Tips & Tools From Uriah van Amerom

Project Engineer at Zeton

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part5 of 5

January 11, 2019

Publication: Zeton.com

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In some hazardous environments, an AC induction motor’s load may vary. This creates a new set of variables to consider when purchasing an electric motor to work in this environment. In order to deal with these kinds of loads, variable-frequency drive (VFD) controllers are often...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 4 of 5

November 23, 2018

Publication: Zeton.com

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It stands to reason that any motor considered suitable for a Class I, Division 1 location would also be appropriate for a similar environment containing the same hazardous materials but deemed Division 2. Indeed, an explosion-proof motor certified for...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 3 of 5

October 30, 2018

Publication: Zeton.com

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In this article, we will look specifically at Class I, Division 1 motors. Specifically, we will look at what these motors are built for and best practices for their operation...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 2 of 5

October 15, 2018

Publication: Zeton.com

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Both the NEC and the CEC have adopted an alternative method of hazardous location designation based on the standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IEC method, which applies only to Class I locations (the most common classification in industrial chemical environments), uses class, zone...

How to Choose the Right Electric Motor for the Chemical Process Industry – Part 1 of 5

September 24, 2018

Publication: Zeton.com

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In this introductory article, we will look at how hazardous environments are classified. Other articles in this series will look at electric motor types suitable for these environments. Electric motors may arc or spark, and they operate at high enough temperatures to pose a serious threat in environments...