MotorMaster+

Windows-based version of MotorMaster, with additional features to help energy coordinators at industrial facilities implement an effective energy management program. MotorMaster+ contains a motor inventory module, where motor nameplate data is stored and linked to utility, facility, plant and process information. It includes a field measurement and operating data storage repository. Also, descriptor searches may be performed to target inefficient or energy-intensive motors and motor-driven processes, and those which operate under abnormal or suboptimal conditions. Batch analyses can be run for new motor purchases, rewinds, or changeouts of operable motors with energy-efficient replacements. Life cycle costing, energy accounting, and program evaluation features are included. MotorMaster+ is easy to learn and use. It incorporates many Windows information display and management features such as destination buttons, tabs which separate information screens, toolbar commands, and combo box menus. MotorMaster+ is also equipped with context-sensitive online help.

Keywords

motors, premium efficiency, motor management, industrial efficiency

Validation/Testing

MotorMaster+ has been extensively alpha and beta tested by an industrial energy users group. It was initially released in 1996 and has been refined many times since then.

Expertise Required

Basic familiarity with computers.

Users

Thousands.

Audience

Energy manager, owners and engineers considering replacing motors.

Input

Size, speed of motors and type of application.

Output

Performance and cost data on available motors on the size and speed range specified.

Computer Platform

DOS 3.3 or higher, and Windows 3.1 or higher, hard disk.

Programming Language

Database

Strengths

Easy to use selection of most efficient and cost-effective three-phase motors for a specific application. Database updated annually to reflect changes in minimum efficiency standards and to add new motors to the database. On-line help available.

Weaknesses

May not take into account interactions with other building systems.

Contact

Company:

Advanced Manufacturing Office

Address:

Room 5F-065, MS EE-2F
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
United States

Telephone:

202-586-9488

E-mail:

AmoPortalHelp@ppc.com

Website:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/tech_deployment/software_motormaster.html

Availability

Available to Motor Challenge Partners from the Motor Challenge Information Clearinghouse.