You can significantly improve energy efficiency in your company by opting to replace old, inefficient electric motors. Motors are used in many industrial processes, both as standalone units and as components integrated into more complex machinery, such as water and heat pumps, air compressors, or fans.
According to many sources, electric motors account for up to 65% of all energy consumed in industry. A significant portion of this consumption can be attributed to older and inefficient motors. Energy losses generated by less efficient motors are dissipated in the form of heat, which over time reduces the efficiency of the motor and can even damage it. Therefore, replacing a motor before this process occurs is highly recommended, even if it means replacing it before it reaches the end of its operational life. Despite this, it is worth considering such action, as analyses show that the investment quickly pays off.
Improved efficiency, lower maintenance costs, avoidance of unwanted downtime, and losses are just some of the main benefits of replacing a motor. Furthermore, new, energy-efficient motors, even when not operating at full load, maintain the same efficiency. The lack of load does not negatively affect their performance and can even slightly increase it.
Motors with lower power ratings result in greater differences in efficiency. This means that investing in the replacement of such a motor with a new one will pay off in a shorter period of time.
At Energy Trend, we will analyze the cost-effectiveness of replacing electric motors with newer and more energy-efficient ones. Additionally, we will explore financing options for your investment.