Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from January 16-January 22, covered lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, motor current analysis, and the importance of motor winding analysis. Link to each article below.
Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.
An effective maintenance program prolongs the lifespan of DC motors and prevents expensive and unnecessary repairs.
Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.
Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 16-January 22, for articles published within the last two months.
-Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb(at)cfemedia.com.