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dc.creatorBrown, M.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-12T18:43:27Z
dc.date.available2010-08-12T18:43:27Z
dc.date.issued1992-04
dc.identifier.otherESL-IE-92-04-39
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/92204
dc.description.abstractProperly sized electric motors are essential if industrial plant efficiency is to be optimized and energy costs minimized. Because of the difficulty in making power measurements on three phase motors, loading is rarely, if ever, checked. A simple indication of motor load can be achieved by measuring operating speed because speed and load are almost linearly related. The decrease in motor speed from no load conditions, referred to as slip, can be determined with a non-contact, optical tachometer. Field measurements of motor slip were conducted at a textile plant to quantify motor load conditions. To verify the relationship between operating speed and load, measurements of motor power consumption on a representative number of motors were also conducted. The results of the motor survey, including number of motors, size, and load, are summarized in this paper along with an estimate of the savings from replacing oversized motors.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherEnergy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu)en
dc.subjectElectric Motor Loaden
dc.subjectMotor Surveyen
dc.titleA Novel Approach to Determining Motor Loaden
dc.typePresentationen


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