The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry presents a unique set of challenges. With reliability and efficiency at the top of the priorities list, it is essential that products used in this industry are the best in class.
Applications of the HVAC industry
The most common applications in the HVAC industry are fans, blowers and ventilators, which frequently operate at high speeds with potential for radial misalignment. These operating conditions create many challenges for the industry.
The four main priorities in the HVAC industry are reliability, efficiency, maintenance and volume. The key to success in this industry is to find a way to excel in all four areas, without having to compromise on any of them.
Reliability is critical in this industry. A HVAC failure in a refrigeration system in a food production facility, for example, could result in thousands of pounds worth of spoiled produce, missed deadlines and loss of contracts. Selecting quality products from trustworthy manufacturers is essential, in order to prevent unnecessary downtime from having a dramatic impact on the business.
Efficiency is important in any application, but never more so than in the HVAC industry. Fans and blowers are often notoriously inefficient, blowing out money at the same time as air. Efficiency helps to reduce costs to the business, improve sustainability and also ensures that components are not working any harder than they need to. This contributes to an extended service life for the affected components.
Maintenance can be an issue with HVAC applications, as they are often located in areas which are difficult or dangerous to access, for example within the gantries of the roof. Choosing low maintenance products is ideal for these areas, along with products such as automatic lubricators and condition monitoring systems which reduce how often manual effort is required, reducing costs to the business at the same time as lowering the risk of worker injury.
HVAC systems are used in almost every commercial building, such as banks, swimming pools and offices. In many of these buildings, noise levels are a concern. If the HVAC were too noisy, this could cause major problems and lead to a reduction in the number of customers visiting a site and the productivity of staff working there.
A good supplier will understand what is important to your business and work with you to ensure that all of your needs are met, without having to compromise on what is important. `
Products used in this industry include:
- Automatic lubricators
- Ball bearings
- Belt tensioners
- Condition monitoring
- Electric motors
- Flexible couplings
- Housed bearing units
- Laser alignment tools
- Self-aligning ball bearings
- Self-lubricating bearings
- Spherical roller bearings
- Twist-link belting
How can ACORN help?
ACORN understands the challenges faced within the HVAC industry and is committed to supplying businesses with components that are best suited to their HVAC applications, improving efficiency and reliability whilst keeping maintenance requirements and noise to a minimum.
To find out more about how we can help you with your HVAC application, contact your local sales team today.