Many studies have shown improved efficiency and life for notched V-belts when compared with standard belts.
This calculator was developed to provide a very general estimation of potential energy savings and simple payback. Any final economic decisions should be based upon the use of more extensive analytical tools.
This version of the tool can be downloaded and installed on a local computer to run the tool. System requirements to use the tool include:
This tool is based off a similar tool created by the Oregon State University Energy Efficiency Center. More information about the Oregon State University Energy Efficiency Center can be found on the OSU Energy Efficiency Reference (EEREF) website at http://eeref.engr.oregonstate.edu/. Similar tools to the Notched V-Belt Tool can be found on the OSU Opportunity Templates website at http://eeref.engr.oregonstate.edu/Opportunities_with_Calculation_Sheets.