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Each Tuf-Lite fan incorporates proprietary advanced composite technologies and over six decades of know-how in its design. With more than 250,000 in use worldwide, Tuf-Lite is the brand chosen by the most demanding plant operators and comes with a 36 month warranty. Tuf-Lite is also the industry benchmark for low noise solutions.

Technical Library

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Hudson Products - Leading Edge Technologies

Air Cooled Heat Exchangers and Axial Flow Fans

Fan Assembly and Installation Instructions

Tuf-Lite Fans Inspection Plans

Tuf-Lite Field Inspection Guidelines

Field Inspection Guidelines Hudson Tuf-Lite®, Tuf-Lite® II and Tuf-Lite® II Blades

Head to Head Comparison_Tuf-Lite_vs_Marley_fans

Hudson Service

Tuf-Lite® III vs. Tuf-lite® II

Axial Flow Fans Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Hudson Combin-Aire® Air Cooled Heat Exchanger

Combin-Aire air cooled heat exchangers combine humidified inlet air cooling with standard Fin-Fan technology for hot arid locations where availability of cooling water is limited.

Tuf-Lite® Fans

Tuf-Lite® Fans High Performance for Industrial/Utility Applications

Tuf-Lite® III - A History Built on Excellence

Tuf-Lite III ultra-high temperature fan blades

Tuf-Lite fans - extended warranty

Tuf-Lite IV 5000MM Series 32-33ft diameter installation manual

Tuf-Lite IV 5000M Series 26-30ft diameter installation manual

Tuf-Lite IV 6000MM Series 34ft diameter installation manual

Auto-Variable® Hub Maintenance

Fan Blade Installation

Tip Seal Installation

Tuf-Lite II® Fans 1000 Series Auto-Variable® Hub

Tuf-Lite II® Fans 3000H Series Hub

Tuf-Lite II® Fans 7000 Series Hub

Tuf-Lite II® Fans 8000 Series Hub

Tuf-Lite II® Fans H Hi Temp 3000HT Series Hub

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 1000K Series Auto-Variable® Hub

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 3000K Series Hub

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 4000KW Series Hub

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 5000K Series

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 6000K Series

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 6000MK Series

Tuf-Lite III® Fans K Hi Temp 3000KHT Series Hub

Tuf-Lite® & Tuf-Lite II® Fans 6000 Series

Tuf-Lite® & Tuf-Lite II® Fans 6000M Series

Tuf-Lite® Fans 1000B Series Auto-Variable® Hub

Tuf-Lite® Fans 3000B Series Hub

Tuf-Lite IV® Fans 5000MM Series Hub

Tuf-Lite III® Fans 3000 KUHT Series Hub

Tuf-Lite IV® Fans 5000M Series Hub

Tuf-Lite fans - head to head comparison

Comparing Tuf-Lite & Tuf-Lite II Fan Blades

Self-Aligning Shaft Bearings

Fans Key to Optimum Cooling Tower Design

Improving Cooling Tower Fan System Efficiencies

Improve ACHX Performance

API Standard 661 - 5th Edition/ISO 13706

API-661-6th-Edition-ISO 13706 (Second) - Summary of Changes

Basics of ACHEs software

Consider Variable Pitch Fans

Fin Fan® Air Cooled Heat Exchangers - Life Cycle Costs

High Torque Drive (H.T.D.)

Hot Air Recirculation by Air Coolers

Improving Cooling Tower Fan System

Minimizing Fan Energy Costs - Parts 1 and 2

Noise Control Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

Performance Improvement Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

Specify the right fin type for air-cooled heat exchangers

Basics of Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

Basics of Axial Flow Fans

The Cost of Noise

Design of Quiet Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

Air Flow Testing Procedure

Extruded aluminum finned tube benefits

Exact-A-Pitch

Improve-Fin-Fan-Performance

Onsite Training Trailer

Performance and Efficiency

Tuf-Lite® can be used as an OEM product or as a performance upgrade to improve plant reliability, air-flow, cooling performance, and energy efficiency.

Technology Based Testing

Not only do we use the latest engineering technologies, such as computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, we perform extensive testing and have a continuous research and development program to ensure our fans perform reliably in all environments, all of the time.

Superior Construction

Tuf-Lite® are hand-laid-up molded fan blades with either epoxy resin or a specially formulated proprietary vinyl ester resin. Each blade has a different fiberglass configuration that is as a result of 60+ years of know-how and continuous improvement and innovation.

Tuf-Edge® Blade Protection

Tuf-Edge® is a specially designed proprietary vinyl ester resin that protects the fan blades and provides a UV resistant coating.

Tuf-Lite I

  • The original first generation
  • Created in the 1950s and still going
  • Single piece, light weight construction
  • Constructed with an epoxy resin
  • Available in 5'-40' diameters

Tuf-Lite II

  • Created in 1984
  • Unique air-foil designs which provide different performance characteristics
  • Two piece fan blade
  • Constructed of vinyl ester resin developed specifically for Hudson
  • Incorporate patented Tuf-Edge® leading edge protection
  • Stainless steel and neoprene leading edge protections available on request.
  • Exterior UV protective coatings
  • 6’ to 40’ fan diameters

Tuf-Lite III

  • Created in 2004
  • Unique air-foil designs which provide different performance characteristics
  • One piece fan blade
  • Constructed of vinyl ester resin developed specifically for Hudson
  • Incorporate patented Tuf-Edge® leading edge protection
  • Stainless steel and neoprene leading edge protections available on request.
  • Exterior UV protective coatings
  • 6’ to 30’ fan diameters

Tuf-Lite IV

Tuf-Lite IV® has been specifically developed to attain a wide range of speed applications and deliver even greater cooling performance. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology is used during engineering to ensure Tuf-Lite IV® is the most aerodynamically efficient fin in the industry. Finite element analysis (FEA) and in-house stringent testing standards ensure reliability, even in the most extreme environments and applications. Tuf-Lite IV® is produced with a vinyl ester resin developed specifically and, like the rest of the Tuf-Lite family, benefits from an industry leading 36 month warranty.
 

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Tuf-Lite III KW®

Tuf-Lite III KW® is in a class of its own. The KW is the most versatile and highest performing fan in its class. The KW is a wide chord fan available from 11’-20’ in diameter. Due to its innovative design, it can be used to provide more air flow that is unmatched by any other fan, can be used for lower noise applications, is energy efficient, and is as reliable as all Hudson fans. The KW can be used in any 11’-20’ application and is most commonly used for air-cooled heat exchangers, field erected cooling towers, and package cooling towers.

CX Ultra Low Noise

  • One of the quietest fans in the world
  • Fiberglass construction using the same resin as Tuf-Lite II and III
  • Can be used in all 7'-14' diameter fan applications

High Temperature

  • Tuf-Lite II-HT and III-HT are available for high temperature applications where the air outlet temperature in an induced draft air-cooled heat exchanger reaches 250°F continuously and 300°F intermittently
  • Constructed from a special, proprietary epoxy resin
  • Incorporate patented Tuf-Edge® leading edge protection
  • Exterior UV protective coatings

Ultra-High Temperature

  • Tuf-Lite III-UHT are available for high temperature applications where the air outlet temperature in an induced draft air-cooled heat exchanger reaches 350⁰F continuously and 400⁰F intermittently
  • Available in 6ft to 22ft diameters Tuf-Lite III (K & KW) models
  • Constructed from a special, proprietary vinyl ester resin developed specifically for this ultra-high temperature application
  • Incorporate patented Tuf-Edge® leading edge protection
  • Exterior UV protective coatings painted burnt orange to differentiate from other Tuf-Lite blades