Pumps & Systems Magazine and Baldor Present Webinar: "Motor Efficiency Improvements for Pumping Applications"

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Free Webinar set for October 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Pumps & Systems, the leading magazine for pump users worldwide, is proud to announce the “Motor Efficiency Improvements for Pumping Applications” webinar, a presentation made in partnership with Baldor Electric Company, a member of the ABB Group.

The live webinar will take place October 23, 2014, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Registration is free at http://www.pump-zone.com/webinar.

In “Motor Efficiency Improvements for Pumping Applications,” Brent McManis, Industry Engineering manager for Baldor Electric Company, Greenville, South Carolina, will discuss new manufacturer’s optimized designs. The motor is one of the first places to look for improvement when targeting optimal energy efficiency in pumping systems.

Most past motor improvements have been accomplished by adding active material to reduce loses in the motor. U. S. energy regulators also have stepped up requirements for users to purchase and use more energy efficient designs. Two new rules passed by the U.S. Department of Energy raise the efficiency bar on most NEMA frame motors in 2015 and 2016. This webinar will discuss these new rules, along with motor management best practices.

A case study of a motor retrofit at a U.S. water plant will be included, as will new technologies that could form the next generation of super-premium efficient motors.

The one-hour event will include a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute live question-and-answer segment.

About the Presenter
Brent McManis is the Industry Engineering manager for Baldor Electric Company, in Greenville, SC. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, a Master’s of Science in electrical engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. He has more than 20 years of maintenance and reliability engineering management experience in refining and chemicals. He leads a group of 10 engineers responsible for application engineering support for ABB and Baldor•Reliance Electric motors, Baldor•Dodge mechanical power transmission equipment and ABB Variable Speed Drives.

About Pumps & Systems Magazine
Pumps & Systems is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. As the leading magazine for pump users worldwide for 21 years, it delivers relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and is the only North American trade publication that covers pumps and related operations in every issue. Pumps & Systems is supported digitally with the No. 1 pump industry website, http://www.pump-zone.com. The magazine also delivers timely information and pump industry news through its monthly e-newsletters—Pump Industry Insider, Pump Users Digest and Products for Pump Users.

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