For Electric Customers
High-efficiency motors that use less electricity can potentially result in substantial savings in electric operating costs. A careful assessment of your current motor systems and an understanding of the potential benefits of high-efficiency motors can help to take some of the fear out of the process of purchasing and installing new equipment.
Motor energy use typically represents about 50% of a manufacturer's electric bill. Creating a motor policy can help ensure continued productivity in your operations and increased energy efficiency in your motor program.
A motor policy is a written set of schedules and procedures that assist maintenance personnel in properly managing a facility's motor program. Scheduling a shutdown for a motor replacement or upgrade is far less costly than an unanticipated failure when trying to fill a customer order. Decisions on whether to repair, replace or upgrade to a higher energy efficient motor should be based on formal guidelines from your motor policy.