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Motors, Drives

Back to Basics Education Session: Electric Motors

Electrical engineers should understand the basics of motors and how to specify them in various applications. Learn about these basics on Day Five of Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer October 5, 2021

Electrical engineers should understand the basics of motors and how to specify them in various applications. This Back to Basics: Electric Motors session on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, will cover background information on motors, the different types, how NEMA classifies motors and what that means to electrical engineers.

 

This overview of electric motors will start with some background on motors and move into a discussion of the types available, how NEMA classifies motors and what that means to electrical engineers.

Jeffrey R. Thomas, PE, CEM, CEA, CHC, is Vice President, Business Group Director, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., Houston. Courtesy: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

Jeffrey R. Thomas, PE, CEM, CEA, CHC, is Vice President, Business Group Director, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., Houston. Courtesy: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

The session will then look at motor starters and speed controllers and the effects they have on how the motors operate. It will wrap up with a discussion on selecting the best motor for the application and some tradeoffs engineers and building professionals must consider when specifying motors.

This Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week course is taught by Jeffrey R. Thomas, PE, CEM, CEA, CHC, Vice President, Business Group Director, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., Houston.

Registration is free for all coursework. Complete information about Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week is available online.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer