ABB has launched a free energy calculator application (App) for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod. The App allows, primarily, end-users to calculate the energy savings they can achieve by installing variable speed drives to control motors.
The App gives end-users the ability to make quick comparisons between motors controlled by variable speed drives and motors running direct-on-line without any speed control device. Users simply select their industry and the operating duty profile; the voltage, phase and motor power rating; running hours; and electricity cost. The app then estimates how much CO2, energy and costs can be saved by installing an ABB drive to control the application.
“Our new App makes it simple for customers to calculate the potential savings they can achieve by installing variable speed drives,” says Steve Ruddell, ABB’s UK energy spokesperson. “By installing a variable speed drive it is possible to reduce your energy spend by up to 70% on a single application. The tool is free to download and makes selecting drives according to the needs of the application extremely accessible.”