How Do You Specify the Best Motor? It Depends (Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer)
By Jeff Thomas
Navigating the complexities of motor selection is about more than matching horsepower. It’s about deciding what makes the most strategic sense for the entire electrical distribution system. Choosing the right motor hinges on its intended application, load requirements, available voltage and the surrounding environment. Whether it’s a corrosive setting, a high-temperature zone or an air conditioner in an office building, the motor needs to be up to the task.