. The TCVA
direct-driven model is designed for where it is advantageous to shield the motor and drive from the
ambient environment.
Sizes (wheel diameters): 12 to 60 inches (305 mm to 1,524 mm)
Airflow: To 96,000 CFM (163,102 m3/hour)
Static Pressure: Up to 7 inches wg (1,739 Pa)
Twin City Fan & Blower (TCF) is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high quality
commercial and industrial fans and is a division of Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. Our extensive product
line includes centrifugal fans and blowers, axial fans, and power roof ventilators. For the commercial
market, TCF supplies ventilation fans for retail and office buildings, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and
government buildings. TCF’s industrial fans are used in a wide variety of process applications for
numerous industries including Petrochemical, Nuclear, Cement, Steel, and Air Pollution Control. Special
materials, construction, coatings, and accessories are available to fit any application requirements.
TCF has completed thousands of successful installations across the globe and has a proven track record
for tackling the most technically complex applications within the fan industry. TCF is also known for its
technical design capabilities, comprehensive testing services, and responsive sales team. Due to the
company’s extensive expertise and long-standing reputation for proven quality, TCF products continue to
be specified around the globe.
TCF occupies over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space across ten facilities in the U.S, with
expanded manufacturing and service operations located in South America, Europe, India, China, and
Singapore. Headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which houses the management, sales
and marketing, accounting, human resources, material management, engineering personnel, as well as a
state-of-the-art AMCA accredited testing lab.
We recommend you consult with your Twin City Fan & Blower Sales Representative, who can be
contacted through: Twin City Fan & Blower, Minneapolis MN; (763) 551-7600; email: [email protected];
www.tcf.com.
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SECTION 23 34 13.02 – VANEAXIAL HVAC FANS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
SUMMARY
Specifier: Select fan drive type options in the following paragraph.
A.
1.2
Section includes [belt] [direct]-driven fixed pitch airfoil axial fans.
REFERENCE STANDARDS
A.
American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA): www.americanbearings.org:
1.
2.
B.
Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA): www.amca.org:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
C.
NFPA 70 - National Electric Code
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. / Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (UL/cUL): www.ul.com:
1.
1.3
NEMA MG 1 – Motors and Generators
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): www.nfpa.org:
1.
E.
AMCA Standard 204 - Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans
AMCA Standard 205 - Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans
AMCA Standard 210 - ASHRAE 51 - Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified
Aerodynamic Performance Rating
AMCA Publication 211 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Fan Air
Performance
AMCA Standard 300 - Reverberant Room Method for Sound Testing of Fans
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA): www.nema.org
1.
D.
ABMA 9 – Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Ball Bearings
ABMA 11 – Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Roller Bearings
UL/cUL 705 - Standard for Power Ventilators
ACTION SUBMITTALS
A.
Product Data: Include the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Rated capacities and operating characteristics.
Fan Performance Data: Fan performance curves with flow, static pressure and
horsepower.
Sound Performance Data: Fan sound power levels in eight octave bands and, Aweighted overall sound power level or sone values.
Motor ratings and electrical characteristics.
Furnished specialty components.
Specified accessories.
Dimensioned standard drawings indicating dimensions, weights, and attachments to
other work.
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1.4
INFORMATIONAL SUBMITTALS
A.
Source quality-control reports.
B.
Field quality-control reports.
C.
ISO-9001 certificate.
1.5
CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS
A.
1.6
Operation and Maintenance Data: Include routine maintenance, adjustment requirements,
safety information, and troubleshooting guide.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Approved ISO 9001-compliant manufacturer listed in this Section
with minimum 10 years' experience in manufacture of similar products in successful use in
similar applications, and with an ASME NQA-1 compliant Program.
Specifier: Retain paragraph below if Owner allows substitutions but requires strict control over qualifying of
substitutions.
1.
Approval of Comparable Products: Submit the following in accordance with project
substitution requirements, within time allowed for substitution review:
a.
b.
c.
2.
3.
B.
Substitutions following award of contract are not allowed except as stipulated in
Division 01 General Requirements.
