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    The look of the motor shows it is rather old. I...

    The look of the motor shows it is rather old. I would guess that it is not a NEMA MG-1 Part 31 rasted motor. This means that the max length may be about 125 ft or so. I would highly recomend an...
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    200 - 400 ft vetween the drive and the Motor. I...

    200 - 400 ft vetween the drive and the Motor. I like to talk more with you about that issue....... Could lead to future problems depending on motor specs...

    I am vary familiar with the ACH550...
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    New Website Looks like a Bomb went off.

    What the hell is this site coming to. There are 8 different catagories for one topic. It is getting more difficult everyday to come to this site and read the forums.
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    If you need help please contact me at ABB.

    If you need help please contact me at ABB.
  5. LA Area - ABB Variable Frequency Drive Specialist Wanted

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    ABB'S Los Angeles Area Distributor is looking to add to their Technical Force in their office. They currently have 6 different offices located in California and Hawaii and are continueing to...
  6. VFD Speacialists & Service - Sales Opening in LA & Vegas Area.!!

    I am looking for a VFD specialists in the LA area and Las Vegas Area to work for a Local HVAC distributor. The role would be highly focused on VFD service, Start-up, Commisioning & Sales. It is a...
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    As far as the future of the show goes. No one...

    As far as the future of the show goes. No one knows for sure. But JCI has been out for years. Trane and York too..... This was our last year with a booth at the show for ABB. The money spent by...
  8. Thread: VFD TESTING

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    n measure the DC voltage on teh drive as long as...

    n measure the DC voltage on teh drive as long as the drive does not have a built in brake chopper that prevents access to this. The voltage should be 1.414 times line voltage. With an AC meter it is...
  9. Thread: hitachi vfd

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    Thanks for bring that up. I will forward your...

    Thanks for bring that up. I will forward your post to that department. This was a big problem and we have made some improvements but we can always do better.

    What area are you in. I can let you...
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    We reccomend that users usa a B&B Electronics USB...

    We reccomend that users usa a B&B Electronics USB to DB9 232 Convertor serial convertor. 232USB9M-LS

    To make it work with DWL consistantly you will need to got to the driver properties under COMM...
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    Emergency shutdoWn, fire dampers or a cooling...

    Emergency shutdoWn, fire dampers or a cooling towert that reqiresd reverse for de ice mode
  12. Thread: AHR Expo

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    Ill be there working the Bacnet International and...

    Ill be there working the Bacnet International and ABB booth like usual. ABB Hospitality this year is Monday night again. We have rented out Club Rain at the Palms Hotel and Casino. Invite Required....
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    For once I was trying to be politically correct. ...

    For once I was trying to be politically correct.
    LOL
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    You should not need a braking resistor for an...

    You should not need a braking resistor for an HVAC application unless you are trying to shut downthe fan for an emergency event quickly. Goto the parameters and edit the deceleration time for the...
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    The Trane TRD is the same as the Danfoss FC-100...

    The Trane TRD is the same as the Danfoss FC-100 series VFD. A comm loss indicates that it has lost comms with the BAS system. What protocol are you using. It should clear itself after comm's have...
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    Bad

    The Elo-Drive actuators are manufactered and engineered by Ex Belimo Engineers. I met with there US product manager and engineer several times a couple years ago and agreed to try them on a project....
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    Aggree'd I was talking about stand alone...

    Aggree'd I was talking about stand alone operation. Any time you draw a non-linear current yes you will get some form of harmonics on your system.
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    Thats the beauty of Resistive strip heaters....

    Thats the beauty of Resistive strip heaters. Unity Power factor from a non inductive load.
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    A transformer will unfortunatly not give you...

    A transformer will unfortunatly not give you modulating control but staged control for each step that you put a contactor on. Will be big too.

    Let me know where I can buy a 20 -40 KW light Bulb...
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    Yes it will work and you will not do it. A VFD...

    Yes it will work and you will not do it.
    A VFD made today is nothing more than a voltage source device which varies freq and voltage. The amps will varry based on the resistors impedance...
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    The bearing issue mentioned is a totally...

    The bearing issue mentioned is a totally different phenomanon. There is not allot known yet by it in order to prevent it of fix it on the drive level. The best advice is to install Aejis shaft...
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    Couple Helpful pointers.

    Well I can try to help you out as I am a Engineer for ABB at the factory.

    First one thing caught my eye that several mentioned is Harmonics. This is not entirly true with what was being said....
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    Just a helpful pointer. Megging a motor and/or...

    Just a helpful pointer. Megging a motor and/or leads for a VFD use is pretty much useless. Typical meggers are 500-1000 Vmeters. The VFD will produce up to 1500 volts on the leads and windings of the...
  24. Thread: hitachi vfd

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    Yeah that was a stupid ????

    Yeah that was a stupid ????
  25. Thread: hitachi vfd

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    When it comes to drives. COmpare the components...

    When it comes to drives. COmpare the components inside them.

    DO they have a reactor??

    Yaskawa No unless you order
    Cutler Hammer Yes 3% Only
    Square D No unless you order
    ABB Yes 5%
    Danfoss...
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    This is the first of hearing of problems creating...

    This is the first of hearing of problems creating an LML for the AX with the FLON card. IF the software upgrade does not help you, please feel free to contact me via email in my profile.

