Tunnel Kiln Fan

Repairing/Rebuilding a Tunnel Kiln Fan – Scottsbluff, NE


Fire inside the tunnel kiln which damaged the main fan.

Fan specs:

  • 9,500lb. 16’ long 12” diameter
  • Driven by: 450 HP electric motor which also needed reconditioned


  1. Removed the fan
  2. Repaired the damage on the fan
  3. Reconditioned 450 hp electric motor on-site
  4. Straightened the fan shaft
  5. Re-machined the bearing surfaces
  6. Installed new upgraded sleeve oil bearings
  7. Reassemble and rebalance complete rotating assembly

Main repair to fan and shaft were done at the RMSC facility in Englewood, CO