This course will assist you to establish a facility energy-management program, to identify and evaluate energy conservation opportunities involving motor-driven equipment, and to design a motor improvement plan. These actions will help you:
Reduce energy costs,
Improve motor-driven system reliability and efficiency,
Increase productivity, and
Minimize unscheduled downtime.
In the course you will find:
How to set up a successful energy management program (Chapter 1).
How you can use utility bills, plant production data, and utility rate information to “target” potentially cost-effective energy conservation, demand reduction and power factor correction opportunities (Chapter 2).
Plant distribution system troubleshooting and “tune-up” tips (Chapter 3).
A description of motor testing instruments and field survey techniques (Chapter 4).
Methodologies for analyzing motor improvement opportunities (Chapter 5). Chapter 5 illustrates how you can use measured information to determine the load imposed on the motor by driven equipment and its efficiency at that load point.
How to determine the dollar benefits associated with appropriate energy conservation and demand reduction actions (Chapter 6).
Motor improvement planning basics (Chapter 7). This chapter provides advice regarding the assessment of new motor purchase, repair, downsizing, and replacement decisions and shows how to incorporate findings into your motor improvement plan.
Power factor correction assessment techniques (Chapter 8). This chapter gives examples illustrating the sensitivity of power factor correction benefits to utility rate schedules.
How to establish both preventative and predictive maintenance programs (Chapter 9).
Throughout this course we identify sources of additional information, such as Motor Master+. Motor Master+ is an energy-efficient motor selection and energy management software package. The capabilities of Motor Master+ include:
Automatic motor load and efficiency estimation based upon field data measurements.
Ability to select replacement motors from an internal database of over 27,000 one-to-2,000 hp NEMA Design B, C and D motors.
Ability to analyze conservation benefits due to purchase and use of energy efficient motors in new, rewind, or retrofit applications.
Energy Management for Motor-Driven Systems
Elements of a Successful Energy Management Program
Secure Top Management Commitment
Appoint an Energy Coordinator
Obtain Employee Cooperation
Conduct Energy Surveys
Organize Energy Data
Analyze Survey Results
Set Conservation Goals
Develop Organization-Wide Energy Management Plan
Implement Engineering Changes
Monitor and Evaluate Results
Understanding Your Utility Bill
Organizing Utility Bills and Production Data
Interpreting Utility Charges
Power Factor Charges
Optional Rate Schedules
Interruptible, Curtailment and Customer Generator Rates
Using Billing Data to Identify Opportunities
Checklist for Electricity Cost Savings
Industrial Electrical Systems
The Plant Electrical Distribution System
Over and Under Voltage
Troubleshooting and Tuning your In-Plant Distribution System
Troubleshooting Poor Contacts
Voltage Drop Survey
Troubleshooting Voltage Unbalance
Troubleshooting Over and Under Voltage
Troubleshooting Low Power Factor
Troubleshooting Undersized Conductors
Troubleshooting Insulation Leakage
Taking Field Measurements
Constructing the Motor List and Inventory Database
Acquiring Motor Nameplate Data
Measuring Operating Values
Data Gathering Approaches
Safety Issues in Data Gathering
Power Factor Measurements
Purchasing Motor Testing Instruments
Power and Power Factor Meters
Multi-channel Power Loggers
Motor Load and Efficiency Estimation Techniques
Input Power Measurements
Line Current Measurements
The Slip Method
Variable Load Levels
Determining Motor Efficiency
Computerized Load and Efficiency Estimation Techniques
This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.
This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.
DiscountPDH provides the best and highest quality online engineering continuing education to PE Engineers. We also provide continuing education to other professionals such as Land Surveyors, Architects, Contractors, Geologists and Landscape Architects.
We also serve live PDH webinars and live PDH seminars. They are also accepted for PE Professional Engineering license renewal with the State Board of professional Engineers. Our PDH Courses are accepted in almost every state. These states are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.