Choosing the Right Belt

Recently in the news there has been alot of talk about high efficiency motors and optimizing controls. But did you know that a simple O&M measure could increase the efficiency of your belt drive motor?

V-belts are commonly used on belt drives in rooftop exhaust fans, rooftop packaged units and make-up air fans in buildings. A low cost and short payback energy efficiency measure frequently recommended by RO is the installation of cogged belts in place of v-belts. Cogged belts have “slots that run perpendicular to the belt’s length, helping to reduce the bending resistance of the belt. While using the same pulleys as v-belts, cogged belts manage to run cooler, last longer, and increase efficiency by 2% from standard v-belts.”

Give us a call to help you determine if replacing your belts is a cost effective solution for your application.

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