ENERGY CONSERVATION IN AC MOTOR DRIVEN SYSTEMS USING SOLID STATE DEVICES.

Ned Mohan, Ralph J. Ferraro

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Abstract

This paper discusses techniques for energy conservation by reducing losses in ac motor driven systems, proposed by the technical community in response to surging cost of energy. An important aspect considered is the impact on electric utility systems in terms of harmonics and power factor of operation. The techniques evaluated include: NASA Power Factor Controller, a simple device for reducing power losses in lightly loaded ac motors; and conventional variable frequency solid-state inverters which can control the speed of ac motors by producing adjustable frequency ac voltage, with an enormous potential for energy conservation in pumps and air handling systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsTyler E.Jr. Williams
PublisherGovernment Inst Inc
Pages385-399
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0865870632
StatePublished - 1984

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