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Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition by David William Spitzer

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Applications

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Both new and retrofit installations provide a substantial number of viable variable speed drive applications. To achieve maximum benefit from the technology, each application should be viewed as a modification of the total system rather than as an alteration to a piece of process equipment.

The examples presented below are intended to illustrate the concepts used to evaluate some potential applications of variable speed drive technology. Of importance are the techniques with which the evaluation is performed and the significant percentage of electrical energy savings that can be achieved through the use of variable speed drives.

In the process of applying technology one must avoid the temptation to get involved in an unnecessary ...

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