Web Exclusive | July 2017
ABB motor reaches almost 100 per cent energy efficiency
Tests carried out on a 44 MW 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 per cent greater than the 98.8 per cent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately $500,000 in electrical energy costs over the course of a 20-year lifetime for each motor.
Commenting on this, Sami Atiya, President - Robotic and Motion division, ABB said, “With electricity costs being, by far, the largest component in the total cost of ownership of such a motor, savings like these have a significant impact on profits.”
In addition to extremely high efficiency, synchronous motors are renowned for their proven quality and reliability. Their robust design ensures reliability through cool operation temperatures and low vibration.
“As a pioneering technology leader driving the energy revolution, and as part of our next level strategy, we are strongly committed to developing technology that improves efficiency and productivity,” he added.