More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become a preferred method of process control for electric motor driven equipment ranging from vertical water pumps to centrifugal air fans. The following is a basic discussion of risks of using a VFD with direct driven centrifugal fans and methods of mitigating those risks to maintain equipment reliability.
- David Sheffler
- IVC Technologies
New Single-Pair Ethernet: High-Quality Asset Health Insights and Power on Two Wires for Condition Monitoring Applications
Condition monitoring applications continue to grow in importance, as equipment manufacturers look to increase asset utilization with real-time monitoring of equipment, extend equipment lifespans, and increase throughput by utilizing predictive maintenance techniques to reduce maintenance costs and asset downtime..
- Maurice O'Brien
- Analog Devices, Inc
View a few maintenance tips for protecting cooling towers and stopping any unplanned downtime with your equipment. Knowing the best detection technologies available today and how these can best be used, maintenance engineers can not only prevent failure but also significantly maximize machine uptime.
- Chris Hansford
- Hansford Sensors
This case study investigates Duke Energy’s quest to replace its monthly, manual data collection practices with daily, remote data collection and monitoring.
- Alex West
- IHS Markit
Electric motors are critical assets that require a good reliability program to achieve life expectancy. But did you know your electric motors are also your window to see into your most critical assets like... Find out in this free webinar.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Pumps, fans, and compressors account for over 60% of loads in industrial and processing industries, while medium voltage motors over 200 horsepower account for 1% of the motor population and 45% of electric motor energy consumption...
- Howard Penrose
- MotorDoc LLC