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Item #: ODVFD-2020
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Upon completion of this webinar a PDH Certificate will be provided for 3 PDH Credits.

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are a common tool for improving process and quality control and for realizing energy savings in pumping systems. This updated webinar series provides an overview of basic VFD technology, how VFDs interact with their controls and the motor, describes multiple application considerations, contains multiple installation considerations, and identifies how to troubleshoot basic VFD issues. The attendee will be presented with application considerations that are typically outside the boundaries of the VFD (such as the environment and the electrical system), but that have a significant influence on its selection and operation. Also covered are installation practices and troubleshooting of variable frequency drives and their proper maintenance.

Course content covers the following:  

Session 1: Introduction and Application Considerations 

Instructor: Reece Robinson, Building Services Technical Content Manager, Grundfos    

Section 2: Installation Consideration

Instructor: Jeff Bergman, Director Sales & Marketing Low Voltage Drives for the Water & Wastewater Industries, ABB   

Section 3: Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs

Instructor: Miles Mahaffy, Senior Product Marketing Manager, AME Product Marketing, Danfoss Drives 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the benefits of variable frequency drives and the types of pumping applications that are most suitable for their use
  • Be familiar with the basic architecture of VFD systems, including AC induction motors
  • Understand the basic considerations that apply to selecting and applying a VFD in a pumping system
  • Understand how the environment (temperature, altitude, cooling, etc.) affects the selection and operation of a VFD
  • Understand how the electrical system (grounding, power quality, input/output cables, etc.) affects the selection and operation of the VFD
  • Be able to troubleshoot the drive and electrical components and understand the likely causes of performance issues
  • Be able to troubleshoot the motor and mechanical components and understand the likely causes of performance issues
  • Understand the key elements of VFD maintenance
Time: approximately 60 minute run time for each session
Presenter(s): Reece Robinson, Jeff Bergman, Miles Mahaffy
HI Contact: support@pumps.org


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