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As with most other machines commonly repaired in EASA service centers, dynamic balancing on pump impellers is an important concern. Excessive imbalance imparts forces on bearings, reducing their lives and subjecting machine mountings to vibratory energy that deteriorates foundations.
Pump rotors are quite different than more familiar electric motor rotors from a dynamic balance perspective. The mass of an electric motor rotor is between the bearings, and the rotors are longer than their diameters. Many pump impellers are mounted in an overhung configuration, and the impellers will likely be narrower than their diameters. Narrow components may require special rules for allocating allowable residual imbalance (per ISO 21940-11), and special balancing techniques may be needed for efficient balancing in the balancing machine.
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On occasion, service centers are asked to balance fan blades that are designed for an overhung mounting. The fan blade may be received mounted on the shaft, or without any shaft. The decision has to be made about how to mount the rotor in the balancing machine. One solution is to fabricate a mandrel to balance the fan blade between the machine pedestals. The other alternative is to mount the fan blade on the end of the shaft in an overhung configuration, with the fan blade outboard of both balancing machine pedestals. This would be the more expedient method if the fan blade is already mounted on the shaft in the overhung configuration. How the fan blade is mounted doesn’t change the balance, as long as the fit to the shaft doesn’t change. So the question is, “Which is easiest?” Often it is easiest to mount the rotor in the overhung configuration, but balancing in that configuration presents some challenges. Those challenges are addressed here.
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