    Jeff
  27. Thread: Ultra boiler

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    In all my years of working with High Pressure...

    In all my years of working with High Pressure Steam and Water systems. I have never seen Galvanized used. Sealed system, Water treatment, 50 year old water may smell like **** but no oxy = no iron...
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    The ACH550 Drive is made in New Berlin, Wisconsin...

    The ACH550 Drive is made in New Berlin, Wisconsin (Milwaukee) 1 - 550 HP 208 - 600 Volts.

    The Design of the 550 is a joint venture of Finland and America.

    The Eclipse Bypass is also made in...
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    A drive running at 60 HZ is about 2 % less...

    A drive running at 60 HZ is about 2 % less efficent than a 60 HZ starter due to losses in the drive. However drives dont care what the frequency is they are only affected by current. As long as the...
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    Its not that the bypass is made by AB. Many other...

    Its not that the bypass is made by AB. Many other manufactures source the parts for their bypass, circuit breakers, disconnects, switches from other manufactures.

    Danfoss uses ABB disconnects and...
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    Unfortunatly the Eaton Drive is not made in the...

    Unfortunatly the Eaton Drive is not made in the USA.

    The drive is made by Vacon in Finland. and sold to Eaton for resale in the us.
    Eaton designed their own bypass to install on the drive for...
  32. Lockout tag out on the disconnect right in the...

    Lockout tag out on the disconnect right in the picture too.
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    VFD is will give you better payback as when you...

    VFD is will give you better payback as when you trim the impeller the pump will operate well below the rated HP. Whn you fall below 80 of the motors load the PF and efficency drops fast. This can...
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    Here is a rundown of some of the VFD players out...

    Here is a rundown of some of the VFD players out that and they lables they operate under:

    Danfoss makes the Danfoss - Trane and GE drive (Each have different propriatary firmware for each other)...
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    Check the NFPA and NEC code against affixing low...

    Check the NFPA and NEC code against affixing low voltage, data or telephony cables against utility pipes for electrical, water and/or gas.

    Use standard commercial practices. Under 8 feet in...
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    I am just was saying that I dont think it is a...

    I am just was saying that I dont think it is a good install. There were many things in there that would upset me being a Tradesmen. Thats great fr you if you would like the results of that install,...
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    Worked with it in a large Chain Mart store. Was...

    Worked with it in a large Chain Mart store. Was used in a dry climate Vegas and worked great and saved alot of money.

    A properly sized Evaporative tower will create 65 degree water for the slab...
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    www.abb.us/drives Goto Software and search for...

    www.abb.us/drives

    Goto Software and search for FanSave Pumpsave 4.1.

    It is all as accurate as the data you input. Runtime percentages. Fan design and efficiency, motor efficiency, CFM, Static...
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    The VFD install on the Make up air unit needs...

    The VFD install on the Make up air unit needs help. Never use the conduit or flex as the ground. Always run a equal size ground cable for incoming and outgoing power within a sperate conduit.
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    Sat down with Daryl and His cohorts.. Like the...

    Sat down with Daryl and His cohorts.. Like the Linx.... To bad its going to be some time before the final release.

    Had a good laugh with the Eaton display with an ABB drive showing they were 8 %...
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    Been here since Friday. The booths look great....

    Been here since Friday. The booths look great. Walked a bit of the show today before it will open tomorrow. We have over 500 invites to hand out for the Hospitality Monday Night 6PM to Midnight....
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    I've seen these things on the wall with two slots...

    I've seen these things on the wall with two slots in each area. You could put a key in there an get electrocuted, I've seen them in all kinds of public places with no warning signs what so ever.........
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    Ill be getting in there on Friday night........

    Ill be getting in there on Friday night..... Start setting up the booth on Saturday. ABB will have a two story double decker booth over 20' tall shouldn't miss it....And of course will be at the...
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    Tracer Summit is actually the Building automation...

    Tracer Summit is actually the Building automation workstation software. This software works with the Trane Summit BCU's It does not include Rover Software with it.

    Rover is a software tool used...
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    Sorry about that. It has been a long day with...

    Sorry about that. It has been a long day with what has happened today in St Louis as we all feel for friends and coworkers in that factory.
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    How does heating a Refer tank have anything to do...

    How does heating a Refer tank have anything to do with the psycotic actions of a disgruntle employee in St Louis?
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    Wow. I really didnt think it looked good at all....

    Wow. I really didnt think it looked good at all. I hate to see what is considered a hack job. No conduit for electric. No service outlet on the unit. No switch on the unit. Cheap home depot flex gas...
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    If your that concerned about it, call the local...

    If your that concerned about it, call the local electrical inspector and notify him of a electrocution hazard to a public use area. In washdown area's it needs to bee a NEMA 4 enclosure. In corrosive...
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    Trane I paks supply fan will start with a 0%...

    Trane I paks supply fan will start with a 0% single to the VFD. A start command will be sent and then the UCM controller looks for a closed pressure switch within 1200- 180 seconds. If no proof made...
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    Iv had to wrap multiple heating blankets and...

    Iv had to wrap multiple heating blankets and tourch a LP tank outside of a farm house to get the pressure up to light off the boiler to keep from freezing the house. The tank was at 20% but the...
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