Motor and VFD Principles - August 11, 2022

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Motor and VFD Principles Course

August 11, 2022

Description

Electric motors are a key driver within a plant’s rotating machinery applications. Safe and reliable operation, of the electric motor and the components that control are key to plant success. With the industry’s push for more efficient systems with higher automation, the requirement to use electric motors with VFDs is becoming more popular. This course will educate the participant on the general function, application, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the electric motor and VFD as a system. It will also cover the interaction the motor and the VFD have with key turbo machinery applications. 

Course Objectives

  • General Function of Motor and VFDs
  • Application Considerations
  • Installation of VFDs
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Course Materials

Participants will also receive the following course materials:

  • Drivers Application Guidebook: Electric Motors
Features and Benefits
  • No travel costs, no time away from your company: Join from your office or from home
  • Attend classes held by the same expert instructors who deliver courses at our live courses
  • Cover the same content as in our traditional classroom courses. Participants will receive course materials electronically
  • Participants can see each other, talk to each other, and speak to their instructor via microphone and camera. One-on-one conversations can be set up if required
Technical Requirements
  • Computer, monitor, and Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Option of computer audio or a dial-in number
  • WEBEX video conference platform

Abstract

Electric motors are a key driver within a plant’s rotating machinery applications. Safe and reliable operation, of the electric motor and the components that control them, are key to plant success. With the industry’s push for more efficient systems with higher automation, the requirement to use electric motors with VFDs is becoming more popular. This course will educate the participant on the general function, application, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the electric motor and VFD as a system. It will also cover the interaction the motor and the VFD have with key turbo machinery applications.

 Outline

  • Motor (3 HRS)
    • General Function
      • Motor Operation
      • Motor Components
      • Accessories
      • Efficiency
      • Industry Standards (NEMA/IEC)
    • Application Considerations
      • Service Factor
      • Installation System
      • Motor Torque Curves
      • Load Types
      • Starting
      • Enclosure
      • Mounting
    • Installation
      • Protective Devices
      • Mechanical Installation
      • Start-up and Commissioning
      • Grounding
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Safety
      • Maintenance Schedules
      • Long-Term Storage
      • General Troubleshooting Techniques
      • Power Quality
  • Drive (3HRS)
    • General Function
      • Terms
      • System Architecture
      • Voltage Class
    • Application Considerations
      • Environments
      • Electrical System
      • VFD Features
      • Harmonics
    • Installation
      • Cooling
      • Environment
      • Grounding
      • Power Quality (Input and Output)
      • Controlling of VFD
      • Powering VFD (TVSS, SPD, CB/Fuses) (Open Delta, Corner Grounded)
      • Motor Cables
      • Cable Routing
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Safety
      • VFD Diagnostics
      • Preventative Maintenance
  • Power Drive System (2HRS)
    • General Function
      • Definition of PDS
      • General interaction
      • Interaction with driven equipment
      • Why to use a PDS
      • Industry Standards (NEMA /IEC)
    • Application Considerations
      • Motor considerations with PWM
      • Sizing drives for motors
      • Sizing Motors for application
      • Special transmission considerations
      • Resonance
      • Speed range
      • Duty cycle
      • Feedback options
      • Efficiency with variable speed
    • Installation
      • Power quality
      • Cabling
      • Grounding
      • Protective Devices
      • Mechanical Installation
      • Start-up and Commissioning
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Safety
      • PDS maintenance considerations
      • General Troubleshooting Techniques

Jeff Bergman

Business Development Manager

ABB Drives

Jeff Bergman has enjoyed a lengthy career as a drives and controls expert in the water and wastewater industries. His experience as a global key account manager, product and sales manager, and application and industry specialist taught him that although his own knowledge is important, everyone brings a unique value to the table. Nurturing effective cross-functional team environments has been a core focus for him throughout his career. In fact, you could say that it’s become a bit of a passion to share knowledge.

A long-time member of the Hydraulic Institute, Jeff has chaired committees on training, specification, industry coordination, and governing regulation and industry effect. He’s also been a featured speaker for municipal, environmental, and industry organizations.

Jeff graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Clemson University. He began his career at GE and has worked for Westinghouse/Cutler Hammer, Danfoss, and currently holds the position of Business Development Manager, at ABB. 

Timothy Albers

Director of Product Management

Nidec Motor

Timothy Albers is the Director of Product Management for Nidec Motor Corporation’s Commercial and Industrial Motor Division/US Motors.  His current responsibilities include product management, product planning and new product development for the Commercial and Industrial motors.  Tim has held various positions in marketing for Nidec Motor Corporation and Emerson Motor Company over the last twenty-five years, including Product-line Manager for NEMA motors.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves on many Hydraulic Institute technical committees.  

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08/11/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  480 minutes
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