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Webinar: Motor Efficiency Improvements for Pumping Applications

  • Brent McManis - Baldor Eletric Company
    Brent McManis has over 20 years maintenance and reliability engineering management experience in refining and chemicals. He currently leads a group of 10 engineers responsible for application engineering support across various industries for ABB and Baldor•Reliance Electric motors, Baldor•Dodge mechanical power transmission equipment, and ABB Variable Speed Drives. He is a registered professional engineer.
    October 23, 2014
  • 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register Here

In the U.S., motor driven pumping systems account for 24.8% of the industrial energy consumption. Motor energy efficiency has made significant advances in the past 20 years as motor manufacturers have developed new, more efficient motor designs. Most of these past efficiency improvements have been accomplished by adding active material to reduce the losses in the motors. U.S. energy regulations have also stepped up the requirement for users to purchase and use these more energy efficient designs. Two new rules passed by the U.S. DOE will raise the efficiency bar on most NEMA frame motors in 2015 and 2016.

The Intregral HP Motor Rule (IHP Rule) replaces the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and is expected to take affect 24 months after the final ruling which is approximately May of 2016. Many motors not previously covered by EISA are now included in the IHP Rule. Motor manufacturers must begin building compliant motors by December 19, 2015.

Please join Brent McManis, Industry Engineering Manager for Baldor Electric Company, in a live webinar hosted by Pumps and Systems on October 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST as he discusses these new motor efficiency rules and their impact in the pumping industry. Additionally, a case study that demonstrates a cost effective and energy savings solution for retrofitting 1950’s vintage motors, at a U.S. water plant, with modern energy efficient motors will be presented, followed by an introduction of new motor technologies that could form the next generation of “super premium” efficient motors.