According to the International Energy Agency, more than half of the electricity generated worldwide is consumed by electric motors and pumps. In the industrial sector, the figure is said to be as high as 70%.
We expect that those percentages would apply to South Africa too. And, since we face a serious shortage of electricity, all efforts to reduce demand are important.
However, we want to reduce demand to save money too. Electricity tariffs have been increasing way above the official inflation rate for years and are expected to continue doing so. As users reduce their demand, they would save money.
However, since the work that motors and pumps do is essential, the only way to reduce demand is to install energy efficient motors and pumps. But rather than replacing every motor and pump, why not install energy efficient motor and pump drives?
Energize and Control Techniques hosted a webinar on this subject recently.
Control Techniques’ vice president for Middle East and Africa, Bruce Grobler and Wayne Smit, the company’s applications engineer and account manager, shared their insights with the delegates.
In this webinar you will learn how by fitting a high-quality energy efficient drive you not just use less electricity but will also extend the working life of your motor or pump by protecting it from high inrush currents and mechanical stresses associated with full power at switch-on.