Win rewarding energy savings based on Efficiency First, part load considerations and the influence of AC drives. This article also discusses legislative motivators.
Save energy, but not at any price. The best opportunities for energy efficiency investment relate to the action of AC drives in a range of contexts.
Learn the benefits of motor and drive optimized for performance, versus pre-bundled packages. Many factors beyond efficiency class influence the best choice.
AC drives, which are also known by various other names such as variable speed drives and frequency converters, are increasingly important devices for minimizing energy consumption and optimizing the performance of processes.The fundamentals of AC-drive technology persist, but many elements are also rapidly changing. Increasingly, software is embedded in today’s products offering new functionalities and enabling the AC drive to play a larger role in the system.By producing this handbook, we hope to keep you up to date and provide you with everything you ever wanted to know about AC drives.
Among other topics, this presentation discusses the benefits of speed control and efficient motor technologies driven by AC drives. It also explains the features and functionality of AC drives that help you achieve smart savings. The presentation concludes with a concrete example of AC drives in use in a wastewater treatment plant, and shows where and how the process can be optimized and what kind of smart savings can be achieved.
The VLT® AQUA Drive has a unique control feature called Automatic Energy Optimization (AEO). Utilizing this function, the drive automatically maximizes motor efficiency under all operating conditions.The following examines the cause of reduced motor efficiency at light loads and the way that AEO counteracts this natural tendency. The application and limitations of this function are also examined.