Approved manufacturers must meet separate requirements of Submittals Article.
AMCA Compliance:
1.
2.
3.
1.7
Product data, including certified independent test data indicating compliance with
requirements.
Project references: Minimum of 5 installations not less than 5 years old, with
Owner contact information.
Sample warranty.
Provide fan types tested in accordance with AMCA Standard 210 (air performance) and
AMCA Standard 300 (sound performance) in an AMCA-accredited laboratory.
Provide fan units rated according to AMCA Standard 211 (air performance)
Provide fan units rated according to AMCA Standard 205 (fan efficiency grade).
COORDINATION
A.
Coordinate sizes and locations of supports required for fan units.
B.
Coordinate sizes and locations of equipment supports, roof curbs, and roof penetrations.
1.8
FIELD CONDITIONS
A.
Handling and Storage: Handle and store fan units in accordance with manufacturer's published
instructions. Examine units upon delivery for damage. Store units protected from weather.
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1.9
WARRANTY
Specifier: Consult TCF for available special Project-specific warranties.
A.
Manufacturer's Warranty: Manufacturer's standard form in which manufacturer agrees to furnish
replacement components for fan units that demonstrate defects in workmanship or materials
under normal use within warranty period specified.
1.
Warranty Period: 12 months from startup or 18 months from shipment by manufacturer,
whichever first occurs.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
MANUFACTURER
A.
Basis-of-Design Manufacturer: Provide fan units manufactured by Twin City Fan & Blower,
Minneapolis MN; (763) 551-7600; email: [email protected]; website: www.tcf.com.
B.
Source Limitations: Obtain vaneaxial fans from a single manufacturer.
2.2
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A.
Fan Performance Ratings: [Project site elevation- based] [Sea level elevation-based].
B.
AMCA Seal: Provide units that bear the AMCA-Certified Ratings Seal.
C.
Compliance: Classified under AMCA Standard 205.
D.
UL Compliance:
Specifier: When required, retain the following paragraph regarding UL 705 compliance.
1.
E.
2.3
Provide units listed in accordance with UL/cUL 705.
Electrical Components, Devices, and Accessories: Listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70.
VANEAXIAL FANS
Specifier: Select fan drive in the following paragraph. If both drive types are required, include that requirement in the
drawing fan schedule and delete it here.
A.
[Belt] [Direct]-driven fixed-pitch airfoil axial fans with fixed straightening vanes, configured for
horizontal or vertical flow of relatively clean air for Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
(HVAC) applications, for air containing dirt, moisture, or hazardous fumes, or for air at elevated
temperatures.
1.
2.
Basis of Design Product: Twin City Fan & Blower, Model TCVA.
Permanently attach nameplate displaying serial number and unit information.
B.
Fan Capacities, Characteristics, and Configuration: Refer to Drawing schedule.
C.
Fan Wheel: Solid, one-piece casting of 356-T6 alloy aluminum, containing seven blades and
integral center hub.
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1.
2.
3.
Wheel Blades: Airfoil shape designed with variable hub ratio system to allow selected fan
to operate at highest efficiency possible.
Machine wheels to proper diameter so that blade tip clearance is within tolerance
necessary to ensure certified fan performance.
Secure wheel to fan/motor shaft with Trantorque or taperlock bushing.
Specifier: Retain the following paragraph only for belt-driven fans.
D.
Fan Shaft: AISI 1045 steel, turned, ground, and polished steel. Select shaft diameter so that first
critical speed is minimum 1.43 times maximum operating speed. Finish with petroleum-based
rust protectant.
Specifier: Retain the following subparagraph when the fan is handling dirty or wet air, or air carrying corrosive gases.
1.
E.
Bearings: Manufacturer's standard sealed field-lubricated pillow block ball or roller bearings,
based on fan size and mounting orientation, with grease lines extended to outside fan housing.
1.
F.
Provide elastomeric Viton shaft seal, including PTFE wear plate to protect shaft and
bearings.
