Introduction to Motors, Fans & Pumps with VFD Opportunities

09/23/2020 8:30 AM
Online Event

Classroom sessions will run the following dates & times:

September 23: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

September 24: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Course Description:

Motors are responsible for more than 60% of the energy consumed in commercial buildings and manufacturing facilities. Understanding and optimizing fan and pumping systems will provide significant opportunities in reducing energy costs. Do you know:

  • The cost to run a fully loaded 20 hp fan motor for one year?
  • The difference between optimizing a component verses optimizing a system?
  • Why use a variable frequency drive (VFD)?
  • How to determine when purchasing a new motor is more energy cost effective than rewinding an existing motor?
  • What types of cash incentives are available from Focus on Energy associated with fans and pumping systems?

This course will answer these questions! Subjects that will be covered:

  • Major components (motors, fans pumps, VFD)
  • Terminology (psi, head, system curves, affinity laws, KPI)
  • Using thumb-rules to estimate energy cost savings
  • System optimization
  • Cost reduction strategies
  • Case studies

Who should attend: Maintenance Personnel, Energy Personnel, Managers & Directors, Facility Managers, Plant and Facility Staff, Manufacturing and Processing Personnel, HVAC Engineers and Designers, Building Operators, Utility Managers, Procurement Personnel, Environment, Health & Safety Professionals

Tuition: Course attendance is free. There is a $49 charge to receive the CEUs

Course credits: CEU: 0.6 / PDH: 6.0

Register by: September 22, 2020

Instructor Bio: Jerry Eaton, PE, CEM, CPE is a senior energy engineer with Leidos, a Fortune 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company. Jerry works closely with Focus on Energy and National Grid (Rhode Island & Massachusetts) helping industrial companies reduce their overall energy spend. Jerry has over 25 years' experience in energy, utilities, engineering and facilities management. He received the 2006 Wisconsin Governor's award for his work in energy management as Energy and Utilities Director at Mercury Marine Corporation. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has authored numerous articles on energy management. In 2007, he founded and is the current President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE).

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