Minimizing Power Consumption in Multiple Fan Networks by Optimum Fan Selection

Kumar, G. Vijaya ; Roa, G. V. Krishna ; Sastry, V. R.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1995
One of the main objectives while planning ventilation systems for mines with multiple fans is minimization of the total airpower consumption of the mine. Solution of this problem by conventional ventilation network analysis programs is tedious and time consuming, and may not yield optimum results in all the cases. The paper presents an algorithm for solving multiple fan networks by finding optimum combination of fan operating points for required airflow distribution in the ventilation system.
Full Article Download:
(333 kb)