ABB launches energy calculator
ABB has launched a free energy calculator application (App) for the BlackBerry. The new App complements ABB’s existing iPhone energy calculator app and will allow, primarily, end-users to calculate the energy savings they can achieve by installing variable-speed drives (VSDs) to control motors.
The App gives end-users the ability to make quick comparisons between motors controlled by VSDs and motors running direct-on-line without any speed control device.
Users simply select their industry, 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 App makes it simple for customers to calculate the potential savings they can achieve by installing variable-speed drives,” says Neil Ritchie, Local Business Unit Manager, UK & Ireland, Low Voltage Drives. “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.”