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February 26, 2010

Mtg: Energy Savings on Fans and Pumps Using Adjustable Frequency Drives

by @ 3:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim McGeough, Western Regional Sales Manager, Eaton Corporation
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord
RSVP: Please email by April 14th to Gregg Boltz,, (925) 210-2571

As the cost of energy rises, there are many ways that facilities can address the efficiency of energy consumption.? AC Motor loads can typically be the largest percentage of energy consumers in a facility.? AC Motors and other non-linear loads can also affect facility power-factor concerns and create excessive costs brought on by the power utility provider.? Utilizing Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Adjustable Frequency Drives (AFDâ??s) on new or existing AC Motors for fan and pump applications can provide energy savings and quick payback periods.
The following topics will be discussed to help bring a better understanding on how, where, when, and why a facility would want to use AFD’s for energy savings:
â?¢ The electrical and mechanical disadvantages of starting fans and pumps across the line
â?¢ Reduced-Voltage Starters will only get you part way there!
â?¢ Existing flow control techniques and restrictive devices
â?¢ How AFD’s work – 101
â?¢ The pump and fan Affinity Laws
â?¢ Review some real-life HVAC applications and calculate carbon footprint and payback periods

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