A customer who makes counter weights for fork trucks called Horner after a safety incident. One of their old exhaust fans has a failure and a blade from the prop fell to the manufacturing floor. The customer knew they not only had to replace the roof- top fans but needed to rethink the design for safety of the workers. So instead of 1 fan being repaired they decided all 4 rooftop exhaust fans would be redesigned. Fan and Fabrication came up with an aluminum safety screen that would be welded on the underside of the fans. This new custom safety screen [...]
A cup manufacturer in Kentucky needed seven exhaust fans replaced, but needed it to be done and still keep production in operation. To shut down production would be too costly. This type of plant is considered to be a food plant which means the underside of the fan openings had to be tarped to prevent dirt and debris from falling onto the machines below. The day of the job the wind was blowing at 27mph. The plant has a policy that once the wind reaches 30 mph no crane operation could be used. The wind held steady and Horner Fan and [...]
A hospital in Indianapolis needed to replace a very old kitchen exhaust fan and ductwork. This was a joint effort between Horner Fan and Fab and Horner Field Service led by Sales Jeff Wilson. Horner Field Service did the bulk of the work while Horner Fan and Fab reconfigured a Greenheck direct drive fan and new ductwork and louver. The controls were changed from a simple on/off to a VFD that was tied into the building management system as well as reprogramming of the VFD to achieve the desired CFM of air flow. Thanks to everyone who worked over a weekend!
A Printing Company in Crawfordsville, IN contacted Horner Fan and Fab after getting multiple complaints from neighbors about the noise the facility was making. The noise was contributing to an exhaust fan that pulls the shredded paper from the inside of the building and puts the paper into a hopper. When the air came out of the building through the exhaust it sounded like a jet engine. With the plant running 24/7 you can see why there were complaints. Brad Snodgrass went out to the plant and took measurements, looked at the round airducts, looked at the exit ducts, and took [...]