Systems driven by electric motors consume more than half of the electricity produced in the US and more than 70% of the electricity used in commercial plants. Energy costs are at a premium. Improving the efficiency of your motor is in your best interest.
Here are some ways to increase the efficiency of your motor:
- Survey the age, horsepower, and rating of each motor. Identify the highest and most critical loads and evaluate their energy consumption. Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) can easily improve a motor’s efficiency. They are able to easily shift a motor to a point where it can reach optimal efficiency and perform the same activities without spending the effort that is usually required when working without a VFD. These types of drives are especially effective in applications where drag is a factor such as air conditioning systems, fan systems, heating, ventilation, and centrifugal pumps. In many companies, VFDs are part of an environmental incentive program to implement energy-efficient programs.
- There are three inspection points to make to motors that you want to keep operational. These are the voltage unbalance, current unbalance and power factor. It is vital to size electric motors carefully for the best fit to ensure reliable cost savings. Certain motors and processes require more energy than others, while others may run slower or carry less capacity as even the latest technology may run inefficiently with a reduced load. To avoid wasting potential, a motor’s potential load and its standard operating load should be almost the same.
- Implement a maintenance program to prevent equipment failure. Failure can result in added downtime and costly replacement of parts. Routine maintenance allows workers to identify issues before they become serious. Necessary repairs can then occur during scheduled downtimes so that operations can continue to run smoothly. Other routine or predictive maintenance programs can extend the life of your motors such as dynamic balancing, infrared thermography, laser alignment, and oil, winding and motor vibration analysis.
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