A properly tensioned belt ensures smooth operation and extends the service life of fans and motors. Conversely, an improperly tensioned belt can cause a host of easily preventable problems, including noise, vibration, poor fan performance, bearing wear, and shortened fan-motor life.
Ensuring Proper Fan-Belt Tension
Correct fan-belt tension ensures proper system performance and long belt and fan-motor life. Here are several effective ways to measure belt tension.