Dec 12, 2022
Get More Energy Savings with Smaller VFDs Around Your Plant
BY AsphaltPro Staff
If you already have variable frequency drives (VFDs) on your feeders and exhaust fan, then you’ve seen the savings these drives offer on utility costs. You don’t have to stop the technology there.
Over the past two decades, these drives and their motors have become smaller, more efficient, and “easier” to install and get good results for our industry than their predecessors. Consider their use on drums and drag slats, burners and pumps.
By varying your draw on the power grid, you not only improve your energy costs, but you also improve your environmental footprint. This is a win for the power company, which may offer a rebate to your asphalt company for your proactive efforts.
You can read a full article about setting up VFDs and motors successfully and about getting those rebates from your utility company at the linked article below.
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