Applying VFDs to Refrigeration Systems

Robinson, Max; Scepaniak, Michelle
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p48
The article discusses the variable-frequency drive (VFD) used in supermarkets as compressor and fan motor regulators. It states that VFD is a factor in reducing energy costs. Other advantages of the VFD include enhancement of product life and salability, improvement on equipment service life and reduction of noise.


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