Minimum L-50 Bearing Life: 200,000 hours at maximum operating speed, in accordance
with ABMA 9 for ball bearings, and ABMA 11 for roller bearings.
Guide Vanes: Provide aerodynamically designed stationary straightening guide vanes on air
discharge side of fan wheel. Weld guide vanes to both inner cylinder and fan housing interior.
Specifier: Retain option in the following paragraph when split clamshell housing is required.
G.
Housing: Formed ASTM A-569 low carbon hot rolled steel with continuously welded seams.
Include mounting feet or hanger connections to suit installation requirements. Flanges on both
the inlet and outlet are integrally rolled and punched for attachment to ductwork or accessories.
Specifier: Retain the following paragraph only for direct-driven fans.
H.
Externally Mounted Conduit Box: NEMA [1] [3R] [4] [4X].
I.
Belt Drives:
Specifier: In the following paragraph, select 120 option for motors up to 25 hp, and 150 option for motors 30 hp and
larger.
1.
Drive Components: V-belt drive, rated for minimum [120] [150] percent of motor
nameplate horsepower, with machined, cast-iron pulleys, and heat resistant, oil resistant,
conductive, static-free V-belts. Provide belt guard or motor cover to shield drives.
a.
b.
2.
3.
4.
Motor 10 HP and Smaller: Adjustable pitch.
Motor Larger than 10 HP: Fixed pitch.
Motor and Drive Assembly: Rigidly mounted to fan structure.
Provide aerodynamically shaped belt fairing tubes to isolate drive components from
airstream. Continuously weld tubes where they penetrate inner cylinder and outer
housing.
Inner Cylinder: Isolated shaft and bearing assembly from high velocity airstream.
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Specifier: Retain first following subparagraph for indoor fans. Retain second following subparagraph for outdoor
fans, if required.
5.
Belt Guard: Steel, totally enclosed and sealed.
6.
Outdoor Weather Cover: Provide bolt-on steel weather cover to shield motor and beltdrive from weather. Fabricate with rainproof ventilation slots.
J.
Motors: Comply with NEMA MG-1 for designation, temperature rating, service factor, enclosure
type, and efficiency requirements for motors specified in Division 23 section "Common Motor
Requirements for HVAC Equipment."
1.
2.
Motor Sizes: Minimum size as indicated. If not indicated, large enough so driven load will
not require motor to operate in service factor range above 1.0.
Motor Speed: [3,600] [1,800] [1,200] rpm.
Specifier: Select motor electrical data in following subparagraphs, or show this data on the drawing fan schedule. Do
not show the data in both places.
3.
Electrical Data:
a.
Voltage: [115] [208] [230] [460] [575] V; [1] [3] phase; 60 Hz.
Specifier: Select motor enclosure type in following subparagraph.
4.
5.
Enclosure Type: [Open, Drip Proof (ODP)] [Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC)]
[Explosion Proof (XP)].
Provide motors that comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(EISA).
Specifier: For motors controlled by VFDs, retain following subparagraph.
6.
When required, provide premium efficiency motor, suitable for inverter duty, for motors
controlled by Variable Frequency Drive (VFD).
Specifier: Select motor enclosure type in first following subparagraph.
7.
8.
Enclosure Type: [Open, Drip Proof (ODP)] [Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC)]
[Explosion Proof (XP)].
Provide motors that comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(EISA).
Specifier: For motors controlled by VFDs, retain the following subparagraph.
9.
When controlled with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), provide premium efficiency
motors suitable for inverter duty use.
Specifier: If factory disconnect is required, select NEMA enclosure rating in following paragraph, and select one
subparagraph below to specify factory or field mounting. Retain second subparagraph when NEMA 7/9 (explosion
proof) option is selected.
10.
Provide unfused disconnect switch, NEMA [1] [3R] [4] [4X] [7/9 explosion proof], selected
in accordance with Division 26 section "Enclosed Switches."
a.
b.
K.
Factory mount and wire disconnect switch.
Ship disconnect switch loose for field mounting and wiring.
Motor Mounting Platform: Heavy-duty motor mounting platform.
