Drives knowledge articles
Hybridization of vessels allows you to use the most optimal energy source for the required task, giving you a range of benefits from less environmental emissions over noise reductions to reduced maintenance efforts.
Shore power supply ensures not only clean air to breathe and a noise-free environment, it also helps the port meet IMO emission targets. You might already know shore power supply by another name: cold ironing, shore connection, shore-to-ship power, on-shore power supply, alternative maritime power, or shore side electricity (SSE). All provide the same service.
Disruptive new technologies – hybridization and power conversion – are about to bring big changes to electrical power systems. And there will be significant benefits for those who adopt them.
Smart grids with integrated energy storage offer a sustainable alternative to the traditional electricity networks based on fossil fuels - and Danfoss solutions support the transition
Win rewarding energy savings based on Efficiency First, part load considerations and the influence of AC drives. This article also discusses legislative motivators.
Save energy, but not at any price. The best opportunities for energy efficiency investment relate to the action of AC drives in a range of contexts.
Learn the benefits of motor and drive optimized for performance, versus pre-bundled packages. Many factors beyond efficiency class influence the best choice.
AC drives, which are also known by various other names such as variable frequency drives and variable speed drives, are increasingly important devices for minimizing energy consumption and optimizing the performance of processes.
The fundamentals of AC drive technology persist, but many elements are also rapidly changing. Increasingly, software is embedded in today’s products offering new functionalities and enabling the AC drive to play a larger role in the system.
By producing this handbook, we hope to keep you up to date and provide you with everything you ever wanted to know about AC drives.
Amongst other topics, this presentation discusses the benefits of speed control and efficient motor technologies driven by AC drives. It also explains the features and functionality of AC drives that help you achieve smart savings. The presentation concludes with a concrete example of AC drives in use in a wastewater treatment plant, and shows where and how the process can be optimized and what kind of smart savings can be achieved.
Utilizing DC grids instead of AC grids can improve system efficiency and system footprint by up to 20%. And there is a significant potential for energy saving especially when combining DC grids, energy storage and/or variable speed generators.
To comply with IMO emission targets, vessel owners and operators can enhance engines and fuels, or use alternative propulsion systems such as hybrid technologies which integrate energy storage. Learn how Danfoss can help to meet these challenges.