Operating Motors in Wet Environments

Cowern, Edward H.
February 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Feb2008, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p48
The article discusses the effect of electric motors installed in a wet or damp area. The lifespan of electric motors will shorten than installed in dry environment. Several cautions and following a few suggestions can extend the life of motors in less-than-ideal conditions are provided. The author added that the proper choice of enclosure and features followed by proper location of weep holes or with the use of auxiliary heating device a long term successful operation can be achieved.


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