industrial fan repair

Steel Mill Cooling Tower Fan Support

            Multiple Horner Industrial Divisions worked together to secure a fan on a cooling tower for the Steel Mill customer. Air conditioning equipment and industrial processes can generate heat in the form of tons of hot water that needs to be cooled down. That’s where an industrial cooling tower comes in. Overheated water flows through the cooling tower where it’s recirculated and exposed to cool, dry air. Heat leaves the recirculating cooling tower water through evaporation. This is called evaporative cooling. The colder water then reenters the air conditioning equipment or process to cool that equipment [...]

Steel Mill Cooling Tower Fan Support2024-02-28T10:27:27-05:00

Patches On Fans At Chemical Company

A chemical company in Indiana had old fiberglass reinforced fans that had been patched over and over again, sometimes a patch on top of a patch. This was due to budget issues and COVID. These fans vented acid from their process dip tanks and were becoming a major safety concern. Not only were the acid fumes starting to attack the electrical conduit and the building siding of the plant but they were concerned about the ventilation for the air the employees were breathing. The customer called Horner to fabricate stainless steel “no loss” stacks to further increase the efficiency of the [...]

Patches On Fans At Chemical Company2023-06-19T10:38:23-04:00

Locker Manufacturer Fan Failure

A locker manufacturer in Illinois builds lockers like you would see in schools and employee work areas. They called Horner because they had a fan failure and it caused enough damage to need to be replaced. This fan is part of an oven application that dries the painted locker panels. The fan failed due to fatigue and the fan blades came off and destroyed the fan cone. When this fan was originally built it was installed without consideration of it ever being replaced or repaired. A double wall had to be cut and removed to allow the job to be accomplished. [...]

Locker Manufacturer Fan Failure2023-06-16T13:34:48-04:00

Hardwood Manufacturer 50″ Fan

A hardwood flooring manufacturer contacted Horner about repairing a 50” Fan. With help from Indianapolis Field Service, Horner Fan and Fabrication had a 3 day window to repair this 50” fan wheel. This was the main dust collection fan for the plant. The structure around this fan made it very challenging to remove. The fan is inside the plant with structural steel above the fan and a concrete wall on two sides. After removing the insulation and the inlet fitting there was about 36” of space to maneuver this heavy wheel and 2-15/16” shaft out of the building. Once in the [...]

Hardwood Manufacturer 50″ Fan2023-03-15T10:31:14-04:00

Rooftop Exhaust Fan Safety Project

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 [...]

Rooftop Exhaust Fan Safety Project2023-03-14T10:58:10-04:00

Powerplant Turbine Vent Fan/Motor

A power plant’s combined cycle generating station contacted Horner Salesperson Joseph Motz on Friday 12/16/22 regarding one of the Turbine Vent fan motors which had failed and was going to need to be replaced or repaired. As this motor is not accessible while the Turbine generator is running, Horner could not verify Motor dimensions for the possible replacement of the original OEM motor. The Station had a spare fan, but it did not come with a motor. Upon inspection of the fan and Impeller in the customers storeroom, it was noted that the base could accommodate the metric frame motor but [...]

Powerplant Turbine Vent Fan/Motor2023-03-03T11:34:10-05:00

Zoo Emergency

A local zoo called, they have their main surgery room fan that is down, and they have surgeries to do. On the fan the bearing base was thin sheet metal, it was all busted up and the bearing was hanging almost upside down on the shaft, it was just a total mess! I convinced Frankie, one of our newer Field Service Technicians to ride along. He was excited and ready to see what surprises we would find. I was able to call the customer and get all the measurements I asked for. This all seemed to be going too easy and [...]

Zoo Emergency2023-03-03T11:08:11-05:00

Cement Fan Repair

The Springfield Division received a call from a Cement Company just before the Memorial Day weekend, for help with a large 8’ diameter propeller style fan that self-destructed. The fan lost one blade and bent over 6” of the rest of the blade tips. Mark Russell and Kim Shellabarger had a meeting with the plant manager on Friday and learned that the request was for a “patch job” with no warranty, just to get them up and running until they could acquire and install a new fan. We were also informed of the high production loss per day, while this fan [...]

Cement Fan Repair2020-03-06T15:50:04-05:00

Cabinet Manufacturer “Boxed In”

When our customers are “boxed” in, Horner has the unique ability to assemble resources from Multiple Horner locations to get them back up and running. In this case, our customer literally makes thousands of boxes a year in the form of Kitchen and bathroom cabinets. As a major supplier to the (2) largest home improvement chains in the United States, that makes for a lot of Boxes! In this case, our customers largest exhaust fan drawing air off of their paint booths failed the Dodge 3-15/16 bearings on the 52” diameter fan. The air off the booths is run through a [...]

Cabinet Manufacturer “Boxed In”2019-08-29T16:18:44-04:00

Aluminum Manufacturer Exhaust Fan Build

Horner Fan & Fabrication had been involved with the rebuild and repair of an existing furnace fan earlier in 2018 at an Aluminum Manufacturer. The project was stressful due to time constraints and very expensive for the customer. This experience led Horner Sales to suggest to the customer that they needed a back-up plan in the event they had another fan go off line. This led the customer to approach Horner about building them a fan that could be used for just such occasions. The existing furnace units used at the plant were manufactured in Germany. Although the plant had many [...]

Aluminum Manufacturer Exhaust Fan Build2019-09-10T16:00:18-04:00
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