Daniel F Luna, P. E.

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How Upgrading Your Old Motor Protection System Can be a Game-Changer

Posted by Daniel F Luna, P. E. on Feb 18, 2020 2:34:23 PM

When one of EES' clients decided to do a capital upgrade of large motors, they planned to reuse the motor protection system that was in place. Our client was of the mindset that spending the additional money to replace the motor protection system that was still working was not necessary. Working as an advocate for our client, EES successfully argued that replacing the motor protection controllers at the same time would be an investment well spent. As is the case for many older controllers in the field today, the only way to get repair parts on old units is through a used/refurbished market. In addition to difficult part sourcing, this could cause unwanted extended downtime for our client.

 

EES had our client’s long-term well-being in mind and was able to convince them of the value and wisdom of upgrading the obsolete control system with Allen-Bradley’s newest technology for overload protection, the E300™ (networked) Electronic Overload Relays.

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