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Category: Motors/Drives

Motors/Drives


VFD, Motor Strategies for Energy Efficiency

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Jan./Feb. 2014, by John Yoon, PE, LEED AP.
http://www.csemag.com/single-article/vfd-motor-strategies-for-energy-efficiency/5d507c13fed1f2680da1f419b85cefa6.html

"A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in pumps, fans, compressors, or any other motor loads that may be found in a typical building. These best practices will provide the engineer with information on how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency."

VFD Serial Communications: Which Points Should I Use And Why?

ES: Engineered Systems, Jan. 2, 2014, by Michael R. Olson.
http://www.esmagazine.com/articles/96322-vfd-serial-communications-which-points-should-i-use-and-why

"The available LEED credits and most obvious energy-saving possibilities are one thing. The potential for a ripple effect of system-wide savings by deploying VFDs [Variable Frequency Drives] as part of better overall monitoring are another."

Energy Conservation Standards for Electric Motors: Proposed Rulemaking

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE), Dec. 6, 2013.
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2010-BT-STD-0027

"Consistent with changes made by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), DOE is amending its electric motor standards by expanding the scope of the electric motors that would be regulated. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, DOE must publish a final rule determining whether to amend its standards no later than 24 months after the effective date of the previous final rule."
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