Articles Tagged with ''VFD''
March 28, 2011
In the mid-1960s, The NEWS ran a seven-part series on trends in compressor design. The author accurately predicted the future shift that took place in compressor development. So it’s fitting to tune in again to hear what this compressor expert has to say about the history and future trends in compressor design.Read More
June 6, 2011
A variable frequency drive (VFD) fails to vary the discharge-air fan speed. A motor overheats and fails prematurely. While each troubleshooting problem in an HVAC system presents its own unique set of circumstances, HVAC professionals may recognize such problems as possible power quality issues.Read More
August 1, 2011
As part of a renovation plan, Florida State College at Jacksonville researched a number of upgrade scenarios for its chiller plant. Initial recommendations for a conventional chiller failed to meet budget and energy-savings requirements. During the re-evaluation process, the college team visited Flagler College to see a chiller actually using the compressors.Read More
April 25, 2011
CityCenter, an $8.5 billion resort development on the Las Vegas Strip, may be billed as the largest and most elaborate commercial construction project in U.S. history, but the mechanical systems that manage the indoor environment were chosen based on consistency and simplicity.Read More
August 8, 2011
Last year, the Evansville ARC (EARC), a nonprofit adult disability rehab and child daycare facility located in Indiana, was feeling the recession’s effects in decreased revenues from fundraising.Read More
August 22, 2011
Shaft currents induced by VFDs can wreak havoc with bearings, so a reliable method of shaft grounding is essential.
September 20, 2011
GE has announced the successful completion of GE Energy’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a leading provider of power conversion and automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors, and generators.
December 5, 2011
This article compares three schemes of fan control used on large air conditioning and refrigeration condensers. The first scheme is step control; the second is a hybrid with a VFD on only one bank of fans, while the rest remain step controlled. The final, and most efficient, scheme is VFD control of all fans, at all times.
February 3, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced the publication of an industry-first standard for variable frequency drives (VFDs). As with all AHRI Standards, 1210 (I-P)-2011 & 1211 (SI)-2011, Performance Rating of Variable Frequency Drives, are available free of charge on AHRI’s website at www.ahrinet.org.
February 6, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recently published an industry-first standard for variable frequency drives (VFDs).