Waiting on fan manufacturers to get quotes back to you can be stressful. Frequently, you do not have the time — days or even hours — to wait for a quote. Fan buyers have another option though: Most industrial fan/blower companies offer fan selection software, available via the Internet on company websites, or offered as a program to be installed on your computer. No matter the source though, it is important to do two things before using the selection software to find the appropriate fan for your application.
• Learn the Products. When making a fan selection, you typically get several options for fans that may meet the desired performance. Naming conventions vary from vendor to vendor, so you should access the company’s website or call and request information on product types to narrow down your search within the selection software. Whether you have a need for radial bladed fans, industrial exhausters or backward inclined, high-efficiency fans, find out what the company you’re considering calls that type of fan, and what it is capable of handling, before accessing that company’s selection software. It will make selecting fans much easier.