Energy Efficient Electric Motor Selection

A. Bhatia

About A. Bhatia

Mr. A. Bhatia is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.


Mr. Bhatia is a graduate engineer with 20 plus years of extensive experience in electro-mechanical engineering, procurement and construction industry. He has been involved in setting up grass root projects from zero to commissioning, interfacing with architects, machinery suppliers, vendors for projects nationally and globally.


He received 4-years bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited Delhi university in India.


He specializes in conceptual design, optimization studies, energy efficient and environmentally responsible system designs for Infrastructure facilities, Green Buildings, Oil & Gas facilities, Power Plants and Metal & Mining. His core strengths are in the following areas:

  • HVAC, loss prevention and plumbing
  • Energy & Environment Conservation
  • Utility Systems (compressed air, water treatment, cooling, power generation, boiler systems, plumbing, etc)
  •  All type of mechanical package equipments (chillers, fans, pumps, conveyors, EOT cranes, DG sets, welding, machining, materials, heat transfer etc)
  •  Electrical and Control Systems (motors, power factor, short circuiting, transformers, AC/DC circuits)

In his current role, Mr. Bhatia provides consulting services to a number of facilities such as airports, commercial buildings, chemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities, power generation, oil & gas, manufacturing, consumer products. Prior to this, he has worked with United Nations led program on energy conservation and clean development mechanism (CDM) jointly with renowned international experts specialized in their sectors. He has vast international experience on various global projects all over the world in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Middle East.


He has presented technical papers and has drafted nearly 70-energy audit and management reports. He has also published more than 100 technical courses for professional development hours.


COURSE NO: E04-016
PRICE: $96


Course Highlights

This continuing education online PDH course is NY approved. This course is also accepted in the States of AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and WY.

The majority of electrical energy consumed in most industrial facilities is used to run electric motors. By incorporating energy efficient electric motors during new construction or replacement can increase productivity while achieving substantial energy and dollar savings. The efficiency gains are obtained through the use of refined design, better materials, and improved construction.


This course provides an overview of the characteristics, economics, and benefits of standard versus high-efficiency motors. It covers the economic and operational factors to be considered when motor purchase decisions are being made.


This online PDH course is applicable to electrical engineers, energy auditors, plant managers, plant engineers, and others interested in energy management or preventative maintenance programs.


In this course, you need to review the US Department of Energy and the Bonneville Power Administration's Publication Number: DOE/BPA-34623-3, titled “Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Selection Handbook”, and provided below. Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE Publication.


Learning Objectives

This continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing when to buy energy efficient motors
  • Understanding energy efficient motor performance and price
  • Determining and comparing motor efficiencies
  • Learning how much one can save on energy efficient motor
  • Obtaining motor efficiency data
  • Knowing the energy efficient motor selection guidelines
  • Learning about Speed, Design Voltage, Enclosure, Part-load Efficiency, and Power Factor
  • Understanding motor operation under abnormal conditions
  • Understanding motor selection considerations
  • Learning about the additional benefits of energy efficient motors

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