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Energy management guide for electric motors unveiled

Rosslyn, Va. -- Feb. 7, 2002 -- A new electric motor guide aims to provide practical information to help industry s...


Rosslyn, Va. — Feb. 7, 2002 — A new electric motor guide aims to provide practical information to help industry select and use energy efficient products.

The guide, called Energy Management Guide for Selection and Use of Fixed Frequency Medium AC Squirrel-Cage Polyphase Induction Motors, was released by NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, as document MG 10-2001.

The guide provides practical information concerning the proper selection and application of medium AC polyphase squirrel-cage induction motors in fixed frequency applications.

NEMA had introduced a new Premium efficiency motor standard in June 2001, noting that experts say it is important for motor users and specifiers to understand the selection, application, and maintenance of electric motors in order to improve the management of electrical energy consumption. Good energy management for electric motors takes into consideration those factors that contribute to energy consumption reduction for the total electric motor-driven system, NEMA notes.

“The addition of information on energy efficient and NEMA Premium Efficiency electric motors further enhances the value of MG 10 as a practical guide for the proper selection and use of induction motors,” said Roger Daugherty, chairman of the NEMA medium machine group.

MG 10-2001 costs US$41.00 from Global Engineering Documents at 303-397-7956 or www.global.ihs.com. It can be viewed by visiting www.nema.org/motors, then clicking on Standards & Other Publications.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor