Original air date April 6, 2021

Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.
Therefore, being familiar with general troubleshooting techniques is important. To start, it’s vital to understand the operating parameters and forces acting against a motor; to perform tests and make observations based on those parameters; and to remove system components to isolate a problem.

Proper size and power source connection must be verified. Regular measurement procedures, starting with nominal voltage, current and frequency can be the starting point for long-running optimal motor and drive operation.

This webcast will specify and analyze the various troubleshooting operating parameters to consider and outline what equipment is needed to identify solutions.


Learning objectives:

  • Identify the most common issues associated with troubleshooting AC induction motors
  • Specify common monitoring points for assessing AC induction motor performance
  • Review common induction motor maintenance procedures
  • Learn what it takes to get optimum, long-term performance from AC induction motors.

Presented By:
Michael Lyda, PE, Motor and Drive Engineer, Advanced Energy Corporation
Ronnie Alford, Motor Lab Coordinator, Advanced Energy Corporation

Moderated By:
Kevin Parker, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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