A 100 Motor Study: Investigating pre-EPAct Motors as a Subset of the Industrial Motor Population with Regards to the Economics of Motor Repair and Replace Decisions

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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander O. Hobbs, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor James W. Leach, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Richard R. Johnson, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Kaufman, Nicole Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:16:35Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03302005-142107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2693
dc.description.abstract In the absence of hard data, the engineering world tends to be overly conservative in estimating benefits of change. The hypothesis herein discussed is that with hard data, the economics of motor repair/replace decisions could change significantly. If true, this could appreciably boost the efficiency of the industrial motor population by affecting the penetration of high-efficiency motors, such as NEMA Premiums. The energy savings from motor replacement depend on the difference between the efficiency of the new motor and the old motor. There has been a great deal of work investigating new motor efficiency and very little work investigating the actual running efficiency of older motors in the field. Motors that have operated for years experiencing failures and repairs may operate below their original nameplate or assumed efficiency. This study is a preliminary investigation of the efficiency of motors in industrial settings with the purpose of updating currently available motor analysis software tools to reflect more accurately the economic benefits of utilizing high-efficiency industrial induction motors. en_US
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dc.subject survey en_US
dc.subject efficiency en_US
dc.subject MotorMaster en_US
dc.subject MotorMaster+ en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject motors en_US
dc.subject induction en_US
dc.subject industrial en_US
dc.title A 100 Motor Study: Investigating pre-EPAct Motors as a Subset of the Industrial Motor Population with Regards to the Economics of Motor Repair and Replace Decisions en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US

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