Service, repair, reconditioning, and remanufacturing for industrial and commercial process fans

IPS offers turnkey services for industrial and commercial process fans. Our service technicians and engineers have decades of industry-specific experience with various fan types and their applications, including:

  • Axial fans
  • Centrifugal fans
    • Axial flow
    • Mixed flow
    • Radial flow
  • Forced draft (FD) fans
  • Induction draft (ID) fans
  • Plenum fans

Industrial operations typically run fans beyond nameplate data on a 24/7 basis, with units inaccurately installed and under-maintained. These fans demonstrate excess vibration, looseness, poor base design, and imbalance issues.

IPS technicians address some of these issues on-site, with fan cleaning, rebalancing, and bearing replacement. They work closely with our engineers to resolve failure modes, particularly for legacy equipment, on-site or in-shop.

Our work delivers improved airflow, reliability, and energy efficiency. IPS bundles these services with our work on electric motors, generators, other rotating machinery, and power distribution equipment.

For more on our single-source capabilities, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Technical field services for fan maintenance and troubleshooting

We see process fans as hybrid systems, so we recommend electric and mechanical diagnostics on both fans and motors. Our driven equipment assessments include:
  • Condition-based monitoring
  • Motor circuit evaluation (MCE)
  • Motor terminations / determinations
  • Vibration analysis
  • Flow rate analysis
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Operation deflection shape & modal analysis
  • Thermography (IR) analysis

Industrial process fans move massive amounts of air contaminated with smoke, dust, particulates, and corrosives. As the equipment rotates, bearings wear out, blades and impellers become less effective, and performance declines.

IPS field service technicians inspect, lubricate, and replace bearings and seals. They inspect and align gearboxes and shafts, and clean or replace blades and impellers.

In-shop remanufacturing for heavy machine work

When customers are ready to upgrade equipment for application requirements, we pull fans for reconditioning or remanufacturing at IPS service centers.

This is more than cursory fits and parts replacement. Our technicians and engineers work together on fleet-level solutions for North American operations, with redesign, reverse engineering, and custom low-volume remanufacturing.

OEMs build to specification, so operations running fans beyond nameplate data need to replace or rethink their equipment. We offer the advantage of engineering for the application.

IPS has the machine tooling and veteran metalworkers to handle heavy machine work and hold tighter tolerances. We remanufacture to better-than-new performance with engineering, over-spec’d materials, and fabrication.

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IPS industry-specific experience with fans and improving reliability in process equipment includes:


  • Wall exhaust fans
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air circulator fans


  • Downblast roof fans
  • Utility set fans
  • Wall supply fans


  • Washdown-duty fans
  • Supply & exhaust fans
  • Cage fans/condensation control


  • DC centrifugal fans
  • DC axial fans
  • Exhaust fans/negative pressure rooms


  • FD fans
  • ID fans
  • Radial flow centrifugal fans


  • Explosion-proof fans
  • Forcing fans
  • Exhaust fans


  • AC/DC axial fans
  • DC centrifugal fans
  • Dustproof DC cooling fans


  • FD & ID fans
  • Primary air fans
  • Gas recirculation fans


  • Air supply & exhaust fans
  • Drying fans
  • De-dusting & ventilation fans

For a fan maintenance and troubleshooting proposal, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs