TITLE

Energy Efficiency, the Environment, and VFDs

AUTHOR(S)
Genaw, Bill
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2011, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the significance of strategically managing power in saving energy, improving sustainability and reducing costs. The author discusses the use of the variable-frequency drives (VFDs) in meeting energy challenges while addressing efficiency and reliability concerns. The author also explores how the advancement in hardware and software technology as well as the heat management can contribute to energy consumption and conservation.
ACCESSION #
61332664

 

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