Five Minute Facts  

Replace The Motor Or The VFD?

Noah Bethel | Vice President-Product Development, PdMA Corporation

On start-up a fault code was received on a VFD operating an exhaust fan at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Was it the motor or the VFD? Watch this video to learn how analyzing the data made the decision easier and how quality assurance could have prevented the loss of time and money.

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About the Author

Noah Bethel Vice President-Product Development, PdMA Corporation

Noah has over twenty-five years of broad operations and electrical systems maintenance experience in industrial, commercial, and military settings ranging from nuclear submarines to world class amusement parks. His experience includes high and low voltage, AC and DC, power generation, power distribution, motors, and motor controllers. Noah is currently in charge of product development for new and existing PdM technology at PdMA Corporation.

Noah is a graduate of the University of the State of New York and the Naval Nuclear Power School and Training Unit. He is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional, with field experience in motor circuit analysis, current signature, power analysis, thermography, vibration analysis, oil analysis and ultrasonic testing.