Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development
of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects
of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications
as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.
Over the past few decades, energy efficiency in motors has become an ever-increasing concern for OEMs and
manufacturers alike. With multiple
energy bills mandating higher efficiency across ever-broader spectrums of motors, including the most recent Small Motor Rule by the Department of Energy, efficiency has become an essential consideration when choosing a new motor.