A review on electrical motors energy use and energy savings

Saidur, Rahman (2010) A review on electrical motors energy use and energy savings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (3). pp. 877-898. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2009.10.018

Abstract

The industrial sector is the largest users of energy around the world. Industrial motor uses a major fraction of total industrial energy uses. This paper describes a comprehensive literature review about electric motor energy analysis. This paper compiles latest literatures in terms of thesis (MS and PhD), journal articles, conference proceedings, web materials, reports, books, handbooks on electrical motor energy use, losses, efficiency, energy savings strategies. Different types of losses that occur in a motor have been identified and ways to overcome these losses explained. An energy audit that helps to identify motor energy wastages have been discussed extensively. As motors are the major energy users, different energy savings strategies such as use of high-efficient motor, variable speed drive (VSD), and capacitor bank to improve the power factor to reduce their energy uses have reviewed. Different policy measures (i.e. regulatory, voluntary and incentives based) to save motor energy use have been reviewed and presented in this paper. In this review, computer tools that can be used to analyze electric motors energy used has been discussed. Cost parameters to carry out economic analysis have been shown as well. Moreover, payback period for different energy savings strategies have been identified.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 559IT Times Cited:26 Cited References Count:100
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic analysis, Energy savings strategies, Industrial motor, Capacitor bank, Computer tools, Cost parameters, Electrical motors, Energy analysis, Energy audit, Energy saving, Energy use, Energy users, Energy wastages, Industrial energy use, Industrial sector, Journal articles, Literature reviews, Payback periods, Policy measures, Power factors, Web materials, Capacitors, Electric locomotives, Electric motors, Electric power factor, Electric tools, Energy management, Investments, Variable speed drives, Energy conservation.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 07:28
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 08:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6744

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