It is important to note that this test code is not fully autonomous. The person responsible for specifying the requirements still needs to actively engage and put forth effort to achieve the desired outcomes. There are several decisions that need to be made, such as:
1. Define test operating points. While it requires some informed estimation, it is crucial to specify the operating points that closely reflect the conditions in which the blower will be used at your facility. Often, specifications include the highest historical ambient temperature along with 100% Relative Humidity (RH). Although this may seem like a cautious approach, further investigation reveals that this particular combination rarely, if ever, occurs. It is preferred to identify the "heat index,” a combination of ambient temperature and relative humidity.
2. Define blower system boundaries. Designed to assess the wire-to-air performance of a blower system within a controlled environment, the PTC 13 test requires the user to input the specific boundaries and components of the complete blower system.
3. Interpretation of test results. Since PTC 13 is not associated with existing commercial agreements, it is important to consider:
• The best way to compare the test results with that of other performance results, including defining the permissible power tolerance between the guaranteed and tested values.
• The penalties or remedies, if any, should the test results fall short of the guarantee. How should the performance of blowers be evaluated if they demonstrate better energy consumption on most specified points but may have a few points with higher energy consumption? Should these results be averaged, or do they stand independently?
• If multiple blowers are purchased for the same application, should all of them be tested? Do the results of each test stand independently, or should they be averaged?
Inovair’s implementation of testing facilities and processes outlined in PTC 13 underscores the company's dedication to excellence and meeting the needs of our customers. By adhering to these standardized guidelines, Inovair ensures that its blowers are rigorously evaluated for performance across a range of applications. This commitment to accuracy and reliability empowers customers to make informed decisions when it comes to selecting and optimizing blowers for their specific plant requirements. By providing trustworthy performance data, Inovair contributes to the overall efficiency and success of industrial operations, fostering a stronger partnership between the company and its valued customers. Through the adoption of PTC 13, Inovair sets a benchmark for quality and professionalism in the blower industry, cementing its position as a trusted and innovative leader.