WESTON 4, A 500 MEGAWATT POWER PLANT
Marathon County, Wisconsin
Collaborate with multiple firms to design and manufacture a unique, direct-drive “Utility Duty” sidewall fan.
Design the fan to be easily mounted between existing building framework (90” x 90”) and provide convenient, side access to the fan and dampers.
Deliver 103 housed fans in phases over six months to match the contractors’ precise scheduling needs.
Custom-built Direct Drive “Utility Duty” sidewall propeller fan and housing with easy access
Multiple full-scale prototypes were built within a strict timeline to ensure that the design matched specific requirements.
Several on-site visits from the contractor and electrician ensured everything was well understood by all parties, paving the way for an efficient installation process.
The final design incorporated a special direct drive utility duty propeller housed in a specially designed 90” x 90” wall housing. The custom blade and pitch propeller met the air, sound, and horsepower requirements. The unique oversized access panels provide a means for servicing and maintaining internal components including Greenheck’s industrial control dampers (Model ICD-45, utilizing a two-actuator drive system
Labor saving items such as single point wiring and lifting lugs installed prior to shipping made installation easier and more efficient.
Jay Swoboda, project superintendent from Tweet-Garot Mechanical Incorporated praised the teamwork of all parties. “Greenheck’s experienced engineers had the knowledge we needed to meet the unique ventilation requirements.” This project became a reality, he said, “because of the superior coordination, prototyping, and on-site visits.”
Vyron Sales Engineer
Black & Veatch Overland Park, KS
Tweet-Garot Mechanical Green Bay, WI