fan retrofitting

Cement Plant Fan on a Kiln

A Cement Plant in Ohio had a fan that is subjected to major abrasive wear due to the particulate in the atmosphere at the plant. Erosion on this fan causes this but they found it worse than normal. This was found during a short outage on a Kiln. Horner Fan and Fab and Horner Machining Services worked together to make this job a success. Heidi and Darrel worked together with their teams to pull off an amazing amount of highly skilled decisions and experienced work to make this job come together in the  time frame we were given. Right down to [...]

Cement Plant Fan on a Kiln2021-01-10T16:41:03+00:00

A Fan That Cannot Be Balanced

A power plant kept getting above normal levels of unbalance on a 5000 horsepower 720 RPM fan. They had made several attempts trying to balance the fan, all of which failed. It was then that they made the decision to call in Nelson Baxter who is the manager of Horner’s EMDS Division. Equipment: A 5000 HP 720 RPM fan at a Power Plant. Symptoms: Above normal levels of unbalance that resisted balance efforts. Several attempts were made to balance the fan, all of which were unsuccessful. Test Results: After attempting several balance shots in an I.D. fan, the casing vibration levels [...]

A Fan That Cannot Be Balanced2021-01-08T23:18:48+00:00

Obsolete Fan Wheel Fabrication

An OEM is an original equipment manufacturer. When manufactures decide to discontinue products or goes out of business, it has the purchasers and users of the product searching for solutions when they need another one. At Fan and Fab, Horner has an ace in its sleeve. We are able to fabricate obsolete fans and parts for our customers. Above is a 67” fan wheel that was sent to us from a customer. It was severely damaged and the OEM was no longer in business. Fan was able to document all the components and develop a CAD file, then laser cut the [...]

Obsolete Fan Wheel Fabrication2020-03-05T20:01:02+00:00

History of Horner Fan and Fabrication

Indiana Fan & Fabrication operates as a division of Homer. It was founded in 1895 and has been an Indianapolis operation ever since. Thomas Bemis moved to Indianapolis in 1890 and worked several years for a pattern and model maker. The company he worked for manufactured special machinery parts, provided drafting and engineering services, and made patterns for various castings. The firm also acted as “inventors’ assistants,” manufacturing practical models of new inventions and supplying working drawings and blueprints. Bemis seems to have marketed the Triumph Exhaust Fan, which was used in laundries, engine and boiler rooms, theaters, and packinghouses. One [...]

History of Horner Fan and Fabrication2020-03-05T18:55:40+00:00
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