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Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide

COURSE NO: E07-002
Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance in new motor purchase decisions, and helps in identifying the energy and cost savings for motors that should be replaced with premium efficiency units.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) adopted a NEMA Premium® efficiency motor standard in August of 2001. A motor can be marketed as a NEMA Premium motor if it meets or exceeds a set of minimum full-load efficiency levels.


These premium efficiency motor standards cover the 1 horsepower (hp) to 500 hp three-phase low-voltage NEMA Design A and B general, special, and definite purpose induction motors that are in widespread use in U.S. industrial facilities. The energy savings from replacing in-service standard and energy efficient motors with premium efficiency motor models can be substantial.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers and professionals who are interested in learning more about the performance, properties, selection and applications of premium efficiency motors.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the in-service motor population and motor uses in the industrial sector
  • Understanding the evolution of voluntary and mandatory motor efficiency standards
  • Learning how to evaluate motor efficiency opportunities, address application considerations, and determine cost-effectiveness
  • Gaining an overview of currently available and emerging advanced “Super Premium” efficiency motor technologies
  • Understanding the preventive and predictive maintenance activities necessary to keep premium efficiency motors operating at peak efficiency
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide”, which is based on the DOE document “Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide: A Handbook for Industry”, Publication No. DOE/GO-102014-4107.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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