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small brandAdjustable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency

The Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency training on May 7 in Billings is a great opportunity to learn best practices for improving operations. You will learn how some key activities can increase energy-efficiency. These changes will benefit your company’s bottom line. You’ll be able to learn directly from one of ASWB Engineering’s experts, whose experience and insight can help your facility save energy and money.

Rising energy costs could be putting your annual budget at risk—after all, energy is one of your facility’s top utility expenses. Fortunately, a few simple tips could help your staff change energy-wasting behaviors and save you thousands of dollars every year. We’ll be presenting easy ways to increase your facility’s energy-efficiency at an upcoming training near you.

The full-day training includes breakfast and lunch, materials, and qualifies for .07 Continuing Education Units (CEU credits). We hope you’ll be able to attend, and will invite colleagues who might benefit from this opportunity. To secure your place, please complete the attached registration form by April 23.

Title:  Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency
Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Billings, MT
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Billings West
3431 Ember Lane
Billings, MT  59102

Registration Fee of $139 is waived (use code: NWE) for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers.  Due to limited class size and training opportunities in Montana, reps from any single organization may be limited.

Registration deadline: April 23, 2019

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Course Description:  This course addresses the choices available and relevant issues regarding the use of adjustable speed drives (ASD) with electric motors, and demonstrates the energy cost savings and other benefits made possible by this technology. In this course we explore how adjustable speed drives work and ways to assess the savings. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are the most common speed control method and is the major focus of the course content, which will cover the benefits of pulse width modulation technology and well as identifying and mitigating harmful electromagnetic interference that can cause motor failure. Additional information on evaluating and specifying VFDs will be provided.

Instructor: David Wylie, P.E.  has an engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a MBA at National University. Since the early 1970s, David has been analyzing energy efficiency investment from both a mechanical and financial perspective. David and his two partners began working together in 1976 and the engineering management consulting firm of ASWB Engineering. Their work experience covers the range of energy engineering including research, development, program design, measurement, feasibility study of electrical/mechanical systems and energy supply for commercial and industrial facilities. David, who holds a college teaching credential, teaches what he does and knows about, and has developed over 20 courses that address energy-efficient systems.

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