Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, recently announced the redesign of its Auxiliary and Booster fan range. Developed in close collaboration with clients, the new designs address both efficiency and cost-effectiveness, in a versatile product range that meets the specific ventilation requirements of the mining industry.
The development of the new fan range concept began in early 2015. Following a lengthy global market study to gain an understanding of the market requirements, the range was defined in mid-2017, with the fabrication of the first units taking place shortly thereafter. “The development of the Auxiliary and Booster fan range would not have been possible without the input of clients. This ensured that we focused on key market-driven requirements including energy efficiency, noise reduction, cost-effectiveness and turnaround time,” says Michael Minges, Technical Director at TLT-Turbo Africa, who headed up the fans’ designs.
The new designs include several innovative additions to enhance performance in order to provide exceptional underground ventilation. The fan range was developed using the latest in engineering flow technology which allowed TLT-Turbo to improve the aerodynamics, and thus the efficiency of the fans. A unique stator design and aerodynamic fairings, all manufactured from wear-resistant composite materials, resulting in improved efficiencies and reduced noise levels. The modularity of the fan casings allows for quick and easy assembly with interchangeable ancillary fan parts. The motor mounting in coherence with a machined impeller track ensures low and controllable blade tip clearances for improved performance and efficiencies.