Fred Garza, national sales manager for Maradyne High Performance Fans, will lead a seminar on gaining a clear understanding of the negative effects of static pressure on air flow and why industry ratings can be misleading at the 2013 Hotrod & Restoration Show in Indianapolis.
Garza’s seminar “Static Pressure and Why it’s Important” will be presented Thursday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to noon during Session 3 of the Education & Training Program.
Garza will offer an explanation of operating CFM through use of static pressure charts and clarify how to tell if a fan will really keep your rod cool, according to a Maradyne press release.
“To be truly effective, manufacturers should publish a fan performance curve down to stall on their static pressure charts. Stall is the point when a fan continues to spin at maximum RPM but is unable to push or pull air against the static pressure,” Garza said. “My seminar will explain what to look for in fan performance ratings and clarify how some CFM numbers published widely across the industry are incomplete.”
Garza, who has expertise in all facets of cooling fans for the racing and performance aftermarket, studied electric engineering and computer science engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
He has been employed by Maradyne High Performance Fans for nearly a decade.
To see a complete list of all of the Education & Training Program seminars that will take place at the 2013 HRR Trade Show, click here.