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Fläkt Woods Biggest Fan Turns To Biggest Fan Manufacturer

Fläkt Woods has completed refurbishment work on what is believed to be the world’s largest fan, part of the giant S1MA, the largest transonic wind tunnel in the world, located at the ONERA facility in Modane, France.

Over the last 50 years aerospace testing has been so extensive at the ONERA research agency, that even though the giant S1MA wind tunnel has been continuously maintained and modernised, a major upgrade was required.

The bulk of the work involved replacing the two giant counter-rotating fans, (15m in diameter, weighing 58 tons per impeller and requiring 88 MW power), the fans comprise 12 blades upstream and 10 blades downstream respectively.

In order to verify the state of the impellers, aerodynamic calculation of the flow field through the blades was necessary, and this was difficult to achieve, requiring millions of mesh points for Navier-Stokes computation. For this application, ONERA used CFD analysis. Once a report on their state was complete, ONERA invited tenders for their replacement.

One company stood out to win the contract with a proven track record of constructing and refurbishing the largest fans in the world, Fläkt Woods. The contract to replace impellers was awarded to the Company after engineers demonstrated detailed solutions to overcome the problems of wear and tear of the blades.

One suggestion included use of composites substitutes, which Fläkt Woods, a leader in this field, calculated would offer significant advantages to metals due to the flexibility of selecting various combinations of glass, kevlar, carbon reinforcement and resin matrix.

However, because of the history of using metal and the cost implications of composites, the decision was taken to replace the existing steel fabricated blades with a new steel blade design, optimised to reduce peak stress level to half the previous level and using high strength steel in the blades construction, with double the original strength.

After nearly 4 years of extensive work, the project is now complete, with the supply and the installation of new impellers. As a major benefit, energy savings above 10% are obtained.
 

Email: info.uk@flaktwoods.com


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