v-belt and pulleys


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I'm in the process of designing the v-belt & pulley drive system for a cement factory fan. The fan itself weights about 60 Kg and has a diameter of 900 mm. It is to be run at 1440 rpm and the motor has power rating of 30 KW. It would operate 24/7.....a service factor of 1.4..How many belts should be used? Which size would be the best? C or D? Thanks for all your help!
Responding to Dennis' Fri, Oct 5,2001, 9:32:am query:

As you already found out, the service or S-factor will not provide you with a "redundancy" configuration. I suggest that you contact a belt
manufacturer such as B.F. Goodrich Co.

Phil Corso, PE
(Boca Raton, FL)