Selecting an Energy-Efficient Motor

Course Number: E-1001
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Rebecca Johnson, P.E.
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Overview

In Selecting an Energy-Efficient Motor , you'll learn ...

  • The performance requirements for a motor to be considered "energy-efficient"
  • What efficiency values should be used when comparing motors
  • The circumstances under which you should consider retrofitting an energy-efficient motor
  • When to rewind vs. replace a failed motor

Overview

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Length: 11 pages

Over half of all electrical energy consumed in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Energy savings amounting to many times the initial cost of a motor can be realized by selecting an energy-efficient motor for a new application. Substantial savings can also be realized by replacing older, inefficient motors with new energy-efficient models. However, selection of an energy-efficient motor is not always cost effective. Many factors influence the overall cost of a motor including initial capital cost, efficiency rating, annual hours of use, energy rates, installation and downtime costs and the availability of utility rebates.

In this course, you'll learn the factors to consider when determining whether selection of an energy-efficient motor is cost effective. This course is relevant to engineers and other personnel responsible for selecting, purchasing and maintaining electric motors.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The criteria that defines an energy-efficient motor
  • The factors that influence the overall cost of a motor installation
  • Whether an energy-efficient motor is cost effective for a new installation
  • Whether an existing motor should be replaced with an energy-efficient model
  • When to rewind an existing motor vs. replacing with an energy-efficient model

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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