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Specifier: Retain the following paragraph for belt-driven fans.
1.
L.
Provide mechanism with single jackscrew and slides to allow adjustment of drive belt
tension.
Vibration Isolation:
Specifier: Retain paragraph and subparagraph below, and coordinate options with project design.
1.
Provide [spring] [neoprene-in-shear] vibration isolators, [and seismic restraints] in
accordance with fan manufacturer's requirements, and Division 23, Section "Vibration
and Seismic Controls for HVAC Piping and Equipment."
a.
M.
Spring Isolators: Select for [1 inch (25.4 mm)] [2 inch (51 mm)] deflection.
Finishes:
1.
Do not apply coatings to aluminum components/
2.
After fabrication, clean and chemically pretreat ferrous metal parts by phosphatization.
3.
Apply two coats of following finish:
Specifier: The first paragraph below is manufacturer's standard finish. Those that follow are optional finishes.
Select finish that is required.
If fans specified for the project have different finishes, include the finish for each fan on the Drawings and delete
here.
a.
Air dry enamel.
b.
Carbocoat 30
c.
Hot Dip Galvanizing.
d.
Plasite 4310 Vinyl Ester
e.
Plasite 7122L Air Dry Phenolic
f.
Heresite VR506 Air Dry Phenolic.
g.
Dupont ASA, 70 Gray polyester.
N.
Accessories:
Specifier: Accessories listed in subparagraphs below are optional TCF features for this unit. Consult TCF
representative for recommended options based upon Project requirements.
Specifier: Retain first following subparagraph for indoor fans. Retain second following subparagraph for outdoor
fans, if required.
1.
Belt Guard: Steel, totally enclosed and non-sealed. [Paint belt guard yellow.]
2.
Weather Cover: Provide [hinged] [bolt-on] steel weather cover to shield motor and beltdrive from weather. Fabricate with rainproof ventilation slots.
3.
Inlet or Outlet Safety Screen: Welded wire safety screens fabricated for easy installation
and removal.
4.
Clamshell Housing: Fabricate housing in two halves that mate together with bolted
connections. Fabricate unit such that all internal components are accessible when
clamshell housing is removed.
Specifier: Retain the following paragraph for belt-driven fans.
5.
High Temperature Construction: Fans modified to operate with airstream temperatures
between 201°F (94oC) and 250°F (121oC) continuous. Modifications include reverse flow
configuration: reversing the belt tube, lengthening the inner shell and adding a thrust
washer retaining bolt.
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Specifier: Retain the following paragraph for belt-driven fans.
Specifier: Following paragraph cannot be used in conjunction with high temperature modification.
6.
High Moisture Construction: For use on applications where steam or condensation may
collect in the fan housing.
Specifier: Retain the following paragraph for belt-driven fans.
Specifier: Retain following paragraph when spark-resistant construction is required. Select applicable subparagraph.
7.
Spark Resistant Construction: Mount bearings outside flow airstream, and provide sealed
metal belt tubes.
a.
b.
8.
9.
AMCA Type A: Provide non-ferrous metal parts in contact with flowing airstream,
and aluminum rub ring where shaft penetrates fan housing.
AMCA Type B: Provide non-ferrous fan wheel impeller and aluminum rub ring
where shaft penetrates fan housing.
Access Door - General Observation: Bolted door located adjacent to the motor base.
Access Door - General Wheel Area: Bolted door located adjacent to the fan wheel.
Specifier: Retain the following paragraph for belt-driven fans.
10.
11.
12.
Shaft seal, including non-asbestos rubbing ring and metal cover plate, to limit airstream
infiltration.
Slip-on companion flanges that match fan flanges for making connections to ductwork.
Discharge Cap: Provide steel stack cap with gravity operated butterfly dampers at fan
discharge. Include gasket and pre-punched flange holes to enable bolted connection to
fan outlet. Finish with manufacturer's standard paint.
Retain first paragraph below for roof mounted units only.
13.
Curb Cap: Welded steel, one-piece, weather-tight construction, to adapt from square roof
curb to round fan inlet. Fabricate from steel and include pre-punched flange to mate with
fan unit inlet flange.
14.
Roof Curb: 12” high canted, galvanized with 1-1/2” thick insulation. Available on VRM
discharge only.
15.
Provide anti-static shaft grounding blocks to protect motor bearings by draining stray
currents to ground.
16.
Inlet/Outlet Cone: Cones can be provided to adapt from the fan diameter to the adjacent
duct diameter. Cones are flanged and drilled to mate up to the fan flange.
17.
Inlet Bell: Provide spun steel inlet bell with pre-punched flange holes to enable bolted
connection to fan inlet. Finish with manufacturer's standard paint.
18.
External Variable Inlet Vanes: [Automatic] [Manual] operation vanes designed for flange
mounting on the fan inlet with vane mechanism outside of the airstream and controlled by
a single vane lever.
2.4
SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Factory Run Test: Test run assembled fan units prior to shipment at specified operating speed
or maximum RPM allowed. Statically and dynamically balance each wheel in accordance with
AMCA 204 "Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans" to Fan Application Category BV-3,
Balance Quality Grade G6.3. Obtain balance readings by electronic equipment in the axial,
vertical, and horizontal directions on each set of bearings.
1.
Submit report of factory run test.
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PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
3.2
Examine areas to receive fans. Notify Engineer regarding conditions that may adversely affect
installation, operation, or maintenance of fans. Proceed with installation once conditions are in
accordance with manufacturer's published instructions.
PROTECTION
A.
Protect adjacent construction and finished surfaces during installation and testing.
B.
Except for operational testing, do not operate fan during construction.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install fans in accordance with Contract documents and manufacturer's published instructions.
Specifier: Insert applicable installation requirements for vibration, seismic, and high wind design if applicable to
installation.
B.
Install fan units with adequate clearances for service and maintenance.
Specifier: Coordinate duct installation and specialty arrangements with schematics on Drawings and with
requirements specified in duct systems. If Drawings are explicit enough, these requirements may be reduced or
omitted.
C.
Duct Connections: Drawings indicate general arrangement of ducts and duct accessories.
Where indicated on Drawings, [install factory-furnished companion flanges and] make final duct
connections with flexible connectors. Flexible connectors are specified in Division 23 section
"Air Duct Accessories."
1.
D.
Electrical Connections: Connect wiring in accordance with NFPA 70 and Division 26 section
"Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables."
1.
E.
3.4
Install connecting ducts with adequate clearances for service and maintenance.
Ground and bond equipment according to Division 26 section "Grounding and Bonding
for Electrical Systems."
Equipment Identification: Label units according to Division 23 section "Identification for HVAC
Piping and Equipment."
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
Specifier: Select option in paragraph below to define the party responsible for final tests and inspections to be
performed.
A.
[Owner will retain] [Contractor shall retain] qualified testing agency to perform field tests and
inspections.
Specifier: Retain first paragraph below to describe tests and inspections to be performed.
B.
Tests and Inspections:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Verify that unit is secured to supports, and that duct and electrical connections are
complete. Verify that proper thermal-overload protection is installed in motors, starters,
and disconnect switches.
Verify that cleaning and adjusting are complete.
Disconnect fan belt drive from motor. Verify proper motor rotation direction, and verify fan
wheel free rotation and smooth bearing operation. Reconnect fan drive system, align and
adjust belts, and install belt guards.
Verify that manual and automatic volume control, and fire and smoke dampers in
connected ductwork systems are in fully open position.
Disable automatic temperature-control actuators, energize motor, adjust fan to indicated
rpm, and measure and record motor voltage and amperage.
Shut unit down and reconnect automatic temperature-control actuators.
Remove and replace malfunctioning units and retest as specified above.
C.
Test and adjust controls and safeties. Replace damaged and malfunctioning controls and
equipment.
D.
Submit test and inspection reports.
3.5
ADJUSTING AND CLEANING
A.
Adjust, clean, and maintain installed fan units in accordance with manufacturer's published
instructions.
END OF SECTION
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