Energy management with variable speed drives, Part 1
Scott Sullivan walks through the basics of motors and safety, variable frequency drives, the three sections of a drive and how pulse width modulation works.
Six ways to make pumps more energy efficient
Around 16% of a typical industrial facility’s electricity costs are generated by its pumping systems. Six tips on reducing pumping system costs are highlighted.
Upgrading ventilation equipment systems in automotive tunnels
An integration project required upgrading legacy equipment in a tunnel that sees thousands of vehicles driving through every day without causing potential safety issues.
Evaluate noise in electric motors
Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.
Intro to setting up, tuning a PM motor with a VFD
A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.
VFDs from the inside out
Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 17-23, 2020
Articles about protecting VFD investments, cable gland strategies, predictive maintenance and block valves were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 17-23, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 3-9, 2020
Articles about VFD parameters, CMMS success, robotic software, industrial lubrication and predictive analytics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 3-9, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 27 to August 2, 2020
Articles about VFD parameters, PPE production, predictive analytics, wearable devices and manufacturing accidents were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 27 to August 2, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Top 5 VFD parameter changes explained
Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.