The impact on mechanical equipment
- Dynamic fan blade loading
- Changes in fan static pressure
- Stresses on mechanical equipment
- Fan, gear reducer and motor damage
- High maintenance costs
Correct specification of your Wind Screen system is essential if the maximum performance of the ACC and fan equipment is to be achieved.
Galebreaker’s CFD service is specifically designed to model your ACC characteristics and surrounding plant layout. We can provide the best Wind Screen configuration based on fan flow rate performance, re-circulation reduction, fan blade pressure fluctuation and optimal thermal power gain extracted at the bundle.
Our survey takes place at your site. We gather all the necessary measurements and requirements needed in order to prepare your project drawings.
This survey determines whether your existing structure can adequately support the installation of Wind Screens through a review of structural design drawings, structural calculations and wind load calculations.
After performing the above services and consulting with your team, we can choose the optimum porosity of fabric and Wind Screen configuration to maximise performance without overloading the ACC structure.
A 225MW ACC at Afton, USA fitted with a Galebreaker Perimeter Wind Screen.
Cruciform and Perimeter fixed Wind Screen systems fitted to a 360MW ACC at Kings Lynn, UK. Fabric panels are fixed to the steel uprights and tensioned with high quality ratchet clamps.
A 350MW ACC at Caithness, Long Island, USA fitted with a Galebreaker Retractable Wind Screen system.