Energy conservation using variable speed drives – Case studies

Kini, Giridhar P and Sreedhar, P N and Padiyar, Harish U (2003) Energy conservation using variable speed drives – Case studies. In: National Conference On Materials, Components And Applications, Feb 15 – 16, 2003., KIT Bhubaneshwar.

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Majority of the power available for consumption is utilized in industrial applications by equipments like boilers, steam generating components, electrical distribution networks, air compressors, electrical resistance furnaces etc. As such more attention needs to be focused at the design stage of these equipments so as to result in enormous saving of energy utilized. Electricity saving has become a top priority in the present context of the acute power shortage. There is tremendous potential of saving possible in equipments like pumps, fans, blowers and compressors. The saving potential could vary from 20 % to as high as 70 %. One of the major methods for achieving this huge energy savings is through the application of variable speed drives. Variable speed drives are devices that can be used for varying the speed of a driven equipment in order to exactly match the process requirements so as to not only achieve energy savings but demand savings as well. This paper brings out the importance of using electric drives but also substantiates the fact that variable speed drives are one of the solutions for Indian industries to achieve considerable energy efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 15:18

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