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INEL 25050 - AC Drives: Speed and Torque Control

0.33 CR
One of the appealing features of a variable frequency drive (VFD) is that it can vary the speed of an AC motor. However, these capabilities come with some tradeoffs such as reduced torque. In this lab, the student will learn how motor speed is controlled with a VFD, how a motor can be operated above its base speed, and how to compensate for the loss in torque.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select, analyze, install, and use alternating current motors, motor starters, and control circuits.
  2. Apply industry-specific terminology to explain or discuss motor operations with industry professionals.
  3. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  4. Distinguish the basic components which comprise electric motor control.
  5. Design and wire basic full voltage reversing and non-reversing combination starters.
  6. Explain the basic control schematics of common motor control circuits.