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Item #: WEB-VFD-0920
Member Price: $149.25
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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: Variable Frequency Drives: Introduction and Application Considerations

Date and Time: September 1 - 1:00-2:00pm ET

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

 

Section 2: Variable Frequency Drives: Installation Considerations

Date and Time: September 2  - 1:00-2:00pm ET

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

 

Section 3: Variable Frequency Drives: Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs

Date and Time: September 3  - 1:00-2:00pm ET

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

 

The webinar will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes allowed for Q&A with the instructor. Participants of the live session will earn one (1) PDH credit per session, for a total of 3 PDH credits.

Please be advised that PDH credits are only available for registered participants of the live session, each individual registration counts as a seat is for 1 person and not intended to be viewed as a group. Group pricing rates are available.

Click here for a group pricing and registration forms or please contact us at training@pumps.org for details. Also please be advised that PDH credits are only available for registered participants of the live session.

Date(s): September 1,2, & 3 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET (All sessions)
Presenter(s): Variable Frequecy Drive Experts
HI Contact: 973.267.9700 or training@pumps.org

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