Smart Automation & Controls Engineering
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Another way to go green electrically is to install variable frequency drives, or commonly referred to as VFD’s, where they are applicable. In a manufacturing facility motors start and stop several if not hundreds of times daily. Starting a motor requires a great deal of inrush current and torque, which can be harmful to the motor; thereby decreasing the life of the motor. Conversely, some motors run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at their full rated frequency or RPM. Running without pause and at the maximum frequency can be very costly and inefficient. Installing a VFD can reduce inrush current, correct the load generated power factor, and intelligently throttle back the motor speeds, which make the process more efficient. Using a VFD to improve process control will result in a more efficient operating system.
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