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Variable Speed Drives

Find savings of up 50% compared to traditional control methods

According to the IEA, the industrial sector consumes about half of all global energy output, and approximately two-thirds of this is consumed by motors in the form of fans, pumps, compressors etc.

Using a variable speed drive (VSD) is one of the most effective ways to save energy, with savings of up 50% achievable compared to traditional control methods.

Conventional motor systems operate at a constant speed, and changes in output are controlled by some form of mechanical throttling, such as valves. During Operation, a conventional motor continues working at full speed and uses electrical energy at the full-load rate, even when performing less work. This is extremely inefficient. VSDs enable a more efficient way of controlling changes in output by changing the speed and therefore electrical input of the motors according to variations in the load.

Variable Speed Drives don’t just save energy. They also:

  • Increase Motor Lifetime
  • Improve Power Factor
  • Reduce Noise
  • Improve operational flexibility

Many variables impact the amount of energy that can be saved, including the cost of electricity, annual operating hours, system duty cycle and motor loading.

If your business uses pumps, fans or other motors, contact Atlas Renewables for an assessment and find out if you can save.

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