The Iowa Energy Center is hosting a class on Variable Frequency Drives for Fan and Pump Applications on April 14th at IAMU’s offices. This course will provide an overview of the subject of variable frequency drives (VFDs) commonly used in motor control applications on fans, pumps, compressors and other equipment used in commercial/industrial settings. More information and registration can be found here.
The overall goals of the course include providing attendees with an understanding of how and where VFDs can save energy, where VFDs can improve process control within a facility, and how to spot these energy saving and process control opportunities as well as understand the many and varied issues that must be addressed when using VFDs in new or retrofit applications. A detailed overview of the advantages and disadvantages of drives will provide attendees with a general understanding of where VFDs make operational, energy efficiency and economic sense and where they may have limitations in fan and pump systems. A full agenda can be found here.
The class has been approved for 7 hours of CEUs for water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater licenses. The CEUs can be split between licenses if desired. The class is also ideal for utility energy efficiency personnel and utility industrial customers.