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Efficient Motor System Tools Sponsored by the DOE Motor Challenge Program
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The Department of Energy's (DOE) Motor Challenge program is an industry/government collaborative that is working to increase the market penetration of efficient motor-driven systems. In support of the program's Showcase Demonstrations, a variety of tools, protocols and databases are being developed. These tools will aid industry in the design, implementation, procurement, and validation of the benefits of energy efficient motor-driven systems. DOE's goal is to provide value-added products to industry to facilitate the decision-making process in maintaining and upgrading motor-driven systems and components. Tools will focus not only on energy factors, but also on productivity, reliability, and capital cost reduction. The tools will be flexible enough to be useful and user-friendly to all potential industrial end-users. It is important that the tools complement rather than compete with currently available software products. To facilitate concurrent development and future improvements, the software tools will consist of modular components.
Blazewicz, S.; McCoy, G. A.; Olszewski, M.; Scheihing, P. (1995). Efficient Motor System Tools Sponsored by the DOE Motor Challenge Program. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from