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Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide

Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief guidance on new motor purchase decisions, and on how to identify and determine the energy and cost savings for those motors that should be replaced with premium efficiency units.

In 2006, the total annual energy consumption due to motor-driven equipment in the U.S. industrial, commercial, residential, and transportation sectors amounted to 38.4% of total U.S. electrical energy use. While standard and energy efficient motors are still on the market, the energy savings from replacing in-service standard and energy efficient motors with premium efficiency motor models can be substantial.

This presentation begins by examining the in-service motor population and motor uses in the industrial sector. It then discusses the evolution of voluntary and mandatory motor efficiency standards while indicating how to evaluate motor efficiency opportunities, address application considerations, and determine cost-effectiveness. It provides an overview of currently available and emerging advanced “Super Premium” efficiency motor technologies. It also provides tips on “tuning” your in-plant distribution system to ensure efficiency gains are not lost due to undervoltage operation or to excessive voltage unbalance. Finally, the presentation discusses the preventive and predictive maintenance activities necessary to keep premium efficiency motors operating at peak efficiency.

This 5 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to electric motor suppliers and consumers, and electrical and mechanical engineers and designers interested in new motor purchases or standard motor replacement.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the concept of industrial motor population, energy consumption, and its uses
  • Understanding the premium efficiency of motor performance and its application considerations
  • Learning how to evaluate motor energy efficiency opportunities
  • Familiarizing with usual and abnormal operating conditions for motor performance
  • Learning about advanced motor technologies
  • Understanding preventive and predictive maintenance planning and system tune-ups
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 241 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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