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February 1, 2010

Variable frequency drives: An Algorithm for Selecting VFDs for Centrifugal Pumps

Using this simple algorithm on a personal computer, engineers can evaluate competing scenarios to identify the most cost-effective and energy-efficient pump system design

D. K. Shukla and D.K. Chaware Essar Oil Ltd. R. B. Swamy Litwin PEL LLC

This article describes an algorithm that end users can use to develop a program on a personal computer to assess the technical and economic feasibility of installing a variable frequency drive (VFD) on centrifugal pumps. This simple algorithm serves a variety of useful functions....

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