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More than ever, commercial building owners and industrial process users need to reduce their maintenance costs and achieve energy savings.

You have probably noticed that three-phase motors can have a varying number of leads exiting the junction box. The most common numbers are three, six, nine or twelve.

According to the Department of Energy, motor-driven equipment—such as pumps, fans and compressors—consume about 16 percent of the energy used in U.S.

A series of studies by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

A variable frequency drive’s effect on system efficiency and motor life
End users must include bearing clearance as an integral part of designing or building a pump.
Learn how to avoid misinterpretations.

Last year, a Pumps & Systems reader asked about matching variable frequency drives (VFDs) and motors.

Equipment and technology improvements can be sound investments.
In the food industry, stainless steel performs more productively and efficiently.
A simple mathematical model can be used to estimate vibration at the top of the motor in a vertical pump-motor structure.
Understanding resonance is essential for solving problems of increased vibration.
The biggest decision is determining which tolerances to align.
Cost-effective solutions reduce harmonics and improve system reliability, efficiency.
The benefits of these motors provide the flexibility needed for challenging pump applications.
Electric motors have had a huge impact on the pump industry.
Improved motor starters help Fabri-Kal achieve its green vision.

With highly reliable electrical systems, protective relays may be called upon to operate very infrequently.

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