Avoiding inverter drive failures

  Modern VSDs use sophisticated electronics for control and communication. They will operate in extreme conditions and are very reliable and effective. However avoiding inverter drive failures involves regular review and maintenance. Despite being serviceable, drives are often forgotten after installation. Recognising this, manufacturers have made developments to improve their reliability. They invest significant time […]

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Multiple energy efficiency benefits

  Almost all capital expenditure requires a financial return. But, with energy efficiency projects, ABB sees finance as only part of the story. Moreover, they estimate investing in energy efficiency generates multiple energy efficiency benefits, adding up to 50% more added value, plus energy savings. Most companies have a hurdle rate that defines the lowest […]

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Energy savings-The energy audit process

  ABB offers a wide range of technologies that help reduce energy consumption and improve productivity.   According to ABB, the best way to startis with an effective energy audit: it will have several characteristics, but generally include for following proven characteristics:   The ABB energy audit process   Outlining the scope of supply To start, the […]

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Is it cost effective replacing functioning VSDs?

How cost effective is replacing functioning VSDs?   ABB advises replacing functioning VSDs, even if they have not failed, depending on the circumstances. But then, they would say that wouldn’t they, as they get to sell another drive. Their arguments are sound, and suggest an old drive could be costing money unnecessarily, compared to more […]

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