Economic Comparisons

Economic Comparisons

When it's time to replace a motor, two questions arise:

  1. How quickly can the motor be replaced? and
  2. How much will it cost?

If the replacement motor and the failed motor are characteristically identical, then price is the deciding factor. However, whenever upgrading with a more expensive Energy Efficient Motor, the recovery of initial costs must be thoroughly analyzed. Cost recovery derives from energy savings accumulated over time due to the greater efficiency of the replacement motor.

"Economic Comparisons" discusses the calculation of simple payback, giving real-life replacement examples, and includes a section specifically devoted to the addition of an adjustable speed drive to an operating system.

As an aid for calculating simple payback, a step-by-step model of this process is included as well. Take a look at the "MODEL" button first, then study the examples.