Copper, Motors, Energy

Copper Development Association partners with Advanced Energy 

The Copper Development Association (CDA) is once again partnering with Fort Collins, Colorado-based Advanced Energy to sponsor day-long motors and drives classes at various U.S. locations. These classes will bring technical experts to facilities in order to educate staff on motor management best practices. This fall, they will come to three major American cities: San Antonio, Memphis, and Baltimore.

CDA’s sustainable energy program works to educate the industry about proper motor management and demonstrates certain benefits of copper rotor motors. High-efficiency copper motors, coupled with a proper management plan, can result in significant energy savings. These motor management programs can examine a facility’s need to repair or replace a motor with specific unit analysis. Click on the image below for an interactive walk through copper’s historical timeline. Historical events are depicted on the top row, while the role of copper during the corresponding dates are shown on the bottom row.

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“Electric motors are one of the hardest working yet least cared for industrial tools in the workplace,” said Zolaikha Strong, Director of CDA’s sustainable energy program. “We have worked with Advanced Energy for many years to ensure that facility staff understand how to save time, energy and money with the latest motor management expertise.”

The program’s training combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities. One-day sessions seek to educate industry professionals on tool necessities for beginning a motor management program, how to create a proper motor inventory, and how to develop repair and replacement guidelines. Professional development hours and continuing education credits are available from these courses.

“Electric motors account for an estimated 50 percent of all electricity generated in the world,” said Kitt Butler, Sr. Program Manager, Motors and Drives for Advanced Energy. “We’ve worked with CDA for many years promoting the value of motor efficiency through workshops like these, and with applied research by testing motors in our lab. We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue partnering with our friends and colleagues at CDA to spread the word of the value that sound motor management planning offers the industry.”

 

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