Although overall standards of refrigeration maintenance remain high, at many facilities there is still room for improvement. Upgrading your company’s rotating-equipment maintenance procedures and eliminating unsound practices will help reduce the risk of failures that can lead to process shutdowns or spoilage of refrigerated product.
The split universal mounting kit version, Split uKIT, of the AEGIS® SGR bearing protection ring protects the bearings of variable-frequency drive motors from electrical damage, and allows quick and easy retrofitting of the ring on virtually any ac motor shaft without decoupling attached equipment.
Driven by variable-frequency drives, the Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ brushless permanent magnet motors have motor-only rated point efficiencies of 93 percent and 92 percent for 3- and 5-hp versions respectively. They are packaged in standard NEMA frame sizes and mounting dimensions for easy substitution.
The Eon 42 is a more energy efficient solution for the standard PSC motor found in many fan coils and blower deck applications today, saving up to 56 percent of the electricity consumed by the motor, says the company.
High-efficiency furnace motor Rescue EcoTech® dramatically upgrades the electrical efficiency of a furnace while lowering operating costs and improving comfort. Through its patented design, an ECM motor connects directly to the furnace board in just the same way as the existing PSC motor it is replacing.
The Eon 42 variable-speed, constant-torque motor is designed for direct-drive blower applications such as fan coils, kitchen ventilators, air curtains, and unit heaters/coolers. According to the manufacturer, the motor saves up to 56 percent of the electricity consumed by the motor.
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.