NEMA MG1, “Motors and Generators,” has been updated. The new 2016 Edition can be purchased now. The standard is used in the selection and application of motors and generators. It’s a practical document, with information about performance, efficiency, safety, testing, construction, and manufacturing AC and DC motors and generators.
NEMA MG1 is more important than ever. New U.S. DOE (Department of Energy) regulations set efficiency targets for motor manufacturers. They also redefine electric motors and established new classes of motors. Single-speed induction motors in the range of 1 to 500 horsepower now need to meet the premium efficiency levels of NEMA MG1.
What are the changes in this new update? New requirements focus on durability of definite purpose inverter-fed polyphase motors rated 600 volts or less. You’ll find guidance for the procedures you’ll use during efficiency and temperature rise testing. Nameplate marking requirements have been clarified. Information on the tolerances that can be observed for performance characteristics is also revised.
What kinds of motors are covered by NEMA MG1? Some good examples are motors that power production machinery in manufacturing plants. These types of motors also also used in oil field exploration and recovery. You’ll find them in heating and air conditioning aplications. And they are important in portable water and fire protection pumping systems.
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