Motor Maintenance

Preventive and predictive maintenance practices keep the equipment and the system close to its optimum operational conditions and this helps to reduce energy consumption. Preventive maintenance is performed to prolong the motor life and to foresee a motor failure and includes practices such as voltage imbalance minimization, load consideration, motor alignment, lubrication and motor ventilation. Predictive motor maintenance aims to predict the time for overhauling or replacing a motor, thereby avoiding an unplanned interruption to the production. It includes observations on motor temperature, vibration, and monitoring of other operating dat.

Development Status Products
Commercial

Motor MaintenanceCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Cross Cutting Technology
Energy Savings Potential

The savings associated with an ongoing motor maintenance program could range from 2% to 30% of total motor system energy use.

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential
Costs

Motor Maintenance Publications

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.

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