Motors and Adjustable Speed Drives/Variable Frequency Drives
Number of Credits (if applicable): NATE: 4.0, BPI: 4.0 Course Length: 4 hrs (2, 2hr sessions)
Course Description: This course explores motors and adjustable speed drives. Students learn about different types of motors, essential characteristics for building system functionality, how motors work, and common applications of motors in commercial buildings. In conjunction, students learn about adjustable speed drives and their practical/proven energy and equipment efficiency applications. This course examines the evolution and application of adjustable speed drive technology, manual/automated control strategies, and the short/long term benefits on energy savings and equipment.
Audience: Engineers, technicians, facility managers, and maintenance professionals.
Investigate types of motors, motor voltages, and motor size
Explore the many application of motors in building systems
Learn about motor losses, how to improve motor efficiency, and equipment longevity
Explore the evolution and value of adjustable speed drives in commercial buildings
Identify the types of adjustable speed drives and how they work
Review strategies to control and monitor adjustable speed drives