Fan Efficiency, An Increasingly Important Selection Criteria
Why is fan efficiency so important? Efficiency is becoming a critical selection parameter for design engineers in their effort to cool telecommunication cabinets, system routers and electronic enclosures. With the advent of efficiency legislation and a growing awareness of cost of ownership, the system engineers find themselves trying to balance the selection process of choosing a cooling fan, not only by looking at the familiar metrics such as airflow and noise, but by selecting a high efficiency cooling system that will represent substantial energy savings to the end user.
This new white paper will take you through the process of understand the determining factors that are required to calculate complete fan efficiency, as well as an awareness of what cooling fan manufacturers are now focusing on when designing a more efficient cooling fan. This new focus from the manufacturers represents new products that significantly increase peak efficiency compared to older designs.
The author, Mr. Nigel D. Strike, principal engineer at NMB's Cool Tech Engineering Group, has successfully balanced the understanding of the fan selection process and has enhanced the dialog by adding efficiency to the mix in this new white paper.